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Autumn 2017  Arts & Cultural 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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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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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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Tim O’Shea & friends

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

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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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

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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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After Sarah Miles

Written and performed by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy

Saturday 14th October 2017 8pm

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

 

 

 

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The Confirmation Suit’ by Brendan Behan

Adapted for the stage by Peter Sheridan. Performed by Gary Cooke.

Thursday 9th November 2017 8pm

Brendan Behan is twelve years old and about to make his confirmation. It is a coming of age moment for all Catholic boys, full of excitement and promise.  That’s how it is for Brendan until he learns that his suit is to be made by an elderly seamstress, Miss McCann, who lives upstairs in their tenement house.

Miss McCann specialises in making shrouds for the dead. As Brendan’s father Stephen remarks,”people are only dying to get into one of her creations.” It is not a good omen. Brendan is terrified that his suit will be anything but fashionable and he lives in dread of what he may be forced to wear on his big day. As the story unfolds, the young Brendan becomes more and more agitated. In the end we know that something has to give. The question is whether Brendan will hold it all together or implode.

Written by Behan in 1953, The Confirmation Suit is filled with humour, insight and pathos. It is a story that still resonates today, more than fifty years after its composition.

“Cooke shines as he channels Behan” – The Business Post “Cooke excels as a rich cast of Dubliners” – The Arts Review

Tickets €12 / €10. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956

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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. 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.

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.

 

Please click here for more information. Tickets €20. Pre-booking essential on 066 9478956

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Donal O’Connor and Gerry O’Beirne

Saturday 9th December 8pm

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co.Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition, which was to be hugely influential  on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound.

Donal O’Connor, son of the celebrated fiddler Gerry O’Connor and revered singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin of Lá Lugh, multi-instrumentalist Dónal O’Connor has establishing himself as one of Ireland’s leading producers. As a musician and composer he has played and recorded with the likes of Liam Ó Maonlaí, Duke Special, Grainne Holland, Davy Spillane, Moya Brennan, Dónal Lunny, Steve Cooney, Mary Dillon, Cathal McConnell, Bob Brozman, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, John Spillane, Lumiere and Barry Kerr.

Gerry O’Beirne, a native of the west of Ireland and reared there and in west Africa, Gerry O’Beirne is a self taught master of the six and twelve string, slide guitar and ukulele and other stringed instruments. Many of his songs have been recorded by well known artists on the Irish music scene including Mary Black, Maura O’Connell and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. His own albums have received much acclaim around the world, and he produced and arranged music for many others including Patrick Street, Kevin Burke and Micheál O’Domhnaill. Please click here for more information.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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