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SUNDAY 14th December 2008 at 3.30pm

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (Christmas Family Matinee)

presented by Centre Stage Theatre Company
The magical appeal of this classic tale makes this production from the

North’s première producer of Christmas plays, with traditional family
values, simple effects, memorable tunes and strong performances, a must for all the family.

Tickets: Adults € 10 / Children € 8. Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) €30.

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Saturday 13th December 2008 at 7.00pm

WOVEN ART AUCTION (Auction)

 

Quality hand woven tapestries from original art work by 13 Kerry artists.Tapestries are hand woven in Lesotho by Sesotho Design.

Come and experience this unique event and bid for your favourite piece.

Presented by Waterville Friends of Lesotho.

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Wednesday 10th December 2008 at 8.00pm 

CHRISTMAS FLORAL DEMONSTRATION (Fundraiser)

by Ann Crowley, ‘All About Flowers’, Killorglin.

Admission €10.

Proceeds in aid of The Leukaemia Ward, Mercy Hospital Cork.

All flower arrangements will be raffled on the night.

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Sunday 30th November 2008 at 8.30pm

‘Corsetless’,Celebrated one-woman show

 

Written & performed by Catherine Eaton
from text by William Shakespeare

CORSETLESS is an innovative one-woman

“tour de force” which follows Liv, a brilliant and troubled woman fighting for her
freedom in a mental institution. After years of silent withdrawal, Olivia
chooses to communicate with the world using only the words of Shakespeare.

For this “crime,” she is placed in isolation in a psychiatric hospital and is observed by a team of medical specialists twenty-four hours a day, among them the Doctor she trusted as a child. Stripped of her privacy and her freedom, she savagely defends her sanity against the those holding her, and the battleground she chooses is the torn text from the plays and poems of a genius whose exquisitely turned phrases have indelibly shaped our language.

The solo show played to a sold-out audience at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall this past September, and features an entirely original score by award-winning concert pianist Elaine Kwon.

“Eaton’s show is a most rare vision indeed, full of raw passion,
longing, tragic humor and unfiltered humanity.” Buffalo News
www.stirproductions.net

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Wednesday 12th November 2008 at 8.30pm

‘Scratch The Surface’ (Ensemble)

Ensemble Scratch the Surface bring together musicians, composers, visual artists and choreographers to offer a fresh and stimulating platform for the performance of new music, dance  and film. The performance will feature compositions by a new generation of Irish composers who focus on the cross over between video, music and choreography.  The performance features

music by Steve Reich , Donnacha Dennehy and Linda Buckley.

Ensemble Scratch the Surface have performed throughout the UK and Europe and are rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting ensembles presenting new sounds, visions and art forms.
www.scratchthesurface.org

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Tuesday 4th November 2008 at 10.30am

Samhlaíocht Kerry Film Festival presents

‘Billy Elliot’

Director: Stephen Daldry

Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it!
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Tickets €5. Following ‘Billy Elliot’ there will be a Film Workshop with the Irish Film Institute.

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Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights
with Live Piano Accompaniment
by John McKenna at 8.00pm


Charmingly simple story of The Little Tramp who meets a lovely blind girl selling flowers on the sidewalk who mistakes him for a wealthy duke. When he learns that an operation may restore her sight, he sets off to earn the money she needs to have the surgery. In a series of comedy adventures that only
Chaplin could pull off, he eventually succeeds, even though his efforts land him in jail. While he is there, the girl has the operation and afterwards yearns to meet her benefactor. The tear-inducing closing scene, in which she discovers that he is not a wealthy duke but only The Little Tramp, is one of the highest moments in movies.
See www.kerryfilmfestival.com

Tickets €7.

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Sunday 26th October 2008 at 8.30pm

‘On Raglan Road’  (Theatre)


in association with Croft Productions

Written by Tom O’Brien & based on the life of Patrick Kavanagh
On Raglan Road, explores Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh’s obsession with his muse and

inspiration, Hilda Moriarty. The play also details Kavanagh’s rivalry with another Irish writer of the time, Brendan Behan who himself died in 1964.

Patrick Kavanagh was born in the village of Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, in 1904 and is now regarded as Ireland’s most important poet after WB Yeats. The son of a shoemaker and small farmer, he moved to Dublin in his mid thirties where he lived in poverty for most of his life, surviving on handouts, the occasional bit of journalism, but mostly being supported by his younger brother, Peter.
On Raglan Road
is a poem about his love affair with Hilda Moriarty, which was doomed from the start. Always a controversial figure, he was hated as much as loved in Dublin, and his long-running feud with Brendan Behan is well-chronicled.

Written by Waterford playwright Tom O’Brien, the play is full of pathos and is mixed with poetry and song. The play is directed by John Dunne who has taken the essence of Kavanagh and placed him slap bang on stage.

Tickets:  €15 (conc. €10).

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Thursday 23rd October 2008 at 1.15pm

Call Back Theatre presents

‘Bonfire Night & Arsehammers’

Written by Claire Dowie
Performed by Cora Fenton
Directed by John Sheehy

Claire Dowie is the inventor of Stand Up Theatre where the actor is talking directly to and interacting with the audience. This 45 minute show, written by Claire Dowie, directed by John Sheehy and performed by Cora Fenton, comprises a pair of deeply darkly comic gems: Bonfire Night, in which a daughter takes her sweet revenge and Arsehammers, where a grandchild is sure that her grandfather’s strange disappearances reveal supernatural powers. The delivery is natural and conversational. It’s very funny: the subjects are serious but there is a wicked sense of humour underlying everything.

Both Bonfire Night and Arsehammers have characters who are perfectly ordinary and yet completely extraordinary.

Story telling with a difference and funny too! Tickets:  €8. Bookings on 066 9478956.

Lunch also available before the show.

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Saturday 18th October 2008 at 8.30pm

‘Catalpa’ (Play)

written and performed by Donal O’ Kelly

with live music by  Trevor Knight

Catalpa is a story in the great epic tradition of Moby Dick and Gone With The Wind – with a passing glance at The Great Escape. From New Bedford, USA to Fremantle, Australia, across the high seas on the whaling ship Catalpa. Based on the true story of the daring rescue of six Irish prisoners in 1875, Catalpa has reached legendary status in Irish theatre.

Catalpa is about heroes and visionaries, political intrigue and personal loyalty, with hot romance and battles at sea. An epic adventure story, lyrical, passionate and very funny.

Catalpa has played all over the world – Kennedy Centre Washington, Victoria Arts Centre Melbourne, Tricycle London, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Paris, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Geneva .. always to enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews.

      Scotsman Fringe First Award, Edinburgh
Best Event Award, Melbourne International Festival
Maximum four star rating, Washington Times

“A masterpiece … searingly satirical, comic, tragic, profoundly sensitive”                          The Scotsman

Tickets:  €20 (conc. €15).

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Legitimate Bodies Dance Company
presents

Wednesday 15th October 2008 at 8.30pm

‘Touching Distance’ (Dance)

 

“Touching Distance is an exciting and completely new dance work, featuring three highly skilled dancers, Cristina Goletti, Aine Stapleton and Federica Esposito. It deals with touch between human beings, as well as the dynamics within relationships. Touching Distance portrays real people on stage in a dance work able to touch a wide audience. …Touching  distance of our dreams

shared with the audience, of where we think we want to be. Allow this work to take you by surprise to question why you might want to watch a dance performance. To laugh, to get to know each other, to open up to your feelings, allow them to dance.”

Choreography: Nicholas Bryson
Dance: Aine Stapleton, Cristina Goletti, Federica Esposito
Music: Michael Fleming, Mo Benison

Tickets:  €15 (conc. €10).

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Saturday 11th October 2008 at 8.30pm

Binneas Trad Concert (Traditional Music & Song)

Seamus Creagh and Aidan Coffey in concert. Local guests include Ardú, Tim Dennehy, and Sean Garvey.

Tickets:  €15 (conc. €10).


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Friday 10th October 2008 at 8.30pm

Iveragh in Music & Song – Uíbh Ráthach ag Ceol (Traditional Music & Song)

Concert with local singers and musicians performing the songs and tunes collected by the Binneas project to date.

Artists include Ardú, Sean Garvey, Tim Dennehy, Mc Cann sisters, Matt Joe O’Neill, and others.

Tickets:  €15 (conc. €10).

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Saturday 4th October 2008 at 8.30pm

Kerry International Chamber Music Festival

Featuring the Engêgard Quartet, Arvid  Engêgard – violin, Atle Sponberg – violin, Juliet Jopling – viola, Jan-Erik Gustafsson – cello.   Also performing Catherine Bullock – viola, Nonna Knuuttila – violin, Adrian Brendel – cello, Stella Pendrous – harpsichord, Annóg Theatre Group and Eoín Duignan on uilleann pipes performing music by Beethoven, Vivaldi & a new composition titled ‘Stories from the Old World’ by guest composer, David Flynn.

Tickets:  €20 (conc. €15).
www.kicmf.ie

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Thursday 2nd October 2008 at 10.00am – 1.00pm

National Poetry Day (Poetry Workshop)

with  Paddy Bushe

 

(Admission Free)

8.30pm
‘The Noted Word: An Evening of Poetry & Music’



with poets  Gabriel Fitzmaurice & Paddy Bushe,
Wally Desmond (uilleann pipes) & Peter Sherborne (guitar)

Tickets €10 (conc. €8).

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Wednesday 1st October 2008 at 8.30pm

ST. NICHOLAS by Conor McPherson (Theatre)

in association with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd.

starring Peter Dineen

St. Nicholas is the funny, chilling and supernatural solo tale of vampires and theatre critics.  A jaded theatre critic steps beyond the pale and falls for a beautiful young actress in one of the show’s he is reviewing. There follows a story of seduction, entrapment and blood which subsequently finds him
caught up in a coven of modern day vampires all living in south London.

Peter Dineen is one of the UK’s leading Irish actors well known for his television appearances in the hit comedy Father Ted. He is a seasoned McPherson actor appearing in The Weir both in London and nationally. He has also worked with the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain.
In the Druid Theatre he performed works by Martin McDonaugh and recently won critical acclaim for his performance is Krapp’s Last Tape at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. His performance as the jaded Dublin Critic in St. Nicholas received universal critical acclaim.

Born in Dublin in 1971, TONY Award nominee Conor McPherson is widely regarded as one of the  greatest playwrights of his generation “McPherson is already heir to the great Irish tradition of  absorbing tale-telling….he has a priceless narrative gift”. (Michael Billington, The Guardian).
He is the Olivier and Tony award winning writer of The Weir, his other plays include Port  Authority, Shining City, Rum and Vodka, The Good Thief and Dublin Carol.

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Sunday 28th September, 8.30pm

TRIOCCA (A MUSIC NETWORK CONCERT)

Ríona Ó Duinnín on flute, Nancy Johnson on viola & Geraldine O’Doherty on harp with leading Irish soprano Sylvia O’Brien

Triocca formed in 2003 and has since performed at various venues and events throughout Ireland.

In November 2003 they gave the première performance of an electronic work by Linda Buckley at a recital in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. As a result of this performance, the late James Wilson wrote a trio for them, which was premiered in 2006 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Their performances have been described as sensitive, colourful and balanced with beautiful
melodic playing and sensitive phrasing.

Sylvia O’Brien performed her operatic debut as the Governess in The Turn of the Screw with Opera Theatre Company. Since then, her vocal and musical skills have earned her many prestigious engagements both in Ireland and internationally. She has performed with the English Touring Opera Company, Opera Ireland and The National Symphony Orchestra, and has recorded the title role for Wexford Opera Festival’s production of Martinu’s Mirandolina. As a soloist and member of the National Chamber Choir she toured internationally, recorded and broadcasted on television and radio. Highlights in 2008 to date include St. John’s Passion with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and
recitals with Seoirse Bodley and her works in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Tickets €18 (conc. €15).

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Wednesday 24th September 2008 at 8.30pm

A Night of Story & Music with

Seanachaí Batt Burns Sean O’Dwyer on concertina


As a youngster Batt Burns experienced the seanachaí (storyteller) tradition firsthand when he lived with his grandfather in the Hills of County Kerry and heard him tell stories by the fire during the harsh winter nights. Today Burns helps to preserve that Irish heritage with haunting accounts of ghosts, great adventure stories, tales of heroes, farcical stories and witty jokes.

Traditional concertinist, Sean O’Dwyer, hails from the Beara peninsula in West Cork.  He belongs to a renowned family of traditional musicians, son of the late concertinist Ella Mae who came from Athea in West Limerick.
Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Friday, 12th September 2008 at 8.30pm

The Five Lamps Company presents

THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE

Directed by Niamh Gleeson

“Welcome to Hell sweetheart”.  Evelyn Delaney arrives up from the country in the summer of 1963 to begin her working life in a suburban Dublin telephone exchange. Dublin, she feels, is terribly different to Trim.  Nora, Mags and Dympna have been working there for ages and seem very worldly.
But it’s only a year before she can save enough to go back to live in Trim to marry the man of her dreams. A shared obsession with the gorgeous JFK brings the four women closer and soon they discover, hidden secrets won’t stay hidden all summer.

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Friday, 17th August 2008 at 8.30pm

Music & Dance with Members of The Kerry Orchestra

including traditional, classical, and jazz music.

Tickets €10.

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Sunday 10th August at 8.30pm

Clare Horgan (Jazz & Folk)

in concert with singer/songwriter Paul Buckley

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Sunday 3rd August, 2008 at 8.30pm

“If You Want Me, You Can Have Me Right Now!”

Elizabeth Rose performs her New York show in Tech Amergin Arts Centre

“If You Want Me, You Can Have Me Right Now!”chronicles the life of a performing songwriter, the obstacles (often hilarious) to getting one’s voice heard and the ultimate triumph of the spirit.  With book, music and lyrics by Rose, it features18 original songs, covering styles from opera to hip hop and everything in-between.

A June 2008 reading of the show at The Cherry Lane Theatre (NY’s first Off-Broadway theatre), in Greenwich Village elicited raves such as: “Carole King on steroids” and “Yo, ‘betty’…you are one multitalented mf”. 

A native New Yorker, Elizabeth’s most recent cd, “Sleep Naked” has received excellent reviews and international airplay. Labeled “a wicked-smart contemporary singer/songwriter,” reviewers note “Bonnie Raitt meets Cole Porter”.  “Sleep Naked” features a backing band of New York
session musicians who have played with Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney to name a few.

Loosely based on Rose’s life, the show at Tech Amergin follows the life of a girl raised in a competitive musical family in New York City. She escapes with her young husband to the Midwest where she drops out of law school to join  a rock band, get arrested in a Vietnam demonstration, divorces, flees to Woodstock, teaches hyper-active kids in a New York City high school and finally finds
her voice as she quits her last ‘straight’ job.

Tickets €15 (conc. €10). Percentage of proceeds will go towards Lesotho.

Further information available on www.elizabethrosemusic.com

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Friday 1st August, 2008 at 8.30pm

EBLANA TRIO

 

ACCLAIMED IRISH PIANIST VERONICA McSWINEY
IN CONCERT WITH VIOLINIST AISLING O’DEA
AND CELLIST JULIA GRAHAM

The EBLANA ENSEMBLE was formed in 2002 when Veronica McSwiney, one of Ireland’s most successful pianists, returned to live in her native Dublin. Until then, her main career was that of soloist.  She performed worldwide  for many years both as solo-recitalist and guest artist with many famous Symphony  Orchestras, including  our own N.S.O, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Boston Symphony to name but a few.  There is a wealth of wonderful Chamber Music which she was very keen to perform, and she set about contacting musicians both from Ireland and abroad with whom she was keen to perform. The Ensemble can consist of as many musicians as the programme or repertoire to be performed requires. In this particular instance it is a TRIO and this is her particular favourite group.

AISLING O’DEA is also Veronica’s daughter. Her violin studies commenced in the UK . She was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy in London. She was awarded many prizes during her student days, and in 1994 she was the winner of the String Section in RTE’s  “Young Musician of the Future”. After further studies in Berlin she became a much sought after violinist in Chamber groups in Germany, and eventually she accepted a position with the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra. However her real love was always Chamber Music and in 2007 she was appointed to the famous Scottish Chamber Orchestra and now resides in Edinburgh. Aisling has performed as soloist with our National Symphony Orchestra  and Orchestra’s in Germany on many occasions.

The cellist is JULIA GRAHAM.  Julia is a very talented cellist who was appointed straight from her studies in the R.A.M. in London to the position of asst-principal cellist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  Aisling and Julia were friends and students together in London, and during their student days they played regularly in chamber groups. As such, they were awarded many prizes including the coveted Harold Craxton Prize in London. Julia, like Aisling, always favoured the Chamber repertoire, and decided to become a free-lance cellist rather than a member of a Symphony Orchestra. She plays with various groups throughout the UK in Recital and Radio recordings. These two musicians have a beautiful blend of sound, which is such a vital ingredient in the performance of Chamber Music.

They think as one!
Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Friday, 25th July 2008 at 8.30pm

Music & Dance  with Members of The Kerry Orchestra

including traditional, classical, and jazz music.

Tickets €10

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Tuesday, 22nd July & Tuesday 29th July, 2008 at 8.30pm

Endre Hegedus  (Solo Piano Recital)

The passionate Hungarian pianist and prize winner of ten international piano competitions, Endre Hegedus, performs romantic masterpieces by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt in Waterville. This summer attendance will be his third appearance in Kerry. He had already two unforgettable recitals in Muckross House, Killarney. Hegedus’ exceptional live performances distinguish him as a master of tonal beauty and clarity. International critics and audiences alike have hailed him as one of the most prominent piano soloist in the world.
Tickets €20 (conc. €15).

Further information available on www.listen-to-music-in-ireland.com

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Friday, 18th July 2008 at 8.00pm

“Shores of Waterville”   by Yvonne North Moorhouse


Official opening by Michael Healy-Rae

(The exhibition will run from the 14th July to the 5th August)

Yvonne North Moorhouse’s art practice crosses the boundaries between new and traditional art forms using; digital photography and image manipulation, collage and mixed media.
Ideas are explored through various digital and paper media, creating work which is atmospheric and contemplative, evoking a place or moment in time.  Seashore, lakeside, and riverbank in the Waterville area are represented in a horizontal format; rather like a narrow window through which one can view distant and remembered landscapes.  The theme of the work is the manifold nuances of water: light and shade, depths and shallows, ripples and reflections.

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Wednesday, 16th July 2008 at 8.30pm

Luka Bloom (Concert)

Having tread the boards of stages all over the globe, 36 years of craft honing has given Luka Bloom from Newbridge a place on the music map. Like many Irish families then and indeed today Luka comes from a family of singers and writers first going on tour with older brother, Christy Moore, in 1969. It was a tour of English folk clubs and he was fourteen years of age. That was a long time
ago. Turning 50 in 2005, Luka has brought his songs to clubs, theatres, fesitivals, bars, arenas and dives all over the world. From McGanns in Boston to The Tivoli in Brisbane to Red Hot Club in Newbridge.

Bloom released his album Innocence in 2005. Many of the songs feature a new found interest in Eastern European gypsy music and other World music. In his previous work, he relied on steel-stringed guitars that created his distinctive style. His aubergine and yellow guitars were often introduced by name at gigs. The album features a more classical guitar and the resonant plucking associated with that style of instrument.

In 2007 he released Tribe, a collaboration with County Clare musician Simon O Reilly, with O Reilly composing the music and sending the recordings to Luka for him to complete with lyrics and singing.

A DVD entitled “The Man is Alive” was released on February 20, 2008. It features concerts filmed in Dublin and at his home in Kildare, a question and answer session with fans, the documentary “My Name is Luka”, and a CD of music culled from the two performances.

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Friday, 11th July 2008 at 8.30pm

Kevin Burke with Cal Scott (Trad Concert)

Kevin Burke and his highly fluid and ornamented Sligo-style of fiddle is easily one of the most recognizable

talents in Irish music today. From his early days with the ground-breaking and now legendary Bothy Band in the mid-70s to his tours with the Irish supergroup Patrick Street and the Celtic Fiddle Festival, Kevin Burke is
widely respected as both an ensemble player and a dynamic solo performer.

Multi-instrumentalist Cal Scott has been playing a variety of music for years, everything from folk to jazz, on bass, brass and guitar, to name a few. He has honed that musicianship into a career as a composer, arranger and producer. With extensive film and television scores to his credit as well as
his own CDs, Cal brings a seasoned and complementary aesthetic to his accompaniment with Burke. He frequently sings his own songs when performing a show with Burke.
This is a duo of incredible musical depth.

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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 21st June to the 10thJuly

‘Letsatsi la Boroa’ (Taispeántas Ealaíne / Art Exhibition)

‘Southern Sun – Grian an Deiscirt’

Paintings & Drawings by Meshu Mokitimi

(The exhibition will run from the 21st June to the 10thJuly)

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21ú – 23ú Meitheamh/June 2008

Féile na Greine/Solstice Arts Festival

A solstice arts festival, in one of the most beautiful places in Ireland; how better
could you celebrate midsummer? Tech Amergin, Waterville’s thriving new arts
centre will host a variety of performances, readings, exhibitions and children’s
events  to suit all tastes.

Music, song, dance, theatre, street theatre, painting and poetry will be on offer, from local, national and international artists. Add to this workshops
in singing, salsa dancing, digital photography, black and white photography, sea-in-landscape painting, glass painting, jewellery and poetry, and you get a programme that will be great fun for all.

You will hear English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Basotho and whatever other language you choose to bring along. It all ends with the traditional bonfire, dancing and singing on St. John’s Eve. For more information please visit

www.feilenagreine.com

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Saturday 7th June 2008 at 8.30pm

A SUMMER CONCERT  presented by The South Kerry Rosen Choir 

Back by popular demand, The South Kerry Rosen Choir, under the direction of Veronica Shanahan-Whitehead with Gordon Smith and other guests will sing in concert in Tech Amergin Arts Centre in Waterville.
Tickets €10 (conc €8).

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Sunday 1st June 2008 , 12.00noon – 3.00pm

CAR BOOT AND TABLE TOP SALE

Open for sellers from 10.30am. €10 per car or table. Free entry for buyers.
Sell your unwanted items or see what you can buy. Refreshments. Country Market, Books, & Cakes.

All funds raised will be used for the Lesotho project.

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Sunday 25th May, 8.30pm

ACCLAIMED IRISH CELLIST GERALD PEREGRINE
 IN CONCERT PROMOTING HIS DEBUT ALBUM
‘HEAVENLY’

 

‘Gerald Peregrine plays the cello as if born to it’ –the Irish Times

Gerald Peregrine is one of Irelands leading young musicians. The youngest member of a well known Irish musical family, his mother is the violinist Sheila O’ Grady, his uncle the late great tenor Frank Patterson. Gerald began studying violin at the age of 3, but quickly fell in love with the cello at the age of 6.

The programme for the tour will feature tracks from Gerald’s album ‘Heavenly’, released in September 2007. The CD recorded in 2006 features popular songs arranged for cello and ensemble, by acclaimed Irish Arranger Joe Csibi. The concerts will feature tracks from the album, alongside popular virtuoso works from the standard cello repertoire. Gerald will be accompanied on piano by well known Irish pianist Brian Connor, a former Musical Director of Riverdance.

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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Saturday 10th May, 8.30pm

Three Short Plays ,

presented by Dochas Drama Group – Dóchas Chill Airne Teo

Dóchas Drama Group in great experimenting mood brings you a variety in this season’s programme. From the Pilgrims of old in search of guidance to the more futuristic penalties of misplacing your rubbish to questioning when looking into the mirror if this is really whose face it is.

In John B. Keane’s ‘The Spraying of John O’Dorey’ the main character finds himself in court for crimes against future generations in a play which takes a swipe at the law, the enthusiastic environmentalist do-gooder and the nanny state. We fear for him as the evidence piles up against him. Keane, writing in 1972, suggests presciently that we should fear for ourselves too.

The piece ‘Whose Face Do You See’ is an adaptation of a short story by Melvin Burgess (adapted for stage by Jana Poller, a member of the group). While there’s life, there’s hope – but hope can be cruel.  We share in the mother’s struggle to persist or resign and we empathise with the anguish and power of a mother’s love to resurrect the face in the mirror.

‘Pilgrims’ Chorus’ is concerned with the fate of Faust in his quest for the true essence of life.

The cast members and crew are as diverse as the pieces being performed with participants from Ireland, Canada, Hungary, Germany, Holland and  England

Tickets €10 (conc. €8).

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Sunday 27th April, 8.30pm

BECKETT’S OUTBURSTS

presented by The Godot Company

with John Calder, Michael Howarth, Peter Pacey & Oengus MacNamara

“an often darkly funny series of dramatic and comic scenes taken from Samuel Beckett’s

novels which focus on comic and obsessive moments, many of them uniquely and characteristically Irish.”

Although best known for his plays, Samuel Beckett is also one of the funniest, wisest and most entertaining of Irish Novelists. This theatrical presentation taken from Watt and other fictional works, seen all over Britain and in Europe is now making it ’s first Irish Tour!

Tickets €15 (conc. €10).

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From 21st April until 9th May

‘In Search of Music…Cuba’ (Photographic Exhibition)

A display of photographs and a film/slide show with live recordings

made in April 2007, Cuba, by Karaollien Verheyen.

This exhibition forms part of ‘South West Kerry Samba Day’ on the 3rd of May.

Programme includes a Samba workshop at 11am in Tech Amergin (limited spaces available) followed by

 open-air performances,

 5pm – 7pm, in front of Cahirciveen Community Resource Centre.

Tickets for Samba workshop €15.

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Thursday 13th March, 8.30pm

AWARD WINNING IRISH PIANIST FINGHIN COLLINS
IN CONCERT WITH CZECH CELLIST CHRISTIAN BENDA

(A Music Network concert)

“Finghin Collins makes the piano sound like a good wine – a delicate and crisp body interspersed with aromatic zesty accents. Collins’ style involves sound, sound and sound…”

Evi Arujärv, Postimees, Estonia

This concert, one of a short series, will feature works by Brahms, Debussy and Franck, and is the result of a performance by Finghin Collins with the Prague Symphony Orchestra in November 2007 in Milan. The conductor of the orchestra, Christian Benda, was invited by Finghin to Ireland to perform a short series of piano/cello recitals to extend the new relationship and provide a vehicle for artistic exchange.

Since winning first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey, Switzerland in 1999, Dublin-born pianist Finghin Collins has developed a flourishing international career that has taken him all around Europe and the USA, and as far as Hong Kong, where he made his début with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in June 2006. In 2006 he also made his début at the Lincoln Centre in New York, and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin in London.

Conductor, cellist and composer Christian Benda is a descendant of the Czech Benda composers’ dynasty of the 18th century and a member of the longest family of musicians in music history. He received his professional training within his family where the musical tradition was maintained without interruption through three centuries.

Benda has performed extensively in Europe in music venues and festivals. He has also made numerous TV productions for television networks throughout the world. A passionate supporter of vocal repertoire, Christian Benda conducts vocalists such as Barbara Hendricks, Cheryl Studer, Simon Estes, and Renee Fleming. He has performed with Lazar Berman, Paul Badura-Skoda, Michel Béroff, Till Fellner, François-René Duchâble, Michaïl Rudy, Cristina Ortiz, Josef Suk, Vladimir Spivakov with whom he performed on the cello Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Pierre Amoyal, Bruno Giuranna, Paul Tortelier, Boris Pergamenschikow and the actress Andrea Jonasson.

This concert is promoted by Tech Amergin and Music Network. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council.

Tickets €15 (conc. €10)

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Sunday 2nd March, 8.30pm

“Oh, Whistle…”  (THEATRE)

Two ghost stories by M R James performed by R M Lloyd Parry

Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. Following his critically acclaimed one-man show A Pleasing Terror… Robert Lloyd Parry brings two more of James’ classic spine-chillers back to life.

Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered by many to be author’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.

Lloyd Parry is always absorbing, and catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality    The Times

A pleasing reminder that the spoken word can be as chilling as anything in the cinema      The Daily Mail

Remarkable. Lloyd Parry is a natural storyteller…
The Stage

Tickets €15 (conc. €10)

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Sunday 24th February, 3.00pm

‘The Nature of Celebrity’ (Family Puppet Spring Show)

by Seán Ó Laoghaire

For 2008, Glitter na Gig is proud to present its most involved episode yet. Pollution has persuaded Winter to take a holiday. But, it this for the common good? Has he an alternative motive?

The maestro of media “Timmy Telly” is taking Spring away, for a make over. With the seasons missing and children of green running the show. What is going to happen? Will mother Nature wake up in time?
Will she wake up at all? What is Henry up to, only you can find out!
A family show with a difference, fun for everyone!

Do 2008, tá áthas ag Glitter na Gig a eachtra is suantasí a chur os bhur gcomhair. Tá Truailliú tar éis é a chur ina luí ag an nGeimhreadh saoirse a thógaint. Ach an é do mhaitheas na tíre? Nó an bhfuil cúis eile agie? Tá Timmy Telly, saoi na meanchumarsáide ag tógaint an Earraigh ó bhaile i gcomhair néaróg aghaidh! Leis na séasúir in easnamh agus na páistí santacha i mbun stiúradh, cad a tharlóidh? An nduiseoidh Máthair an Earraigh? An nduiseoidh sí ar chor ar bith? Cad tá á dhéanamh ag Henry, nil le deanamh ach dul chun fáíl amach! Seó éagsúil teaghlaigh, spórt agus spraoi do gach éinne.

Tickets €5. Family ticket €8.

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Sunday 17th February at 7.30pm

Double Book Launch

followed by a theatrical performance of
‘Dylan Thomas: Return Journey’

Paddy Bushe an ex-teacher of Waterville Vocational School ‘The Tech’ will launch his  new book, of new & selected poems in both English and Irish, ‘To Ring in Silence’ .

The second book to be launched is by Mike Sheehan, an ex-student and pupil of Paddy Bushe.  Mike is a native of South-West Kerry and after finishing school in Waterville he went on to study at Milltown Institute of Technolgy in Dublin.
This is his first book – a philosophical journey questioning reality, living & dying.

Following the book launch:

‘Dylan Thomas: Return Journey’
From the poetry and prose of Dylan Thomas

With Bob Kingdom as Dylan Thomas

Original Direction by Anthony Hopkins

Sunday 17th February, 8.30pm

Dylan Thomas: Return Journey recreates Thomas’s last great lecture tour enroute to the
White Horse Tavern providing its audience the opportunity to be moved by the power of Dylan Thomas’s words through Bob Kingdom’s tour-de-force performance.

This critically acclaimed production which has been seen throughout the world including two sell out London seasons, Off-Broadway and across America.

Tickets €12 (conc. €10)

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Wednesday 6th February, 8.30pm

Ensemble Avalon  (A Music Network concert)

Ensemble Avalon is a fresh and dynamic piano trio featuring three of Ireland’s finest internationally accomplished soloists and chamber musicians

Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin), Gerald Peregrine (cello) and Michael McHale (piano).  With a programme including Haydn, Bax, Beethoven and Bernstein, this concert series is not to be missed.

Since their inaugural concert together in 2006, Ensemble Avalon have enjoyed a number of successes including two critically acclaimed concert tours, a performance in Italy and a full concert broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. Hailing from both north and south of the border, Ensemble Avalon come together to explore and perform a diverse programme of existing and new piano trio works in concert. The trio has recently completed a very successful series of concerts at the Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin entitled, ‘An American and Paris’, which presented a contrasting selection of French and American piano trios. Their next project is the Avalon Winter Chamber Festival 2008, themed ‘Beethoven and Bax’ and will feature highlights from both composers alongside chamber classics and will include collaborations with guest artists from Ireland and abroad.

This concert is promoted by Music Network and Tech Amergin.
Music Network concerts provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost music ensembles at affordable prices in venues around Ireland and is funded by the Arts Council.

Tickets €15 (€10 conc.)

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Friday, 11th January at 8.30pm

Are You Listening? – Friends of Lesotho

Gala 2008 Pub Quiz

(with some painless information about where your money
has gone, and why more is needed)

Waterville Inn

Raffles! Auctions! Surprises!

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