Kite Design Studios, in Henrietta Street, will certainly be busy during this year’s Waterford Spraoi weekend as the studio sponsors a new event, String of Sound, on the festival’s opening evening.
On Friday, August 2nd, a group of selected Waterford musicians and bands will create a unique music trail in the Viking Triangle, performing a series of intimate music recitals, with evening performances at the Kite Design Studios in Henrietta Street.
With hundreds of free events peppered throughout Waterford City Spraoi has become synonymous with delighting locals and visitors alike over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Sean Egan, Master Engraver at Sean Egan Artglass, which is housed in the Kite Design Studios is enthusiastic about the performances. “It’s hard not to draw parallels between Spraoi and Kite. Spraoi has cultivated some phenomenal talent in Waterford over the last 21 years to the delight of the people of Waterford and the South East.”
“The Kite collective consists of local artists creating exciting and innovative craft pieces, from glassware to jewellery to ceramics. Our artists have a shared vision in promoting exceptional craft, artistic talent and design in Waterford, in many respects similar to what Spraoi does. That’s why we felt it would be a perfect fit to get involved with Spraoi this year and are happy to be associated with the ‘String of Sound’ trail”, Sean added.
T.V. Honan, Director of Spraoi, was delighted to have the support of the Kite Design Studios during the festival. “Each year we strive to make Spraoi bigger, better, wackier, more off the wall and zanier. Without the support of businesses like Kite we wouldn’t be in a position to do so.”
“The fact that the connections between Spraoi and Kite are so strong makes the fit even better. In fact, we take great pride in the fact that both enterprises have, as such, been ‘forged in Waterford’.”
‘String of Sound’ will feature emerging and established Waterford bands and musicians performing an eclectic mix of music across all genres, while at the same time animating some of Waterford’s more unusual spaces. The sessions will commence at 8pm on Friday, August 2nd around Henrietta Street / Viking Triangle and finish as darkness descends on the city.
For further information about Waterford Spraoi pick up a brochure from any Maxol or Supermacs outlet in Waterford City or visit www.spraoi.com. You can find Kite Design Studios on Facebook or by calling 051 858914.