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Central Arts & The Devious Theatre Company present

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Written by Niamh Moroney. Directed by Ita Morrissey.

‘Pulled’ is an uncompromising, utterly hilarious new comedy about female sexuality and the social

media generation from one of the most exciting and authentic new voices in Irish theatre.
Meet Amanda and Michelle as they retrace their drink-fuelled steps from the night before through
a trail of Twitter, Facebook and selfies, and tackle such existential questions as How did I end up
here? Do I need the morning after pill?
Hungover, emotional and gloriously unapologetic, these two man-eating young wans strut their
stuff in front of their imagined audience on social media, in a performance that pushes buttons
and boundaries … until Michelle finds herself maybe-possibly-probably in need of the morning
after pill, and they’re reminded that there’s a price to be paid.

Tickets €15 / €12. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956

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who this year celebrates his 60th year as a performing artist

Friday 6th October 2017 8pm

60 years in the business and still going strong, that’s Johnny Carroll – know far and wide as the Man with the Golden Trumpet. He is one of the most highly regarded entertainers in the country and one of the best known faces in Irish show business. That’s not surprising because Johnny Carroll has appeared  on almost every entertainment show on RTE in recent years. Tickets €15 / €12. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956

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Small Road Festival launch in Tech Amergin Tuesday 3rd October 8pm

Drama ‘Humours of  Bandon’ 

Written & Performed by Margaret McAuliffe

Directed by Stefanie Preissner

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 8pm

Tickets €15. Box Office 066 9478956

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Saturday 30th September 2017 8pm

Red haired Mala is coming back to Ireland

Along with her two bandmates, she will be circling the green island this fall, for the third time. The band’s folk music style is inspired from both sides of the Atlantic, by US bands like Alison Krauss & Union Station or the Irish group Lúnasa. Their songs tell stories about snow-covered mountain peaks, travelling the world, matters of the heart and lonely cowboys…

Writing new songs and taking them to other countries are two of their passions. Several shows are coming up with all original songs and instrumentals, brought to you right from the Swiss mountains. They just performed as a finalist in the European band contest in La Roche-sur-Foron (F), at the largest Bluegrass festival in Europe.

“…it’s music that overcomes you gently, and cheers you up, and whose melancholic gleam ensures you to stay connected to your roots. … Three connoisseurs are at work who play brilliantly and pass on their joy about singing and about a good arranged song to the listener“
Pirmin Bossart, CD Review in „041 – Luzerner Kulturmagazin” (art magazine of Lucerne)

Tickets €15 / €12. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956

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promoting his new CD ‘another skin too few’

Saturday 23rd September 2017 8pm

New musicians, new music, new songs, original tracks and new sounds, are some of the promises that Tim O’Shea and friends make with their brand new CD. “another skin too few” is a concept CD. They are happy, proud and humbled to have arrived at this time and place to mark a musical milestone, “25 years on the road”.  The selection of tunes on this album may be a bit unusual for some, as there are no reels. The title of this CD, “another skin too few” has two origins.  “Skin” is a slang term in Ireland, meaning someone of good character, “a sound skin”.  Tickets €10. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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Culture Night screening  ‘The Uncountable Laughter Of The Sea’ Friday 22nd September 8pm

followed by a Q & A session with film director Patrick O’Neill

A poetic mediation over certain subjects in life, peace of mind, serenity, sustainability, and loss.

The Film was shot in County Kerry in Ireland, and has at its centre language, landscape and light.
Monsignor Padráig Ó’Fiannachta, a distinguished linguist, scholar and poet, acts as our guide.
Both the English and Irish language play a prominent role in the narrative, as well as occasional quotations from Latin and Greek epic poems.

Entirely shot in County Kerry with a three time Oscar Nominee having composed the score, the film is a unique lasting portrait of a poetic spirit where heritage meets wisdom.

Free admission. Box Office 066 9478956.

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DAVID SYME SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 8pm

‘The American Miracle’ – piano virtuoso, living in Ireland – and now an Irish citizen! – has had a long and colourful career. An alumnus of Juilliard and Indiana University and protégé of the legendary Jorge Bolet. He has recorded two dozen CD’s with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Czech National Symphony and these recordings are played frequently on RTE Lyric FM.
He has played 4 times at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy Of Music gave David an honorary diploma in 2014 for his “outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Ireland”.
David has performed at most major venues in his native America and throughout Europe …..but he loves Ireland best of all!
This marks his sixth concert in Tech Amergin Waterville.

TICKETS €15 / €12 conc. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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 ‘Waterville’s Transatlantic
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global communications’

(In conjunction with The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival,
Tech Amergin and National Heritage Week)

Tech Amergin, Waterville
Sunday 27th August 2.30pm.

An informal talk by Dorothy & Amy Rudd followed by an escorted walk of the
Waterville cable station. Admission: Free
Hear personal anecdotes of growing up in one of the world’s largest telegraphic cable stations

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Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival

Thursday  24th – Sunday 27th August 2017

 

Edges of Light, Sugar Club, Dublin, 13 SEPT 2016.

Trad Music Theatrical Concert

‘EDGES OF LIGHT’

Tola Custy (fiddle), David Power(pipes), Maeve Gilchrist (harp) and Colin Dunne (dance)

Tech Amergin Arts Centre Waterville

Thursday 24th August 2017 8pm

(opening night of the Charlie Chaplin Film Festival)

Tech Amergin in collaboration with Music Network are delighted to present the prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne, fiddler Tola Custy, harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power. This newly-commissioned work, is a sparkling kaleidoscope of melody and rhythm inspired by the natural sounds and shimmering patterns of light that announce Ireland’s day.

Best known for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, Colin Dunne has toured with musical groups The Chieftains and De Dannan and performed at such venues as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. Three award-winning musicians from Ireland and Scotland complete the ensemble: Clare fiddler Tola Custy, one of the founding members of ground-breaking band Guidewires, acclaimed harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power, a former member of Liam Clancy’s Fairweather Band and regular collaborator with Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition Project. Please click here for further information.

Tickets €20. Limited seating available. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

“This ensemble was originally invited by Music Network to perform together for a specially curated tour of Ireland in September 2016.”

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The Clare Horgan Band

Friday 21st July 8pm

Clare Horgan returns to Tech Amergin by popular demand from her local fan base and this time with some fresh new material and some great arrangements of some of her heavily requested songs.
Backed by an excellent trio comprising of a guitarist, vocalist and multi-instrumentlist Mo O Connor, with fellow Corkman Pat Barrett on double and electric bass and Niall Dennehy on drums.
Brace yourself for a whistle stop tour of Brazilian dance rhythms, haunting sean-nós songs in Irish, raunchy blues and an interesting cocktail of everything from gospel to pop, country to folk with songs from the American Song book and 1930s movies.
Don’t miss this rare a chance to see Clare with her fantastic trio.

Tickets €15 / €12. Booking on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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with special guest Annie Kinsella

Wednesday 19th July 8pm

“One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven”… Time Out Magazine

Long hailed as one of Ireland’s leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines.

“I’ve toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I’ve seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It’s the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity… Kieran Goss is one of Ireland’s national treasures.” Rodney Crowell

Tickets €20. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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The Loafing Heroes

Bartholomew  (Ireland) vocal and guitar
Giulia (Italy) vocal, concertina and harp
Jaime (USA) bass clarinet
& Carlos (Portugal) violin

Saturday 1st July 8pm

The Loafing Heroes music can be described as an original indie dream-folk with poetic lyrics, delivered with powerful, intimate performances. Based in Lisbon, Portugal and have already released five albums. Last year, they played in successful festivals such as NOS  Alive alongside Radiohead and Arcade Fire and also toured parts of England and Ireland to critical acclaim. Their latest album was released last year called The Baron in the Trees.

Tickets €12 / €10 concession. Bookings on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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Donal Lunny & Paddy Glackin

Saturday 24th June 8pm

Dónal Lunny is popularly regarded as having being central to the renaissance of Irish Music over the last three decades.  Since the seventies Dónal has had involvement with some of the most innovative bands to emerge from Ireland including Planxty, the Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Coolfin, and more recently Mozaik. He has toured across the world, collaborating with musicians of many different cultures.

Paddy Glackin, also a founding member of Bothy Band, is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading traditional fiddle players. A Dublin man proud of his strong links to County Donegal. His father, Tom Glackin was a notable fiddle player and instilled in Paddy a deep interest and love of the music of his native county-Donegal.

Tickets €20. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

 

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‘Awhile with Seamus Heaney’ by Larry McCluskey

Sunday 4th June 8pm

This production of ‘Awhile with Seamus Heaney‘, performed by award winning Ulster actor, Larry McCluskey, bring a fresh but authentic perspective on the life and poetry of Seamus Heaney to this year’s programme. Laced with poems, live music and anecdote, this Spoken Word event has already proved a big success in the Ulster ‘home-place’ – in Armagh, Omagh and Derry venues. Tickets €12/ €10. Booking on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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ART EXHIBITION of paintings by Joyce Tansey and Harrie Somers

Opening Saturday 3rd June  7pm (on display until June 28th)

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AnTara (Tommy Hayes & Matthew Noone)  Saturday 3rd June 8pm

Contemporary Irish duo who explore the boundaries of traditional music.  Utilizing a 23 stringed hybrid Indian lute called sarode and a plethora of percussion, this duo has been earning a reputation for their subtle yet intense interpretations of traditional material from both Ireland and India as well innovative original compositions. Tickets €15 / €12. Pre-booking essential – Box Office 066 9478956.

 

REVIEWS for debut album The Space Between

“a unique collaboration producing a delightful aural journey that knows no borders and defies categorisation” CARL CORCORAN, RTE LYRIC FM

“beautiful unique and profound music” Celtic Road Radio

“unique and interesting…multiple layers of significance” -Sing Out!-

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webNinaInMeWatervilleSoul MusicKarenUnderwood accompanied by acclaimed Musical Director John O’Brien on piano, Fionn O’ Ceallachain on drums and Dave Whitla on bass guitar presents ‘The Nina In Me’

Saturday 13th May 8pm

A journey through her rich and varied life, of coming to understand sexuality and spirituality, The Nina In Me documents a life much less ordinary, punctuated with the music of Karen’s greatest musical inspiration Nina Simone.

A Chicago native, Karen has made Cork City her home for nearly two decades, performing her favourite, inspirational songs crossing the genres of spiritual, gospel, jazz, American folk and popular music. She has captured the hearts and minds of audiences right throughout Ireland with her powerful, touching and unique style, performing in The National Concert Hall, Cork Opera House, Vicar Street, The Olympia Theatre, The Everyman Theatre and the INEC, as well as becoming one of the most popular features at many festivals countrywide including Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza and Body and Soul. Most recently, Karen featured in the ProdiJIG: The Revolution – a critically acclaimed Irish Dance spectacular in Cork Opera House in Summer 2016 (returning Summer 2017). Tickets €15. Pre-booking essential – Box Office 066 9478956.
2017-03-07 22.09.31From 7 – 8pm Jazz pianist Richard Paddy will play a selection of music ranging from Blues to popular jazz standards in the foyer. Richard Paddy moved from England a couple of years ago where he played in the jazz trio, Blue Room. He is currently resident pianist at The Sea Lodge, Waterville. Influences include Oscar Peterson and Keith Jarrett. Free admission to this event only.

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Special Screening

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Special Q&A screening of ‘Lady MacBeth’ with  Kerry filmmaker Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly in Tech Amergin Arts Centre

Sunday 23rd April at 8pm

Q&A post-screening with Oscar nominated film producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

To celebrate the release of the period drama Lady Macbeth in Irish cinemas on the 28th of April, two special Q&A screenings will take place in Cinema Killarney in Kerry on Saturday, 22nd of April, Tech Amergin Arts Centre on Sunday, 23rd of April. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet with the film producer and see the movie before the official Irish release.

Tickets €5. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com (limited seating available).

 

 

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Original Virginia Americana & Bluegrass Music

Brooksie Wells & Round Hill

Wally Hughes, Brooksie and Lisa Kay Howard

Friday 7th April 2017 8pm

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Tickets €15 / €12. Pre-booking essential – Box Office 066 9478956

 

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THE TAY-MAN, THE TOM-CAT & OTHERS 

Performed by Jack Healy. Directed by Ger Fitzgibbon.

Friday 10th March 2017 8pm

One of the most charming and best-loved figures in Irish broadcasting over a period of thirty years was Éamon Kelly, “The Seanachaí”.  Éamon had been working as a professional actor for many years and drew on his childhood memories of Kerry to develop this story-teller character for radio programmes like Take the Floor and The Rambling House. Over time this performance developed a life of its own, blossoming into television, live stage performances, guest appearances and ultimately publications. Éamon always claimed that he didn’t really own those stories, that they were part of a living inheritance of folktale and country lore, and yet his craft in the telling is evident in every line of the stories themselves, and to read the published versions is to hear the voice of the man himself.

Actor Jack Healy and director Ger FitzGibbon have long had a plan to re-animate those wonderful stories and, having realised that Éamon Kelly initially trained as a carpenter and that Jack Healy has for many years been an accomplished woodworker, they saw an immediate and compelling way of bringing Kelly’s work to life. Now, with the helpful permission of the Kelly family, they are bringing a selection of those marvelous stories to the stage of the Cork Arts Theatre. “We were not interested in creating a ‘folk park’ version of these works, but staying true to the spirit of the originals while breathing new life into them through a contemporary performance style.” The stories themselves speak of an Ireland that has almost vanished except in song and story, but their richness, humanity and wit make them as engaging and entertaining today as they were when they were first heard. The show should appeal to those who remember Éamon Kelly’s wonderful broadcasts but also to new audiences to whom these stories should be a revelation. Tickets €15/€12 concession. Booking and enquiries: 066 9478956

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Saturday 18th February 2017 8pm

A new play inspired by Sean O’Casey’s 3rd autobiography by Eddie Naughton, about O’Casey’s life in – and leaving of – Dublin.

Performed by Ronan Wilmot.
Set in his house in Devon, when Sean O’Casey is 78 years of age.

This is a story of O’Casey’s life growing up in Dublin while political and artistic life was fermenting that eventually led to The Great Lock Out of 1913, The Easter Rising of 1916 and The Great War 1914-1918 – All events influenced Sean O’Casey and led him to write the four world classic plays – The Shadow Of A Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, The Plough And The Stars and The Silver Tassie.

Ronan Wilmot will perform this unique story of Ireland’s greatest socialist/political playwright. Ronan has acted with the Abbey, Gate, Focus, Project and in the UK with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Court and The Liverpool Playhosue, 7:84 Theatre Company.

Tickets €15 / €12. Bookings on 066 9478956

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Drama – Comedy ‘Shirley Valentine’ Friday 20th January 2017 8pm

Shirley Valentine is a one character play, beautifully per- formed by Susan Hennessey. The Play focuses on a work- ing class Liverpool housewife in her 40’s before and after a transforming holiday in Greece. Tickets €15 / €12. Bookings on 066 9478956.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Pantomime

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‘Old Mother Hubbard’s Crazy Christmas

Wednesday 14th & 21st December 2016

Few seats remaining. Please reserve your seat by calling us on 066 9478956.

 

 

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Culture Cinema

Dheepan– Thursday 15th December 2016

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Director: Jacques Audiard

Cast: Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga

114 minutes, France, 2015, 15A

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, French director Jacque Audiard’s latest film tells the story of Dheepan (Jesuthasan Antonythasan), a former Tamil Tiger fighter in Sri Lanka. As the civil war ends he decides to flee to France with two strangers, a woman and child who pose as his family in the hope of making it easier to claim asylum.

Finding a caretaker job on a troubled housing complex in the Paris suburbs, and with almost no knowledge of French, Dheepan works hard to build a new life for his fake family. But he soon realises that the past is difficult to escape from.

Once again Audiard delivers a powerfully compassionate yet morally complex tale.

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Afternoon at the Movies

Carol– Wednesday 7th December 2016

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Dir:      Todd Haynes     USA    2015     118 mins Cert: 15A

Language: English

Starring: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtFcgRNQbxU

In New York in the early 1950s, Therese Belivet, is working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol Aird, an alluring woman trapped in a failing marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.

When Carol’s involvement with Therese comes to light, Carol’s husband retaliates by challenging her competence as a mother. And as Carol and Therese take refuge on the road, leaving their respective lives behind, a confrontation emerges that will test each woman’s assumptions about herself and commitments to one another. – Cannes Film Festival 2015

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Louder Than Bombs– Thursday 24th November 2016

Break the Silence

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Director: Joachim Trier

109 minutes, Norway, France, Denmark, 2015, TCB

Joachim Trier’s English language debut; about a suburban New York family still struggling with the aftermath of a parent’s death, deftly navigates lives in stasis.

Eldest son Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg), a sociology professor adrift from his wife and new born baby; a father Gene (Gabriel Byrne), ineffectual and overcome by an upcoming retrospective show dedicated to his late wife, Isabelle (Isabelle Huppert), an acclaimed war photographer; and youngest son Conrad (Devin Druid), 15, socially isolated and unaware of the circumstances of his mothers death.

Trier employs multiple third person narrators and playful shifts in time creating a film novelistic in subject and structure, but deeply cinematic in how it expresses lives overshadowed by a loved-ones death.


 

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Solo-Play ‘HAVE A HEART’.  Written & Performed by Seamus Moran / Directed by Liam Halligan.

Thursday November 10th @ 8pm

Seamus played the part of beleaguered Bistro Owner Mike Gleeson in Fair City for 12 years. He has also appeared in and directed Ros na Rún and has just completed filming a 6 Part Series for TG4 called Hollywood in Éirinn.

A man who’s recently had a heart transplant thinks that his new heart is talking to him. Is he insane, suffering side-effects from the medication or is it possible? Could this really be happening? When his new heart persuades him to embark on a major quest, his life is turned inside out; his world upside down with comic consequences. He is soon well outside his comfort zone where his beliefs, assumptions and view of himself are called into question, tested and challenged. Have A Heart is a wonderfully dynamic and visually engaging piece of theatre about love, obsession and head versus heart that delivers a real tour de force performance. Tickets 12E & (10E conc.). Booking on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

 


 

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Gluaiseacht Triúir / Movement of Three Saturday 5th. November@ 20:00/ Tickets € 10 ( € 8 concession)

FREE WORKSHOP @ 10:00 am for all interested. To book a place please call 066 9478956.[/box]

Three performances on one evening:

An evening of poetic and experimental new performance work presented by three West Kerry based artists.

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1. Néalta Suain/Clouds of Sleep le/by Zoë Uí Fhaolain

2. Nuair a ritheann an sneachta leáite / When the snow-melt flows le/by Ilaria Delcane

3. The Importance of Shepherds Performance by Maria Svensson

Tráthnóna thaibhealaíne fileata turgnamhach nua á cur i láthair ag triúr ealaíontóirí bunaithe i gCorca Dhuibhne.
An evening of poetic and experimental new performance work presented by three West Kerry based artists.

 


 AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

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EYE IN THE SKY  2nd. November @ 14:00 pm Tickets € 5

Gavin Hood               UK                   2015                102 mins                     Cert: 12A

Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Gle

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.


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Pat Shortt is presenting his brand new show to an audience for the first time ever! Come and see it first in Tech Amergin Waterville October 28th. and 29th. 8pm


CULTURAL CINEMA

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SON OF SAUL   27th.October @ 8:00 pm Tickets € 5

Director: László Nemes Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn

107 minutes, Hungary, 2015, 15A

Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival 2015, and nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2016 Oscars®, László Nemes’ powerful debut is a gripping Holocaust drama that follows a concentration-camp inmate who goes to extraordinary lengths to secure a proper Jewish burial for a young boy.

 


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Mustang– Thursday 29th September 2016

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Cast: Güneş Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit Işcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, Ilayda Akdoğan,

97 minutes, France/Turkey/Germany, 2015, 15A

2016 Best Foreign Film nominee and winner of the Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, actress and first-time director Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang is a heady, emotional and deeply personal story about five young Turkish sisters and female empowerment.

 


 

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Book Launch of ‘Traditional Music of Iveragh’ by musician Peter Mullarkey and guests
7.30
pm-8.15pm

066 9474888
www.uibhrathach.ie

Communications on Iveragh from the Stone Age to the present
8.30pm-10.30pm
We have Rock Art inscriptions form the Neolithic Era, Ogham writing from Early Medieval Ireland, and even a runic inscription made by the Vikings.  In more recent times there was construction of Lighthouses, Napoleonic Era Signal Stations, the Valentia Transatlantic Cable Station and the World War II Lookout Posts.  Our rich history of Communications is visible as an integral part of our landscape and marine environment.
Tech Amergin Community Arts & Education Centre, Waterville
066 9478956
heritageiveragh@gmail.com

 


 

 

Summer 2016 Tech Amergin Arts Centre

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FRANKIE GAVIN & DE DANNAN THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST 8pm

Frankie Gavin: Fiddle, Viola, Flute and Whistle
Barry Brady: Accordion
Colm O’Caoimh: guitar and Vocals
Dan Bodwell: Double bass
Bernadine Casserly: Vocals

Frankie Gavin and De Dannan bring something different and unique to their audiences. The band’s repertoire includes their trademark sets of lively, sometimes furious jigs and reels – but their choice of material, arrangements and playing style combine to set traditional Irish music in a wider musical and cultural context. This 21st century line-up infuses the band’s inherited music with a bewildering range of influences – from gypsy jazz to contemporary pop music, and from mainstream European classical music to sentimental Irish-American ballads. The band’s latest recordings, the CD Jigs and Jazz II and their recent single which pairs Handel’s The Queen Of Sheba with Paul Mc Cartney’s Calico Skies, illustrate perfectly the fusion of sounds and influences that now characterise their music. https://frankiegavin-dedannan.irish

TICKETS €25. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com . TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM TECH AMERGIN.

PART OF THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL 25th – 28th August 2016

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web_Donal Lunny & Paddy GlackinDONAL LUNNY & PADDY GLACKIN SUNDAY 31ST JULY 8pm

Dónal Lunny is popularly regarded as having being central to the renaissance of Irish Music over the last three decades.  Since the seventies Dónal has had involvement with some of the most innovative bands to emerge from Ireland including Planxty, the Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Coolfin, and more recently Mozaik. He has toured across the world, collaborating with musicians of many different cultures.

Paddy Glackin, also a founding member of Bothy Band, is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading traditional fiddle players. A Dublin man proud of his strong links to County Donegal. His father, Tom Glackin was a notable fiddle player and instilled in Paddy a deep interest and love of the music of his native county-Donegal.

TICKETS €25. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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DAVID SYME TUESDAY 26TH JULY 8pm

‘The American Miracle’ – piano virtuoso, living in Ireland – and now an Irish citizen! – has had a long and colourful career. An alumnus of Juilliard and Indiana University and protégé of the legendary Jorge Bolet. He has recorded two dozen CD’s with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Czech National Symphony and these recordings are played frequently on RTE Lyric FM.
He has played 4 times at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy Of Music gave David an honorary diploma in 2014 for his “outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Ireland”.
David has performed at most major venues in his native America and throughout Europe …..but he loves Ireland best of all!
This marks his fifth concert in Tech Amergin Waterville.

TICKETS €15 / €12 conc. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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web_Kieran Goss bw promoKIERAN GOSS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANNIE KINSELLA WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY 8pm

“One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven”… Time Out Magazine

Long hailed as one of Ireland’s leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines.

“I’ve toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I’ve seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It’s the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity… Kieran Goss is one of Ireland’s national treasures.” Rodney Crowell

Kieran will perform the first half of the show solo and will be joined on stage in the second half by harmony singer Annie Kinsella. As Time Out Magazine wrote of their performance together: “Individually, they are both gifted singers but when they sing together, magic happens… the harmonies, the chemistry… just sublime.” This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing in this beautiful.intimate venue.  www.kierangoss.com 

TICKETS €22 / €20 conc. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

Links for website:

Kieran Goss ‘Reasons To Leave’,  with The RTE Concert Orchestra: http://youtu.be/43_jM2vhx9c

Kieran Goss Promotional EPK for German Television: http://youtu.be/vvcr6f9SC_U

Kieran Goss ‘New Day’ on RTE’s Late Late Show: http://youtu.be/z3O_YSw3TrI

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web_JazzinvadersJAZZ INVADERS BIG BAND – FRIDAY 15TH JULY 8pm
… are a bigband consisting of the traditional
set of musicians from the north of Germany, from Bremen,
Delmenhorst, Oldenburg and Bremer haven. Our main
objective is the joy of collective play as well as the challenge
to interpret traditional and new big band jazz to create a
fresh and innovative sound. The varies musical backgrounds
of our members are strengthened by both professionals and
students of the local jazz scene and finds expression in their
solo improvisations. The band is directed by Hans Kämper. www.jazzinvaders.de

TICKETS €15 / €12 conc. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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web_dobro web_Gary PhotoGARY FERGUSON & COLIN HENRY – SUNDAY 10TH JULY 8pm

Gary Ferguson from Pennsylvania, USA is an award winning singer and songwriter. He wrote his first song in 1969 and since then his songs have been recorded by both himself and many other Bluegrass artists. He has had two #2 songs on the “Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30″. His song “Last Day at Gettysburg” was a big hit for Larry Sparks, and has become a “Bluegrass Classic”.

Colin Henry- From North Antrim, Colin was brought up on the late night sessions in his family hotel. His first performance at the age of 15 was on tenor banjo at a Saturday night dinner dance. He has been playing and performing ever since and is one of Irelands leading dobro players having recorded for, and played with, many artists and bands. www.gunnysacksongs.com/ferguson_and_henry

TICKETS €15 / €12 conc. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

 

 


CuLtUrAl CINEMA on Thursday 30th. June 8:00p.m.

in association with Access Cinema

RAMS, Iceland, 15A, 2015

 

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A film from Iceland which will warm your heart and make you laugh. It tells the tale of two rival sheep farmer brothers whose 40-year-feud is interrupted by an unforeseen event.


web_Mala & FyrMoon_Duo_1MALA & FRYMOON – FRIDAY 24TH JUNE 8pm

Talented songwriter / fiddler Mala teams up with Stefan (of Mala&FyrMoon) to present a new creation of their acoustic-americana-fyrmoon-style. Heartfelt original songs and rushing instrumentals brought to you right from the Swiss mountains! Mala’s voice will capture your ears and light a joyful fyr in your heart.

It’s no commercial music, no big show, but it’s unique to the core – don’t miss! www.malamusic.ch

TICKETS €15 / €12 conc. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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‘CORNER BOYS’ BY JOHN MCKENNA – SATURDAY 14TH MAY 8pm

Written by John MacKenna. Directed by Marian Brophy.

Following their acclaimed sell out tour with Lucinda Sly, Mend & Makedo Theatre Co return with Corner Boys. The time is 1963. The place is an Irish village. For the two young women working in the local drapery shop the visit of John F Kennedy is all important but for the corner boys the concerns are different – women, money and darker doings fill their lives. John MacKenna’s play met with rave reviews when first staged ten years ago. This powerful play exposes the light and dark of Irish life in the sixties – the carnivals; the sodalities; the humour and the desperation. The play is intended for an over-16 audience.

“A wonderful piece of work – catches that time and that way of life perfectly” (RTE Radio 1). “A powerful, funny play with a dark twist in the gripping tale.” (The Nationalist). TICKETS €15 / €12 conc. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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The Anythingers

present ‘Skatz n’ Walls’
Thursday 5th May 8pm

Skatz n’ Walls return with an anarchic (feckin MAD!!!) show, Skatz n’ Walls – Not the Musical, Don’t miss it! Tickets €10.Box office 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

 

 

 

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web_Tech Amergin Arts CentrePATRICK O’SULLIVAN & GUESTS FROM THE USA – THURSDAY 14TH APRIL 8pm

Since  winning the TG4 Talent Show Glor Tire in 2009 ,West Corks Man  Patrick O’Sullivan has gone from strength to strength performing in the USA and many music festival across Europe but remains a firm favourite here in his homeland.

TICKETS €20. Pre – booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

Theatre/Music

web_Batt Burns Event April 2nd‘Whisperings of Rural Ireland’ with Seanchaí Batt Burns – Saturday 2nd April 2016 8pm

A light-hearted evening of old yarns, comic verse, snippets of history and folklore all evoking the old world of Oral Tradition. Cost: €10pp. Bookings: 087 638 9144

(Presented by Heritage Iveragh)

Batt will be giving a workshop from 2:30 – 5 pm for those who would like to take the first steps into the world of Storytelling, and it will aim to stimulate interest in this ancient art.

Batt will endeavour to remove the barriers to storytelling and share a variety of tales. Scripts of old stories will be provided and discussed. Those willing to attempt a story or two will be encouraged to have a go. Basic techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. This is a Free event.

 

 

 

 

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CallBack theatre

presents

ARSEHAMMERS & BONFIRE NIGHT

2 hugely successful short playsby international award winning writer CLAIRE DOWIE

Sunday 20th March 8pm

 

ARSEHAMMERS

“Having Arsehammers is magic. Sometimes you don’t have them and then, all of a sudden, bang, you have them again”.

An endearing tale of a child who is sure that their grandfather’s strange disappearances reveal supernatural powers.

 

BONFIRE NIGHT

“If you hear a loud bang on bonfire night do you think it’s a firework….or a gun going off?”

A darkly comic gem about a devoted daughter, whose mother’s hip operation, sets off a chain of events that lead her to become the world’s most unlikely assassin.

Both plays have characters who are perfectly ordinary and yet completely extraordinary and there is a wicked sense of humour underlying everything.

 

“THOROUGHLY COMPELLING” Irish Theatre Magazine / “TOP CLASS COMEDY” Munster Express

Starring Cora FentonExceptional performance” – The Irish Mail on Sunday. ‘Amazing’ – RTE’s The View.

Directed by John Sheehy 5 Stars The Herald, writer & director of the critically acclaimed Fred & Alice, The Hole and Set in Stone.

Tickets €15 / €12 conc. Bookings on 066 9478956.

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Afternoon at the Movies

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The POSTERThe Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelWednesday 2nd March 2016 2pm

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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image‘As a Young Black Boy Growing up in Kerry’ – talk, film & exhibition by Jude Hughes, survivor and thriver

Thursday 18th February 8pm

Born into St. Pat’s Navan Road in 1941 and abandoned soon after, Jude Hughes was passed from one residential care home and school to another until he landed into St. Joseph’s industrial school in Tralee at the age of 11. Somehow against all odds this young black boy got caught up in a whirlwind of music, playing the Bass Euphonium and football where he played for the school team.
He recalls clearly sewing the numbers onto the Kerins O’Rahilly’s jerseys never suspecting that he would end up very soon in the serious trade of tailoring, returning to Dublin to work with the likes of Louis Copeland and Gerry Devereux and in his spare time playing in the Dublin Concert Band.

Anyone chancing to descend into the Alladin’s cave that is Jude’s place of work in a basement in Abbey Street will be left with a lasting impression of fun and a welcome that lights up a city that can sometimes seem alien or unreachable.

No wonder that a young film maker Etain McGuckian fell in love with the place, with the giant that is Jude and with everything old school that he represents. No surprise either that her documentary short film, “Bleedin’ Rapid”, (named after his Tailoring business “Rapid Alterations”) won silver medal in the Chicago film festival in 2014!

Come and meet Jude in Tech Amergin Arts Centre in Waterville on Thursday 18th February. Lose yourself in the wonderful short film; hear Jude speak about the challenging world of young black boy thrown into the Kerry football pitch of the 1950s. See some incredibly beautiful and poignant photos of Jude and the boys that became the only family he knew.

No admission. All welcome.

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Kevin Burke Poster with Info

An Evening with Kevin Burke, Solo Tour

Friday 12th February 2016 8pm

Kevin Burke (born 1950) is master fiddler, considered one of the finest living Irish fiddlers. For nearly four decades he has been at the forefront of Irish traditional music performing and recording with the seminal groups, The Bothy Band, Patrick Street and The Celtic Fiddle Festival. 

In addition to his solo albums, Burke has had successful project collaborations & recordings with musicians including Kate Bush, Christy Moore, Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, and Jackie Daly.

In 2002, he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts,  the highest honour given in the United States for folk and traditional music “Kevin Burke has a certain way of playing, a way of bending the note, a certain musicality in the way he approaches a tune that I just love.There’s a certain magic about it and it’s not about acrobatics: it’s more about the tune, the style and his feeling for the tune.” (The Irish Times, Jan 2016)

Bookings on 066 9478956 – Tickets €12 /€10.

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Waterville - Human Rights (Poster)International Human Rights Day Film Screening

Thursday 4th February 2016 8pm

Six short films Misan, Let the Devil Sleep, Nightmare, Where is Don?, Barcelone by Barsakh and Listen.

Donations €5, Concessions €1.

Further info on PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FILM DETAILS 
Donation €5 /concession €1
These films formed the shortlist from the 2015 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards, and are being screened with the kind permission of the ICCL and the filmmakers. Please note: warning, one film contains accounts of sexual violence which may upset some people, regardless of age and has been rated 15A by IFCO (anyone under 15 should be accompanied).

 

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