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June 11th-20th 2010


Fáilte! Welcome! Éigse Carlow Arts Festival 2010 Lots of exciting entertainment is planned for this year’s festival with almost half of the events FREE over the 10 days and we eagerly anticipate being hosted in the outstanding new VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and George Bernard Shaw Theatre. This year we celebrate with a large scale 30 year retrospective visual art exhibition in the galleries of VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art curated by Paddy McGovern featuring the crème de la crème of artists who have exhibited over the years at Éigse. We really want to give you a feeling of festival spirit around the town and county, whether you attend a workshop in comedy / clown performance, view one of the film shorts in the cinema or you are inspired to dance a jig at the open air céilí with the Tulla Céilí Band, Éigse is your festival and we’d like you to enjoy it. Of priority to the festival is the showcasing of Carlow artists and they feature throughout the festival programme, side by side with national and international performers and artists, providing them with presentation opportunities to further their careers and contacts at such a crucial economic time. Carlow plays well above its size in terms of the quantity and quality of its artistic talent, some of which is presented at the 2010 festival. As we said above, it’s YOUR FESTIVAL so it’s YOURS TO ENJOY! Is féile pobail í, bain taitneamh aisti!

Tara Connaghan Festival Director


Contents Visual arts programme

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Sat. 19th June

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Fri. 11th June

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Sun. 20th June

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Sat. 12th June

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Éigse schools projects

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Sun. 13th June

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Éigse Fringe

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Mon. 14th June

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Booking Information

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Tues. 15th June

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Getting to Carlow

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Wed. 16th June

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Map

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Thurs. 17th June

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Festival Team

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Fri. 18th June

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Funders / Sponsors

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Na hAmharcealaíona / VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME OPENING HOURS: Tues. – Sat. 11am – 5.30pm (also open on Mon. 14th June during the festival), Sun. 2pm – 5pm 11th June – 29th August Ionad/ LOCATION: VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

This year’s Visual Arts programme sees a change of venue and format. The festival’s and what a venue it is: VISUAL, Carlow Centre for Contemporary Art.

Éigse will celebrate its thirty-one years of great art shows with a huge group exhibition of work by artists who made Carlow a major venue for all art lovers. These will range from artists who show in major international galleries to artists from the Carlow area some of whom have shown annually since the festival was launched in 1979. William Crozier and Peter Howson were showing in 1992. They will be particularly Royal Academy will include Gillian Ayres, John Hoyland, Sonia Lawson, Hughie O’Donoghue, Barbara Rae and Anthony Whishaw. David Blackburn’s work has been praised by major critics such as Kenneth Clark, Peter Fuller & Sr. Wendy Beckett while Shani Rhys James has won Europe’s most valuable painting prize, the Jerwood, since her last appearance at Éigse 2000. Sean Henry’s large-scale painted steel shown in Carlow while Alex Calinescu, Will Maclean and painter David Tress will also

William Crozier

venue in Ireland to show the work of each of these artists.

Sean Henry


Na hAmharcealaíona / VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME Painters John Shinnors and Donald Teskey and sculptor Eileen MacDonagh are among the important Irish artists producing large-scale new work especially for Éigse 2010. Sculpture has always been a strong element in Éigse and the strong showing will be maintained this year with work by artists such as Janet Mullarney, Catherine E. Greene, Rachel Schwalm, John Behan, Cliodhna Cussen, Dick Joynt, James McKenna and Brid Ni Rinn. Finland-based Charles Sandison, regarded by many as the most original computer artist

in the world, occupies the Digital Gallery while French video installation artist François-Xavier Courrèges will also feature.

Sheenagh Geoghegan and Stephen Murphy generation of great young Irish artists.

The remaining line-up of artists includes: Adam Bohanna, John A. Brennan, Ml. Canning, Comhghall Casey, Elizabeth Cope, Colin Crotty, Hillary Elmes, Simon English, Denis Farrell, Bridget Flannery, Marie Foley, Paul Funge, Martin Gale, Brian Garvey, Trevor Geoghegan, Marie Hanlon, Eddie Kennedy, Mike Fitzharris, Bob Lynn, Alice Maher, Paul Mosse Stephen McKenna, Bobby Mclean, Tadhg McSweeney, Mick O’Dea, David Quinn, John Noel Smith, Maighread Tobin, Ger Sweeney & Keith Wilson.

All in all, a very special line-up indeed - and all in the spectacular setting of Ireland’s newest great art space, VISUAL.

While Éigse has gained a national reputation for great art shows, its strength was built on the strong input and involvement of Carlow artists over the years and Carlow is strongly represented by, Jim Behan, Beverly Carbery, Caoimhín Ó Néill, Eilis O’Neill and Ellen Walshe, illustrator Derry Dillon, ceramicist Michelle Dempsey and that master craftsman, John Kemp. Janet Mullarney

Éigse without some younger emerging artists would not really be Éigse at all and

meet the artist talks... All talks will be held in VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

MEET THE ARTIST:

Hughie O’Donoghue

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: Sat. 12th June, 12pm Admission: FREE

MEET THE ARTIST:

Shani Rhys-James

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: Sat. 12th June, 3pm Admission: FREE

MEET THE ARTIST:

Denis Farrell & Marie Hanlon

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: Sun. 13th June, 3pm Admission: FREE

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Na hAmharcealaíona / VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ÉIGSE

OTHER ÉIGSE EXHIBITIONS CARLOW IT & ARTFORMS GALLERY VISUAL ART PROGRAMME Carlow Institute of Technology in association with Artforms Gallery host an exhibition of Contemporary Irish Art featuring works by artists Karen Hendy, Joan Coen, Ger Casey, Brock Butler, Paul Christopher Flynn, Hilary Elmes, Laurence Eamon Colman, Patrick Scott, Bob Lynn and more. The Exhibition will be opened by Frank X Buckley, IMMA Board member, member and former Chair of the Contemporary Irish art Society and a well known Patron of the Arts, at 2pm on Sat. 12th June.

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: Sat. 12th June - Sat. 19th June, 11am - 7pm (Sat. 19th closing 4.30pm) Ionad / LOCATION: Carlow Institute of Technology, Kilkenny Road, Carlow. Admission: FREE

IRISH PREMIÈRE : MARC-IVAN O’GORMAN Reflected Light: A Video Art Retrospective (1998 -2008) visual artist Marc-Ivan O’Gorman. The works include the award-winning Eye Con, Other, and S.O.S. Dili and Motion/Station. Also featured is the multi-authored project, Dublin: 4daymovie, curated by Lenny Abrahamson Ireland, was shown at the Mint Gallery, New Delhi, India, in 2009. Marc-Ivan started as a performer and producer of theatre and music and later turned his attention to Filmmaking. won a scholarship to attend the Masters programme in TV & Film at Syracuse University, New Trick or Treat.

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: Fri. 11th - Sun. 20th June, 11am - 5.30pm, Sun. 2 - 5pm. The show will be launched with a live musical performance by The Spinning Boy Ionad / LOCATION: The Shamrock Plaza, Shamrock Square, Carlow Admission: FREE


Na hAmharcealaíona / VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ÉIGSE

OTHER ÉIGSE EXHIBITIONS SASHA SYKES An exhibition of furniture art

CONNECTIONS Carlow Photographic Society

Sasha Sykes has spent the last decade developing her knowledge of cutting edge plastics, using them to expose the natural world and

This photographic exhibition is a collaboration between members of Carlow Photographic Society and contemporary Slovenian artist Tomaz Lunder in partnership with Carlow Local Authorities Arts

The stories she creates in her work look at nostalgia, humour and mankind’s relationship with our surroundings. Her functional art and furniture has been lauded by the New York Times, Vogue, international newspapers and blogs for its originality and unique style. Her work is in many permanent collections, including the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks. Sasha lives and works from her straw-bale studio near Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.

last few months this exhibition promises to impress! Presented will be a series of photographic works taking contemporary themes such as place, memory, time and self. Alongside traditional photographic representation will be a series of examples of works by the society showing how photography can be presented in a contemporary visual arts context.

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: Fri. 11th - Sun. 20th June, 11am - 5.30pm, Sun. 2 - 5pm.

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: Sat. 12th - Sun. 20th June, 11am - 5.30pm, Sun. 2pm - 5pm

Ionad / LOCATION: The Shamrock Plaza, Shamrock Square, Carlow

Ionad / LOCATION: Former WebTalk Shop, Tullow St., Carlow

Admission: FREE

Admission: FREE

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Na hAmharcealaíona / VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ÉIGSE

OTHER ÉIGSE EXHIBITIONS GORDON BENNETT REMEMBERED An Exhibition of Photographs commemorating 107 years of the Gordon Bennett Race By & from the collection of George Stuart Few are aware of the vast archive of Irish motoring images George Stuart has built up since love of photography and cars in 1947, when he was given a War vintage. Since becoming enthralled with veteran and vintage machinery in the mid 1950s he has built up a considerable non-professional archive of motoring images through to the 1980s, comprising material from veteran runs, hillclimbs, circuit racing and of course the Gordon Bennett Rally. The exhibition is an important part of the International Gordon Bennett Rally taking place from June 11th - 13th in Carlow.

HOUSE OF FICTION A site specific installation at the Ballroom, Borris House Jonas Liveröd will work directly with Borris house and its history - past & current - through large scale installation & drawings. Fascinated by the building not only as architecture, but as a collection, a being & monument, he will bring out the past and present in physical form. Jonas Liveröd lives and works in Malmö, Sweden and has been active on the international art-scene since graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Holland in 1999 having exhibited at galleries and museums in Denmark, Germany, the United States, France and Vietnam among others. He has exhibited solo-shows at Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst (FAK), the process room at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kristinehamn Museum of Art (Sweden), Pool Gallery (Berlin), La Tangente (France), Aarhus Centre for Contemporary Art (Denmark) and was engaged as Artist in Residence at IMMA during 2009. www.jonasliverod.com

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: Sat. 12th – Sun. 20th June, 11am – 6pm.

dáta & am/ DATE & TIME: 12th – 24th June, 2 – 7pm daily (except

Ionad / LOCATION: 38 - 43 Tullow St., Carlow (opposite Carlow Library)

Ionad / LOCATION: Ballroom, Borris House, Co. Carlow

Admission: FREE

Admission: FREE


Dé hAoine 11ú Meithea mh / FRIDAY 11TH JUN E

The GB Shaw Theatre & Éigse Carlow Arts Festival present Les Voisins with

Queen of Colours

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DáTE: Dáta/ DA ta/ DA TEh: Jun 11t 11theJune Am/ TIME: Am/ TIM E: 10am10am & 12pm

& 12pm

Ticéid/TICK Ticéid/TICKETS ETS: €6

: €6 Ionad/ LOCA TIO Bernard Shaw N: George Ionad/ LOC ATION: Th Geeat ree org BernarSu d Sha itablewfor The atre age s 4-8 years

Travelling to the GB Shaw Theatre and Éigse from Germany, this beautiful little play from some of Suitable for ages 4-8 years Europe’s most expert theatre makers for children, tells the story of a little Queen who is determined to Teaghlach bring colour into a world of black and white. With the FAMILY help of a few brushes, a lot of paper, a glass full of water, some colours and the court musician and painter to help her, watch little Queen as she transforms her world. Live music and a story to make you smile, this charming play has everything including dancing flowers! Dáta/ DATE: 11th June

Am/ TIME: 9pm

Tír na nÓg

Ticéid/TICKETS: €18/€15

The group formed by Leo O'Kelly and Sonny Condell in Ionad/ LOCATION: 1970 are recognised as one of the most influential song The Tower Live, Dinn Rí, writing and performing duos to have emerged from Tullow St. Ireland. Tír na nÓg toured the world in the '70s with Jethro Ceol Tull, Procol Harum and Cat Stevens, among other major MUSIC acts, as well as headlining their own magical concerts. This reunion tour celebrates the 40th anniversary of their formation so come along and enjoy the reminiscing melodies. Support by Jamie McDonald Jamie began his musical career busking in his hometown of Carlow as soon as he had 3 chords. Since then he has played throughout Europe and the USA. As a solo artist he has played in pubs, clubs, festivals, toilets & anywhere he was allowed (& a few places he wasn't!) His music is described as Folk-Funk-Soul.


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E mh / FRIDAY 11TH JUN Dé hAoine 11ú Meithea

World première - Dancers’ Dialogue (Night time outdoor performance)

This commission unravels the tones, rhythm, language, syntax and thoughts expressed as speech and the non-verbal communication of dance. The piece is inspired by the words of the great dance icon, Isadora Duncan, expressing dance as the ‘Luminous manifestation of the soul’. Here both verbal and non-verbal meet to allow an insight into dance - the practitioners and audience share the shapes, sounds, moves and thoughts of two differing origins fusing the ‘lingo’ of dancers and dance genres that translates a ‘Dancers’ Dialogue’. Padraig MacAodha (Patrick McHugh), a Laois based choreographer and dancer, while rooted in traditional Irish dance, has a keen sense of exploration for symbiotic dance relationships and collaborates with max.IMEALL, a new Edinburgh-based contemporary dance company that “aim forward, while unafraid to look back”. This performance, commissioned by Éigse, is a site-specific choreography exploring and showcasing the night façade of the new VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and George Bernard Shaw Theatre.

Dáta/ DATE: 11th & 12th June Am/ TIME: 10mins performances from 10.30pm to 11.30pm Ticéid/TICKETS: FREE Ionad/ LOCATION:

Carpark of VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & George Bernard Shaw Theatre

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DANCE


Dé Sathairn 12ú Meithea mh / SATURDAY 12H JUN E

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The Parting Glass By Dermot Bolger Presented by axis: Ballymun Directed by: Mark O’ Brien, starring Ray Yeates

Where were you when Ireland’s World Cup dreams were dashed? Shot through with caustic wit and sharp home truths, The Parting Glass is an examination of Ireland over the past two decades - and Thierry Henry's left hand! In 1990 Dermot Bolger’s play In High Germany captured the mood of a pre Celtic Tiger generation forced to emigrate due to economic necessity. It used the motif of soccer and the Irish team’s success in Euro ‘88 to tell the life stories of three friends up to the point where they emigrate from an Ireland on the edge of financial collapse. Twenty years on, Eoin is re-united with old friends in Stade de France on Nov. 18th 2009 for the World Cup play-off. The Parting Glass is an odyssey for the foreignness of the Ireland that emerged in Eoin’s absence, the boom and bust story of the nation and the story of a man, stopping to make sense of his life, to try and fathom his place as an exile and to take stock of his future.

Dáta/ DATE: 12th June Am/ TIME: 9pm Ticéid/TICKETS: €17/€15 conc Ionad/ LOCATION:

GB Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Road, Carlow

Drámaíocht

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H JUNE theamh / SUNDAY 13T Dé Domhnaigh 13ú Mei

Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office presents in association with IADT: 5 TAILS RECIPE: Serves: 45 glorious minutes of performance. Mix: 4.5 ounces of short stories. Stir the ingredients over a hot 15 costumed Zoological creatures. flame & season with some 5 furry tails. humour. Bring to the boil. *Tasty for kids and older who enjoy the Animal Kingdom.

The performance is compiled of 5 short simple parables communicating morals / tales to the audience. The characters are visually appealing, witty and charming, with highly developed physical movement and use shadows and lighting to create the backdrop to a world created by these narratives. The material is for all ages but will certainly appeal to a younger age group. This project is a work in progress developed through a series of performance and movement workshops. The collaboration between IADT and County Carlow Youth Theatre is a Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office Initiative. THE CREATIVE TEAM Ger Clancy: Creative Director. Monika Bieniek: Movement director & choreographer. Sherra Murphy: Researcher advisor & script analysis. Peter Kelly: Youth theatre officer/Theatrical production. Creative & fabrication team: Students of 2nd yr model making, IADT. Performers: Carlow Youth Theatre & Students of 2nd yr model making, IADT.

Dáta/ DATE: 13th June Am/ TIME: 12 midday & 7.30pm Ticéid/TICKETS: €8 Adults / €3

(Children under 16)

Ionad/ LOCATION:

GB Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Road, Carlow

Drámaíocht

THEATRE


Dé Domhnaigh 13ú Mei theamh / SUNDAY 13T H JUNE

Shorts: A presentation of new short play readings from Carlow playwrights

Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office in association with Éigse Carlow present a selection of new writing from locally based playwrights.

Dáta/ DATE: 13t h June Am/ TIME: 2pm

Ticéid/TICKETS : €12 Ionad/ LOCATIO N:

George Bernard Old Dublin Road,Shaw Theatre, Carlow

Initiated by Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office, playwright Bryan Delaney has been Carlow Drámaíocht Writer-in-Residence since 2006 with the goal of developing local writing talent for the stage. THEATRE This event is a culmination of that residency and provides a unique opportunity to hear samples of several short 10 to 15 minute plays from local playwrights in the form of public readings by professional actors.

The readings will be directed by Tom Creed (Rough Magic, Dublin) and will be followed by an audience talkback with the director, actors and the playwrights themselves. This is a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the process of writing and presenting a new play for performance and is the first event of its kind in Carlow.

Common Tongue Common Tongue is a unique trio bringing together sean-nós singer Lorcán Mac Mathúna, improvising saxophonist Cathal Roche and composer Ian Wilson on live electronics. With performances based around new melodies put to traditional songs, the trio interprets Irish standards drawing on aspects of jazz and electronica to re-contextualize the sean-nós singing. Dáta/ DATE: 13th June

Am/ TIME: 5pm

Ticéid/TICKETS:

€12/€10 conc

Ionad/ LOCATION:

St. Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow

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MUSIC

Ian is a member of Aosdána and is also Director of the Sligo New Music Festival. Lorcán’s music and singing was primarily passed onto him by his father, the well respected sean-nós singer and flute player, Séamus Mac Mathúna. Cathal is a composer-performer specialising in solo saxophone and has performed with leading ensembles and performers including the Kai Big Band, Fuzzy Logic Ensemble, ICC Ensemble, Hugh Tinney and RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet.

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/ MONDAY 14TH Dé Luain 14ú Meitheamh

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JUNE

Daily drop-in workshops: lantern making & music instrument making workshops

-18th June Dáta/ DATE: 14th Am/ TIME: 2-5pm E Ticéid/TICKETS: FRE :

Ionad/ LOCATION

(Centra Penny Lane Market, Street, Penny Lane), Tullow Carlow

Ceardlann

WORKSHOP

Drop-in workshops in lantern making and percussion instrument making to build your own for participation in the Festival Lantern Procession on Fri. 18th June, 10pm.

Dáta/ DATE: 14th June Am/ TIME: 9pm Ticéid/TICKETS: €6

Ionad/ LOCATION:

upstairs, Teach Dolmain, Tullow St., Carlow

Emerging Poets with Rita Kelly

Rita Kelly is a writer of poetry, fiction, drama and criticism in Irish and English. Her publications include five collections of poetry, the latest being Turas go bun na Spéire from Cló IarChonnachta, LITERATURE 2009 with a new English poetry collection due for release in 2011. Her work has been translated to Italian, German, Dutch & French and has earned various awards, most recently the prestigious Patrick & Kathleen Kavanagh Memorial Award. Rita has given creative writing Workshops for 30 years to various groups of writers and this reading is a culmination of works produced by aspiring writers / poets from a workshop held in May. The project is a continuation of the very successful ‘Emerging Writers’ showcase held during the 2009 festival. Litríocht


Dé Máirt 15ú Meitheamh

LUNCHTIME THEATRE

/ TUESDAY 15TH JUN E

The Merry Conceited Humours of Bottom the Weaver A droll composed of comic scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1646) Performed by Carlow University Theatre (USA) Drolls were short comical sketches that originated during the Puritan interregnum in England. With the closure of theatres, actors were left without any way of plying their art or earning a living, so they “borrowed” scenes from well-known plays of the time, added dancing and other entertainments and performed these, sometimes illegally, to make money.

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Dáta/ DATE: 15th Jun e Am/ TIME: 1pm & 8pm

Ticéid/TICKETS: FRE E Ionad/ LOCATION:

Tullow Street pedestrian 1pm & Plás na Saoirse area 8pm

Drámaíocht

THEATRE

Carlow University Theatre (CUT) has been in existence for 18 years and has accounted for more than 80 productions in Pittsburgh city. For Spring 2010, Steve Fatla (Founder and Producer of CUT) and Jay Keenan (Producer of Duquesne Red Masquers, Duquesne University) created a course that encompassed the study of Irish Theatre. The connection with its sister college in Ireland (St. Patrick’s College, Carlow) enables their international debut performances at Éigse.

Andrew Maxwell Stand-up comedian Andrew Maxwell is a familiar face on Irish and UK television having appeared on The Panel (RTE), Have I Got News For You (BBC), Mock of the Week (BBC) and Celebrity Juice (ITV) among others. He has won and been nominated for several awards including an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show, a Time Out Live Award in the category of Best Stand-up, a Loaded Magazine Award for best stand-up and Chortle Award for best contribution to the live comedy circuit. He was also recently voted Best Irish Comedian by Dáta/ DATE: 15th June the public at the Entertainment.ie awards. He embarks on a Am/ TIME: 9.30pm major UK tour in April and manages to squeeze in this Carlow date during his busy touring schedule. Ticéid/TICKETS: €18 Ionad/ LOCATION:

The Tower Live, Dinn Rí, Tullow St.,Carlow

Speisialta

SPECIAL

“One of the best comics around... A consummate raconteur” TIME OUT


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H JUNE mh / WEDNESDAY 16T Dé Céadaoin 16ú Meithea

Bilingual cookery demonstration with Chef & Restaurateur Brian Ó Dómhnaill / Taispeántas Cócaireachta dátheangach Brian Ó Dómhnaill has a background in the restaurant business running the infamous ‘Danny Minnies’ restaurant in Annagary, Co. Donegal which has just won the 2010 Best Restaurant Award, Best Chef Award and Best Customer Service Award in the Restaurants Association of Ireland annual awards. Brian’s culinary skills have been in great demand over the years teaching cookery in the Ashfield College, Dublin, writing cookery columns in Foinse and the Food Haven Magazine as well as presenting five series of cookery programmes for TG4. This evening’s demonstration will let you taste not only his delightful cooking but also a chance to try out your chúpla focail. Tá cúlra suntasach agus aitheanta i ngnó na cócaireachta ag Brian Ó Dómhnaill agus é ag rith proinnteach cáiliúil ‘Danny Minnies’ i gCo. Dhún na nGall áit a bhuaigh an iliomad gradaim bronnta ag Cumann Proinntithe na hÉireann 2010. Tá an-tóir ar scileanna cócaireachta Bhriain le blianta anuas agus é i mbun teagaisc i gColáiste Ashfield, Bhaile Átha Cliath, ag scríobh colúin cócaireachta do Foinse agus do Food Haven Magazine chomh maith le cúig shraith de chláracha cócaireachta a chur i láthair ar TG4. Tabharfaidh taispeántas an tráthnóna seo seans duit saothair bhlasta Bhriain a bhlaiseadh. Bí ann gan teip!

Dáta/ DATE: 16th June Am/ TIME: 7pm

Ticéid/TICKETS: €10 Ionad/ LOCATION:

Talbot Hotel, Portlaoise Road, Carlow

Ceardlann

WORKSHOP


JUNE mh / SATURDAY 19TH Dé Sathairn 19ú Meithea

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Comedy in Per formance Workshop (Cirque de Légume)

June Dáta/ DATE: 19th Am/ TIME: 11am

Ticéid/TICKETS: €7

to (discount price of €13one attend workshop and e) performanc George Ionad/ LOCATION: Bernard Shaw Theatre

e clown, a sense of Discover the comedy of the absurd, simpl workshop with Jaimie play, and complicity in this fun, hands-on l and creator of Carswell, graduate of the Jacques Lecoq Schoo worked with Ceardlann has e Jaimi rmer perfo a As e. Légum de e the Cirqu WORKSHOP er, Julie Goell, Gauli pe Philip en, Houb Jos as rs maste such comic in regular workshops and John Wright, among others, and gives the hour-long workshop will explore some of clown, bouffon, and physical comedy. This ce. Open to rman perfo comic to tial essen ods meth principles, rhythms, games, and 16+ professionals and non-professionals. Ages Don’t forget the Cirque de Légume show at 2.30pm – see Fri. 18th for details Dáta/ DATE: 19th June Am/ TIME: 12.30pm

Ticéid/TICKETS: FREE Ionad/ LOCATION:

George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Road, Carlow

LUNCHTIME GIG Aspiro

The Aspiro performance includes a selection of pieces from their 2010 programme performed by Aspiro Girls, Male Voice Squad MUSIC and Senior Ensemble. Aspiro is an after-school programme offering a musical education of the highest artistic standards through the medium of choral music for interested young people in Carlow and surrounding counties. As ambassadors for Carlow, Aspiro have represented their county and country on the local, national and in recent years, international stage. Ceol


Dé Sathairn 19ú Meithea mh / SATURDAY 19TH

Café Formenti luncht

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n How much music, laught squeeze into one luncht er and mayhem can you ime? Go along to Café Formenti to find out!

Ticéid/TICKETS: FRE

Ticéid/TICKETS: €20 (incl. light

refreshments) Limited places 30 max

Ionad/ LOCATION:Pembroke Club

d’Art, Pembroke Rd., Carlow

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Ionad/ LOCATION

:Café Formenti,

Dublin Street, Carlow

Na hEalaíona Áitú LOCAL ARTS ila

Dáta/ DATE: 12th & 19th June Am/ TIME: 2pm & 4pm

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Dáta/ DATE: 19th June Am/ TIME: 1pm

A Taste of Carlow Tour A sampling of the cultural flavours of a county steeped in talent (see page 14 for more details)

Na hEalaíona Áitúila

LOCAL ARTS

Traditional Music Workshops Button Accordion: Derek Hickey Banjo: Angelina Carberry Fiddle: Mick Conneely & Liam Flannigan Dáta/ DATE: 19th June Am/ TIME: 2-4pm Ticéid/TICKETS: €8 (discount price of €18 to attend both the workshop and the concert) Ionad/ LOCATION:

Institute of Technology Carlow, Kilkenny Road, Carlow

For improvers / advanced

Ceardlann

WORKSHOP


TICKETS

Tír na nÓg (support by Jamie McDonald) The Tower Live, Dinn Rí, 9pm FESTIVAL CLUB - Eva Queen Scraggs Alley, Tullow St., 11pm Common Tongue St. Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, 5pm

FR 11 SA 12 SU13 MO 14 TU 15 WE 16 TH 17 FR 18 SA 19 SU 20

€18 /€15

p. 9

FREE

p.11 p.17

€12 /€10

p. 21

Trad music session Teach Dolmain, Tullow St.,10.30pm

FREE

p. 21

Trad Disco (& Róisín Dubh) Teach Dolmain, Tullow St., 9pm - 2am

FREE

p. 23

Trad music sessions Brennan's Bar, 10pm

FREE

p. 23

FESTIVAL CLUB - Preachers Son Scraggs Alley, 11pm

FREE

p. 23

Trad Music Session Teach Dolmain, 4pm

FREE

p. 31

€15 /€12

p. 30 & 31

Trad Music Sessions Teach Dolmain, The Dolmen Hotel, 10.30pm

FREE

p. 31

Trad Music Sessions Brennan's Bar, 2pm Trad Music Session & Dancers Teach Dolmain, 2.30pm

FREE FREE

Lunchtime gig: Aspiro choir GB Shaw Theatre, 12.30pm

FREE

Art for children & music instrument making Plás na Saoirse, 1pm

FREE

Art for children Plás na Saoirse, 1pm

FREE

Lantern making & music instrument making Penny Lane Market, Tullow St., 2 - 5pm

FREE

p. 18 p. 18 p. 18 p. 18 p. 18

Cookery demonstration - Brian O Dómhnaill Talbot Hotel, Portlaoise Rd., 7pm

€10

p. 20

Comedy in performance workshop GB Shaw Theatre, 11am

7

p. 24

Traditional music workshops IT, Carlow, 2 - 4pm

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p. 25

Trad Music Concert: Derek Hickey, Angelina Carberry, Liam Flannigan & Mick Conneely (support by Caladh Nua) GB Shaw Theatre, 9pm

MUSIC

€15

Jerry Fish & the Mudbug Club (support by Sugar Factory) GB Shaw Theatre, 9.30pm

p. 33 p. 33 p. 24 p. 12 p.12

p. 32

Opera workshops Community Centre, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, 6 - 8pm

FREE

p. 32

Woodroad: Alec & Deirdre O'Leary & Dennis O'Driscoll (Music & Literature) St. Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow, 6.30pm

€12 /€10

Michael D.Higgins Poetry Reading GB Shaw Theatre Bar, 6pm Emerging Poets & Rita Kelly (upstairs) Teach Dolmain, Tullow St. , 9pm A Taste of Carlow Tour Pembroke Club d'Art, 2pm & 4pm Café Formenti lunchtime fun Café Formenti, Dublin Street, Carlow, 1pm

€5

FREE

p. 25

p. 14 p. 18

€6 €20

p. 29

LOCAL

p. 32

FREE

LITERATURE

FREE

Opera workshops Teach Bríd, Tullow, Co. Carlow, 3 - 5pm

p. 14

WORKSHOPS

Opera workshops GB Shaw Theatre, 12 - 2pm

p. 25


TICKETS

FR 11 SA 12 SU13 MO 14 TU 15 WE 16 TH 17 FR 18 SA 19 SU 20

FREE

p. 4 p. 4 p. 4

Meet the Artist: Hughie O'Donoghue (12pm) & Shani Rhys-James (3pm), VISUAL

FREE

p. 5

Meet the Artist: Denis Farrell & Marie Hanlon: VISUAL, 3pm

FREE

p. 5

Carlow IT & Artforms Gallery Exhibition Carlow Institute of Technology

FREE

p. 6 p. 6

p. 6 p. 6 p. 6

p. 6 p. 6

p. 6

Marc-Ivan O'Gorman - Reflected Light Shamrock Plaza

FREE

p. 6 p. 6 p. 6

p. 6 p. 6 p. 6

p. 6 p. 6

p. 6

p. 6

Sasha Sykes - Exhibition of Furniture Art Shamrock Plaza

FREE

p. 7 p. 7 p. 7

p. 7 p. 7 p. 7

p. 7 p. 7

p. 7

p. 7

Connections - Carlow Photographic Society Former WebTalk Shop, Tullow Street

FREE

p. 7 p. 7

p. 7 p. 7 p. 7

p. 7 p. 7

p. 7

p. 7

Gordon Bennett Remembered 38-43 Tullow Street

FREE

p. 8 p. 8

p. 8 p. 8 p. 8

p. 8 p. 8

p. 8

p. 8

House of Fiction Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow

FREE

p. 8 p. 8

p. 8 p. 8 p. 8

p. 8 p. 8

p. 8

p. 8

Art on Railings Court Place & Kennedy Avenue

FREE

Fringe exhibitions & Events Various The Parting Glass GB Shaw Theatre, 9pm Playwright readings GB Shaw Theatre, 2pm Carlow University Theatre Tullow St. pedestrian area, 1pm & Plás na Saoirse,8pm Around the World on 80 Quid The Tower Live, Dinn Rí, 9pm

p.15

€8/€ 3

p.16

€12

p.17 p.19

FREE

p.35

€12/€10

p.19

€18

Éigse Lecture: Bibi Baskin Talbot Hotel, Portlaoise Rd., 5pm

€6 €6

p.28 p.11 p.10 p.10

FREE

p.12

Carlow Farmer's Market Plás na Saoirse, 9am - 3pm

FREE

p.12

Various

p.12

FREE

MACNAS - Harin' through the town VISUAL / GBST Carpark, 10.15pm & 10.45pm

FREE

Queen of Colours GB Shaw Theatre, 10am & 12pm Cirque de Légume GB Shaw Theatre, Fri 18 at 9pm, Sat 19 at 2.30pm Family Oscars - Granny O'Grimm, The Door & Anam an Amhráin with Q&A GB Shaw Theatre, 6pm

€6

FREE €12/€ 8 €6

p.22 p.13 p.9 p.12

FAMILY

The Tall Tale of Mr. Punch Plás na Saoirse, 2pm

p.12 STREET

FREE

Open air céilí - Tulla Céilí Band Plás na Saoirse, 3pm

DANCE

Dancers' Dialogue - World première VISUAL / GBST Carpark, 10.30pm - 11.30pm

Lantern Procession Meet at VISUAL / GBST, 9.45pm

p. 4

p.40 p.40 p.40 p.40 p.40 p.40 p.40 p.40 p.40 p.40

€17/€15

Late Night Film Shorts Showcase Omniplex Digital, Fairgreen SC, Carlow, 11.30pm

Carlow Restaurants Plás na Saoirse, 12pm - 4pm

p. 4

SPECIAL

Andrew Maxwell The Tower Live, Dinn Rí, 9.30pm

p. 4 p. 4

THEATRE

5 Tails (Carlow Youth Theatre & IADT) GB Shaw Theatre, 12pm & 7.30pm

FREE

p. 4 p. 4 p. 4

VISUAL ARTS

ÉIGSE 30 year Retrospective VISUAL (11th June - 29th August)

p. 22 p. 22 p. 34


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JUNE mh / SATURDAY 19TH Dé Sathairn 19ú Meithea

Éigse lecture: Bibi Baskin The inaugural Éigse lecture will be presented by former RTE TV presenter Bibi Baskin from Co. Donegal who moved to India ten years ago, bought an old colonial property, restored it and turned it into the Heritage hotel of India. Bibi’s topic of discussion encompasses the meeting of new challenges, changing careers mid-life and how the Irish language made learning Malayalam, a local Indian language, a piece of cake.

Dáta/ DATE: 19th June Am/ TIME: 5pm Ticéid/TICKETS: €6 Ionad/ LOCATION:

Talbot Hotel, Portlaoise Road, Carlow

Speisialta

SPECIAL


Dáta/ DATE: 19t h June Am/ TIME: 6.30pm

Ticéid/TICKETS:

€12/€10 conc

Ionad/ LOCATION

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St. Laserian’s Cathe Old Leighlin, Co. Ca dral, rlow

Ceol

MUSIC

Dé Sathairn 19ú Meithea mh / SATURDAY 19TH

WOODROAD: Alec O’Leary (guitar) & Deirdre O’Leary (clarinet) and Dennis O’Driscoll (poetry)

A double bill of music and poetry for this early evening event in a beautiful setting. WOODROAD: A concert of laid-back Brazilian lullabies, fiery tangos, romantic Barrios and riotous Klezmer. Having left his mark on the worlds of classical, jazz and Brazilian folk music, Laurindo Almeida thought nothing of juxtaposing these styles. Astor Piazzolla also bridged traditions and brought on himself the scorn of his fellow Argentineans, when he incorporated elements of baroque music and jazz into his nuevo tango. This is a concert in homage to two great 20th century South American musicians, and their iconoclastic visions. PROGRAMME: 3 Almedia Arrangements: Maurice Ravel: Piece En Forme De Habanera Jayme Ovalle: Modinha Laurindo Almeida: Caçador Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992) Histoire du Tango: Bordel 1900, Café 1930

Astor PIAZZOLLA: Verano Porteño (SOLO) Agustin Barrios Mangoré: Julia Florida (SOLO) 3 Klezmer pieces: M. Katz: Dance of the Souls, Liri M. Takeda: Kumi Ori/Umi Tzion

Dennis O’Driscoll has published eight books of poetry. Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney, was published in 2008. He is editor of the Bloodaxe Book of Poetry Quotations. Awards include a Lannan Literary Award, the E.M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry from the Centre for Irish Studies in Minnesota, and the Argosy Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award. He is a member of Aosdána and an Honorary Member of the RHA and was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature by UCD in 2009.

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Dé Sathairn 19ú Meithea mh / SATURDAY 19TH

Support to the traditional concert by:

Caladh Nua

Founded in 2009, the ensemble comprises of five extremely talented musicians from counties Carlow, Waterford and Kilkenny. The tasteful musical arrangements of Caladh Nua include traditional Irish dance music, traditional songs alongside some more recently composed pieces. Caladh Nua are: Eoin Ó Meachair (banjo), Paddy Tutty (fiddle), Derek Morrissey (accordion), Colm Ó Caoimh (guitar) & Lisa Butler (vocals & fiddle). "Solid traditional music with plenty of flair and lots of musical imagination” Irish Music Magazine

Traditional Music Sessions Trad music sessions all weekend in the Teach Dolmain (Tullow St.), Brennan’s pub (Graiguecullen) and The Dolmen Hotel (Kilkenny Road) featuring the crème de la crème of Irish traditional musicians from around the country. Check www.eigsecarlow.ie and bars for session lists. Dáta/ DATE: 19th June Ticéid/TICKETS: FREE Ionad/ LOCATION:

Teach Dolmain sessions, 4pm & 10.30pm The Dolmen Hotel sessions, 10.30pm

Ceol

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H JUNE theamh / SUNDAY 20T Dé Domhnaigh 20ú Mei

Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office presents: (as part of ‘An Opera For Carlow’ development project)

Opera for all workshops

Dáta/ DATE: 20th June Ticéid/TICKETS: FREE Ionad/ LOCATION:

George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Road, Carlow, 12 - 2pm Teach Bríd, Brigidine Convent, Tullow, Co. Carlow, 3 - 5pm Community Centre, Church Road, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, 6 - 8pm

Ceardlann

WORKSHOP

Explore the musical and dramatic world of opera in these once-off workshops directed by one of Ireland's leading opera conductors, Fergus Sheil. Fergus Sheil studied music in Trinity College Dublin and conducting with Leon Barzin in Paris. In 1995 he won the BRI Conducting competition in the UK. He has appeared in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia (UK), the Irish Chamber Orchestra and many others. He is conductor of the Dublin Youth Orchestra and is music director for the Welsh National Youth Opera. Fergus conducted the première of Arvo Pärt’s The Deer’s Cry with the Latvian State Choir in Drogheda in 2008. A unique opportunity to delve into the world of musical intrigue and drama and to participate in operatic excerpts. No previous experience necessary. Free admission but places limited. To register contact Éigse on 059 9140491.


Dáta/ DATE: 20th June

Ticéid/TICKETS: FRE

Ionad/ LOCATION:

E

Teach Dolmain sessions seisúin mór with musician: dancers all day, 2.30pm s & Brennan’s pub sessions , 2pm

Ceol

MUSIC

Dé Domhnaigh 20ú Mei theamh / SUNDAY 20T H JUNE

Traditional Music Sessions Trad music sessions all weekend in the Teach Dolmain (Tullow St.), Brennan’s pub (Graiguecullen) and The Dolmen Hotel (Kilkenny Road) featuring the crème de la crème of Irish traditional musicians from around the country. Check www.eigsecarlow.ie and bars for session lists.

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Dé Domhnaigh 20ú Mei theamh / SUNDAY 20T H JUNE

Around the World on 80 Quid

Written and Performed by Aindrias De Staic Aindrias’s self-penned comic tale of madness and mayhem features insightful storytelling interwoven with superb musical interludes as he powerfully performs excerpts from his travelogue of an epic journey, fiddling his way across continents, on just 80 quid. Beginning at the G8 summit in Genoa, De Staic powerfully spins yarns of people and places from the Med to Indonesia, Australia to Argentina, Mexico and the USA. Encountering drink, drugs and all things debaucherous his path brings him face to face with the darker side of the open road as he is challenged to make ends meet. Relying only on his music, wit and charm he abandons a drug and drink fuelled lifestyle and is forced to experiment with everyday objects as his musical instruments, honing his unique understanding of sound and rhythm. We picked this appropriately titled and themed piece of comic theatre / music / travel storytelling to help you wind down your 2010 festival madness! Winner: Sweet Award Edinburgh Fringe 2007 Winner: Best Solo Show - New Zealand Fringe 2008 "Plays the fiddle like a man possessed" - Roger Cox, Scotsman Newspaper

Dáta/ DATE: 20th June Am/ TIME: 9pm Ticéid/TICKETS: €12/€10 conc Ionad/ LOCATION:

The Tower Live, Dinn Rí, Tullow St., Carlow

Drámaíocht

THEATRE

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Tionscadail Scoileanna & For-rochtana / SCHOOLS & OUTREACH PROJECTS

SCHOOLS PROJECTS Éigse loves working with Carlow schools and community groups and we’re always enthusiastic about growing and expanding our programme each year to invest in our children and our community’s future. While the focus on schools and outreach projects reaches its peak during the festival, we continue to provide workshops and opportunities to schools, nursing / convalescent homes and community groups in Carlow all year round. Poster competition sponsored by Unum We once again set the task of finding Carlow’s budding young artist with the successful poster converted by our graphic designers into a professional event poster, distributed in the run up to Éigse as promotion for the festival. Young Critics Forum The young Critics Forum leaves nothing uncovered during the festival. A cast of young critics have been workshopped in “round table discussions” facilitated by writer Dave Donohue and members of the Carlow Nationalist newspaper. The young critics will attend a range of events at Éigse to deconstruct and scrutinise the programme of events. The reviews will be printed in The Carlow Nationalist - our media partner, shortly after the festival. Keep an eye out to see what the young critics think of the 2010 festival!! Visual arts schools interpretive talks and workshops Tours of the visual arts exhibitions are provided annually for a number of schools throughout the festival providing easy-to-understand talks about the artworks on display and helping school children and their teachers to develop a better understanding of the wide range of visual art on display. IBM Lego® Robot project Volunteers from IBM conduct workshops on location to introduce older school children to the engineering process of LEGO® robotics. The workshop involves building and programming of the robots and provides quality learning experiences for all.

OUTREACH PROJECTS A selection of artists at Éigse 2010 will perform special performances at a number of local nursing homes and day care centres throughout the county. This year Éigse is also working with members of the travelling community in Carlow via the University of Limerick’s NOMAD project, providing performance and showcasing opportunities during the festival.


www.gbshawtheatre.ie Old Dublin Road, Carlow. Booking: 059 917 2400 Tues- Sat 11am – 5.30pm Sun 2pm – 5pm

VENTS

RE SUMME

July 2nd – 3rd The GB Shaw Summer School

June 25th 8pm Morecambe

July 9th- 10th Dance Crazes Through The Ages

June 26th 10.30am/ 1.30pm/ 4pm Opera Auditions

July 16th Pól Brennan Presents... Guo Yue, Ayub Ogada & Tara Byrne in Concert

June 27th 8pm Crazy Heart

Exhibitions: Eigse Visual Arts

To receive the new season brochure by post and be kept updated with special offers join our mailing list! Visit www.visualcarlow.ie www.gbshawtheatre.ie


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Taispeántais Imeallacha / VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION TRAIL

FRINGE Highlights PAINTINGS BY LILY O'ROURKE AND SALLY ASHMORE Sally paints in a colourful, naïve style in watercolour, acrylic, oil and mixed media. Lily takes her inspiration from nature using the medium of oil, pastel and watercolour.

FRAGILE ROOTS An Exhibition of Landscapes and Seascapes in Oil on Canvas.This is Elsie Nolan’s latest exhibition and the first since Healing through the Seasons 2007. Preview the work & location of the exhibition @elsienolan.com in early June.

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 11th-20th June, 10am-7.30pm

Dáta / DATE: 11th-22nd June

Ionad/ LOCATION: Cathedral Parish Centre, College St, Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: Shamrock Plaza, Shamrock Square, Carlow.

SUMMER EXHIBITION AT KILGRANEY STUDIO GALLERY Kilgraney Studio gallery presents a group show featuring sculptural works set in the herb gardens of Kilgraney house, an exhibition of painting, prints and ceramic pieces. Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: Sun. 6th June, 4pm Opening, 7th - 20th June 11am – 6pm, Sun. 13th June, 4 – 6pm Artists at work, demonstrations by exhibiting artists, Barbara Dempsey, Martin Marley & others, Thurs. 17th June, 7pm Talk by Eamon Colman (Aosdána member) Ionad/ LOCATION: Kilgraney Studio Gallery, Borris Rd, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. 059 9775283, www.kilgraneyhouse.com


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Taispeántais Imeallacha / VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION TRAIL

FRINGE Exhibition Trail COLLABORATIVE COLLECTION II

EXHIBITION

Ealaíontóir/ ARTIST: Mandy Byrne, Ruth Coffey, Anne Deere

Ealaíontóir/ ARTIST: Paintings by Agnes Broderick & Helen Curtis

Ealaíontóir/ ARTIST: John Duffy

Ealaíontóir/ ARTIST: The Budding Artists Group Exhibition, Funded by VEC

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 11th June – 20th June

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 11th June – 20th June

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 11th - 20th June, 10am – 5pm

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: June 15th & June 17th, 10am – 5pm

Ionad/ LOCATION: Jones Business Systems, Burrin St., Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: Jones Business Systems, Burrin St., Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: Talbot Hotel Portlaoise Rd., Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: Askea Parish Centre, Carlow

JOHN DUFFY DRAWINGS (LASERED ON WOOD & SLATE)

EXHIBITION

THE BLUEPRINT PRESENT PAINTWELL ARTISTS ANNUAL EXHIBIITION PAINT A POPPY

Ealaíontóir/ ARTIST: Brandon McLane, Mary Cullen, Anthony Walsh, Brian Bastick, Marie Cumiskey, Stephen Mynhart, Nicola Brown, Saidhbhin Gibson, Dorothy Hutson, Julie Cadogen, Paul Heary, Siobhan Jordan, Sonja Horgan, Sue White & invited artists

Ealaíontóir/ ARTIST: Carlow Education & Training Centre

Ealaíontóir/ ARTIST: Paintwell Artists

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 12th June – 20th June, 11am – 6.30pm

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 14th June – 17th June, 10am – 11am

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 12th – 20th June, 10am – 5pm

Ionad/ LOCATION: Castle Gate, Kennedy St., Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: Kernanstown Ind. Estate, Hacketstown, Co Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: The Atrium, Shamrock Plaza, Carlow

ART & CRAFT

EXHIBITION Ealaíontóir/ ARTIST: St Fiaac’s Artists Group Exhibition Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 14th – 18th June, 2pm – 5pm Ionad/ LOCATION: St Fiaac’s House, Carlow


Imeachtaí Imeallacha / FRINGE EVENTS Sampla den imeachtaí ealaíon eile i gCeatharlach i rith an tsamhraidh /

FRINGE Events Trail ZRAZY THE HIP JAZZ LATIN FUNK AWARD WINNING BAND

Sample of Carlow artistic events throughout the summer

SPRAOICHEIST NA HÉIGSE Annual table quiz Presented by Gael Linn in association with Glór Cheatharlach

ZRAZY THE HIP JAZZ LATIN FUNK AWARD WINNING BAND

POCKET OF SUNSHINE FOLK CLUB Featuring various local musicians and singers

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: Sun. 13th June & Sun. 20th June, 6pm

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 16th June, 11am

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: Sun. 6th June, 8pm

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: Fri. 25th June & the last Fri. of every month, 9.30pm

Ionad/ LOCATION: The Med Bar, Tullow St., Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Green Lane, Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: Mimosa Wine Bar, College St., Carlow

Ionad/ LOCATION: The Boat Club, The Quays, Carlow

CARLOW LIONS CLUB DUCK RACE

SUNFLOWER DAY FOR CO. CARLOW HOSPICE

Ticéid / TICKETS: €10 (incl. one glass of wine) - limited space (capacity: 40)

Ticéid / TICKETS: FREE. Contact Con Haughney on 085-1437159 for further info.

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: Sat. 12th June, 2.30pm

Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: 11th & 12th June, 10.30am – 5.30pm

Ionad/ LOCATION: Burrin River – Pizza Hut to Italian Connection

Ionad/ LOCATION: Various locations around Carlow

MIDSUMMER CÉILÍ & OÍCHE GHAELACH Ceol le Donnacha Lynch & Family Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: Sun. / Dé Domhnaigh 20th June, 4 – 7pm (céilí); 711pm (Oíche Ghaelach - special guests RíRá Traditional Group) Ionad/ LOCATION: Paletine GAA club, Bennekerry, Co. Carlow Ticéid / TICKETS: €10 inc. refreshments. Eolas/Info: 087 6109728 / 087 2857048

A ONE ACT SEASON OF SUMMER COMEDY by Carlow Little Theatre Dáta & Am / DATE & TIME: Wed. 16th & Thurs. 17th June, 8pm Ionad/ LOCATION: Town Hall, Haymarket, Carlow Ticéid / TICKETS: €12 / €10 conc.

GLÓR CHEATHARLACH CLÁR AN TSAMHRAIDH / SUMMER PROGRAMME Coláiste Samhraidh: For teenagers from 1st - 14th July. 9.30am-1pm daily. Fee €195. Campa Samhraidh: For 7 - 10 year olds from 19th-23rd July. 10am-2pm daily. Fee €40. Campa na nÓg: Junior Camp for 4 – 6 year olds from 12th – 16th July. 10am-1pm daily. Fee €40. Cúrsa Gaeilge: Gaelchultúr Mini Summer Course for adults on six Mondays from 7-9pm commencing 24th May. Fee €120. Full Details & Registration with Glór Cheatharlach on 085 1340047, 059 9158105 or emma@glorcheatharlach.ie

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Imeachtaí Imeallacha / FRINGE EVENTS

INDIE’GO WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL Dáta/ DATE: 6th-8th August Ionad/ LOCATION: Fenagh, Co. Carlow

Carlow’s newest festival provides an eclectic mix of world music, indie, rock, pop, and traditional and follows the ethos that we are all one community and as such are each responsible for how that community develops. Bands confirmed so far include: Ozzmium, Joe Cleere, Shoot the Freak, Black Sookie, Jinx Lennon, Groovalizacion, Funky Seomra, The View, Dubtallica, Silouhette, Afresh, Breag, Nathan Ball, TKO, Tanante, Foothills and Venue i. The festival will donate a percentage of ticket sales to Barnardos Ireland and Self Help Africa. www.indiegoworldmusic.com


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Treoracha go Ceatharlach / GETTING TO CARLOW

GETTING TO CARLOW MAILING LIST Don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list. Our free service includes: By email: Regular Email bulletins By post:

Delivery of our festival brochure

ÉIGSE GIFT VOUCHERS The perfect gift for any occasion! Gift vouchers are ideal for friends, loved ones and even corporate gifts. Let them chose the shows they love and give a gift voucher for Éigse Carlow Arts Festival. Contact us on 059 914 0491 for more details.

Carlow is conveniently located in the south east of Ireland and easily accessed by road, rail and bus services. For further information visit: www.carlowtourism.com BY CAR TO CARLOW TOWN Dublin via M7 & M9: 84km (52miles) – 1hr 10mins Belfast via M1, M50, M7 & M9: 264km (164miles) – 3hrs Cork via M8: 188km (116miles) – 2hrs 30mins Limerick via M7: 157km (98miles) – 2hrs 20mins Galway: 270km (167miles) – 3hrs 15mins Rosslare Ferryport: 80km (50 miles) – 1hr 15mins Waterford Airport: 80km (50 miles) – 1hr 15mins

BY TRAIN Eight services operate to CarlowTown from Dublin Heuston (and return) on a daily basis Monday - Friday, seven services on Saturday and four services on Sunday. Train Station, Carlow. Tel: + 353 (0) 59 913 1633 www.irishrail.ie

BY BUS Bus Eireann operates 10 services to Waterford and Dublin Monday - Saturday via Carlow with 5 services to Dublin and 7 services to Waterford each Sunday. Bus Station, Waterford. Tel: + 353 (0) 51 879 000 www.buseireann.ie J.J. Kavanagh’s Bus serves Carlow Town, IT Carlow and Royal Oak, Bagenalstown 12 times per day from Dublin Airport (coach park) and Dublin City (outside Ulster Bank, Georges Quay). Tel: + 353 (0) 59 914 3081 www.jjkavanagh.ie


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& 38 - 42 Tullow St. Courthouse & Kennedy Ave. Brennan’s pub Café Formenti Seven Oaks Hotel Tourist Office Parking TO PORTLAOISE (N80) TO KILKENNY (N9) TO DUBLIN (N9) TO TULLOW

To Talbot Hotel, Portlaoise Rd., N80 (1km) To The Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Rd., N9 (2km)

To Old Leighlin (15.5km) To Bagensltown (17km)

To Borris (31.5km) To Tullow (14.5km)

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Buíochas do / THANK YOU

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A very special thank you to: Members of Carlow County Council, County Manager Tom Barry, Bernie O’Brien, Sinead Dowling & Ann Scully of the Carlow

Carlow Omniplex, Carlow Folk Club & Carlow CCE, Café Formenti, Artlinks, Carlow Volunteer Centre, Carlow Chamber of Commerce, Carlow Enterprise Board, Carlow Rotary Club, Carlow Business Club, Geraldine and Joe Walsh at Sign Management Services, Teach Dolmain, Brennan’s Bar, Scraggs Alley, Seven Oaks Hotel, Talbot Hotel, The Dolmen Hotel, Redhill Properties, Shamrock Plaza, Ben Thompkins & George Kid at St. Laserian’s Cathedral, Bernard Jennings, Brendan Harding and all at Pembroke Club D’Art, Alan Cashin, Sharon Murphy, Gwynne Thomas, George Stuart, Glór Cheatharlach, Madeline O’Keefe & Penny Lane Market, Marie Davis, Michelle Byrne, Natalia Niznik, Tom Morrison-Bell of Google Ireland, James Kelly in Arts Audiences Ireland, Gerry Moloney, Doriane Lextrait & James Browne for IT expertise, Ollie Hennessey, Bev Carberry, Meridian Motors, Michelle Powderly, Éithne Ní Ghallchobháir, Antaine Ó Faracháin, Tricia Hutton & Joe Murphy. funders. All our artists and participating venues, businesses and people of Carlow and of course the audience…

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT MíLE BUíOCHAS


Take a bow! The arts really matter to us in Ireland; they are a big part of people’s lives, the country’s single most popular pursuit. Our artists interpret our past, define who we are today, and imagine our future. We can all take pride in the enormous reputation our artists have earned around the world. The arts play a vital role in our economy, and smart investment of taxpayers’ money in the arts is repaid many times over. The dividends come in the form of a high value, creative economy driven by a flexible, educated, innovative work force, and in a cultural tourism industry worth €2.4 billion directly a year. The Arts Council is the Irish Government agency for funding and developing the arts. Arts Council funding from the taxpayer, through the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, for 2010 is €69.15 million, that’s less than €1 a week for every household. So, at the end of your next great festival experience, don’t forget the role you played and take a bow yourself! Find out what’s on at

You can find out more about the arts here:

www.events.artscouncil.ie

www.artscouncil.ie


Éigse Carlow Arts Festival Forresters’ Hall College Street, Carlow Tel +353 59 9140491 Fax +353 59 9130065 email info@eigsecarlow.ie

BOX OFFICE: +353 59 917 2400 www.eigsecarlow.ie


Eigse Carlow Arts Festival programme 2010