21
April
2017

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: Myths of Ireland for children & families
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 21/04/2017, 11:00
  • Details: Myths of Ireland for children & families with Aideen McBride and Sarah Myres. Part of Pan Celtic in Carlow Library.

  • Title: Spring into Storytime
  • Venue: Borris Library
  • Start Date/Time: 26/04/2017, 10:30
  • Details: 'Spring Into Storytime' is a national storytime initiative taking place in all Local Authorities during the month of April, come along to Borris Library on Wednesday 26th April at 10:30am

  • Title: Barrow River Arts Festival 21st to 23rd April 2017
  • Venue: Borris House
  • Start Date/Time: 21/04/2017, 18:00
  • Details: Still going strong – For lovers of music, art and literature the 6th Barrow River Arts Festival brings together an eclectic mix of classical, folk, traditional music and jazz alongside readings from Samuel Beckett and exhibitions of contemporary art work all in the delightful, intimate spaces of Borris House. Celebrating the 70th birthday of Barry Guy – world renowned free jazz improviser, composer and one of the founding directors – this latest festival continues the tradition of creating a meeting place between Irish artists and invited guests from all over Europe. Inspired and sustained by the river from which the festival takes its name and the countryside around it, so rich in natural resources and creative energy, we aim to delight, amuse and excite our audiences and performers alike with a weekend of stimulating, varied and intriguing events. ART – The festival starts on Friday evening, heralded by David Power playing the Uilleann Pipes, with the official opening of the art exhibitions which continue through the weekend. The art work on display shows works by Alastair Proud –whose falcon soaring in a rather menacing south west Wales sky you might have already seen on our advance publicity Bernadette Kiely – whose paintings and drawings depict landscape elements and other natural phenomena of the river Nore and its environs Clotilde Peters – whose photography explores the boundaries to painting A display of artefacts will showcase artisan luxury from the edge of Europe – curated by Pat McCarthy and Mark McCall of CELTSIUS MUSIC AND LITERATURE Friday evening sees the first concert of the festival ❖ Songs from the Mediterranean – performed by Savina Yannatou with Francesco Turrisi – piano and Barry Guy – bass Saturday’s events feature ❖ the amazing Flamenco/Buto dancer Sonia Sanchez together with Agusti Fernandez – piano and Ivo Sans – percussion ❖ a recital by Irish soprano Sylvia O’Brien and guitarist/composer Benjamin Dwyer of Spanish songs and works by Fernando Sor, Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, and the world première of a new song cycle by Dwyer entitled Sobre los Ángeles on poems by the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti ❖ the BEYOND TRIO featuring Jurg Wickihalder on saxophone with Barry Guy – bass and Lucas Niggli – percussion Sunday’s music is in a more classical vein ❖ Camerata Kilkenny with Swedish soprano Maria Keohane will perform arias by J S Bach and Swedish folk songs ❖ Barry McGovern will join us once again reading from Samuel Beckett ❖ Please note that in place of our previously advertised programme with violist Nathan Braude we would like to announce that the great English violinist Priya Mitchell will join Russian pianist Polina Leschenko in a programme of music by Mozart, Schnittke and Schumann. Further information on our website www.barrowriverartsfestival.com

  • Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum
  • Start Date/Time: 21/04/2017, 10:00
  • Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 22/04/2017, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public

  • Title: I Hear you & Rejoice
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 26/04/2017, 20:00
  • Details: Wed 26th Apr, 8pm Tickets: €17/15conc Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show. Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one. Written and performed by Mikel Murfi I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy filled account of a most unlikely marriage. Meet Huby Patterson and Magic Mick as well as Sylvie, Eugene and Tony Cleary - the amazing no instrumental man. You may never look at life in quite the same way again. This show is the 2nd collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. It was created for the Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity As We Age.

04 2017
Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

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