Hunters Moon Festival is delighted to return for it’s third and final year to Carrick this October Bank Holiday Weekend.
The festival celebrates the best in unusual, minimal, free, outer, psychedelic and strange in sound, film, music and visual art with a unique line-up of Irish and international acts.
Taking place in several intimate venues throughout the town, this year’s festival with bring a diverse range of musical acts to Carrick. New York minimalist composer Rhys Chatham headlines Sunday’s evening events in the Dock and Ivan Pawle of renowned 60’s psychedelic group, Doctor Strangely Strange, will perform on Sunday afternoon in St. Georges Church.
Saturday night culminates with a performance by legendary noise performer Philip Best of the group White House and also hosts a range of acts from Belgium electronic musician Orphan Fairytale to Dublin Trash Metal trio ZOM to a special free jazz performance by Ireland’s top jazz saxophonist Cathal Roche with a selected group of musicians.
On Friday, the festival will launch in the Dock with the opening of “A Guide to Here Nor There” by Stephen Rennicks as well as two dancey sets from electronic musicians Innercity (Beligum) and School Tour (Dublin) and the Interactive Keyboard Massacre led by Divil A’ Bit.
This year’s film programmme returns with the Hunters Moon Experimental Short Film Cinema with films on Saturday from 1pm. There are also workshops on Tibetan Gongs and Bath Sound Bath on Sunday from 3.30pm, Fuzz Distortion Guitar Pedal in a workshop on Saturday at 2pm and a Circuit Bending Workshop with Rodger Boyle on Sunday from 2pm.
Check out the visual and arts trail and the several free performances around town.