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CaRlOw ArTs FeStIvAl | CaLeNdAr Of EvEnTs

WeLcOmE tO ThE CaRlOw ArTs FeStIvAl – 35 YeArS OlD In 2014 On 7th and 8th June we’d like to invite everyone to Dublin Street in Carlow to see a thoroughfare transformed into a cultural carnival. We are re–imagining our urban streetscape into an artistic endeavour, a street festival with galleries, vintage shops, unlikely music venues, large–scale muralling, suspended artwork, spontaneous theatre, alternative gospel halls and plenty to taste. Portuguese superstar artist Joana Vanconcelos will occupy our sublime VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art with a single work in the Main Gallery, which most recently hung in the Palace of Versailles. She is one of sixty artists whose work will be unveiled there on June 6th.

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6 – 11 JUN KiNgS Of KiLbUrN HiGh RoAd

Our congratulations to the curators of The History Festival of Ireland (in Clonegal this year) and The Festival of Writing & Ideas (in Borris for its third year now) for two utterly fascinating programmes, which run concurrent to everything taking place in Carlow Town. Cornelia McCarthy (Chairperson) FESTIVAL STAFF: Hugo Jellett, Lisa Williamson, Annlouise O’Neill, Teresa Gorman, Mary Connolly, Elaine Stafford HQ – 9 Dublin Street, Carlow | Tel: (059) 91 73380 / 9173381 www.carlowartsfestival.com

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE

8PM

THEATRE

6 JUN

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SEVEN OAKS HOTEL, CARLOW

9PM

MUSIC

6 JUN

MiKeY & ThE ScAlLyWaGs

TULLYS BAR, TULLOW STREET, CARLOW

9.45PM

MUSIC

7 – 12 JUN PrOdUcT DeSiGn AnD InNoVaTiOn GrAdUaTe ExHiBiTiOn

CARLOW IT (UPPER LEVEL MAIN CAMPUS) 11AM–5PM

VISUAL ART

7 – 15 JUN JoAnA VaScOnCeLoS

MAIN GALLERY, VISUAL CENTRE

11AM–5PM

VISUAL ART

7 – 15 JUN MaTeRiAlIsAtIoN

LINK GALLERY, VISUAL CENTRE

11AM–5PM

VISUAL ART

7 – 15 JUN ÉIgSe OpEn SuBmIsSiOn

DIGITAL GALLERY, VISUAL CENTRE

11AM–5PM

VISUAL ART

7 – 15 JUN AnDrEw LuDiCk

LENNONS CAFÉ, VISUAL CENTRE

11AM–5PM

VISUAL ART

7 – 15 JUN LiViNg RhYtHyMs

KILGRANEY HOUSE

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VISUAL ART

7 – 15 JUN DuBlIn StReEt GaLlErIeS

DUBLIN ST

11AM–6PM

VISUAL ART

7 – 8 JUN

ThE HiStOrY FeStIvAl Of IrElAnD

HUNTINGTON CASTLE, CLONEGAL

11AM–7PM

HISTORY

7 – 8 JUN

DuBlIn StReEt CaRnIvAl

DUBLIN STREET

11AM–7PM

CARNIVAL

8 JUN

AfRo CaRrIbEaN GoSpEl ChOiR & AsPiRo

COURT HOUSE – FRONT STEPS

12PM

MUSIC

8 JUN

StIlEtTo SpRiNt

DUBLIN STREET

3PM

COMMUNITY

8 JUN

YeAtS AnD O’CaRoLaN

VISUAL CENTRE

7PM

MUSIC

8 JUN

CaRlOw ChOrAl SoCiEtY: “DuRuFlÉ’S ReQuIeM”

CARLOW CATHEDRAL

8.15PM

MUSIC

9 – 13 JUN GaLlErY ToUrS

VISUAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (SEE PG. 16)

TOURS

9 JUN

ThE WrItE ShOw

CARLOW COUNTY LIBRARY

6PM

LITERATURE

10 JUN

DoG & StRiNg PuPpEtRy

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE

10.30AM & 12PM

THEATRE

11 JUN

TwO PlAyS By JaMeS McClUrE

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE

8PM

MUSIC

12 JUN

ChRiStOpHoRuS–KaNtOrEi (ChOiR)

CARLOW SHOPPING CENTRE

7PM

MUSIC

12 JUN

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DEIGHTON HALL

8PM

MUSIC

13 JUN

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TOWER AT DINN RI

9PM

MUSIC

14 JUN

PaDdY KeEnAn WiTh VeRy SpEcIaL GuEsTs

SEVEN OAKS HOTEL

8PM

MUSIC

14 – 15 JUN BoRrIs HoUsE FeStIvAl Of WrItInG & IdEaS

BORRIS HOUSE, BORRIS

11AM – 7PM LITERATURE

14 – 15 JUN FoRm: DeSiGn MaDe In CaRlOw

THE GRANARY, BORRIS HOUSE, BORRIS

12PM – 6PM VISUAL ART

14 – 15 JUN NiNe StOnEs ExHiBiTiOn

THE TOWNHOUSE IN BORRIS MAIN STREET 12PM – 6PM VISUAL ART

15 JUN

GiLlIaN DaLy PiAnO ReCiTaL

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE

1PM

MUSIC

15 JUN

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VISUAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 7PM

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CoNtEnTs ViSuAl ArT JOANA VASCONCELOS MATERIALISATION – MAPPING THE MAKING ÉIGSE OPEN SUBMISSION ANDREW LUDICK NINE STONES GROUP (BORRIS VILLAGE) FORM: DESIGN MADE IN CARLOW (BORRIS HOUSE) PRODUCT DESIGN AND INNOVATION GRADUATE EXHIBITION LIVING RHYTHMS (KILGRANEY) DUBLIN STREET GALLERIES

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StAgE KINGS OF KILBURN HIGH ROAD TWO PLAYS BY JAMES MCCLURE THE WRITE SHOW DOG AND STRING PUPPET SHOW

VISUAL ART SCHOOL TOURS LEGO WORKSHOP POTTERY WORKSHOPS DOG AND STRING PUPPETEERS SCIENCE–TASTIC HELEN ROBBINS ‘BEASTS’ WORKSHOP

MuSiC CARLOW CHORAL SOCIETY: DURUFLÉ’S REQUIEM YEATS AND O’CAROLAN CONCERT MICK HANLY MIKEY AND THE SCALLYWAGS I DRAW SLOW PADDY KEENAN WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS THE CHRISTOPHORUS–KANTOREI CHOIR JACK L GILLIAN DALY (PIANO RECITAL)

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ThEsE aRe tHe pEoPlE wHo hAvE gIvEn tHeIr tImE aNd mOnEy wHeN tHeY dId nOt hAvE tO: Tom Barry, Bernie O’Brien, Sinead Dowling, Ann Scully, Michael Brennan, Seamus O’Connor, Úna McCarthy, Val Balance, Eanna Rowe, Damien McWeeney, Ann Mulrooney, Anthony Walsh, Tadhg McSweeney, Emma Lucy O’Brien, Caroline O’Brien, Hannah Mullan, Brigid Deering, Ollie Byrne, Turtle Bunbury, Morgan Kavanagh, Conal Boyle, Chris Fingleton, Andy Neaves, Paul Dunne, Mike Moore, Noel Lennon, Pierce Kavanagh, Carlow Garda Síochána, Carlow Fire Service, Carlow Civil Defence, Jamie and Sara Alcock, Alex Durdin–Robertson, Angus Mitchell, Connie Byrne Hyland, Bernard Jennings, Michael Dundon, Mary Murphy, Eileen O’ Rourke, Carlow Volunteer Centre, Geraldine Walsh, Brendan and Clare Walker and team at Carlow Amenity Trust, Joe Walsh, Sinead Byrne, Ross Byrne, Derry Dillon, Café Formenti, Harry Sothern, Alan Cashin, Seany Fennelly, Michael Murphy, John Brophy, Vivienne Guinness, Eleanor O’Keeffe, Catherine Heaney, Roz Jellett, Josephine Coyne, John Shortall, Minnie Preston, John Purcell, Pier Wall, Clare Looby, Laura Beatty, Amy Buckeridge, Dan at Blackroad Design, Rachel Joynt, Martin Gale, Stephen Corry, Rosaleen Muji, John Cummins, Cornelia McCarthy, Steve Aylin, Cllr. Wayne Fennell, Cllr. Jennifer Murnane O’Connor, Cllr. Ann Aherne, Nuala Grogan, Denis O’Brien, Richard Strappe, Woody of Writers Tears, Bernard Walsh, Anne Montgomery, Emma Geoghegan, Beatrice Lambert, Carlow County Women’s Association, Declan Grogan, Dominique Dorman.

AnD tHeSe aRe oUr FeStIvAl FrIeNdS wHo pUt tHeIr hAnDs iN tHeIr pOcKeTs: Christy Cormack – Cllr. Des Hurley – Cllr. Jim Townsend – Michael & Bev Carbery – Cllr. Anne Ahern – Cllr. Jim Townsend – Aidan O Toole (Weeping Thaiger) – Dick Gillman (Dentist) – Cllr. Fergal Browne – Jim Behan (Dolmen Pottery) – Joe Tully (Tullys Travel) – Delta Centre – Reddy’s of Carlow (Bar and Lounge)

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LUÍS VASCONCELOS/COURTESY UNIDADE INFINITA PROJECTOS | CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES

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VaLqUírIa EnXoVaL (2009) BY JOANA VASCONCELOS – CURATED BY ENRIQUE JUNCOSA

Joana Vasconcelos collaborated with local artisans of Nisa – drawn-thread-work, felt appliqués, bobbin lace, tatting, chain-stitching and embroidered shawls form this magnus.

MAIN GALLERY, VISUAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 7TH JUNE – 31ST AUGUST

The international career of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos includes solo shows in the Château de Versailles (2012) and the Gucci Museum in Florence (2013). She created the Trafaia Praia for last year’s Venice Biennale.

Ten years ago Joana Vasconcelos initiated a series of works inspired by the Valkyries. These female characters of Norse mythology, in charge of shaping the destiny of men by selecting the bravest and most valiant warriors killed in battle, fly over the battlefields riding on winged horses, recruiting the future warriors of Odin.

CURATOR OF THE EXHIBITION ENRIQUE JUNCOSA WILL BE IN CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST ON FRIDAY 13TH JUNE.

Suspended from the ceiling, Valquíria Enxoval, is a spectacular and majestic textile sculpture which seems to hover over the gallery prospecting noble matter for divine tasks. This exuberant work, rich in texture, colour and form, is an ambitious statement about the power of desire, hedonism and play.

This exhibition is kindly sponsored by Quinta do Lago Hotel in Portugal’s Algarve. It has also received support from the Portugese Embassy in Ireland.

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StUdIo GaLlErY – A MaKe SpAcE CrEaTuRe WITH INGA HAMILTON SAT 7TH JUNE | 11AM–3PM

CURATED BY ANNE MONTGOMERY

MaP ThE MaKiNg WITH TRISH BELFORD & BARBARA DASS SUN 8TH JUNE | 2–3.30PM

LINK GALLERY, VISUAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 7TH JUNE – 31ST AUGUST

FaBuLoUs, MaGiCaL, MyThIcAl FlYiNg BeAsTs WORKSHOP WITH HELEN ROBBINS (€5) FRI 13TH JUNE | 10–11.30AM AND 12.30–2PM SCHOOL GROUPS AGE 10–12

Five selected textile artists were invited to choose a collaborator with whom to produce a work provoked by the immense textile work Valquíria Enxoval.

CaTaLaN PlAtTeR-MaKiNg BaSkEt ClAsS WITH JOE HOGAN (€45) SAT 14TH JUNE | 11AM–4PM VaLkYrIe StUdIo ART FACILITATOR SAIDHBHÍN GIBSON (€5 SUGGESTED DONATION) SAT 14TH JUNE | 1–5PM

This exhibition charts these partnerships and will include notebooks, photographs and statements that illustrate the narrative of each collaboration: Trish Belford (experimental printer) worked with weaver Dr. Barbara Dass to produce Warped Destruction. Basketmaker Joe Hogan came together with fibre artist Suzie Sullivan to make a large nest; Installation textile and ceramic artist, Inga Hamilton created La Pachamama Santa Maria, a ‘mythical creature’; Artist Helen Robbins took her ideas to renowned gentleman’s tailors Robin and Michael Johnson of Tullow to create a garment of bird–feathers; Artist and lecturer Tara Ní Nualláin partnered with perspex and laser engraver Colin Power, to make Heirloom, inspired by Borris lace.

LaCiNg PaSt AnD PrEsEnT WITH TARA NÍ NUALLÁIN – STITCHED PERSPEX (€10) SUN 15TH JUNE | 2–3.30PM CuRiOuS CrEaTuReS WITH ART FACILITATOR ORLA BATES (€5) SUN 15TH JUNE | 2–5PM

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CHARLES TYRRELL

COLIN HARRISON

SEAN HILLEN

PAT HARRIS

JOHN DOHERTY

JANET MULLARNEY

35Th AnNuAl ÉIgSe OpEn SuBmIsSiOn DIGITAL AND LINK GALLERIES, VISUAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 7TH JUNE – 31ST AUGUST

The adjudicators have also invited a small number of artists to participate in the exhibition. These are Charlie Tyrrell, Pat Harris, Geraldine O’Neill, John Doherty, Colin Harrison, Janet Mullarney, Abigail O’Brien, Alice Maher and Sean Hillen.

SELECTED BY MARTIN GALE RHA & RACHEL JOYNT RHA

The winner will be announced at the Opening of the Carlow Arts Festival on Friday 6th June 2014.

The Éigse Open Submission stands firmly at the heart of the Carlow Arts Festival, now in its 35th year. An award of €4000 for Visual Arts will be presented for the ‘most outstanding work in any medium’. Artist Martin Gale and sculptor Rachel Joynt will select this year’s finalists, containing a balance of all genres, and those works will be exhibited in VISUAL Centre for the summer.

ALL WORKS ARE FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC.

AnDrEw LuDiCk: NeW WoRkS LENNONS CAFE IN VISUAL CENTRE 6TH JUNE – 6TH AUGUST | 11AM TO 8PM

The finished piece is covered in a clear glaze, deepening the colours and sealing the clay so that the vessel can be used for functional purposes.

Castlecomer–based artist Andrew Ludick exhibits a new body of ceramic work, together with an exhilarating first viewing of his new designs for Ceadogán Rugs.

His new venture with Ceadogán involves a series of designs for rugs. These are hand–tufted by experienced and skilled crafts–people in Co. Wexford under the watchful eye of Denis Kenny.

His approach to making is intuitive and organic. As a ceramicist, using white earthenware clay, his pieces evolve through processes of coil building and pinching. Allowing the material to dictate, a natural progression takes place from clay to vessel, to be decorated with colourful shapes and patterns.

Andrew’s work is inspired by a variety of artists, notably the paintings of Paul Klee and the music of Lester Young and Thelonious Monk. He also cites Native American and African art forms as key influences. 73


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ThE NiNe StOnEs ArTiStS

FoRm: DeSiGn-MaDe In CaRlOw

THE TOWN HOUSE, MAIN STREET, BORRIS, CARLOW. FRI 13TH JUNE – SUN 15TH JUNE | 10AM TO 7PM

THE RESTORED LAUNDRY BUILDING AT BORRIS HOUSE SAT 14TH AND SUN 15TH JUNE | 11AM TO 7PM

Uniting for their fifth group show, this dynamic visual arts collective, based in the rural hinterland of South County Carlow, will present an exciting exhibition of recent and site–specific works in Borris Village for the duration of the Festival of Writing and Ideas (see page 8–10).

Founded in 2014 by designer makers and craftspeople in the Carlow region, FORM is a creative collective dedicated to excellence in design and making. This inaugural exhibition features a number of ‘Hero’ pieces from each artist, which reflect each maker’s design ethos, understanding of material and superb craftsmanship.

The Nine Stones Artists consistently make stunning, eclectic and intriguing work. Remco de Fouw, Michelle Byrne, Anthony Lyttle, Annabel Konig, Gwen Wilkinson, Martin Lyttle, Jules Michael and Rachel Joynt will transform the charming and historic townhouse into a gallery for a single weekend.

Ariane Tobin, Liga Valge, Catherine Sothern, Emma Jane Champley, Glenn Lucas, Martin Marley, Nicola Brown, Stephen O’Briain, Tomomi McElwee, Cillian Ó Súilleabháin, Leiko Uchiyama, and Maria Ryan are the artists.

Thanks to Andrew and Tina Kavanagh for the kind loan of the premises.

LiViNg RhYtHmS KILGRANEY HOUSE, NEAR BAGENALSTOWN, CO CARLOW SUN 9TH JUNE – SUN 15TH JUNE | 2PM TO 7PM

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CARLOW (UPPER LEVEL OF MAIN CAMPUS BUILDING) FRI 7TH – THUR 12TH JUNE | DAILY

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AN EXHIBITION BY MARTIN MARLEY AND BRYAN LEECH The exhibition showcases functional and decorative pieces produced in clay, fabric, paper and mixed media by Martin Marley and Bryan Leech.

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Each participant will unveil a design for a fountain pen which celebrates the automotive industry using 3D printing technology. Each participant will also deliver prototypes for their main design projects, based on the discipline of user–centred design.

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The graduate exhibition at Institute of Technology Carlow showcases projects from sixteen honours degree product design students, who have spent four years on this renowned studio–based course.

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MENTORED BY BRYAN LEECH AND HILARY DEMPSEY

Martin trained in Belfast College of Art, specialising in furniture design, and has also worked as an educator. More recently he has turned to ceramics.

Bryan studied design at the Central School of Art and Design in London and has embraced the opportunities presented by computer generated three–dimensional modelling and rapid prototyping technologies.

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CARLOW LITTLE THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS

CARLOW CHORAL SOCIETY PERFORMS

ThE KiNgS oF tHe KiLbUrN HiGh RoAd

DuRuFlé’s ReQuIeM

BY JIMMY MURPHY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE THUR 6TH – TUE 10TH JUNE | 8 PM | €15 (€12 CONCESSION)

Under the baton of new director Niall Kinsella, and accompanied by organist David Adams, Carlow Choral Society will give a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s sublime and much loved Requiem. One of his most enduring choral works, the Requiem takes its inspiration from Gregorian chant, and Duruflé quotes themes from the Latin Mass for the Dead throughout.

CARLOW CATHEDRAL SUN 8TH JUNE | 8.15PM | TICKETS €15

Six Irishmen emigrated to London in the 1970s. Filled with hope for the future, they planned a triumphant homecoming as rich men.

Also included in the concert is Louis Vierne’s Messe Solennelle, epitomising the grandeur and bravura style of the French ‘Grand–Orgue’ School.

Twenty–five years later, only Jackie returns – in a coffin.

www.carlowchoralsociety.com

In the shoddy back room of an Irish centre in Kilburn, on a drink–fuelled afternoon, the remaining five gather to contemplate unfulfilled dreams.

supporting the Festival’s choral programme

Following their sell–out productions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2013) and Calendar Girls (2014) Jo O’Donovan will direct Paddy Behan, Larry McNally, Kieran Shields, John Hickey and Marc Grogan.

VISUAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART SUN 8TH JUNE | 5.30PM | €12.50

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE WED 11TH JUNE | 8PM | €14

TWO PLAYS BY JAMES MCCLURE

MENTORED BY JOHN MACKENNA

In the shadow of the mesmerizing sculpture Valquíria Enxoval, five musicians come together to celebrate two titans of composition, whose own work was influenced by the immense landscape around them – the west of Ireland.

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents two uproarious comedies set in small–town Maynard, Texas. Laundry & Bourbon centers on the discontent of three gossiping wives whose marriages have turned out to be less than they hoped for. Companion piece Lone Star takes place in the backyard of a small bar in the same Texas town, where their partners shoot the breeze. A wild ride through small town Texas, this promises to be one of the wonderful and hilarious highlights of the festival.

Working with one of Ireland’s leading radio writer–producers, John MacKenna, this ambitious collective have assembled an eclectic programme of material for performance in front of a live audience (you) for broadcast by KCLR a few days later.

WITH ROBERT TOBIN, DEIRDRE STARR, AND TALE OF THE GAEL

Bouzouki, harp and uileann pipes weave the lives of poet W.B. Yeats and harpist–composer Turlough O Carolan into a 90–minute recital that places their creative achievements in the context of their time. Traditional music gives momentum to poetry, its melodies swept along with subtle classical influences, drawing together different threads from the same weave.

An international exchange collaboration with Carlow Little Theatre Society.

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CARLOW CENTRAL LIBRARY MON 9TH JUNE | 6AM | TICKETS FREE

Expect drama, storytelling, music and poetry from a beguiling and hugely talented group, the occasional stumbled line, and some performances of humour and pertinence.


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MiKeY aNd tHe ScAlLyWaGs

THE MILFORD ROOM, SEVEN OAKS FRI 6TH JUNE | 9PM | €15

TULLYS BAR, TULLOW STREET FRI 6TH JUNE | 10PM | FREE

Mick Hanly was born into a music loving family in Limerick, and was inspired by mid–50s rock ‘n’ roll before he became more interested in folk in the 60s. He went on to perform and record with Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine, Matt Molloy, Paddy Glackin, and Declan Sinnott. In the 80s be became lead singer with Moving Hearts after Christy Moore left. He subsequently turned to country music, and became a songwriter for artists such as Mary Black and Hal Ketchum (‘Past the Point of Rescue’ reached the top 10 in the US charts).

Mikey and the Scallywags met busking on the streets of Galway and are renowned for their energetic and engaging live performances. The initial quartet of guitar, banjo, fiddle and double bass were joined by drums, keys and brass section to create a melodic and beat driven sound with elements of folkrock, gypsy–swing, and hip–hop. From being called ‘flamboyant folksters’ to ‘an irreverent crew of rock newcomers’ their EP Living in the Light has sold 4000 copies, and they’ve blown the proceeds on new tyres touring the country performing shows of legendary wattage.

He will perform on the opening night of the Carlow Arts Festival.

Arrive early to Tullys.

“His songs are real, they mean something. He is one of the best songwriters around.”— Garth Brooks

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DEIGHTON HALL (OPPOSITE POST OFFICE) THUR 12TH JUNE 8.30PM | €14

MILFORD ROOM (SEVEN OAKS HOTEL), CARLOW SAT 14TH JUNE 8PM | €14.50

I Draw Slow is a five–piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) had been writing together for a while, until the pair teamed up with violinist Adrian Hart (Prison Love), clawhammer banjo player Colin Derham (Global Funk Orchestra) and double bassist Konrad Liddy (Tabularasa, Prison Love). The five have created a new sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana. However, this is a whole new songbook of stories, dark tales of debauchery and trouble swinging from well–crafted melodies.

Paddy Keenan is perhaps the most accomplished uilleann piper in the world–a charismatic, energizing master of the pipes, but also an enigmatic, innovative wild–man whose love affair with blues music took him to London aged 17 as a busker. He gained fame as a founding member of the hugely influential Bothy Band for a number of years, and subsequently embarked on a series of solo performances, duets or musical collaborations with numerous familiar names from the trad scene. It is a delight to watch and listen to this legendary man doing what he does best – ‘The Jimmy Hendrix of Pipes’ as Donal Lunny once put it.

Their recently released and gloriously reviewed album White Wave Chapel was produced by maestro Brian Masterson who said ‘This is how music should be …everyone playing together with great feeling and joy.’

He joins up with Daoiri Farrell, folk singer, bouzouki, guitar and banjo player, and another guest who either he wishes to keep secret or he hasn’t told yet.

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CARLOW SHOPPING CENTRE THUR 12TH JUNE | 6.00PM | FREE AND INCREDIBLE

THE TOWER AT THE DINN RI FRI 13TH JUNE | 9PM | €20

The Christophorus–Kantorei are an internationally renowned youth choir with an extraordinary reputation and a 50–year history. They chose to visit Carlow because of the reputation of our own Aspiro Choir, to who they have extended an invitation to travel to Germany next year.

Jack Lukeman, aka Jack L, was born (and still resides) fifteen minutes from Carlow Town. He is one of Ireland’s most respected and best loved performers. He began his career covering songs by Jacques Brel, before becoming a solo artist in the 90s and finding immediate success. He most recently toured with The 27 Club, and subsequently with Jools Holland, and will perform with this band his new show The Great Wall of China—a potted history of his extraordinary career to date—to a delighted home crowd.

The Christophorus–Kantorei will perform an extensive repertoire of secular a– cappella music: Madrigals, Romantic Choral Music, Pop and Folk Songs. The old gaol that houses the Carlow Shopping Centre is the selected venue for this recital, and it is completely free for anyone to attend. Arrive early. supporting the Festival’s choral programme

THE PREMIERE OF A SHORT FILM OPERA FEATURING ASPIRO YOUTH ENSEMBLE

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE SUN 15TH JUNE | 1PM (1 HOUR LONG) | €10

VISUAL CENTRE AND GEORGE BERNARD SHAW THEATRE SUN 15TH JUNE | 7PM | €5

DIRECTED BY JOHN MCILDUFF

A lunchtime recital which showcases the extraordinary piano repertoire of young pianist Gillian Daly, this performance will take you from the early sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti through to the reflective Images of Debussy to powerful, resonant works such as the Franz Liszt’s Ballade No. 2 in b minor.

Composer Brian Irvine and writer John McIlduff worked with Aspiro Youth Ensemble in a series of song–writing workshops last year. This youth choir and instrumental ensemble piece takes the “preoccupations of a generation” as the starting point for its lyrics – poignant, contemporary, hilarious and beautifully scored. This resulted in a captivating short film opera being recorded and filmed in various locations in Carlow Town in February 2014.

Gillian will be joined by baritone Pascal Kennedy for a selection of opera and song favourites to conclude the afternoon.

This Closing Night event for the Festival will include a live performance, a screening of the film, and a public interview with its makers.

A trained classical pianist, in her final year at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Gillian Daly is a full time student of the renowned pianist Hugh Tinney. She also teaches in Carlow College of Music

Commissioned by Aspiro and supported by The Arts Council Commissions Award.

Made possible by the immense generosity of Mr and Mrs Frank Lanigan

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Borris House and Village, Borris, Co. Carlow

www.festivalofwritingandideas.com

Sitting at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains on the banks of the Barrow, Borris House is one of the most magnificent ancestral homes in Ireland, tracing it history back to the High Kings of Leinster.

The weekend of 14th and 15th June 2014 will bring together some of the most intriguing international minds – novelists, journalists, film– makers, poets, theatre directors, war correspondents, biographers, artists and political commentators – for a weekend of stimulating discussion.

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TiCkEtS fRoM €12.50 fOr mOsT tAlKs tO €35 FoR A DaY pAsS

MARIELLA FROSTRUP talks to JOHN BANVILLE about his double life.

Following KATRINE BOORMAN’S 2012 documentary Me and My Dad, her

father JOHN BOORMAN asked her to collaborate on his new movie Queen

12–1 PM

& Country. The two talk about family and film.

STEPHEN FREARS (Philomena, Dangerous Liasons, The Snapper, The Queen,

3–4 PM

The Van) discusses his forthcoming film about Lance Armstrong with journalist

DAVID WALSH, on whose book Seven Deadly Sins, the film is based.

“It’s not so much I’m angry. But so sad.” PHILOMENA LEE talks with film

director STEPHEN FREARS about her lifelong search for her son, the film

1.30–2.30 PM

that told her story, and how Philomena finally changed Ireland’s adoption

Booker–prize nominee DEBORAH LEVY talks to arts correspondent

record policies.

SOPHIE GORMAN about hypochondria, novels that are ‘on the brink of

4.30 PM

chaos’ and why she writes.

Novelist SEBASTIAN BARRY and historian ROY FOSTER in a conversation

1.30–2.30 PM

about history, fiction, memory and the ways that the Irish past is remembered,

JASON McCUE on turning Somali pirates into fishermen, ANNIE GOSNEY on theatre costumes, LOUIS DE BERNIERES plays the mandolin, LISA DWAN on her Beckettian homage, and a SURPRISE GUEST

forgotten and celebrated. 4.30–5.30 PM ‘Dying is easy. Comedy is hard’ JOHN BUTLER (The Stag) and PAUL

3–4 PM

MURRAY (Skippy Dies) chew the cud.

Novelists DONAL RYAN (The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December)

6–7 PM

and EIMEAR McBRIDE (A Girl is a Half Formed Thing) talk to documentary–

maker COLLEEN TOOMEY about how their characters survive the brutal world. 3–4 PM

PHILOMENA LEE

ROY FOSTER

SEBASTIAN BARRY

MARIELLA FROSTRUP

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STEPHEN FREARS

LISA DWAN


TICKET BOOKINGS – (059) 917 2400

CaRlOw ArTs FeStIvAl | SpOkEn WoRd

In Return of a King: the Battle for Afghanistan, WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

Blackadder actor TIM McINNERNY (Lord Percy and Captain Darling) meets

draws parallels between the 19th–century Anglo–Afghan War and the current

SINEAD GLEESON to discuss that ground–breaking comedy series, his

Afghan conflict. “In both cases, the invaders thought they could walk in,

career since then, and his recent encounter with Irish Wolfhounds.

perform regime change, and be out in a couple of years.” He explains.

6PM

6–7 PM

Soundings: A live recording of the culture podcast as hosts DYLAN

HASKINS & LISA HANNIGAN are joined by author DAMIEN BARR

MARIELLA FROSTRUP ‘landed one of the few jobs where past crimes and current misdemeanours enhance your qualifications’. SINEAD GLEESON

(Maggie and Me) for a cultural show and tell on the theme of autobiography.

quizzes her on the responsibilities of agony auntism, whether she is ever truly

7.30–8.30PM

flummoxed... and if it is a grim business, or a source of incredulous amusement.

The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, written and performed by MIKEL MURFI

6PM

WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

8–9 PM

PATRICK MCCABE

CATHY DAVEY

KEVIN MYERS

PATRICK McGRATH

RUTH PADEL

SuNdAy 15Th JuNe Soundings’ Holy Trinity: Surprise speakers and musicians hijacked from the

New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief DECLAN WALSH was expelled from

Green Room talk and sing us into the day with stories to Inspire, alarm and

Pakistan a year ago under mysterious political circumstances. One year on he sits

11.00 AM

2–3 PM

“Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away” said John

Bestselling novelist JOSEPH O’CONNOR talks to OLIVIA O’LEARY

humour. Hosted by DYLAN HASKINS and LISA HANNIGAN

down to make sense of it all with bestselling author WILLIAM DALRYMPLE.

Hurt’s character Dr Iannis in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Does LOUIS DE

about his new book The Thrill Of It All, his love of music, his previous novels, and

BERNIERES really belive that?

his teaching of creative writing.

12.30 PM

2–3 PM

In 2009, human rights lawyer JASON McCUE won a landmark case against

Dubliners: 100 (published by Tramp Press) invited a number of established

writers to re–imagine the short stories of Joyce’s Dubliners. PATRICK McCABE, PAUL MURRAY and EIMEAR MCBRIDE read from their contributions. Chaired by TOM MORRIS

the Omagh bombers. He meets journalist KEVIN MYERS five years on. 12.30–1.30 PM Musician and horse rescuer CATHY DAVEY meets poet and tiger

2–3 PM

conservationist RUTH PADEL to talk about creatures and lyrics. Both are prone to break out in song. 12.30–1.30 PM 97


CaRlOw ArTs FeStIvAl | SpOkEn WoRd

AUDREY MCGEE

DYLAN HASKINS

LISA HANNIGAN

HUGO HAMILTON

GERARD BYRNE

LOUIS DE BERNIERES

Bestselling authors DAMIAN BARR and DONAL RYAN wind things up

Novelists HUGO HAMILTON with AUDREY MAGEE discuss a common

with a talk on scapegoats.

theme in their work – Berlin and its people, the war, the generation who lived there during the war and the one that lives there now. Introduced by PETER STRAUS

5.00 PM

3.30 PM

‘That Way Madness Lies: Doubt, Fear and Horror in the Novel’ New York–based

Irish artist GERARD BYRNE discusses his work.

novelist PATRICK McGRATH and Breakfast on Pluto and The Butcher Boy author PATRICK McCABE in conversation with PETER MURPHY

3.30 PM

5–6 PM

ROY FOSTER talks on Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland 1890–1922, his new book due for release this Autumn. 3.30–4.30 PM Representing Conflict: Human rights photographer and landmine survivor

GILES DULEY and journalist DECLAN WALSH discuss their craft. 5.00 PM

DONAL RYAN

DECLAN WALSH

DAMIEN BARR

FrEe eVeNtS tO hOlDeRs oF aNy tIcKeTs tO aNy tAlKs: R

FoRm: DeSiGn-MaDe In CaRlOw SAT AND SUN | 11AM–7 PM The inaugural exhibition from a creative collective dedicated to excellence in design and making. Venue: The Restored Laundry Building at Borris House. (See pg 4)

NiNe StOnEs ExHiBiTiOn

uTh PaDeL SUN | 2.30–3 PM Ruth Padel reading Seven Words and Earthquake. WrItErS TeArS: of frustration, of jubilation, of catharsis, of envy, of

SAT AND SUN | 11AM–8 PM

admiration... Surprise guests take turns in talking about the tears they have shed

A dynamic visual arts group, based in the rural hinterland of South County Carlow, will present exhilarating new site–specific works. Venue: Town House in Borris Village. (See pg 4)

O’SHEAS PUB, BORRIS VILLAGE SAT | 9.45PM

ScReEnInG: ThE StAg (2014)

SAT | 1.30 PM Directed by John Butler, starring Andrew Scott, Amy Huberman, Peter McDonald and Hugh O’Conor. Venue: Borris House

DaY oF ReCkOnInG

SAT | 2.40–2.55 PM

Spontaneous Pop–Up Drama: Day of Reckoning by Barry McKinley (10 mins) performed by Carlow Little Theatre Society

TaLk iN tHe PaRk

SUN | 1.40–1.55 PM Spontaneous Pop–Up Drama: Alan Aykbourn’s Talk in the Park (10 mins) performed by Carlow Little Theatre Society.

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Sat 7th – Sun 8th Jun

Huntington Castle, Clonegal Village, Co. Carlow

www.thehistoryfestivalofireland.com

Now in its third year, The History Festival of Ireland takes the marvel that is Huntington Castle in Clonegal Village as its home – where Carlow and Wexford meet Wicklow.

An in–depth exploration of World War I will take place in a dedicated stage across the whole weekend; Huntington’s infamous relationship with Gothicism, the occult, its extraordinary Temple of Isis and the late Olivia Robertson will be the subject of much discussion; enthusiasts of Historic Gardens will find plenty to listen to, and a highly anticipated series of talks on Vintage Cars and motorsport by the leading experts and collectors from this island.

Curated by Angus Mitchell, fifty leading historians and thinkers from Ireland and the UK will contribute to a dazzling array of over 40 discussions, readings, debates, interviews and performances.

SaTuRdAy 7Th JuNe

OnE TiCkEt – AlL TaLkS FoR ThE DaY

12–7Pm

LiFe On ThE EdGe: CaRlOw / WiCkLoW / WeXfOrD

HiStOrY IrElAnD HeDgE ScHoOl

HiStOrY AnD LiTeRaTuRe with Stephen Rea, Eoin Colfer, Grace Dyas, Kevin Whelan and Tommy Graham (chair).

with Kevin Whelan.

JoHn ReDmOnD / CoNsTiTuTiOnAl NaTiOnAlIsM with Frank Callanan, Colin Reid, Conor Mulvagh, Dermot Meleady and Margaret O’Callaghan (chair).

CaStLeDeRmOt AnD CaRlOw In PlAnTaGeNeT IrElAnD with Paul Horan and Dermot McMonagle.

lEt’S GeT DiGiTaL

ThE YeAtSeS aNd tHeIr SpIrIt CoLlAbOrAtOrS

with Catriona Crowe, Susan Schriebman, Lar Joye and Patrick Geoghegan.

with Meg Harper.

ThE WoRk Of JeReMiAh CuRtIn

AlIcE StOpFoRd GrEeN

A lecture by Angela Bourke, introduced by Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin.

with Anne Mac Lellan, Ciaran Brady, Angus Mitchell, Margaret O’Callaghan and Clara Cullen.

ChOiCe Or AcCiDeNt? ThE OuTbReAk Of WwI

ThE BuRnInG Of ThE NaTiOnAl ArChIvEs

with Margaret MacMillan and Giles FitzHerbert (Chair).

with John Regan and Catriona Crowe (Chair).

pAtRiCk SaRsFiElD GiLmOrE

ImAgEs Of ThE EaRlY 20Th CeNtUrY IrIsH ReViVaL

with Jarlath MacNamara (Introduced by Turtle Bunbury).

Nicola Gordon–Bowe and Marguerite Helmers

A FoRuM In ThE TeMpLe Of IsIs

with Sarah Robertson, Anna Currey and Nikki Gordon–Bowe.

ChIlDrEnS TaLkS

IrElAnD AnD ThE FiRsT WoRlD WaR

DiScOvEr ThE StOrY Of IrElAnD with Brendan O’Brien (9–11 year olds)

with Jérôme aan de Wiel, Terence Denman, Myles Dungan and Colin Reid.

TrAvEl BaCk In TiMe

WrItInG HiStOrIcAl BiOgRaPhY

with Brian Gallagher and Nicola Pierce (9–14 years olds)

with Victoria Glendinning.

ThE WaR FoR PeAcE

AcCoMmOdAtIoN PaRtNeRs

with Stephen Rea, Angela John and Angus Mitchell.

Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow 059 9180100 reservations@mountwolseley.ie €99.00pps – B&B & Ticket The Millrace Hotel, Bunclody 053 9375100 reservations@millracehotel.com  €109.00pps – B&B & Ticket & Dinner

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TICKET BOOKINGS – (059) 917 2400

CaRlOw ArTs FeStIvAl | SpOkEn WoRd

TURTLE BUNBURY

CIARAN BRADY

VERONICA GLENDINNING

KEVIN WHELAN

MARTIN MANSERGH

MARGUERITE HELMERS

MYLES DUNGAN

STEPHEN REA

TOMMY GRAHAM

MARGARET MACMILLIAN

PATRICK GEOGEGHAN

CATRIONA CROWE

SuNdAy 8Th JuNe

12–5.30Pm

OnE TiCkEt – AlL TaLkS FoR ThE DaY

HiStOrY: A CaUsE FoR CoMfOrT Or CoNcErN?

ThE LeGaCy Of EmPiRe: HiStOrIc GaRdEnS

EaRlY MoToRiNg – ThE PiOnEeRs

Mr PaRnElL’S RoTtWeIlEr

LeInStEr AnD ThE GrEaT WaR

ThE ReStOrAtIoN Of GlEnStAl AbBeY GaRdEnS

with John Regan, Margaret MacMillan, Martin Mansergh and Ciaran Brady (chair)

with Finola Reid

with Bob Montgomery and Mark Kennedy

with Myles Dungan with introduction by Frank Callanan

with James Durney, John Kirwan, Ken Kinsella, Turtle Bunbury and Jérôme aan de Wiel (chair)

with Brian Murphy

KiLmAcUrRaGh AnD ThE GrEaT WaR

WrItInG WoMeN’S LiVeS

with Seamus O’Brien

with Victoria Glendinning, Angela Bourke, and Angela V. John

ThE IrIsH GrAnD PrIx

ChAnGiNg IrIsH AtTiTuDeS To Ww1

with Eddie Fitzgerald and Kieran White

with Martin Mansergh chaired by Colin Reid

ThE IrIsH AuToMoBiLe InDuStRy Of ThE 60’S

HiStOrY IrElAnD HeDgE ScHoOl

with Matt Feeney

ShOwBaNdS, BeAt BaNdS & BaLlAdS with Niall Toner, Carole Holohan, Donal Fallon and John Ryan, Tommy Graham (chair)

ThE DrEaM CaR CoLlEcTiOn

with Jim Boland, Shane Houlihan, Neil Briscoe and Declan Grogan (Chair)

CoAsTaL GaRdEnS Of IrElAnD

ThE ApPrOaCh To ThE IrIsH CoUnTrY HoUsE

with Terence Reeves–Smith

with Paddy Bowe

ReMeMbErInG ThE GrEaT WaR

with Marguerite Helmers, Conor Mulvagh, Margaret O’Callaghan

Ww1 SpOnTaNeOuS PoP Up DrAmA [SaT + SuN}

GeTtInG HiStOrY OuT ThErE

with Maurice Earls, Turtle Bunbury, Tommy Graham, and Catriona Crowe

Those interested in attending must book tickets – we limit the number to 500 per day. One ticket (€22.50) will give you access to the entire gamut of talks, lectures, performances and debates for the whole day. Note: there are bound to be a couple of changes to the programme, and these can be checked online. Lunch and refreshments are available to purchase all day from various stalls and cafes. Parking provided free of charge. Website with full programme on www.thehistoryfestivalofireland.com TICKETS 059 9172400

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CaRlOw ArTs FeStIvAl | ScHoOlS AnD FaMiLy EvEnTs

DOG AND STRING THEATRE

CRITTERBOTS

PARTY ON THE BARROW

CREATURE

ScHoOlS EvEnTs:

FaMiLy eVeNtS:

ScIeNcE–TaStIc

HiStOrY TaLkS FoR YoUnG ‘UnS aT HuNtInGtOn CaStLe

9TH – 13TH JUNE

3RD TO 6TH CLASS.

A fully interactive laboratory where children get to explore science through experimentation, and activities filled with bubbling, fizzing, foaming and explosive reactions are demonstrated by the lady in the lab–coat, Michelle Maher.

7TH JUNE 12PM ‘Discover The Story of Ireland’ with Brendan O’Brien (9–11 year olds) 1.30PM ‘Travel back in Time’ with Brian Gallagher and Nicola Pierce (9–14 year olds)

ViSuAl ArT ScHoOl ToUrS 9TH – 13TH JUNE

DuBlIn StReEt CaRnIvAl

1ST TO 6TH CLASS

7TH – 8TH JUNE | 12–7 PM

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art will unveil three brand new exhibitions. Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos will suspend her gigantic and stunning sculpture Valkyria Exnoval from the ceiling of the Main Gallery. Next door five Irish textile artists will work with five wildly different experts in their fields: basket making, feather dying, prehistoric weaving with pottery, printing with stitch–work. And upstairs, artist Martin Gale and sculptor Rachel Joynt have selected around 40 of the best entries to the Éigse Open Submission.

Music, food stalls, craft workshops, kid’s area, barbeque, chalk art.

PaRtY On ThE BaRrOw 7TH JUNE | 7–11PM Gigs in the Town Hall Plaza and fireworks over the River Barrow.

DoG AnD StRiNg ThEaTrE

cReAtUrE WORKSHOP WITH INGA HAMILTON

{LaSt TiCkEtS AvAiLaBlE | €5 PeR StUdEnT}

7TH JUNE | 11AM – 3PM

10TH JUNE | 10.30PM AND 12PM JUNIOR /SENIOR INFANTS AND 1ST CLASS.

Drop in and help us construct the anatomy of mythical beast’s head.

The Dog & String Theatre presents The Billy Holiday Show, which brings to the limelight stars from the underrated pool of talent that graze our hillside.

VaLkYrIe StUdIo WITH SAIDHBHÍN GIBSON

PoTtErY WoRkShOp

{€5 dOnAtIoN sUgGeStEd)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION (IWA), CARLOW

14TH JUNE | 1–5PM

[LaSt TiCkEtS AvAiLaBlE | €2 PeR StUdEnT) 12TH JUNE | 1PM

LEGO

A drop–in workshop making miniature mobile works.

2ND TO 6TH CLASS.

ÉIgSe MiLe

Children will get an opportunity to create a unique three–dimensional artwork by shaping clay. Projects include animals, tiles, leaf dishes and jewellery.

12TH JUNE | 6.30 PM

LeGo EdUcAtIoN

Races at St. Patricks College.

12TH AND 13TH JUNE

CuRiOuS CrEaTuReS – CrItTeRbOtS

Learnit Lego Education provides workshops using lego and digital tools.

{TiCkEtS €5)

FaBuLoUs, MaGiCaL, MyThIcAl FlYiNg BeAsTs

15TH JUNE | 2–5PM A drop–in 30–minute workshop with Orla Bates in this fantastical art laboratory where you get to make your own myth–inspired Critterbot that really moves!

13TH JUNE | 10AM and 12.30PM AGED 10–12 Makeshop with Helen Robbins

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t E e R t S n DuBlI

l A v I n CaR

Initiated by the Carlow Arts Festival, Dublin Street Carnival is a compelling attempt to bring about regeneration through culture. It will sow a seed that presents back to the town a potential cultural quarter. With music, street art, busking, street traders, a vintage trail, cultural workshops, alfresco dining, and gallery spaces – this event will invite the people of Carlow to experience the potential of a street brought-back-to-life.

StReEt ArT SaTuRdAy 7Th aNd SuNdAy 8Th JuNe The Delta Centre’s makers will design street decorations, bunting, lighting, wild costumes, and giant sculptural works. The throughfare will be ‘knit-bombed’, vintage clothing stores will spill onto the pavements, street food will sizzle, tables and chairs will appear on the sidewalks, and musicians will lay their hats on the ground and fill the neighbourhood with melody.

Pure Thinking Community Group, collaborating with Barrow Valley Painters and Carlow Regional Youth Services, will create several large scale exteriors mural, fresco and frieze works and a multitude of small-scale street art installations on Dublin Street, joining Frank O’Sullivan’s ‘Lady’, which enters its second year without a scratch.

PeRfOrMaNcEs!

SaTuRdAy 7tH JuNe

SuNdAy 8Th JuNe

1PM SPONTANEOUS POP UP THEATRE FROM CARLOW LITTLE THEATRE WHO WILL PRESENT ‘JIMMY SHOES’

12PM GOSPEL CONCERT ON STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE WITH THE AFRO CARIBBEAN GOSPEL CHOIR AND ASPIRO

12-7 PM MUSICIANS BUSKING THROUGHOUT THE DAY

4PM SPONTANEOUS POP UP THEATRE FROM CARLOW LITTLE THEATRE WHO WILL PRESENT ‘TALK IN THE PARK.’

7PM LIVE MUSIC IN THE TOWN HALL PLAZA

12PM-6PM MUSICIANS BUSKING

8PM THE GOOD THIEF BY CONOR MCPHERSON AT TBA SPEAKEASY

3PM STILETTO SPRINT - THE SECOND RUNNING OF THIS CHARITY SPECTACULAR THAT CHALLENGES GENTLEMEN TO MASTER THE ART OF THE HEEL

10.30PM FIREWORKS ON THE RIVER BARROW

KCLR plan to launch their new Carlow home with a 2-day broadcast from Carlow Arts Festival HQ, tune in for more details Lords of Strut will bring us their street circus performance. There will be a kids corner including street chalking, arts and crafts, puppetry and playground. AND TEN NEW GALLERIES AND CULTURAL VENUES WILL OPEN ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE STREET, DETAILS OF WHICH ARE OVERLEAF. This event is made possible by:

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S e I r E l GaL

ThE SqUaRe DuCk CaFé

Deighton Hall An invitation into Carlow’s most breath-taking hall for home-baked cake and a cup of tea, where illustrator Derry Dillon exhibits a site-specific body of work. From the basic circle to the elegant rhombus, Deighton Hall is all about shapes, and mankind’s fascination with straight lines and tidy curves. Dillon explores pyramids, round tables and square meals, looking at the array of geometric shapes that surrounds us in nature, iconography and in lore.

TbA (TiMe-BaSeD ArT)

59 Dublin Street Carlow TBA opens for its second year, presenting theatre and live music. This 17th Century coaching inn is fully licensed and serves local craft beer and fabulous wine. Friday 6th June 8pm Huts on Stilts Saturday 7th June 4pm Ragged Morning Moon / 8pm The Good Thief by Conor McPherson Sunday 8th June 4pm The Holy Roman Army / 8pm Silver Cloud Lounge Club

BlUePrInT GaLlErY

10 Dublin Street beside Festival HQ Dark to Light is a gallery exhibition including work by Mary Cullen, Tadhg Mc Sweeney, Anthony Walsh, Ian Mannion, Stephen Mynhart, Sue White, Saidhbhín Gibson, Susan Connolly, Mark Mc Greevey, Adam Bohanna, Brian Bastick, Maureen Phelan, with guest art collective Art Hive (Tipperarybased) bringing a collaborative textile work to the show. Dark to Light will feature a collection of contemporary artworks that draw from the theme metaphorically as well as stylistically.

Saturday 14th June 8pm The Spinning Boy

POST OFFICE

ImPrEsSiOnS

DuBlIn StReEt

1 Dublin Street formerly Bennetton The Barrow Valley Artists (comprising thirty-five members) meet regularly to paint together and exchange ideas. Some paint landscapes en plein air, others produce studio-based works in various mediums. In its 41 years, the group has held numerous exhibitions and engaged in a multitude of workshop and collaborations. Their 2014 Arts Festival exhibition will be curated by artist Roland Byrne, and will feature works in oils, watercolour, acrylic, pastels and mixed media.

ThE MaRkEt GaLlErY

3 Dublin Street Lorraine Fenlon has become synonymous with her resplendent, luscious oil paintings of fruit — she has spent the past three years building up a body of work which pays homage to botanical art. She focuses on the ‘butteriness’ that oil gives to colour, and the light that permeates. She paint fruits still on the tree or bush – still alive as well as still life — and makes magnified studies of fruit in section. Malones Fruit and Moyleabbey Organic Farm will co-habit the gallery as resident fruit sellers. 16

FeStIvAl Hq

9 Dublin Street The permanent exhibition space created in The Carlow Arts Festival’s new HQ will be given over to a selection of works by artists including Elsie Nolan, sculptor Eileen McDonagh, and designers such as Cillian Ó Súilleabháin, ceramicist Jim Behan and others.


ElSeWhErE ArOuNd CaRlOw ToWn (Daily during festival unless otherwise stated) Exhibition of Paintings by Anne Deere Atrium Shamrock Plaza 9am-5pm Exhibition of Paintings by Attracta Carbery Cedar Room, Seven Oaks Hotel 10am-6pm Thoughts on Canvas: works by Mary Clare Nolan & Lorraine Hayden 43 Tullow St. (beside White’s Chemist) 11am-6pm Landscapes and Flowers: an exhibition of paintings by Lily O’Rourke Cathedral Parish Centre, College Street 11am-6pm

‘Riotous Assembly’: Oil and Watercolour Paintings by Jacinta Crowley-Long Seven Oaks Hotel 10am-6pm

Éigse Mile & School Relay Challenge on Thursday 12th June St Patrick’s College, Carlow Races begin at 6:30pm.

An Exhibition of Paintings by Brian McCormack Flemington House, 1 Brown Street, Carlow 9.30am-5.30pm

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta on Sunday 15th June Carlow Town Park 10am-4.30pm

Panchea, curated by Denis Roche Dolmen Studios, St Dympna’s Hospital 10am-4pm weekdays Collection of Paintings by Kevin Keating Bluebell Florists, 150 Tullow Street 9.30am-5.30pm

CoRa MuRpHy GaLlErY

17 Dublin Street (beside Lamberts Newsagent) Tight Lines - The Excerpts: Cora Murphy’s new Mayo Lake series of paintings are based on the twentyfour hour life of the Mayfly, and the pilgrimage that her family have made for the past 50 years to Lough Carra and Lough Mask in pursuit of the fishing that comes with it. ‘What I am trying to do with this work is achieve an appropriate tension between what Seamus Heaney described as “the now of perception and the then of fulfilment.”’

Relay for Life on Saturday 14th June at Ducketts Grove, featuring The Wolseley Singers at 9.30pm Exhibition: ‘Carlow, The Irish language, and Eigse’ Carlow County Museum, College Street 10am-5pm

ThE NaAs FeLt aNd FiBrE GrOuP

25 Dublin Street (opposite Courthouse Hotel) These textile artists present a fascinating exhibition of stitch, fabric, paper, wool fibre, found objects etc, demonstrating the potential of contemporary textile art, and exploring various themes relating to the natural world, be it a pattern on a butterfly wing or the texture of decaying leaves.

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26 Dublin Street formerly Hennessy Fine Foods Parts, an exhibition by Ciara OHara, Ruth Power and Adam Bohanna, is based on the premise that life depends on the interaction of parts for nature to flourish. This reflective study will allow us to consider not only the art in nature but also the nature of art.

COURT HOUSE

DuBlIn StReEt

ExPoSuRe

11 Dublin Street Following a collaboration with Slovenian artist photographer, Tomaž Lunder, Carlow Photographic Society will present two separate exhibitions: Urban, exploring cityscapes and built objects in one, and Portraits, probing deeper into the art of portrait photography—capturing expression, personality and mood. This Photographic Gallery will also exhibit work that its 45 members have produced in the last year, and it will also re-open its popular public dropin portrait studio.

ArLeS ArT GrOuP

Cafe Formenti, Dublin Street The Arles Art Group began meeting to paint together every Monday night in Arles Hall in 1998 – there are 16 of them. Their tutor, Linda Dempsey, is based in Athy, Co. Kildare and mentors the group’s work in oil and acrylic. Artists include Peggy Byrne, Mary Fenlon, Carol Millar, Betty Howe, Kieran Lawler, Carmel McNamara, Clare Brennan, Kathleen Farrell, Betty Conway, Rose Johnson, Kathleen Green, Lena Scully, Maggie Scully, Maura Delaney, Geraldine Delaney, and Josie Brennan. 17 7

PaSt CaRiNg

29 Dublin Street Carole Lawlor opens a bespoke antique shop of her most prized pieces. A well-travelled, life-long collector with an extraordinary eye for all things retro, Carole’s venture selects her favourite objets and presents them in a Georgian townhouse.


FIREWORKS DOWN BY THE

RIVER Saturday 7th June 2014 pm

12 - 7

DuBlIn StReEt

CaRnIvAl

SPONTANEOUS THEATRE / BUSKING GALLERIES / ARTISAN FOOD SELLERS 0pm

.3 7 - 10

FREE OPEN AIR CONCERT IN THE TOWN HALL PLAZA Sponsored by

ROISIN DUBH

SHANE HENNESSY

BEEF TUMBLING SUPREME DICE

+ PARADE TO THE RIVER PROMENADE 0pm

10.3

RIVER BARROW

NIGHT SKY ILLUMINATION CEREMONY

RIVER PROMENADE

Carlow Arts Festival 2014 programme  

6th - 15th June 2014

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