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 Summer 2017 Arts Programme

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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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‘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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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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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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KIERAN GOSS

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

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DAVID SYME TUESDAY 25TH 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 sixth concert in Tech Amergin Waterville.

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

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Colin Dunne, dance, Tola Custy, fiddle, Maeve Gilchrist, harp David Power, uilleann pipes, whistles.

Colin Dunne, dance, Tola Custy, fiddle, Maeve Gilchrist, harp
David Power, uilleann pipes, whistles.

Colin Dunne, Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power (Ireland/Scotland) Thursday 24th August 8pm

(opening night of the Charlie Chaplin Comedy 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.

‘Edges of Light’ draws from a unique and little known Irish idiosyncrasy: the rising of the sun at Dunsink Observatory occurs 25 minutes and 21 seconds later than at Greenwich, meaning that 8 pm Dublin Mean Time occurs at 8.25 pm GMT! Step in time anyone? According to Deirdre Moynihan, Programmes Manager at Music Network, “This new work is a complete piece, running for about 75 minutes. Some of the tunes selected are quite old and are woven around new compositions, so it’s a mix of contemporary and traditional music with dance not only as a visual element but part of the sound-scape of the whole piece”.

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.

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

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Other upcoming events in Autumn 2017 (all events at 8pm)

Thursday 14th September Jazz Night

Saturday 30th September Bluegrass Music with Mala & Frymoon

Friday 6th October Johnny Carroll 

Saturday 25th November Steve Cooney & friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art makes us human and true art can make us truer to who we can be as human beings. The song, the poem, the dance, the painting may be beautiful but they truly move us only if they express emotional truths. These songs of Red have moved me greatly. He sings to me, down in my soul – Dr. Maya Angelou, America’s Poet Laureate & Pulitzer Prize Winn

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