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August 2017 Arts Programme

In addition to the events listed on this page please click here for up-to-date information on our Culture Cinema programme including Afternoon At The Movies Screenings.

 

 

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And So The Story Starts

by Marianne van der Horst   

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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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poster for the 2017 talk

 ‘Waterville’s Transatlantic
Cable station & it’s role in
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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Autumn 2017 at a glance…

Thursday 14th September Jazz Night

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

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Tim O’Shea & friends

promoting his new CD ‘another skin too few’

Saturday 23rd September 2017 8pm

Tickets €10. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

 

 

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Foto-Cover-Mala&FyrMoon-OnTheRunBluegrass Music with Mala & Frymoon

Saturday 30th September 2017 8pm

Tickets €15 / €12. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

 

 

 

 

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download Johnny Carroll ‘Man with the Golden Trumpet’

Friday 6th October 2017 8pm

Irish musician, known as a trumpet player active since the 1960s. Carroll is a native of Castlerea, County Roscommon. Encouraged by his father, he joined the local brass band, aged 12.

Tickets €15 / €12. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956 / admin@techamergin.com

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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 / admin@techamergin.com

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After Sarah Miles

Written and performed by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy

Saturday 14th October 2017 8pm

 

 

 

 

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Dermot Byrne (accordian), Steve Cooney (guitar) & Trevor Hutchinson (bass)

Saturday 25th November 2017 8pm

Dermot Byrne, one of Ireland’s finest traditional accordion players, will tour the country later this year again to follow on from last year`s very successful nationwide tour.

For many years a member of Altan Dermot performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group along with artists like Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stephane Grapelli, bringing the beauty and joy of traditional Irish music to audiences all over the world.  In other collaborations he has performed with Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, and The Stunning along with many other outstanding Irish and international musicians.

For his contribution to Irish music Dermot was chosen as TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year 2013.

For his tour Dermot will be joined by Australian Steve Cooney on guitar and Tyrone man Trevor Hutchinson on bass.  Both Steve and Trevor have impeccable traditional music credentials with extensive touring, recording and performance experience alongside the greats of Irish traditional music.

Australian-born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve Cooney is one of the most dynamic modern performers in traditional music.  He has played with Stockton`s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Seamus Begley and  Sinead O’Connor along with many other groups over the years.

Bassist Trevor Hutchinson started his musical career in the late 70s playing electric bass with the innovative Belfast band, Katmandu.  In 1986 he joined The Waterboys and toured with them until 1991.  After switching to double bass he hooked up with Sharon Shannon to launch her solo career.  In 1997 along with Donogh Hennessy and Sean Smyth he founded the traditional group Lunasa.  He has performed and recorded with many artists over the years including; The Waterboys, Eric Bibb, Liz Carroll, Luka Bloom, Karen Casey, Solas, and De Danann.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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