06-06 June 2009


Tickets: 15

A traditional Irish music performance set to the poetry of Dermot Bolger.

The Frost is all Over is an evocative live music / theatre performance that brings together two of Ireland’s foremost solo traditional musicians with the poetry of one of Dublin’s best-loved writers.

Award-winning novelist, playwright and poet Dermot Bolger (Temptation, The Family on Paradise Pier, The Lament for Arthur Cleary) was moved by the music of accordion player Tony MacMahon and multi-instrumentalist David Power  to create a suite of 13 poems that explores ‘the ever deepening relationship between musicians and the music they play throughout their lives.’

Narrated, against a backdrop of archive imagery, by IFTA nominated actor Eamon Hunt (The Running Mate), Bolger’s verse is interwoven with the music of MacMahon and Power to create a performance of traditional and contemporary resonance. Music and words are connected by themes and suggestions. Poetry and imagery fuse effortlessly with the tunes that inspired them. The result is a captivating mixed-media event, steeped in the past, yet vigorous, thoughtful and pulsing with life.

‘MacMahon ekes out an almost orchestral sound from his accordion… Piper David Power brings a breathtaking freshness to the set, his fluid, fluent playing as light as a feather.’ The Irish Times

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Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

6 JUNE ~ Tickets

Prices €15 & €12.50 (conc)

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.

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