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Galway Arts Festival

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W W W . G A LWA YA R T S F E S T I VA L . C O M In Association With

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G ALWAY A RTS F ESTIVAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

PRODUCTION

Paul Fahy

Marie Breen, Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons, Technical Manager Rob Usher Aisling O’Sullivan

MANAGING DIRECTOR

John Crumlish FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATOR

Elizabeth Duffy FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Gerry Cleary BOX OFFICE MANAGER

Frances Burke Kamil Chechlacz, Assistant Manager GROUP SALES

Elaine Divilly COMMUNICATIONS – NEW MEDIA & MARKETING

Tracey Ferguson COMMUNICATIONS – PUBLICITY

Kathy Scott Gwen O’Sullivan Lisa Hallinan – Assistant

FRIENDS CO–ORDINATOR

Laura Rigney VOLUNTEERS CO–ORDINATOR

Susan McKenna ARTIST LIAISON

Liam Parkinson, Hugh Lavelle, Gabi Froese and Eoin Durkin GRAPHIC DESIGN

Hilda Reid – Wish Design Solutions PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING

Colm Hogan & Marina Levitina WEB DESIGN

Design Associates FESTIVAL SOUVENIR POSTER

Brian Bourke

GAF TV

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Justin McCarthy, Director

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tiernan Henry (Chairman) Gerry Coy Ollie Daniels Jacinta Dwyer John Grealish Maccon Keane Fidelma Mullane Bernadette Mullarkey Ted Turton We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Arts Council and our other key funders, sponsors and friends for their continued and vital support. We would also like to thank you, the audience, and we look forward to seeing you in Galway in July.

GAF TV For regular Festival updates and news, check out Galway Arts Festival’s online TV channel www.galwayartsfestival.com/gaftv

GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL, BLACK BOX THEATRE, DYKE RD, GALWAY, IRELAND ADMINISTRATION 091 509700 BOX OFFICE 091 566577 FROM JUNE 21 INFO@GALWAYARTSFESTIVAL.COM WWW.GALWAYARTSFESTIVAL.COM


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PRINCIPAL FUNDING AGENCIES In Association With

FESTIVAL LEADERSHIP PARTNER

MAJOR MEDIA PARTNERS

FUNDING AGENCIES

MAJOR SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Galway City Council Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Galway County Council

MEDIA SPONSORS

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

PATRONS

Alleviating Pain • Restoring Health • Extending Life

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IRISH PREMIERE

HOFESH SHECHT

POLITICAL MOTHER CHOREOGRAPHY AND MUSIC HOFESH SHECHTER

“Ecstatic…an arrestingly powerful piece.” The Guardian on In Your Rooms

The Observer’s ‘Top 10 Performances of 2009’ included two Hofesh Shechter productions.

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HTER COMPANY Hofesh Shechter presents his highly anticipated new work Political Mother, the first full–length piece for his internationally renowned company since he exploded onto the world stage to huge acclaim with Uprising/In Your Rooms. Political Mother brims with Shechter’s emotional and gritty complexity, powerful percussive grooves and a raw and honest physicality. Performed by ten dancers, the work is accompanied by Shechter’s own cinematic score featuring a live band. Shechter and his young and talented dance company have firmly established themselves as a leading force in international dance, and the overwhelming response to his work has singled him out as one of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years.

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 20 21 22 23 24 Black Box Theatre, 7.30pm, €25 (€20 conc.) Duration 1 hour 10 minutes Backstage at the Festival Post–show talk with Hofesh Shechter 21 July

Photo: Ben Rudick

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BRISTOL OLD VIC AND SATTF

UNCLE BY ANTON CHEKHOV DIRECTED BY ANDREW HILTON Uncle Vanya is a moving and often very funny portrait of a family trapped in broken ambition. Jealousy and passion simmer around the samovar, but little changes, even when tempers flare and shots are fired. An exciting collaboration between two of Bristol’s leading theatre companies, the Bristol Old Vic and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, (SATTF), Andrew Hilton directs the Russian classic Uncle Vanya, Chekhov’s masterpiece of human emotion and desire. Set in a crumbling Russian estate, run by Vanya and his niece Sonya, the arrival of Vanya’s brother–in–law and his beautiful second wife throws their lives into disarray.

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“This production is so fresh, so funny and so alive...extraordinary…” The Daily Telegraph

“This truly is the most wonderful production.” The Times

★★★★★

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PREMIERE

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PENELOP BY ENDA WA DIRECTED B

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OPE WALSH D BY MIKEL MURFI

CAST Niall Buggy, Denis Conway, Tadhg Murphy, Karl Shiels and Olga Wehrly. I never thought I’d have the backbone for suicide but faced now with the likelihood of watching my own backbone being removed and flung onto that barbecue, I think it’s only fair that I should give suicide a shot. A shot we can’t do… we have knives though.

“Walsh is a writer whose every line swaggers with imagination, humour, toughness or all three.” The Times

It's 11.30am and already it's 33 degrees Celsius. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and play for an unwinnable love. Druid’s previous partnerships with Enda Walsh (Edinburgh Fringe First winners The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom) have led to sell–out runs in six countries worldwide, wowing critics and audiences alike.

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 Druid Lane Theatre, 8pm, €25 (€18 conc.) Previews €20 Previews Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 Matinees 3pm Thursday 15, Saturday 17, Thursday 22, Saturday 24 Duration 1 hour 30 minutes Backstage at the Festival Post–show talk with Tadhg Murphy & Mikel Murfi 14 July Photo: Sarah Jones

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IRISH PREMIERE

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP

AFTERMA BY JESSICA BLANK AND ERIK JENSEN DIRECTED BY JESSICA BLANK

"Superbly staged and beautifully acted..." Variety

"A drama of the highest order." Associated Press

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 20 21 22 23 24 25 Town Hall Theatre, 8pm, €25 (€20 conc.) Duration 1 hour 30 minutes Backstage at the Festival Post–show talk with cast 22 July

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U.S.A. March 20, 2003. A date that the ordinary people of Iraq will never forget. A day that changed their lives forever. In June 2008, the award–winning creators of The Exonerated travelled to Jordan to find out firsthand what happened to the Iraqi civilians who fled in the wake of the Iraq War. Blank and Jensen interviewed some 35 people – a cross–section of lives interrupted – who fled the chaos and violence that befell Iraqi society for the relative safety of Jordan. Following the visit to Amman, these encounters were crafted into an unforgettable and highly acclaimed play.

Presented in association with ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann

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THEATRE

THE CORN EXCHANGE

FREEFALL BY MICHAEL WEST DIRECTED BY ANNIE RYAN

“A technically brilliant production… Theatre audiences have come to expect a high standard from Corn Exchange. In Freefall, the company delivers on that standard again.” The Irish Times

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IRELAND

“…a compelling exploration of what it means to be human...” The Sunday Times

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A sudden shock and a man's life flashes before his eyes. He experiences an intense rush of extraordinary images and tangled memories, revelations and lost connections. People, time and places swirl around him. As he valiantly attempts to stitch it all back together, will his luck hold out? A sharp, humorous and exhilarating look at the fragility of a human life, performed with The Corn Exchange's trademark blend of beauty, poignancy and comedy. A huge hit at last year’s Dublin Theatre Festival, Freefall was awarded the 2009 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for Best Director and Best New Play.

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WORLD PREMIERE IRELAND

DECADENT THEATRE

THE

QUARE LAND BY JOHN MCMANUS DIRECTED BY ROD GOODALL The Quare Land is set in a house in Cavan where Hugh Pugh is about to take his first bath in four years. His bathing is disturbed by Rob McNulty, a developer on the verge of NAMA who wants to buy a field. The quick–fire banter between the two characters escalates into an epic finale as both try to reason each other into submission. The Quare Land examines motivation, greed and money in a very humorous, caustic and incisive way. John McManus’ play A Lock of Fierce Roars featured in the 2008 Druid Debuts. The Quare Land is his first full professional production.

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 Nuns’ Island Theatre, 8pm, €22 (€20 conc.) Matinees 17 & 24 July, 3.30pm Previews 12 & 13 July

GALWAY YOUTH THEATRE

CITIZENSHIP

TUSK TUSK

BY MARK RAVENHILL DIRECTED BY NIALL CLEARY

BY POLLY STENHAM DIRECTED BY ANDREW FLYNN

A frank and confrontational look at the confusions, desires and anxieties of a teenage boy on a journey of self discovery. This beautifully written, bittersweet comedy about growing up follows Tom's journey as he tries to discover who he is. JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 Nuns’ Island Theatre, 1pm 12 €14 (€12 conc.)

A seven year–old boy, his teenage brother, and sister wait in a room with the world on their shoulders. They joke, tease, spit like fireworks and laugh like soul mates, and they just keep JULY waiting. She’ll be MO TU WE TH FR SA SU calling soon. 12 13 14 15 16 17 She’s never left 19 20 21 22 23 24 them alone for City Centre Apartment this long. Meet at 5.15pm Bar 8, Dock Road €14 (€12 conc.)


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ELECTRIC BRIDGET

THE

GRIPPE GIRLS BY EILEEN GIBBONS DIRECTED BY FRED MCCLOSKEY The ancient and decrepit twins Obstina and Hildegard Grippe, played by Eileen Gibbons and Helen Gregg, are the last remnants of a bygone age, seeing out their final years in the crumbling remains of their once magnificent country pile. They have now agreed to be interviewed about their flamboyant and shameless past, much to the irritation of their faithful and equally ancient retainers, Margaret and Brigid, who are also twins. While one set of twins drags forgotten skeletons and salacious tales out of the closet, the other set is determined to keep those same skeletons and stories carefully hidden away.

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 Bank of Ireland Theatre NUI Galway, 6pm, €15 (€12 conc.) Matinees 15, 17, 22 & 24 July, 1pm Previews 12 & 13 July Duration 1 hour 10 minutes

AN TAIBHDHEARC

EISTIGI ...CAITHFEAR EISTEACHT! LE JOE STEVE Ó NEACHTAIN FAOI STIÚIR MIKE P. Ó CONAOLA A multimedia exploration of the great Máirtín Ó Cadhain, master writer of the Irish language in the 20th century. Seó ilmheánach, fuinniúl le scoth na n’aisteóirí, ceóltóirí agus damhsóirí Conamarach. Seo scéal scríobhneoir tréitheach a thuig a mhuintir agus a cheantar. Tógfar ar ais muid tríd scéal Mhairtín Uí Cadhain trína súile géara fhéin lé scéalaíocht, ceol agus damhsa na ndaoine

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Conamara , 8pm €15 (€10 conc.) Indreabhán is a 30 minute drive from Galway

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FAMILY

ENGLAND

OXFORD PLAYHOUSE

ONE

SMALL

STEP BY DAVID HASTINGS DIRECTED BY TOBY HULSE

“A brilliant piece of theatre.” Time Out London

★★★★★ The Scotsman

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In a show for all the family two extraordinary actors take us on an action–packed trip to the moon, bringing dozens of characters to life in a brilliantly inventive exploration of the space race. From the first dog to be rocketed into space, to the moon landing and beyond, One Small Step is full of emotion, epic achievements and humour.

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FAMILY

ENGLAND IRISH PREMIERE “Andrew Dawson is astonishing.” The New York Times

ANDREW

DAWSON

SPACE PANORAMA “Deliciously funny…don’t miss it.” The Scotsman

Space Panorama is a sparkling recreation of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In this pocket history of space exploration, Andrew Dawson uses just his hands and dramatic narration accompanied by Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony to bring audiences from Houston to the moon and safely back to Earth, conveying the colossal distances and the risks involved.

CUPS AND CROWNS

THE MAGNIFICENT

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WORLD PREMIERE

IRELAND

DAISY DUNNE DIRECTED BY FIONA MCDONAGH

Daisy is gifted. With each birthday, Daisy becomes more devoted to finding answers to the world’s most puzzling questions. That is, until her childhood friend Mitten teaches her the one thing she doesn’t know; life’s most important lesson. A wonderful and original story about a gifted girl and her extraordinary friend.

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MUSIC

MEXICO

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their mesmerising and unique blend of rock and soulful Latin virtuoso acoustic guitar sounds to the Festival Big Top for their only Irish date of this summer’s European tour. Performing from their new album 11:11, the long awaited follow–up to their breakthrough album Rodrigo y Gabriela in 2006, 11:11 features their trademark percussive rhythms and intricate leads that reference both their rock background and Latin heritage. The album, recently released to overwhelming acclaim, pays homage to their idols Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Pink Floyd, Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin and Astor Piazzolla. Rodrigo y Gabriela continue to enthral audiences worldwide, and their high energy, blistering performances are fast becoming the stuff of legend.

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MUSIC

U.K.

THE

HUMAN LEAGUE AND HEAVEN 17 Galway Arts Festival hosts a night to remember with an exciting double–bill featuring electro–pop icons The Human League and Heaven 17. Synth pop’s first international superstars, The Human League has influenced artists from Madonna to Moby and have been sampled and covered by artists including George Michael and Robbie Williams. The Human League will perform many of their iconic songs including Fascination, Love Action, Together in Electric Dreams, the US Number 1 single Human and the multi–million selling anthem Don’t You Want Me from their triple platinum–selling album Dare. Electro legends Heaven 17’s initial success came with the cult single Facist Groove Thang from the album Penthouse and Pavements. This was followed by their massive worldwide hit Temptation from their platinum–selling album Luxury Gap which included the hits Come Live with Me and Crushed by the Wheels of Industry.

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U.S.A.

“Brilliant!” Mojo

BRAD

MEHLDAU Solo Performance Brad Mehldau is one of the most exciting musicians working in jazz today, both as a solo performer and with his trio. Whether playing original compositions, covering jazz standards or offering his unique perspective on the music of Nick Drake, Radiohead, The Beatles and Neil Young, Mehldau is at the cutting edge of modern jazz. He has worked with a number of great jazz musicians from Wayne Shorter to Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny and has recently written for and worked with the acclaimed classical soprano, Renée Fleming; his most recent album Highway Rider is a gorgeous collection of orchestral jazz that has been universally praised.

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"Luminous." The New York Times

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MUSIC

Andrew Watkinson, violin Ralph de Souza, violin Garfield Jackson, viola David Waterman, cello

“…superb musicians…” The Observer

ENDELLION

STRING QUARTET P RO G R A M M E Haydn: String Quartet Op.33 No.1 Mozart: String Quartet K.241 Beethoven: String Quartet Op.51 No.1

“…sets the audience ablaze…”

For over 30 years the Endellion String Quartet has been one of Britain's leading chamber groups. Their live performances have earned them a reputation as one of the finest quartets in the world.

The Daily Telegraph

The Endellion’s recent major recordings include the complete Beethoven quartets and viola quintets in 2009 to mark their 30th anniversary. Their recordings have earned them numerous awards including a prestigious Gramophone Award; Chamber Music Recording of the Year by both The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble.

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U.S.A./IRELAND

Galway Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

JOSH RITTER & THE WITH AND

"Fantastic." The Irish Times

ROYAL CITY BAND

DAMIEN DEMPSEY CATHY DAVEY Heralded as one of America’s most celebrated singer songwriters, Josh Ritter stays true to the songwriter tradition that has won him comparisons to Dylan and Springsteen. He has the rare ability to produce songs that immediately sound like they have been here forever. In concert Ritter plies the stage with manic energy and warmth. He returns to Galway with The Royal City Band in this incredible Festival Big Top triple bill. Double platinum–selling Cathy Davey is a powerful new voice in Irish music. Cathy was awarded the 2008 Meteor Music Prize for Best Irish Female with her critically acclaimed album Tales of Silversleeve. Her newly released album The Nameless entered the Irish charts at Number 1.

“A young Leonard Cohen.” The Irish Independent

The quintessential Irish singer songwriter, Damien Dempsey’s unique sound reflects the influence of traditional sean–nós as well as his musical heroes: Bob Marley and Elvis Presley. A multiple Meteor Award Winner, he has played alongside Christy Moore, Sinéad O’Connor and U2.

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“Brilliant." NME


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MUSIC

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THE

DIVINE

COMEDY Solo performance

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 15 Radisson Live Lounge Doors 8pm / Show 9pm €25 (€20 conc.)

Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy have been responsible for some of the most literate and downright catchy popular music of the past couple of decades. Hannon’s songwriting genius has taken him from writing the theme song of Father Ted to the smash–hit National Express to the Duckworth–Lewis Method. To celebrate the long–awaited tenth album Bang Goes the Knighthood, join The Divine Comedy for an intimate, magical evening of music, thrills and sophistication in a solo performance by Neil Hannon.

Galway Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh present

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TEENAGE FANCLUB Teenage Fanclub are revered by their fans for their devotion to Byrds–esque guitars and harmony vocals. Having first gained acclaim for a densely melodic sound, Scotland’s finest are unparalleled among their generation for their brilliant classic guitar pop. Through a series of classic albums from Grand Prix to Songs from Northern Britain right up to their new release Shadows, the band has produced a body of hugely memorable songs. True living legends and a great night in store for music lovers.

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 22 Radisson Live Lounge Doors 7.30pm / Show 8.30pm €28 (€26 conc.)

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MUSIC

IRELAND/ROMANIA/ISRAEL

CONTEMPO QUARTET & CHEN ZIMBALISTA Chen Zimbalista’s repertoire moves from the sublime melodies of Bach to the rhythmically, hard–driving Ney Rosauro Concerto for Marimba & Orchestra to the much renowned Black Angels by George Crumb. The winner of several international competitions, Zimbalista has performed at the Kennedy Center with the Detroit Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Symphonica Brazilera, to name just a few. ConTempo String Quartet has been the Galway Ensemble in Residence since 2003 and is at the heart of the newly rebranded Galway Music Residency. In recent years they recorded the music for Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ TV drama Band of Brothers and also released two of their own CDs – ConTempo Live and Spectator Junction. They made their Carnegie Hall debut in collaboration with the Contemporary Music Centre in 2008. PERCUSSION MASTERCLASS WITH CHEN ZIMBALISTA Zimbalista's exclusive masterclass will focus on solo and chamber music performance. To apply, please contact The Galway Music Residency info@thegalwaymusicresidency.ie

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IRISH

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ANTHONY MARWOOD FEATURING ORCHESTRA LEADER KATHERINE HUNKA WITH ACCORDIONIST DERMOT DUNNE PROGRAMME Molique: Concerto for Accordion and Strings Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik KV525 Piazzolla: La Muerte del Angel Vivaldi: Concerto in F major RV141 Piazzolla: La Resurreccion del Angel Vivaldi: Concerto in D major RV121 Piazzolla: Escualo Piazzolla: Oblivion Piazzolla: Adios Nonino

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 14 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam, Co. Galway, 8pm €25 (€23 conc.) Tuam is a 45 minutes drive from Galway City

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has consolidated its reputation as not just Ireland’s premier ensemble, but one of the finest of its kind in the world. Violin virtuoso Anthony Marwood was appointed Artistic Director of the orchestra in 2006. Under his leadership an imaginative mix of some of the world’s finest musicians have been invited to work with the orchestra, including Maxim Vengerov, Nigel Kennedy, Steven Isserlis and Sinéad O’Connor.

The concert, in partnership with Classical Links, will be performed in the wonderful ambience of 12th century St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam.

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STREET

IRELAND

MACNAS presents

THE

WILD HUNT DIRECTED BY NOELINE KAVANAGH

The last gasp, excitement and danger, A super abundance of energy, The Wild Hunt Bullfighting in the afternoon, circus of invention, Suspended in the parade, The Wild Hunt The body electric, the invisible acrobat, Otto Dix comes to town, The Wild Hunt is savage joy.

“Dreaming is as serious as seeing or dying or any other thing in this awesome, mysterious world.” Don Juan

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STREET

IRELAND

TUMBLE CIRCUS

UP

ABOVE “Turning the circus tradition upside down.” The Irish Times

Circus theatre from the dark side of feel good. Slapstick acrobatics, hazardous aerial acts and flying hula hoops all performed around a seven metre high, free–standing trapeze rig.

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Spanish Parade, 1pm & 4pm

Tumble Circus’ performances are highly skilled, classical circus. Not afraid to push back the barriers of traditional circus, they have gone to the edge of human ability, looked over and jumped. Through imagination, laughter and spectacle Tumble Circus reach into the hearts and minds of the young and old alike.

BRUCE

AUSTRALIA

AIRHEAD One brave man One enormous balloon One amazing show The transformation of a man and a six–foot balloon! A totally original, high energy, street theatre and comedy show.

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 21 22 23 Eyre Square, 1pm Spanish Parade, 4pm

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IRISH PREMIERE

SCOTLAND

NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND

LONG “...exemplary playing...”

★★★★ ‘The Herald

GONE

LONESOME BY DUNCAN MCLEAN DIRECTED BY VICKY FEATHERSTONE FEATURING THE LONE STAR SWING BAND

A celebration of the life of Thomas Fraser. An evening of song and storytelling in the hands of Orcadian western swingers The Lone Star Swing Band, with novelist, playwright and musician Duncan McLean at the helm.

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Thomas Fraser (1927 – 1978) was a fisherman and crofter from the remote island of Burra, Shetland, and one of Scotland’s most fascinating musical heroes. Obsessed with country music and the blues, Thomas mastered the styles of his idols from Jimmie Rodgers to Hank Williams and made their songs his own. An evening designed to set your toes tapping, your heart racing and your emotions running high.


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MUSIC

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MICHAEL

M C GOLDRICK BIG BAND Master of flutes, whistles and uillean pipes, Michael McGoldrick has just released a superb new album Aurora. Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, McGoldrick was a founder member of Flook and Lúnasa and has collaborated with James Taylor, Youssou N’Dour, Roseanne Cash, John Cale and Ocean Colour Scene. His solo projects have gained him worldwide acclaim, allowing him the freedom to explore a sound and direction that is truly unique. His band’s live performances are truly special, allowing audiences to enjoy the sheer energy as well as subtlety of his music.

“Best of all, Michael McGoldrick’s line–up were as thrilling as a full tilt U2.” The Guardian

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IRELAND/SCOTLAND

ALAN

KELLY QUARTET

“Brilliantly talented”

WITH EDDI

READER

The Guardian

The Alan Kelly Quartet performs music from all over the Celtic regions alongside original compositions. Alan Kelly has been a key member of Eddi Reader’s band since 2005 and for this show the wonderful Scottish singer will join the Quartet. Eddi Reader, whose career has taken her from the Number 1 single Perfect through a number of critically acclaimed albums to an album of Robbie Burns’ poems, has a truly unique voice and an uncommon understanding of the folk tradition. This promises to be a magical evening.

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“Emphatically lovely.”

IRELAND

NME

ADRIAN

CROWLEY Last March there was a collective cheer in the Irish music industry when Adrian Crowley accepted the much coveted Choice Music Prize for Best Irish Album of 2009. It was as if justice was finally served to the Galway–raised musician after 10 years of recording, writing and performing what is regarded as a truly deserved and indisputable win for his fifth album, Season Of The Sparks.

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IRELAND

U.S.A.

FRED Fred’s last album Go God Go was hailed as one of the strongest Irish releases of the year. Produced by Mark Wallis who has worked with U2, Talking Heads, The Smiths, Iggy Pop and The Stranglers, their live reputation and fan base has deservedly grown at a rapid pace. “Startlingly good music.” Hot Press

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BREAKESTRA WITH

CHALI 2NA

(JURASSIC 5)

L.A.'s finest practitioners of gritty soul/jazz, party funk and breaks, BREAKESTRA, return to the fray with a brand new studio album Dusk 'til Dawn this September. Breakestra is one of the great live funk bands of their era and are joined by American rapper and hip–hop artist Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli fame.

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IRELAND

KEVIN “..undoubtedly one of the year's best albums.”

★★★★★

DOHERTY TELEGRAPH

The Irish Times

Influenced by playing in bluegrass, country music and trad bands and working with greats like The Band and Paul Brady, Kevin Doherty’s (Four Men and a Dog) solo work is a unique take on his primary musical love of folk and Americana music. To promote his third solo album, Telegraph, Doherty has collaborated with some of Ireland’s most accomplished film makers, actors, production and sound designers, developing Telegraph – The Show.

U.S.A.

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IRELAND

HYPNOTIC BRASS

ENSEMBLE With appearances supporting Blur in London’s Hyde Park, appearing as part of Gorillaz' live show, and TV appearances on Later with Jools Holland, 2009 was a good year for the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, one of the best live acts in the world!

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O EMPEROR A majestic name for an imperious band. O Emperor has orchestrated a multi–layered, multi–faceted sound that betrays their tender years and that, with one giant leap, puts them at the forefront of our brightest talent. "Ireland's answer to Grizzly Bear." The Irish Times

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MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

ANGUS & JULIA

STONE

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U.S.A.

ARI

HEST

American singer–songwriter Ari Hest recently embarked on his ambitious 52 project last year to write, record, produce and release one new song per week, for 52 weeks in a row. His self–released new studio CD, Twelve Mondays features 12 fan–selected songs, culled from the past year’s extraordinary output. “A captivating live performer.” The Boston Globe

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Angus & Julia Stone have set their native Australia and the world on fire with their latest release Down the Way hitting Number 1 spot in their home charts. Their music gravitates from sparse to rich and textured arrangements with a beauty and charm. Having spent the last two years touring the world in support of their critically acclaimed debut A Book Like This, Angus and Julia Stone return with a worldwide tour in 2010 and the siblings are set to continue to win yet more hearts across the globe.

IRELAND

CLO

IAR-

CHONNACHTA 25 YEARS

–A

CELEBRATION

Cló Iar–Chonnachta is Ireland’s fastest growing traditional music label with a catalogue of over 200 albums. Directed by master piper and musician Ronan Browne, hosted by the well–known broadcaster and flute player Marcas Ó Murchú, this concert will feature Ben and Charlie Lennon, Tony O’Connell, The Mulcahy Family and John Wynne amongst others.

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MUSIC

TRAD

LUNCHTIMES Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Photo: Con Kelleher

CAOIMHIN O RAGHALLAIGH

BRIAN LENNON, SEAMUS QUINN & B R I A N M c G R AT H

With Brian Lennon on flute, Seamus Quinn on fiddle and Brian McGrath on piano and banjo – all top flight exponents of their chosen instruments – this promises to be one gig to remember.

Thursday 15 July 1pm

Dublin–born Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh plays traditional and contemporary folk music and is one of the most dynamic forces to emerge on the Irish music scene in recent years.

Thursday 22 July 1pm

MEABH O’HARE, PJ KING & CYRIL O’DONOGHUE

SIOBHAN PEOPLES, MICHELLE O’BRIEN & PAUL MEEHAN

Siobhan Peoples is one of Ireland’s most soulful and gifted fiddle players. With Michelle O' Brien, her partner for this concert, they weave a beautiful spell. They are joined by Lúnasa guitarist Paul Meehan.

Méabh O'Hare is a highly accomplished fiddle player from Belfast, who learned her craft from virtuoso Sean McGuire. She is joined by two other great musicians, PJ King on accordion and bouzouki player/singer Cyril O'Donohue.

Friday 16 July 1pm

Friday 23 July 1pm

RICK EPPING

J O H N N Y ‘R I N G O ’ M cD O N A G H ’S RAM JAM BAND

Rick Epping is one of the greats of the harmonica. A former member of seminal 70’s group Pumpkinhead, Rick will be joined by the equally legendary Johnny Moynihan on mandolin, guitar and bouzouki.

Saturday 17 July 1pm KATHLEEN LOUGHNANE & LAOISE KELLY

Johnny McDonagh is perhaps the best known and loved bodhrán player in the world. Here he assembles a surprise band for this one–off concert.

Saturday 24 July 1pm TOM BYRNE

Captivating music featuring the distinctive harping styles of two of Ireland’s leading harpers, who create links to the great harpers of the past, while reflecting the versatility of the Irish harp today.

With a well–established reputation on the live circuit as a harmonica virtuoso, Tom Byrne recently released his debut CD. He performs some of the most challenging and beautiful tunes in the traditional repertoire

Wednesday 21 July 1pm Saturday 24 July 4pm THESE CONCERTS TAKE PLACE IN THE RÓISÍN DUBH, DOMINICK STREET. DATES AND TIMES ABOVE. €8

IRELAND, ITALY, RUSSIA

YURODNY

The Yurodny were nomadic bards who collectively embodied the folk music of ancient Russia. The rich folk music of the east creates the context for jazz improvisation and composition for this 9–piece ensemble.

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COMEDY

U.S.A.

REGGIE

WATTS PLUS JOE ROONEY AND MC GERRY MALLON Hilarious, brilliant and unpredictable, comedian and musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene. Sharp, wry and elusive, he moves seamlessly from skits to songs to off–kilter stand–up while talking in a subway train full of accents. Unlike anything you have ever seen, he covers everything from ancient history and racism to pop culture in a heady mix of improvised music, comedy and social insight.

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 20 Cuba, 8.30pm, €15

SCOTLAND

IRELAND

DANNY BHOY PLUS GILES BRODY & MC GERRY MALLON

Danny comes to Galway on the back of a sell–out tour of the U.S.A. His unique brand of storytelling and razor–sharp wit creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. Subtle, intelligent, perceptive, observant and very, very funny, his routines have the mark of those which will be quoted for years to come.

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LAUGHTER

LOFT Mirth, mayhem and madness in the middle of the day with genial Gerry Mallon playing host to and introducing the top names from the Irish comedy circuit plus international surprise guests. Guests include David O’Doherty, Reggie Watts, Colm O’Regan, Maeve Higgins, David McSavage, Jarlath Regan, Joe Rooney, Eleanor Tiernan and many more.

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IRELAND

APRES

With the World Cup taking place prior to the Festival, Après Match are ready to come out of hibernation and play ball! Featuring Gary Cooke, Risteárd Cooper and Barry Murphy, this new show features the sensational singing trio The River Tenors. With the usual mix of weird and wonderful characters such as Bill, Eamon, Liam, John, Gary Lineker, Mark Lawrenson, George Hook and Martin King, this show will also include new targets from Martin O’Neill to Ryan Tubridy and Vincent Browne to Joan Burton.

MATCH

“Genius.”

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COMEDY

The Irish Times

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U.S.A./AUSTRALIA/CANADA

U.K.

REGINALD D.

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

HUNTER WITH STEVE HUGHES & GLENN WOOL

One of the most engaging, brutally honest and provocative stand–up comics working in the UK, Reginald D. Hunter comes to Galway for an exclusive performance of his new show. A frequent guest on TV’s Have I Got News For You, he will appear alongside Andy Hamilton in It’s Only a Theory for BBC4 later this year. With support from Steve Hughes and Glenn Wool. “A masterful, playful comic….” The Times

STEPHEN FROST IMPROV ALLSTARS IN

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PHILL JUPITUS & JOSIE LAWRENCE

Six brave performers arrive on stage with no script. Willed on by a supportive crowd, through improvisation they create sketches and comic dramas which are amazingly inventive, taking off into flights of surreal brilliance.

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SCOTLAND

AN EVENING WITH

IAN

RANKIN & PHILIP KING

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In this special evening presented by the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Ian Rankin will read from his work and discuss the presence of music in his writing with musician and broadcaster Philip King. Ian Rankin is the UK’s number one bestselling crime writer. He lives in Edinburgh, and writes about the city in his award–winning Inspector Rebus novels. The first of his powerful Inspector Rebus novels, Knots & Crosses, was published in 1987.

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ENGLAND

JOHN DOWD AN IRISH VOICE LANCHESTER

NIALL O

In conversation with author, journalist and broadcaster Dave O’Connell. Described as ‘the authentic voice of the Irish in America, who has more knowledge of this community than almost anyone else alive,’ by Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Dwyer, of The New York Times, Niall O’Dowd’s new book An Irish Voice is a remarkable account of how an Irish emigrant rose to a position of influence at the highest levels of US and Irish politics. His insider’s view of the Clintons, Ted Kennedy and Gerry Adams and major players in the world of Irish–American politics makes for a compelling story.

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John Lanchester is a British journalist, novelist and winner of the Whitbread Book Award. Part economic primer, part fiscal and historical analysis, New Yorker and London Review of Books contributor John Lanchester’s Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay, offers his brilliantly witty, succinct overview of the current financial crisis. “The route map to the crazed world of contemporary finance we have all been waiting for.” Will Self

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BACKSTAGE AT THE

TALKS & DISCUSSIONS

FESTIVAL

Backstage at the Festival is a series of post–show and gallery talks with selected artists and companies participating at the Festival, and an informal platform for audiences to hear artists discuss the process of creating their work. Admission free to ticketholders. Gallery Talks – Admission Free

CORN EXCHANGE

HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY

Freefall director Annie Ryan in conversation with playwright Michael West. 13 July, Black Box Theatre

Political Mother choreographer and composer Hofesh Shechter in conversation. 21 July, Black Box Theatre

BRISTOL OLD VIC

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP

Uncle Vanya director Andrew Hilton in conversation. 14 July, Town Hall Theatre

Aftermath cast in conversation. 22 July, Town Hall Theatre

DRUID THEATRE

Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone in conversation. 22 July, Claddagh Hall

Penelope director Mikel Murfi in conversation with actor Tadhg Murphy. 14 July, Druid Theatre

NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND

ALICE MAHER

BRIAN BOURKE

Gallery Talk 15 July, 2pm, Galway Arts Centre

Gallery Talk 17 July, 3pm, Festival Fairgreen Gallery

BRET

EASTON ELLIS

U.S.A.

In 1985, Bret Easton Ellis shocked, stunned and disturbed with Less Than Zero, his ‘extraordinarily accomplished first novel’ (The New Yorker), successfully chronicling the frightening consequences of unmitigated hedonism within the ranks of the ethically bereft youth of 80s Los Angeles. 25 years later, Ellis returns to those same characters with his brilliant new novel Imperial Bedrooms – to Clay and the band of infamous teenagers whose lives weave sporadically through his – but now, they face an even greater period of disaffection: their own middle age. Bret Easton Ellis is the author of five novels, including the psychological thriller American Psycho, and a collection of short stories. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.

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ENGLAND

SIR

PETER

HALL IN CONVERSATION WITH

MICHAEL

BILLINGTON Sir Peter Hall is one of the best known theatre and opera directors in the world today. He founded The Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960 where he served as Artistic Director until 1968. He was appointed Artistic Director of the National Theatre, London in 1973 taking over from founding director Laurence Olivier. His work has been presented on many of the world’s great stages from Covent Garden Opera House to the Metropolitan Opera, New York and from the West End to Broadway. In August 1955, he directed the English–language premiere of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett at the Arts Theatre, London. The recipient of numerous awards he has been nominated for a TONY Award on 10 occasions and twice won as Best Director, in 1967 for Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, and in 1981 for Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Arts in 1999.

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His latest project is as Director Emeritus of the Rose Theatre, London where he recently directed Dame Judi Dench in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Later this year he directs his daughter Rebecca Hall in Twelfth Night at the National Theatre, London. Michael Billington is Theatre Critic of The Guardian and author of State of the Nation – British Theatre Since 1945 and biographies of Harold Pinter and Peggy Ashcroft, and of critical studies of Tom Stoppard and Alan Ayckbourn. Sir Peter Hall joins Michael Billington in conversation to discuss his life and work.


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VISUAL ART

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BRIAN

BOURKE POLYPTYCH Renowned for his landscapes and his series of mocking self–portraits comparing himself to Don Quixote, Brian Bourke is one of Ireland’s most celebrated visual artists. In a career spanning over 40 years, his output has been enormous. He studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin and at St. Martin’s School of Art in London and held his first solo exhibition in Dublin in 1964. In Polyptych the artist examines bodies of his work from his career much of which has not been exhibited together or previously, alongside a large number of new works housed in the beautiful new Fairgreen Festival Gallery. His works display a great affinity and sympathy for his subject matter, and above all, a wonderful sense of humour.

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Fairgreen Festival Gallery, Admission Free 11am–6pm, Sunday 2pm–6pm Backstage at the Festival Gallery talk with Brian Bourke 3pm July 17

MASTER DRAWINGS Brian Bourke also exhibits a series of new drawings in his show Master Drawings in the elegant rooms of the Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill. Brian Bourke Don Quixote’s Penance

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Henri Matisse Nu bleu II (Blue Nude II), 1952

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VISUAL ART

FRANCE

Henri Matisse Tristesse du Roi (Sorrow of the King), 1952

HENRI

MATISSE

DRAWING WITH SCISSORS The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour. Matisse: Drawing with Scissors features 35 original lithographs of the famous oeuvre produced in the last four years of his life, when the artist was confined to his bed. It includes many of his iconic images such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.

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BILL VIOLA Bill Viola is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading artists and a pioneer in the medium of video art. He was instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art, and in so doing has helped to greatly expand its scope in terms of technology, content, and historical reach. Viola’s works focus on universal human experiences— birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness—and have roots in both Eastern and Western art as well as spiritual traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and Christian mysticism.

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Angel’s Gate and Sodium Vapour are exhibited here alongside Territorio Do Invisiel, a rare and intimate portrait of Bill Viola, which illuminates the artist's distinguished career.

U.S.A

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Galway Arts Festival and Galway Arts Centre present

VISUAL ART

ALICE MAHER GODCHILDREN OF

ENANTIOS

Alice Maher Enantios

As part of her first solo exhibition in Galway, Alice Maher presents a specially commissioned animated film. Enantios is the Greek word for 'opposite' and the artist's work interrogates the Jungian theory that 'everything eventually turns into its opposite'. Godchildren of Enantios is the world of the Hybrid, where bulls, birds, bells, bath chairs, teddy boys, headless women and legless men, all disport themselves to a wonderful soundtrack by composer Trevor Knight. The artist has recently moved into animation and this show will present four of her film–drawings, as well as two new sculptural works and a limited edition print made to coincide with the exhibition.

Alice Maher Enantios4

Alice Maher has exhibited widely in Ireland, England and the U.S.A., and represented Ireland in the 22nd São Paolo Bienal.

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SEODA 2010 A major group exhibition of contemporary Irish sculpture curated by renowned artists and foundrymen Leo Higgins and Colm Brennan.

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The exhibition includes an important cross–section of work from a generation of Irish sculptors, from the monumental to small studio pieces. Work by John Behan RHA, Colm Brennan, John Coll, Cliodhna Cussen, Rowan Gillespie, Leo Higgins, Fidelma Massey, James McCarthy, Selma McCormack, Eileen McDonagh, James McKenna, Eamon O'Doherty, Padraic Reaney, Michael Warren, Chris Wilson and others.

IRELAND

ENGAGE STUDIOS

ENRAGE Engage Studios is an artist–run studio space in Galway city centre. Now in its sixth year, Engage supports contemporary artists in a professional environment. This exhibition is curated by Ian McInerney, co–founder of the Black Mariah Gallery in Cork, and reflects the diversity of the members’ practice ranging from drawing to painting and video to installation.

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White Room Gallery, Liosbán Mon–Fri 10am–6.30pm Sat 10am–3pm Admission Free

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VISUAL ART

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LYNNE ,

O LOUGHLIN VIRTUAL EDEN Digital technology has made a profound change to the way artists engage with the fabric of their work leading to a dramatic shift in the way some artists consider the surfaces of their work. As a printmaker O’Loughlin takes this opportunity to blend the younger digital arts with traditional methods of printmaking. Virtual Eden is a result of this notion to keep traditional methods such as etching relevant to her practice as a visual artist while also engaging with different digital media.

Lynne O’Loughlin Fish in Water

JULY MO TU WE TH FR SA SU 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Fairgreen Festival Gallery 11am–6pm, Sunday 2pm–6pm Admission Free

IRELAND

GRAPHIC

STUDIO

GOLD Graphic Studio Dublin, Fine Art Printmakers, was established in 1960 to teach traditional printmaking skills and to provide studios and technical assistance to artists to make fine art prints. 50 years later the studio remains a force in contemporary Irish art and this exhibition includes work from studio founding member Patrick Hickey, and prints from many other notable Irish artists including Mary Farl Powers and John Kelly. Geraldine O’Reilly Sunrise over Oxley’s Field

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VISUAL ART/FILM

U.S.A.

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SPIKE JONZE

I M HERE Ordinary is no place to be. I’m Here is a story about the relationship between two robots living in L.A. written and directed by Spike Jonze. Spike Jonze is the versatile filmmaker behind the acclaimed film Being John Malkovich, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and Best Adaptation. Jonze has directed numerous music videos, commercials, short films, documentaries, and is an accomplished photographer. ABSOLUT Vodka is widely recognised for their creativity and vision. I'm Here is the latest collaboration and commission from ABSOLUT with a major artist.

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M A K I N G G A LWAY M AG I C

BECOME A FRIEND You can become an important part of Galway Arts Festival by becoming a Friend of the Festival. Friends receive VIP benefits including Priority Booking, Complimentary Tickets, Opening Invitations and Festival Club Membership. With the help and support of our Friends we have presented many memorable and exciting performances over the past 32 years. It is never too late to sign up. For more information contact Laura Rigney at 091 509700, email friends@galwayartsfestival.com or sign up online at www.galwayartsfestival.com/friends We look forward to seeing you at the Festival.

P L AT I N U M F R I E N D S 2 0 1 0

S HERIDAN S CHEESEMONGERS

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BOOKING & GENERAL INFORMATION FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE, GALWAY TOURIST OFFICE, FORSTER STREET, GALWAY FROM 21 JUNE 2010, MONDAY–SATURDAY 10AM–5.30PM, SUNDAY 18 JULY 1PM–5PM 091 566 577

BOOK ONLINE FROM 28 MAY WWW.GALWAYARTSFESTIVAL.COM FORM A GROUP

- MAKE IT AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER

Our gift to you is a spectacular programme of events in our beautiful city of Galway. This year we have tailored special ticket options, offers and hospitality packages to enhance your festival experience. Whether you are a group of colleagues, friends, or Festival fanatics we can help you create precious memories this summer. 2010 is about your Galway Arts Festival experience. A group discount is available (to groups of 10+) on most performances. Complete the group booking form on our website; Email: groups@galwayartsfestival.com Phone 091 509 700 or contact Festival Box Office for details. TOWN HALL THEATRE For events in the Town Hall Theatre or Black Box Theatre bookings can also be made at 091 569777 or in person at the Town Hall Theatre. Bookings are subject to administration charges.

ADMINISTRATION CHARGES Online, telephone and postal bookings are subject to administration charges. Bookings in person at the Festival Box Office are not subject to administration charges. See website for full details.

BY POST Write to us at Galway Arts Festival, Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway. Send a cheque made payable to ‘Galway Arts Festival’ (Please include €2.50 for transaction fee). Please state clearly Event, Date and Number of Tickets you require. Subject to availability.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME! Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the show time. Allow time for traffic and parking. Latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of Management. Galway Arts Festival reserves the right to alter any advertised programme if necessary. Free outdoor programme may change due to weather conditions. Please check online for regular updates.

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Friends Priority booking from 31 May – 18 June. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Laura Rigney at 091 509700 or Email: friends@galwayartsfestival.com

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE We ask where possible any special needs or seating requirements are made known to us at the time of booking.

GIFT VOUCHERS Gift Vouchers are available online, from our box office or by calling 091 509700 ACCOMMODATION See the Stay and Play section on our website.

REFUNDS Galway Arts Festival has a no refund or exchange policy on all tickets purchased. CONCESSIONS Concessions are available in person for senior citizens, unwaged, and full–time students with appropriate ID.

FAILTE CHUIG FEILE EALAION NA GAILLIMHE Tá áthas orainn fáilte a chur romhat chuig ár gcathair álainn agus chuig an 33 Féile Ealaíon na Gaillimhe. Ón 12–25 Iúil, táimid ag súil le fáilte a chur roimh ealaíontóirí agus roimh chomhlachtaí as Éirinn agus ar fud an domhain agus iad a chur i láthair ar stáitsí, in ionaid éagsúla agus ar ghailearaithe na Gaillimhe. I mbliana, tá os cionn 500 ealaíontóir ag glacadh páirt sa bhFéile. Beidh ealaíontóirí agus taibheoirí ón Astráil, ó Mheiriceá agus ón Eoraip ag glacadh páirte le sár–ealaíontóirí na hÉireann chun draíocht agus cuimhní a chruthú a bheas mar bhunús le Féile Ealaíon na Gaillimhe 2010.

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Tá súil againn go mbainfidh tú taitneamh as an bhFéile agus go mbeidh tú páirteach i go leor taithí iontacha agus muid ag ceiliúradh na healaíona agus Gaillimh i Mí Iúil na bliana seo.


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Please allow a minimum of 30 minutes to drive to Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover; 45 minutes to St Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam and 45 minutes to St. Fursa’s Hall, Headford, from Galway City. The ferry to Inishbofin Island departs from Cleggan, Co. Galway, which is a 90 minute drive from Galway. 47


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G ALWAY A RTS F ESTIVAL 2010 P ROGRAMME EVENT

PA G E VENUE

HOFESH SHECHTER

2–3

Black Box Theatre

UNCLE VANYA

4–5

Town Hall Theatre

PENELOPE

6–7

Druid Lane Theatre

AFTERMATH

8–9

Town Hall Theatre

10–11

FREEFALL

MON 12

TUES 13 8pm

8pm

8pm

Black Box Theatre

8pm

8pm

THE QUARE LAND

12

Nuns’ Island Theatre

8pm*

8pm*

CITIZENSHIP

12

Nuns’ Island Theatre

1pm

1pm

TUSK TUSK

12

Meeting Point Bar 8

5.15pm

5.15pm

THE GRIPPE GIRLS

13

Bank of Ireland Theatre

6pm*

6pm*

ÉISTIGÍ…CAITHFEAR ÉISTEACHT!

13

Seanscoil Sailearna

ONE SMALL STEP

14

Black Box Theatre

SPACE PANORAMA

15

Town Hall Theatre

THE MAGNIFICENT MIND OF DAISY DUNNE

15

NUI Galway

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA

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Festival Big Top

THE HUMAN LEAGUE/HEAVEN 17

17

Festival Big Top

BRAD MEHLDAU

18

Radisson Live Lounge

ENDELLION STRING QUARTET

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St. Nicholas’ Church

JOSH RITTER/D DEMPSEY/C DAVEY

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Festival Big Top

THE DIVINE COMEDY

21

Radisson Live Lounge

TEENAGE FANCLUB

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Radisson Live Lounge

CONTEMPO WITH CHEN ZIMBALISTA

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St. Nicholas’ Church

IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam

LONG GONE LONESOME

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Various Venues

MIKE MCGOLDRICK BIG BAND

27

Radisson Live Lounge

ALAN KELLY/EDDI READER

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Radisson Live Lounge

ADRIAN CROWLEY

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Róisín Dubh

FRED

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Róisín Dubh

BREAKESTRA WITH CHALI 2NA

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Róisín Dubh

KEVIN DOHERTY

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St. Nicholas’ Church

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE

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Róisín Dubh

O EMPEROR

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Róisín Dubh

ANGUS & JULIA STONE

30

Róisín Dubh

ARI HEST

30

Campbell’s Tavern

CLÓ IAR-CHONNACHTA

30

Radisson Live Lounge

TRAD LUNCHTIMES

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Róisín Dubh

YURODNY

31

Campbell’s Tavern

REGGIE WATTS

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Cuba

DANNY BHOY

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Cuba

LAUGHTER LOFT

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Ruby Room, The King’s Head

APRÈS MATCH

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Radisson Live Lounge

REGINALD D. HUNTER & HUGHES/WOOL

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Róisín Dubh

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

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Róisín Dubh

BACKSTAGE AT THE FESTIVAL

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9pm

9pm

9pm

1pm

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THURS 15

FRI 16

SAT 17

8pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

2pm & 8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

SUN 18

MON 19

8pm

TUES 20

WED 21

7.30pm

7.30pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm 8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

3.30pm & 8pm

8pm

8pm

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1pm

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1pm

1pm

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5.15pm

5.15pm

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6pm

1pm & 6pm

6pm

1pm & 6pm

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6pm

6pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

11am & 2pm

2pm

11am & 2pm

11am & 2pm

11am & 2pm

11am & 2pm

11am & 2pm 8pm

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WWW.GALWAYARTSFESTIVAL.COM THURS 22

FRI 23

SAT 24

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

3pm & 8pm

8pm

3pm & 8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

3.30pm & 8pm

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5.15pm

5.15pm

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1pm & 6pm

6pm

1pm & 6pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

1pm & 3pm

1pm & 3pm

12noon & 2pm

8pm 8pm

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BRIAN BOURKE Fairgreen Festival Gallery & Norman Villa Gallery

8pm

8pm

HENRI MATISSE Galway City Museum

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BILL VIOLA Fairgreen Festival Gallery

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ALICE MAHER Galway Arts Centre

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SEODA 2010 Kenny Gallery & Born Terrace

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ENGAGE STUDIOS White Room Gallery

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LYNNE O’LOUGHLIN Fairgreen Festival Gallery

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GRAPHIC PRINT STUDIOS University Hospital Galway

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SPIKE JONZE Fairgreen Festival Gallery

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7pm 9pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

STREET/FAMILY

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MACNAS THE WILD HUNT 2pm Sunday 18 July

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8pm

UP ABOVE TUMBLE CIRCUS 1pm & 4pm 13-15 July

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9pm

BRUCE AIRHEAD 1pm & 4pm 21–23 July

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TALKS/DISCUSSIONS PAGE 9pm

1pm

1pm

1pm & 4pm

8.30pm 1pm

1pm

1pm

IAN RANKIN 34 6pm July 20 – Radisson Live Lounge NIALL O’DOWD 6pm July 16 – Hotel Meyrick

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JOHN LANCHESTER 4pm July 17 – Hotel Meyrick

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BRET EASTON ELLIS 6pm July 19 – Hotel Meyrick

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SIR PETER HALL & MICHAEL BILLINGTON 4pm July 24 – Town Hall Theatre

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* DENOTES PREVIEW

9pm 9pm 7.15 & 9.30pm


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Official Line Up for this years Galway Arts Festival

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