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There are no concerts planned for the Summer. KAM's regular concert seasons are Autumn/Winter and Winter/Spring. Planning is ongoing for the Autmun season.

KAM is an all-volunteer, community-based group of music afficianados who occasionally meet, plan and organize various events, mostly concerts, to further the already lively and diverse musical scene in the local area. Do you have an artist, band, act you would like to bring to Kinvara? Or are there local artists you would like to showcase? Would you like to assist in bringing these events to fruition? Consider volunteering to help in one of any number of ways (concert production, promotion, event planning, website management, etc.) and join in the fun.

Don't have time, but like the mission? Join KAM for as little as €10, and support the efforts while also getting concession rate to all KAM events.

Want to hear about KAM events regularly? Sign up for KAM's email list and get the news of concerts upcoming.

Road to Hope

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On Saturday, May 28, KAM presented a benefit concert in aid of Road to Hope, a local organisation of volunteers working in Greece in aid of regugees. €1000 was raised! Thanks to all the musicians (Sharaon Murphy, The Sheds--Eileen Fleming, Peter Brazier & Frank Hall--Eugene Lambe, Karen Weekes & Brian Fleming, The Quay Singers, and The Brass band from Kinvara! Thanks also to Rosaleen Tanham & Margaret who procided tea and biscuits, as well as all the voluntees who helped with set-up, the door, and the raffl. Thanks also to all the raffle donors including the Tide Full Inn, Rosaleen Tanham, and many more.

Road to Hope is the brainchild of Maeve Kelly and was originally formed in support of sending musicians to Malawi in 2015. Last December, recognising the need for volunteers in Greece, Maeve organised Read more: KAM R2H

Kinvara Community Radio

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An initiative was recently floated at a Community Council meeting to start a Kinvara Community Radio station. The idea is to set up a studio capable of streaming live radio on the internet and also to broadcast on FM to a local area of 5 km radius, the legal maximum for community radio. The right to transmit via FM is licensed and requires more equipment. So this is a slightly longer process. However, getting the basic equipment in place (microphones, computer, sound desk, etc.) is the only thing necessary for streaming.

Since the idea was mooted some few months ago, several workshops have taken place with local groups invited to send a representative. Kinvara Area Music was invited and, as it happened, Eilish O'Connor, Martin Ryan, and Frank Hall were all able to attend. The basic training in operating a sound desk, organising programming, tweaking microphones, and so forth,

Read more: Kinvara Community Radio

GIG ROOM Update

More Concerts staged in Gig Room

The GiG Room was this year expanded by approximtely 1/4, allowing a capacity of around 130±. The intimacy of the room was not at all compromised, the acoustics, if anything, were possibly enhanced by incorporating a few reflective surfaces to balance the quietness of the curtained off space. The seating was more comfortable, and the hall tended to fill up from the front, as the audience chose to be closer to the stage.

The expansion was made possible by the purchase of two more hoists & cabling by KAM with the assistance of the Community Council. A great debt of thanks is owed to Paddy Geoghegan who installed the hoists, and wired them in. Pat Collins loaned his scaffolding to make the installation possible.

The Gig Room—the half-sized, curtained-off Community Centre, lighted and decorated to enhance the presentation of small concerts—has been a great success since kicking off the 2015 season.

Read more: GiG Room Update

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