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Dates: 23 Jan - 27 Jan
Now in its third year, Temple Bar Trad is Dublin’s premier celebration of traditional Irish music and culture. Once again, the festival has teamed up with Project Arts Centre to present some of the country’s most talented traditional musicians including ‘At First Light’, John Wynne, John McEvoy, Breda & Claire Keville and Sinead Caher. Project Bar will also host the nightly festival club where audience members can rub shoulders with musicians and maybe even share a tune! More information on www.templebartrad.com 8.30PM 23 JAN | At First Light / Breda & Claire Keville
At First Light is surely one of those special pioneering acts that push the boundaries and redraw the map. For five very experienced and knowledgeable artists at the peak of their creativity, the future looks bright.
Breda Keville is imbued with respect for the musical traditions of her area and plays fiddle in the fresh unhurried style of that part of east Galway. Claire Keville, music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, presents a traditional music programme each Tuesday evening on Clare FM called Music in the Glen. 8.30PM 24 JAN | John McEvoy & John Wynne / Geraldine Bradley
Well known in Irish traditional music circles, they recently teamed up to create the album Pride Of the West, a lively and intoxicating blend that does full credit to the north-west flute and fiddle tradition with unusual versions of some well known local tunes, as well as a couple of new compositions thrown into the mix. Due to unforseen circumstances Sinead Caher has been replaced in this performance by South Armagh singer Geraldine Bradley. 6.30PM 25 JAN |Clan Ranald
Described by Earl Hitcher of The Irish Echo and New York Times as “bringing youthful vigor, joyful virtuosity and bracing boldness to the musical tradition,” Clan Ranald, in their short history has gained the respect of critics and lovers of music alike. Band members include Martin Tourish (accordion), Luke Ward (boukouki) and Stiofán Ó Broin (percussion). 6.30PM 26 JAN| Niamh Ní Charra
Kerry Fiddler, Niamh Ní Charra has been strongly influenced by the wealth of local Sliabh Luachra musicians she grew up around. Somewhat of a child prodigy, she had support gigs for The Chieftains and Noel Hill under her belt before she reached her teens! A former member of the Riverdance troup, Niamh has delighted audiences with her fiery fiddling, fancy footwork and dazzling smiles across Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
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February 10 2020, at 05:04pm
Project Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Marketing, Communications & Engagement team. We are delighted to welcome Veronica Dyas (Access & Engagement Officer), Sorcha FitzGerald (Marketing & Communications Officer) and Astrid Newman (Marketing & Communications Officer) to the Project family. The team will work to further develop audiences and grow opportunities for engagement across our busy performance and visual arts programmes. Welcome to the big blue building! Veronica Dyas joins the team in the brand new position of part-time Access & Engagement Officer. Veronica is an artist working through theatre, new text & installation. Facilitation, Action & LOVE…Read More
February 03 2020, at 05:51pm
This month critically acclaimed choreographer Philip Connaughton brings his beautiful, sparkling, laugh-out-loud meditation on the fear of forgetting and of being forgotten to Cork and Dublin venues. Mamafesta Memorialising, which enjoyed its successful international premiere in France last year, is woven from inspirations including musical theatre, Bruce Forsythe’s Generation Game and most importantly, Philip’s mum Madeleine, who has senile dementia. Philip made his last piece, Assisted Solo, about her. But it wasn’t enough. He still has more to do and more to say. He’s worried that what’s happening to her will happen to him. His latest testimony to an ever-evolving,…Read More