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Galway Arts Festival

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from Australia, Austria, China, France, Holland, Hungary,

Galway Arts Festival

Galway Arts Festival 2004 P R I N C I PA L S P O N S O R

MA JOR MEDIA SPONSORS

Board of Directors Kieran Corcoran (Chairman), Gerry Coy, Jacinta Dwyer, Tiernan Henry, John Mannion, Fidelma Mullane & Ted Turton Artistic Director Rose Parkinson

GRANT AIDED BY S U P PORT I N G S PO N S OR S

Festival Manager John Crumlish Financial Controller Gerry Cleary Festival Administrator Elizabeth Mc Donagh

FUNDING AGENCIES

Galway City Council Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Administration Aoife Severs & Ruth Kelly

GALWAY BAY HOTEL

Box Office Managers Frances Burke & Philip Sterling Volunteers Co-Ordinator Deirdre McPhillips

PAT R O N S

Friends Co-Ordinator Sinead Mc Phillips

Publicity Paul Fahy, Manager Nell Murphy Lynn Cahill Production Eamon Fox, Production Manager David Murphy, Technical Manager Claire Waldron Artist Liaison Aileen Mc Donagh, Liam Parkinson & Cathal O’Cónchuir Merchandise Gerry Coy Poster Philip Lindey Graphic Design Hilda Reid - The Proactive Group Eoin Brennan Music Consultant Brendan O’Regan

Galway County Council, Ambassade de France en Irlande Faigheann Féile Ealaíon na Gaillimhe tacáiocht ó Chomhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe agus ó Chomhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe.

MA JOR SUPPORT ING SPONSORS KENNYS BOOKSHOP & ART GALLERIES

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Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, UK, USA

Galway Arts Festival presents Sinead Aldridge • Declan Aungier • Autamata • Eddie Bannon • Beausoleil • Beijing Dance Academy • Des Bishop • Brian Bourke • Burrito Deluxe • Bush Theatre • Bernard Butler • David Byrne • The Jimmy Cake • Dermot Carmody • Nollaig Casey • Catastrophe Theatre • Beth Nielsen Chapman • China Conservaory • Cois Claddaigh • Pat Collins • Steve Cooney • Ian Coppinger • Contempo • Concorde • Brendan Dempsey • Mark Doherty • Cian Donnelly • Dave Eggers • Electric Bridget • Flight of the Conchords • Four Men & A Dog • Galway Youth Theatre • Frankie Gavin • Bob Geldof • Rod Goodall • Peter Gowan • John Hoban • Andy Irvine • Bert Jansch • Helena Jonsdottir • Liz Kane • Graham Knuttell • Koshka • Vinnie Kilduff • Frank Kilkelly • John Lahr • Jimmy Lawlor • Lifesavas • Conor Linehan • Fergus Linehan • Lunasa • Donal Lunny • Lyrics Born • Macnas • Maigh Seola • Gerry Mallon • Mamisa String Quartet • Tom Matthews • Nora Maycock • Kevin McAleer • Frankie McCafferty • Conor McDermottroe • Eleanor McEvoy • Arty McGlynn • Erin McKeown • Mary McPartlan • Sean McSweeney • Bruce Molsky • Caroline Moreau • Johnny Mulhearn • Mikel Murfi • Barry Murphy • Jay Murphy • Gerry O Connor • Mairtin O Connor • Dave O'Doherty • Jamie Oehlers • Sharon O'Malley • Wally Page • David Pearse • Puppet Lab • Quicksilver Theatre • Royal Court Theatre • The Revs • The Sawdoctors • Scullion • Mary Shannon • Smith ‘n’ Sweeney • Jesse Smith • Nikola Parov • Snuff Puppetts • John Spillane • Steppenwolf Theatre • Strange Fruit • Telefon Tel Aviv • James Thierree • Colm Tobin • Sean Tyrrell • Tosca Strings • The Undertones • Rens Van Der Zalm • The Walls • West Ocean String Quartet • Francis Wheen • Heather Woodbury • Erwin Wurm • Bill Wyman • Yevgeny Yevtushenko • Wanda Yu-Ying Hu •

Thank You/Buíochas Táimid buíoch de na daoine seo a leanas a thug cabhair dúinn agus an Fhéile Ealaíon á eagrú. Galway Arts Festival would like to thank the following for their help and support. Fergal Mc Grath, SSL Logistics Oranmore, Screenway Ltd, An Garda Siochána, Eircom, TEIS, Alcom Systems, Mc Donagh’s Quay Street, Oyster Creek Ltd, The Galway Bay Hotel, Ferry Solicitors, Dawn Dairies, A.P.D.I., Bren Berry, Leagues O’Toole, Mike Larkin, Mulligan Record Shop, Tom Kenny, Liam Butler, Fran Mc Cann, Maura Flannery, John Coll, Pat Walsh, Alcom Systems, Darryl Downey, Rag Lane Productions, Aidan Goulding, Cantec, Marie Breen, Richard Wakley, Druid Theatre, Nimmos, Atlantic Print, Orla Higgins, Anne Marie Kelly.


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China

France Compagnie du Hanneton

Galway Arts Festival and the China/Ireland Cultural Exchange present

The Beijing Dance Academy A powerful force in the dance field of China since 1987, The Beijing Dance Academy make their Irish debut and a rare European appearance at Galway Arts Festival. With choreography inspired by ancient Chinese history, culture, customs and folklore, a company of 20 dancers performs a selection of award-winning dances rooted in ancient Chinese myth and traditions. Using an abundance of dance styles the company moves through past and present with these spectacular choreographies releasing a whole new energy, beauty, spirit and magic portraying the magnificent culture and history of China.

dance spectacle irish premiere

La Veillée des Abysses Straight from the crescendo of The Junebug Symphony comes the feverish fantasy La Veillée des Abysses. The extraordinary James Thiérrée has fashioned another magical masterpiece in which bodies and objects collide to create an explosion of visual poetry. Contortionism, acrobatics, mysterious transformations, music and dance fuse to shape a wonderful fanfare of the physical as Thiérrée spins one utopian fantasy after another. Regular collaborators contortionist Raphaelle Boitel and opera singer Uma Yasmat are joined by Swedish dance legend Nikolas Ek, animator Gaelle Bisellach from Belgium and Brazilian acrobat and dancer Thiago Martins to cook up another virtuoso dish of fantastic invention and pure physical delight. a marvel, unlike any piece of circus that you have ever seen. It will blow you away. The Guardian

Not suitable for those under 9

8pm

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Black Box Theatre Fri 16 – Sat 17

DURATION/FAD TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

2 hrs €18.00 (€16.00 conc.)

9pm

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Black Box Theatre Mon 19 – Sun 25

DURATION/FAD TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

80 minutes €20.00 (€18.00 conc.)

physical theatre irish premiere


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WORLD VOICES

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NEW WRITING FROM THE UK AND THE USA bush theatre steppenwolf royal court three new plays

U.K. The Bush Theatre U.S.A Steppenwolf

The Glee Club by Richard Cameron directed by Mike Bradwell The Glee Club, an all-male singing group made up of five hard working, hard drinking miners and a church organist, is preparing for the local gala. Though well established on the working men’s club circuit they are not exactly in the vanguard of the musical revolution. Sometimes compassion and understanding, as well as bigotry and cowardice, can come from the most unlikely places. This is the summer of 1962; music and much else is about to change –

U.K. The Royal Court

Orange Flower Water by Craig Wright directed by Rick Snyder

so too the lives of these six men. Richard Cameron’s The Glee Club is a beautiful drama that tugs at the emotional heartstrings. With its raucous humour and superb closeharmony song renditions, The Glee Club gives us an insightful and poignant view on six northern miners, the songs they sing and the small village and ideals, in which they live their lives. Please note that this play contains nudity.

In the small town of Pine City, Minnesota, two families are torn apart by love and betrayal. An extramarital affair draws them into a world of romantic uncertainty and disturbing moral ambiguity where people hurt each other and love keeps happening. This intense story

Flesh Wound gives us an up-close and personal look at two couples falling apart, falling together and moving on. Orange Flower Water is written by Craig Wright, award winning playwright and writer for the HBO series Six Feet Under. It is directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Rick Snyder.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is committed to nurturing the best new voices in the American theatre and Orange Flower Water was developed through the company's New Plays Initiative.

8pm

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Town Hall Theatre Tue 13 - Sat 17 Matinée Wed 14, Fri 16 & Sat 17 €19.00 (€17.00 conc.)

Vincent is always in trouble, this time with the infamous Calderazzos. His sister Deirdra stays out of danger in her flat high above the streets of London. His father, Joseph, is in the protection business, but that doesn't mean protecting his own son. Now the family needs help, it's down to Joseph.

Flesh Wound is Ché Walker's second play for the Royal Court. ...the dialogue is flawlessly sharp, stylishly hovering above the level of street-talk the better to peer with an unsentimental but compassionate eye on the self-perpetuating patterns of misery these sorry members of the urban underclass are trapped in, their humanity withered by the need to survive. Wilson Milam’s gripping production serves this slice of highrise low-life with surgical precision; a considerable cut above the rest. The Telegraph

The Royal Court is dedicated to new work by innovative writers. Described by the New York Times as the most important theatre in Europe, its pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed.

In 30 years The Bush Theatre has won over 100 awards and is England's leading new writing venue.

Matinée 2pm

Biological don't matter. Is’s a lie that you can't pick your family, you can. And you can unpick it. And thass what I'm choosing to do.

by Ché Walker directed by Wilson Milam

1pm Lunchtime

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ DURATION/FAD TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Town Hall Theatre Mon 19 - Sun 25 1 hr 15 minutes €14.00 (€12.00 conc.)

9pm Matinée 4pm

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Town Hall Theatre Tue 20 – Sun 25 Matinée Sat 24 €19.00 (€17.00 conc.)


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Iceland/Ireland Galway Arts Festival/Ghent Festival/Helena Jonsdottir

Ireland Galway Arts Festival

Trad

dance video art world premiere

Open Source

new irish drama world premiere By Mark Doherty Directed by Mikel Murfi Cast includes Peter Gowan, Frankie McCafferty, David Pearse Original music by Jim Doherty Lighting by Paul Keogan

Choreography Helena Jonsdottir (Iceland) Art Direction Fillippia Elisdottir (Iceland) Video Art Elisabet Ronaldsdottir (Iceland) Lighting by Paul Keogan (Ireland) Open Source is an international collaboration between Icelandic and Irish artists and performers in dance, music and video art. Produced by Galway Arts Festival, Belgium's Ghent Festival and Icelandic choreographer Helena Jonsdottir, Open Source is a new

Standards always seem to be falling. Things were better once, simpler… people had respect... Trad, a short but epic voyage, follows the relationship of a one hundred year old Irishman and his father, in a surreal comedy that looks at the value of tradition.

dance theatre work based on movement, language, sound, music and images. This transnational production has a cast drawn from Ireland and Iceland.

A Galway Arts Festival production of a new Irish play by writer and performer Mark Doherty.

8pm

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Black Box Theatre Tue 13 – Thurs 15 (previews Sun 11 & Mon 12)

DURATION/FAD TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

1 hr 10 minutes €18.00 (€16.00 conc.) Previews €10.00

8pm Matinée 2pm Icelandair

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ

Druid Theatre Wed 14 - Sun 25 (excluding Sun 18) Matinée Fri 16 & Sat 17 Thurs 22 & Sat 24

DURATION/FAD TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

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SHOWCASE GALWAY New Work

from Galway

SHOWCASE GALWAY New Work

from Galway

Galway Youth Theatre Catastrophe Theatre

Parallel Parking By Josh Tobiessen Catastrophe's site-specific piece takes place in the top levels of a car park and revolves around the secretive and bizarre meetings that take place away from prying eyes. The Galway based Catastrophe Theatre Co. has made a name for itself over the past few years with darkly comic original scripts, unusual staging and physically engaging acting style.

Benrae Productions Ltd.

Swansong Written directed and performed by Conor McDermottroe

Occi has grown up in a dog eat dog world and his instincts for survival are warrior-like. His principles are very simple and he guards what is precious to him. Occi’s journey takes him on many different adventures - through murder and mayhem, love and death, returning ultimately to the beginning: a lost soul looking for recognition and a place to belong. Swansong, a dark yet humorous story, is written and directed by Conor McDermottroe, well known to Galway audiences from his many appearances with Druid Theatre Company.

Electric Bridget

The Prince of Denmark A Revenge Comedy A down-at-heel family-run hotel in a small seaside town is the backdrop to this tale of murder, revenge and crippling indecision. A black comedy for all the family. VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ

Town Hall Studio Mon 12 8.30pm (preview) Tue 13 8.30pm Wed 14 - Sat 17 3.30pm & 8.30pm TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ €12.00 (€10.00 conc.)

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ DURATION/FAD TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Hynes Yard Car Park, Merchants Rd. Tue 13 - Sat 24 7pm (excluding Sun 18) 45 minutes €10.00 (€8.00 conc.)

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Town Hall Studio Mon 19 - Sat 24 6pm €12.00 (€10.00 conc.)

Our Country’s Good

Smith ‘n’ Sweeney

by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally)

Same Old Shoes

Australia 1788. A young married lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country. With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts, and one leading lady who is about to be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal. . . Directed by Andrew Flynn and Designed by Eoin McCarthy, Our Country’s Good is a moving and affirmative tribute to the transforming power of theatre.

Written and performed by Smith’n’Sweeney. Same Old Shoes is a new adult comedy show presenting a rip roaring, roller coaster adventure through the heart of a Saturday night out…ON THE LASH! Nobber, a single lad determined to have a good night out on the town, is all Bling, with Herculean good looks, pocket full of cash, and three Amigos featherlite, ribbed fully lubricated and ready…for anyone.

VENUE/IONAD

Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI, Galway DATES/DÁTAÍ Mon 12 – Sat 24 8pm (excluding. Wed 21) Previews Mon 12-Wed 14 TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ €12.00 (€10.00 conc.)

by Neil La Bute. Directed by Andrew Flynn

VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA

Town Hall Theatre Bar Mon 12 -Wed 21 12.30pm (excluding Sun 18) TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ €7.00 (€6.00 conc.)

An Evening with Samuel Johnson Musical accompaniment by Nuala Ní Chanainn on violin.

Spend an evening with Dr. Johnson as he reminisces about his life, times, loves and friendships. He is the name by which an age will be remembered. Rod Goodall was the mainstay of many of the classic Footsbarn Theatre Company shows over the years and both acted and directed with Macnas during the 1990s during which time he was also Artistic Director of the company.

Bash GYT stage two plays from this collection of One-Act plays. Iphigenia in Orem and Medea Redux are modern adaptations of the famous Greek plays. These two darkly brilliant plays are staged on alternate days at lunchtime at the Town Hall Theatre Bar.

Rod Goodall

Same Old Shoes is an adult comedy show VENUE/IONAD

Radisson SAS Hotel Backstage Bar Fri 16, Sat 17 Sat 24, Sun 25 10.30pm TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ €12.00 (€10.00 conc.) DATES/DÁTAÍ

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ

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Australia Snuff Puppets

Australia Strange Fruit

Boom Family A giant family - Mum, Dad, Grandpa and the two kids are out and about searching for the same kind of fun as everybody else. Towering over the crowds at 4m tall they are immediately recognisable icons in the landscape. Watch yourself as you may end up trapped under some massive feet. Dad falls asleep on a car, Grandpa sits down to rest his tired feet, Scotty is looking for babes and wild excitement. Kelly loves playing with strangers, but doesn't know her own strength. Mum is just happy to be out of the house.

outdoor performance

The Spheres Strange Fruit specializes in large-scale, outdoor public performance using 4 metre high flexible poles to thrust performers high over the heads of the audience. Strange Fruit's strong visual and design elements and exceptional choreography synthesize sculpture with physical theatre.

Cows Our life size herd of cows goes on the rampage: grazing on pot plants, eating people's hats, nuzzling children and occasionally getting spooked by passing traffic.

Giant illuminated orbs contain performers that gradually emerge. This piece is beautiful, reverent and sublime. The Spheres takes a whimsical look at physics, the miracle of birth and humanity's existential relationship to our planet. In the centre stands The Child, an innocent eye which beholds the baffling, comic encounters of the surrounding charactersthe Evil Queen, the Sleeping Man, the Clown, the Princess, The Huntress and The Lover. The Spheres is accompanied by an original score by Not Drowning Waving co-founder, John Phillips.

Hot on their heels is a line dancing cowboy who tries in vain to round them all up. An exercise in futility and craziness as our cows go where no real cows would dare.

street theatre

LOCATION DATES/DÁTAÍ

Streets of Galway Thur 22 – Sat 24

LOCATION

10pm

DATES/DÁTAÍ DURATION/FAD

Spanish Parade Fri 16 - Sun 18 50 minutes Free Event

… like living statues soaring between heaven and earth…their heads in the sky, hearts close to the sun… produced brilliantly eclectic images that pay homage to Michelangelo, Mary Poppins, Folon and Magritte. - Nord Éclair, France

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U.K. Quicksilver Theatre

parade

Ireland Macnas

Betty Big Shoes

Upstairs In The Sky is gentle, heart-warming reassurance of family love - even when loved ones are no longer there. The story of Princess Veronica and her search for her grandfather King Jim takes the audience on an imaginary journey through a dark, dark wood, up a tall, tall tower to a beautiful magical cloudscape. This funny, new play is performed with open-ended play materials, to create the world of the play in children’s imaginations. The show finishes with a play session where the children can explore the set, props and costumes for themselves.

Macnas, Ireland's masters of spectacle return to the streets of Galway. Let your imagination take you on a journey into the world of fun and games with battles of good and evil celebrating the art of playing games Macnas style! With a community cast of 500 the Parade features human dominos, spinning tops, giant insects, ostriches and street creatures who come to life through a mass of colour in costumes and floats. The Macnas Parade is supported by the Arts Council, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, NUI Galway, FAS and National Irish Bank.

3pm

LOCATION DATE/DÁTA

Streets of Galway Sun 18

children's theatre

11am & 2pm

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Radisson SAS Hotel Sat 24 & Sun 25 Age 3 - 5 years €5.00

U.K. The Puppet Lab

Each Peach Pear Plum Adapted from the book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg Each Peach Pear Plum is a game of I spy for little ones and their families.

by Carey English and Guy Holland

“Tom Thumbs in the cupboard Mother Hubbard’s on the stairs, where are the Three Bears?” The setting is a delightful green meadow with a river running through it. There are songs and music which bring to life a variety of nursery rhyme characters played by a wide range of puppets, all on their way to Mother Hubbard’s for some Plum Pie.

11am & 2pm

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

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U.S.A Heather Woodbury

performance

Tale of Two Cities An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks

Award winning playwright and performer Heather Woodbury made her Irish debut at the 2002 Galway Arts Festival with her extraordinary solo epic What Ever. Heather returns to the Festival to premiere her latest ‘living novel’, which delves into the story of how two American communities on either side of the country were changed forever. In 1957 New York lost the Brooklyn Dodgers and their playing grounds while a MexicanAmerican community in Los Angeles was evicted to make way for the newly franchised Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium. Heather has been commuting between New York and Los Angeles for the past two years, researching and generating material via a bicoastal series of new performances. The project collided with history itself as the twin towers of the World Trade Centre fell during the first month of her residency in NYC. This colossal loss and America's subsequent tragic response became a part of the contemporary narrative. Heather performs the entire three night epic for the first time for Galway Arts Festival.

8pm

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ

Cuba Fri 16 - Sun 18

TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

€17.00 (€15.00 conc.)

P l a t i n u m Fr i e n d s CHARLIE BYRNE S BOOKSHOP

The Blue Note

U.S.A.

literature

Dave Eggers Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and You Shall Know Our Velocity! In 1998, he founded McSweeney's, an independent publishing house located in San Francisco and in 2002 he opened 826 Valencia, a writing lab for young people located in the Mission District of San Francisco. With the help of his workshop students, Eggers edits a collection of fiction, essays, and journalism called The Best American Nonrequired Reading. His fiction has appeared in Zoetrope, Punk Planet, and The New Yorker. He has recently written introductions to new editions of books by Edward Wallant, John Cheever and Mark Twain, and is currently working on the biography of Dominic Arou, a refugee from the Sudan now living in Atlanta. He has just completed a collection of short stories called How We Are Hungry which will be published by McSweeney’s later this year. A serial novel about electoral politics is currently appearing on Salon. He writes regularly about art and music for various magazines and his design work has been featured in many periodicals.

8pm

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TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

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Ireland U.K

U.S.A

Francis Wheen

Colm Toibin

In his latest book How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions, Francis Wheen evokes the key personalities of the postpolitical era - including Princess Diana, Osama BinLaden and Nancy Reagan's astrologer - while charting the extraordinary rise in superstition and emotional hysteria over the past quarter of a century. From UFO scares to dotcom mania, his hilarious and gloriously impassioned polemic describes a period in the world's history when everything began to stop making sense. Francis Wheen has worked as a diarist on many newspapers and magazines, he has been a book reviewer for Gay News, a theatre critic for Today, a news editor for New Socialist and a contributing editor of Tatler. Having presented News-Stand on BBC Radio 4 for a number of years, he has appeared often on ITV's What the Papers Say and more recently on BBC2's Have I Got News For You. He is now the writer of Wheen's World a regular column appearing in The Guardian - for which he was voted Columnist of the Year - as well as working for Private Eye (allegedly…).

VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre Fri 16 €7.00

Colm Tóibín's fiction includes The South, The Heather Blazing, The Story of the Night and The Blackwater Lightship, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. His non-fiction includes Bad Blood, Homage to Barcelona, The Sign of the Cross and Love in a Dark Time. In The Master, his brilliant and profoundly moving fifth novel, Colm Tóibín tells the story of Henry James, an American-born genius of the modern novel who became a connoisseur of exile, living among artists and aristocrats in Paris, Rome, Venice and London. In The Master, Colm Tóibín takes us almost shockingly close to the soul of Henry James and, by extension, to the mystery of art itself. It is a remarkable, utterly original book Michael Cunningham Colm Tóibín has a perfect understanding of the greatest of all American writers. A sustained performance worthy of the Master Edmund White

His previous books include The Sixties, Television, The Battle for London, Tom Driberg which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award, and Karl Marx.

6pm

literature

4pm

VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre Sat 24 €7.00

John Lahr John Lahr has been senior drama critic for The New Yorker since 1992. A veteran of all aspects of the theatre, Lahr is the son of the actor Bert Lahr, whom he immortalised in his best-selling biography, Notes on a Cowardly Lion. Lahr has published seventeen books on the theatre, and two novels. In 2001 he edited The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan and his book Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles, was hailed by The Sunday Times as a dazzling collection. Lahr’s craftsmanship is awesome. He co-produced the 1987 film Prick Up Your Ears, based on his Joe Orton biography of the same name. Lahr has also written numerous movie scripts and his short film Sticky My Fingers, Fleet My Feet was nominated for an Academy Award in 1971. Lahr has written numerous stage adaptations including The Manchurian Candidate and The Bluebird of Unhappiness: A Woody Allen Revue, and he is the co-creator of the Tony Awardwinning Broadway show Elaine Stritch at Liberty.

5pm

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literature Russia

U.S.A

music

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Beausoleil

For nearly half a century Vevgeny Yevtushenko has been a piercing voice of conscience and today he is among the world's most widely admired living writers. Born in Zima, Yevtushenko moved to Moscow in 1944. His first important narrative poem Zima Junction was published in 1956 but he gained international fame in 1961 with Babi Yar, in which he denounced Nazi and Russian anti-Semitism.

Mixing the rich Cajun musical traditions of Louisiana with zydeco, New Orleans jazz, TexMex, country, blues and more, BeauSoleil are America’s most popular Cajun band. Now in their

VENUE/IONAD DATES/DÁTAÍ

Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre Fri 23

TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

€7.00

Rolling Stone

third decade, the band are regarded as national treasures in the US, and their live shows are not

9pm

VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA

Radisson SAS Hotel Fri 16

The best Cajun band in the world. Garrison Keillor

to be missed.

Yevtushenko's demands for greater artistic freedom and his attacks on Stalinism and bureaucracy in the late 1950s and 60s made him a leader of Soviet youth. The publication in Paris of his A Precocious Autobiography in 1963 brought him severe official censure and he was frequently criticised by the Russian government for his nonconfirmist attitude. In 1972 Yevtushenko gained huge success with his play Under the Skin of the Statue of Liberty. Since the 1970s he has been active in many fields of culture, writing novels, notably Wild Berries, essays, and the semiautobiographical, post-Soviet work Don’t Die Before You’re Dead. In addition, he is an actor, director, and photographer. In 1989 Yevtushenko became member of the Congress of People's Deputies. Since 1990 he has been vice president of Russian PEN. He was appointed honorary member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1987.

8pm

America’s best dance band.

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€20.00 (€18.00 conc.)

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U.K.

music

Ireland/U.S./Holland/Hungary

music

Mozaik

Bill Wyman

Marrying Irish traditional music with American old-time

and The Rhythm Kings

and Eastern European styles Mozaik have created a magical and breathtaking sound. It’s no surprise, considering who Mozaik are: Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are joined by

Former Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman

Bruce Molsky from the US, Nikola Parov from Hungary and

and his all star band The Rhythm Kings

Rens Van Der Zalm from Holland. These multi-cultural,

have won a reputation as one of the most

multi-talented troubadours are the real deal.

Prepare to swivel those hips! The Irish Times

exciting groups on the rhythm ’n’ blues circuit. Joined by luminaries such as Albert Lee and Andy Fairweather Low, Wyman has hit on a winning formula: real music, great players, wonderful guests, great songs – old and new. Promoting their new album Just For A Thrill the band guarantee a night to remember.

9pm

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Radisson SAS Hotel Tues 20

TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

€27.00 (€25.00 conc.)

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U.K.

U.S.A

music

Bernard Butler and Bert Jansch

music

Telefon Tel Aviv This Chicago band’s music has been described as a perfect blend of soul and electronica. The band’s Joshua Eustis and Charles Cooper have been rightly

Bert Jansch, 1960s guitar hero and one-time member of Pentangle, is one of the godfathers of modern music. Generations of guitar players have watched him and listened to him with envy and astonishment. At 60 he shows no signs of slowing down and he’s joined by one of Britain’s most exciting young guitarists: Bernard Butler. Since leaving Suede he has collaborated with David McAlmont and released two solo albums, as well as appearing on Jansch’s most recent album. This mix of the old and the new is riveting and rightly acclaimed.

acclaimed for the gloriously sensual sound of their songs, with their most recent album topping Rolling Stone’s Hot List. Fahrenheit Fair Enough

Ireland

rings with chiming guitars and blurred

Lunasa

electric piano chords hovering above

One of the most celebrated bands on the international

analogue beats, glued together by

music scene, Lunasa have redefined Irish music by going

warm, sinuous electric bass lines.

intricate networks of glitches and

right to the heart of its rhythms. Interweaving wind and string instruments, pairing flutes, fiddles, whistles and pipes they have produced breathtaking music. Their wondrous, refreshing sets have been compared to the

He innovated acoustic music in the same way that Hendrix innovated electric music. Johnny Marr.

best of The Bothy Band, but Lunasa’s star now shines in its own right. The new gods of Irish music. MOJO Music Sponsor

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Black Box Theatre

Mon 12 Open Source 8pm Preview Sun 11 8pm

Town Hall Theatre

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Fri 16 Beijing Dance 8pm

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John Spillane

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(Lunchtime 1.00pm)

Trad 8pm

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Autamata Johnny Mullhern...

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Gerry O’Connor

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Tales of Two Cities Tales of Two Cities Tales of Two Cities 8pm Des Bishop 8.30pm 8pm 8pm Beausoleil 9pm

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Comedy Circus 9pm

Francis Wheen 6pm

Peach 11pm & 2pm Bob Geldof 8pm

Same Old Shoes 10.30pm

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Bill Wyman 9pm

Peach 11pm & 2pm Dermot Carmody 8pm Ghost Show 8pm

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McDonogh Building

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Frankie Gavin

with very special guests including The Mamisa String Quartet

Ireland

Mary McPartlan

Ireland

Jigs, Reels and Rock & Roll

The Undertones

Mary McPartlan's singing career began in the 1970s and since then she has become a well known figure on the Irish folk music scene. She initiated the TG4 National Traditional Music Awards and co-produced two awardwinning music series, also for TG4. Her debut album The Holland Handkerchief was launched this year to widespread acclaim. Mary will be joined by some very special guest for this Festival appearance.

with The Saw Doctors The legendary Undertones re-grouped in Derry in late 1999 with new singer Paul Mc Loone—last October they released a critically acclaimed new album of songs, Get What You Need, on Sanctuary.

Mary McPartlan has one of the great voices of Ireland...The Holland Handkerchief is an early contender for Album of the Year The Living Tradition

The Saw Doctors 2004 lineup features Richie Buckley (sax), Anthony Thistlethwaite (bass), and Fran Breen (drums). Last March they released the live CD/DVD, Live in Galway.

music

Ireland Frankie Gavin is one of the most respected fiddle players around. Though best known for his work with De Danann, with whom he recorded 16 albums, he’s recorded a number of acclaimed solo albums and has worked with everyone from The Corrs to Keith Richards. Technically complex and unabashedly brilliant, Gavin’s playing is unashamedly gifted. A host of musicians, including The Mamisa String Quartet, Tony MacMahon, Steve Cooney, Michelle Lally, Craig McEvoy, Carl Hession and Arty McGlynn join Frankie in this unique Festival event.

A voice that pins you against the wall ***** Mojo

Four Men and a Dog Four Men and a Dog made a name for themselves with their eclectic and vivacious blend of traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres, including rap, southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and even salsa. Theirs is a magnificent mix of traditional rhythms and sweeping country,

Cathal Hayden fiddles, viola, banjo

with more than a tincture of

Gerry O’Connor fiddles, banjo, mandolin

Tijuana hallucinogens thrown in.

Gino Lupari bodhran, vocals

Back on the road after a hiatus

Kevin Doherty vocals, guitar

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U.K.

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David Byrne featuring The Tosca Strings Ireland

Bob Geldof David Byrne is primarily known as the front man and co-founder of the hugely influential Talking Heads. Since leaving the group he has had a number of

Since his first hit single in 1977 with the

successful solo albums, won an Oscar for his film soundtrack work, formed his own record label and had one of the hit singles of last year collaborating with X Press 2 on Lazy. His new album Grown Backwards was released to critical acclaim earlier this year.

Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof has been rarely out of the limelight. As a member of the Rats, and as a solo artist, he has had a series of hits including two UK number one singles. He was the driving

Photograph © 2004 by Jurgen Rogiers

force behind Band Aid and Live Aid On the My Backwards Life tour, he surveys the breadth of his career.

focussing a generation's attention on the world's poor. With four solo albums to date he remains one of the most astute

These are wonderful exercises in songcraft:

of Irish songwriters and now with his

full of metaphors, twists and punchlines, couched in springly string arrangements and sung

band The Bobcats he celebrates a career lasting three decades.

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Nollaig Casey One of Ireland’s most eminent musicians, fiddle player Nollaig Casey has just released her extraordinary debut solo album, The Music of What Happened. The album is a

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Autamata

Scullion

One of America's finest undiscovered singer-

Formed in 1975 by singer-songwriter Sonny Condell,

on stage by Arty

songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman is one of

filmmaker and broadcaster Philip King and guitar

McGlynn, Rod McVey

the most industrious and literate songwriters

supremo Greg Boland, Scullion delighted audiences

and Liam Bradley along

in Nashville, penning songs for Kathy Mattea,

all over Ireland and Europe with their exceptional live

with some very

Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Bonnie Raitt and

performances which mixed their folk rock music

special guests.

Lorrie Morgan. As a performer she leans more

with splashes of reggae, a whiff of jazz and blues,

towards Joni Mitchell and Lucinda Williams.

and borrowings from the East. Recently reformed,

Her music has gone through various

the band – with Robbie Overson replacing Boland -

transformations over the years, but her lyrical

have rekindled the magic that makes them one of

vision is unchanged and is rightly acclaimed.

the most acclaimed of Irish groups.

and compositions - all suffused with her trademark lyricism and

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meltingly beautiful airs and exquisite songs

virtuosity. Nollaig is joined

Now established as one of Ireland’s up and coming artist/producers, Ken McHugh (aka Autamata) has just released a widely praised debut album My Sanctuary. Fragments from the album is currently being used on a new Mitsubishi TV car advert all over the U.S. Canada and Mexico and Jive County is also being used in a new American film called Standing Still which stars Colin Hanks (son of Tom). A live band featuring drums, bass, guitar and female vocals as well as Ken's own synths, samplers and background visuals has already made a powerful impact on the Dublin club scene. The future's bright for Autamata.

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Beth Nielsen Chapman

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The Jimmy Cake music Ireland

Eleanor McEvoy Eleanor McEvoy achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song Only A Woman's Heart inspired the title for and appeared on the A Woman's Heart anthology album. It has since become the best selling album in Irish history. 1994 saw the world-wide release of her self-titled debut and she released her second album What's Following Me? in 1996. Her third and fourth albums, Snapshots and Yola, received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.

Lisa Carey, clarinet; Jurgen Simpson, accordion; Paul Smyth, keyboard; Diarmuid Dermody, saxophone and drums; John Brown, trumpet, banjo; Simon O’Connor, guitar; Vincent Dermody, guitar; Dara Higgins, bass, John Dermody, drums are The Jimmy Cake. Formed four years ago and with three critically acclaimed albums to their credit, The Jimmy Cake are one of the most energetic and exciting bands working in Ireland today.

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John Spillane

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Sean Tyrrell Singer/songwriter Sean Tyrrell's track record in the

John Spillane, a Cork native, is one of the country's finest singer/songwriters. His debut solo album The Wells of The World (1997) was described by Hot Press as 'not only a striking and individual musical statement, but one of the albums of this or any other year, and his latest album Will We Be Brilliant Or What? entered the Irish album charts at number 14.

music industry spans four decades and myriad styles.

In 2003 John won the prestigious Meteor Ireland Music Award in the Best Folk/Traditional Act category. 2003 also saw Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane, Karen Casey and others record and release his songs. John is currently working on his next album and writing the music and song for Brown Bag Films (producers of Oscar nominated Give up your Auld Sins) next animation The Boy Who Had no Story based on one of John's songs What's the Story Rory.

The genuine article.

Over the years he has built a loyal support base

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and his reputation is synonymous with his musical integrity, his love of language and poetry, and not least, his ability to pay homage to great poets

Gerry O’Connor

through music. The magnetic quality of his voice and sympathetic, instrumental accompaniment

Gerry O’Connor is regarded as one of the finest banjo

has rightly won him much critical acclaim.

players on the go. After short spells with The Wild Geese and Arcady he recorded his first solo album

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in 1992 and this firmly established him as a solo performer in his own right. In 1993 Gerry joined Four

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Men and a Dog with whom he recorded four critically acclaimed albums. This Festival appearance, with special guests, marks the launch of Gerry's latest album. Gerry O’Connor may be the single best four string banjoist in the history of Irish Music. He is in every sense of the word sensational. Music Sponsor

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Koshka with special guest Caroline Moreau

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Burrito Deluxe Sneaky Pete Kleinow, the legendary pedal-steel player who not only complemented Gram Parsons' plaintive voice, but who also made his name on scores of rock sessions, fronts Burrito Deluxe. The rest of the group has breeding too. Garth Hudson, a founder of The Band, is a member, as are drummer Rick Lonow, bassist Dave Roe, singer/ guitarist Carlton Moody and former Steppenwolf member Bobby Cochran.

Founded by virtuoso Gypsy violinist/ guitarist Oleg Ponomarev, Russian violinist Lev Atlas and Scots guitarist Nigel Clark, Koshka have been enchanting audiences with their innovative World Gypsy Music, a heady cocktail of gypsy tunes from all over the world, spiced with elements of jazz, rock and flamenco. Koshka are joined by special guest French Chanteuse, Caroline Moreau

Pat Collins, Declan Aungier, Frank Kilkelly

The Walls

and the Birth of Frank Pop (a film by Joe Wall) The Walls unveil their second album and Joe Wall from the band screens his magical short film, the Birth of Frank Pop for two special nights in the Taibhdhearc Theatre. The Walls have just completed their second album in Black Box Studios in France with Dave Odlum producing. The Birth of Frank Pop, directed by Joe Wall, is a fantastic day in the life of one special man. Shot in various locations in and around Galway and featuring some familiar faces, Frank Pop is a treat indeed. Music Sponsor

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Three of Ireland’s best known and most respected jazz musicians have

Johnny Mulhearn, Wally Page, John Hoban and Mary Shannon

collaborated together on numerous projects over the years and this intimate

Three of Ireland’s best songwriters team up for a one-off concert. Joined by mandolin & banjo

concert promises to be a memorable affair.

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Maigh Seola were formed in 1997 by Áine Sheridan and Bríd Dooley. They recently released their debut album Beyond The Mearing Wall which offers a taste of the richness and musical traditions of Galway and Mayo. The other members of Maigh Seola include Patricia Kelly (violin/viola), Liz Barry (cello) and Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Multi-instrumentalist Vinnie Kilduff is a successful composer, producer and singer, as well as having played with a veritable who’s who of Irish music over the past three decades (everyone from U2 to Christy). Australian born Steve Cooney is one of the most respected guitarists in Ireland and, like Kilduff, he’s played and recorded with a huge array of musicians and bands (everyone from Stockton’s Wing to Chuck Berry). VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

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Liz Kane, Emmett Gill with Mick Conneely A highly regarded and brilliant fiddler, Liz Kane is a major exponent of the work of composer Paddy Fahy. Piper Emmett Gill and bouzouki player Mick Conneely join Liz for this much anticipated concert. VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

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Jamie Oehlers

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West Ocean Con Tempo String Quartet String Quartet

Cois Claddaigh

Formed in 1999 the West Ocean String Quartet explore and celebrate traditional and classical music. Drawing from sources as diverse as Bach, Carolan, Carll Hession, Niall O’Callanain and John Doherty the Quartet re-work traditional pieces in a classical idiom and explore classical pieces in the freespirited style of the traditional. They’ve worked with Brian Kennedy, Sinead O’Connor and Matt Molloy and have gained a reputation for breaking down the walls between the traditional and classical.

Galway Ensemble-in-Residence, Con Tempo Quartet was formed in 1995 by four students at the Music University in Bucharest, Romania. Since then the quartet has become one of the most celebrated young string quartets performing today. The first full-time professional music residency in the West of Ireland, the Con Tempo Quartet have toured the world extensively and have been awarded numerous international prizes. They recently recorded the Adagio from Beethoven's Opus 131 for the television drama Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Established in 1982, Cois Cladaigh Chamber Choir specialises in European music from the late 15th and early 16th centuries, as well as contemporary choral music, especially from Ireland. Cois Cladaigh's programme for its concert at St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church will feature Renaissance and contemporary choral music.

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Jamie Oehlers - Saxophone Sam Keevers - Piano Rodrigo Aravena - Bass Danny Fischer - Drums Recognised as one of Australia’s leading jazz musicians, Jamie Oehlers has performed all over the world, winning numerous awards including the White Foundation World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003. Jamie's most recent quintet recording Undercover has been released on Jazzhead Records.

The China Conservatory of Music is the only institution of higher learning in China dedicated to maintaining and developing Chinese traditional music culture. In its 40 years of operation more than 3000 composers, musicians, singers, teachers and musicologists have graduated from the Conservatory. This performance will showcase the talents of the Conservatory and is an ideal opportunity to delve into the rich Chinese musical culture.

Ghost Show Music by Conor Linehan Lyrics by Fergus Linehan Headless Horsemen, Spectres, Banshees and Phantoms... Ghost Show is a delightfully spooky jazz cabaret performed by two of Ireland's finest actor-singers, Susannah de Wrixon and Mark O Regan, with musical accompaniment by Conor Linehan and Ellen Cranitch.

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Erin McKeown Virginia native Erin McKeown is one of the most exciting young singer songwriters of recent years. The 25-year old is steeped in music, with influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Judy Garland, Bjork to Rickie Lee Jones. Her most recent album Grand perfectly showcases her great writing, singing and playing and is sure to feature in best folk album end of year lists. VENUE/IONAD

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featuring Lyrics Born

Barry Murphy's

(Blackalicious)

and Lifesavas Lifesavas Because they played so many shows at a moment’s notice, Portland, Oregon natives Marlon Irving and Solomon David became known as the Lifesavas. Better known as Vursatyl and Jumbo the Garbageman, they are among the forefront of “real” hip hop in the US. They’ve toured and played with Blackalicious, DJ Shadow and Latyrx and are considered to be at the cutting edge of hip hop. Lyrics Born Lyrics Born founded the seminal Northern California hip-hop collective Solesides with DJ Shadow and Blackalicious. Eschewing any notions of what hip-hop is all about he piles layer upon layer of funk, r&b, rock, reggae and soul into his music and he wears his influences on his sleeve — from Buju Banton to Rowdy Roddy Piper to Grace Jones to the ubiquitous Tribe Called Quest and Outkast. VENUE/IONAD TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

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The Revs Since forming in early 2000 The Revs have enjoyed a breathtaking run, with six top 20 records including gold single and album in Ireland. Playing what is best described as pure power-packed pop rock with more hooks than an angler’s convention, they have rightly won a stellar reputation for the intensity and sheer joy of their gigs. VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

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Comedy Circus comedy Barry Murphy's Comedy Circus was one of the most exciting and talked about developments in Irish comedy when it first pitched its tent in Vicar Street last year, going on to play to thousands of people at the venue and at the Lisdoonvarna Festival in Dublin's RDS last summer. Fronted by Aprés Match star and cofounder of the legendary Comedy Cellar at the International Bar, Barry Murphy, The Comedy Circus brings together an all star cast of powerful comedic and musical talent to present a wonderfully free-form show with sketches, musical ditties, parodies and stand-up. A refreshing shake up of the traditional mc-standup-mc format. Featuring very special guests including artists and performers from Festival 2004.

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Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement Currently the hottest ticket in comedy, Flight of the Conchords are by their own admission New Zealand’s ‘fourth most popular folk parody duo’ yet these talented Kiwis have managed to capture the attention of the comedy industry worldwide with soldout seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, their native New Zealand and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Their unique brand of comedy is grounded in original tunes that showcase their incredible vocal and instrumental talents. Their fresh understated delivery belies a depth to their comedy that resulted in a Perrier nomination in 2003. Brilliantly underplayed, the wit is so aridly dry and yet so brilliantly stupid. These two immensely gifted comics have created a splendid environment in which to quietly savage an impressively wide range of topics… simply unmissable. Chortle, Melbourne

8pm

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Cuba Tues 13 €15.00

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comedy

comedy

Kevin McAleer

Gerry Mallon’s

Chalk & Cheese

Laughter Loft

Chalk & Cheese is an everyday tale of paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, psychosis and pure gibberish. McAleer’s latest comic creation lives in a world of his own; ordinary events such as a visit to the supermarket, a letter from the postman, a phone call, can be the starting point for strange space voyages into the back of his own head. It’s insanity Jim, but not as we know it.

McAleer has rarely been so inventive The Irish Times VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Dermot Carmody Electric Gazette Dermot Carmody’s Electric Gazette is a groundbreaking new comedy cabaret show, featuring music, stand-up and computer animation. Carmody has assembled a remarkable new hitech vaudeville sideshow for a new generation of comedy fans. Lush backing tracks and innovative computer animations add a new dimension to the established lyrical hilarity of this top class comical word wizard.

Dizzying rocket trips of the imagination Evening Herald

8pm

Ireland

Best known as Tommy Tiernan’s support act, Gerry Mallon hosts and introduces a different line up each day of the best in Irish stand-up comedy. Amongst those performing in this unique venue which is the original home of lunchtime comedy in Galway will be David McSavage Reuben, Karl Spain, Kevin Gildea, Neil Delamere and a whole host surprise special guests. One thing is guaranteed you will start your day with a broad smile on your face.

Laughtastic The Irish Times Radisson SAS Hotel Entertainment Centre Thurs 15 €15.00

8pm

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Radisson SAS Hotel Backstage Bar Mon 19 & Tues 20 €12.00

1pm

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Sharon O’Malley Threads - An Exhibition of New Work

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U.S.A.

Des Bishop plus support Winner of the 2002 Tap Water Award at the Edinburgh Festival, native New Yorker Des Bishop has become one of Ireland's most outspoken and exciting comedians. Well known to viewers in Ireland for his appearances in X-it File, as team captain on Don't Feed The Gondolas and most recently his own show Des Bishop's Work Experience - a savagely comic series about the minimum wage experience in Ireland. Unquestionably one of the most gifted comedians to emerge in recent years. VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Comedy Club at Cuba* Sun 18 8.30pm €15.00

Eddie Bannon, Ian Coppinger & Brendan Dempsey

Ireland

David O'Doherty

are SML MED LRG

plus special guests

In the beginning was the word, and the word was comedy. The people came to see the comedy, they sat and laughed, and they saw that it was good. Amongst those watching were three young men of varying stature who saw that the comedy was indeed good. And lo they decided that they could do better, and so they did.

Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee and winner of Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award, Dubliner David O'Doherty is one of the most talked-about comedians to have emerged in recent years.

SML MED LRG is Eddie Bannon, Ian Coppinger and Brendan Dempsey in a blinding mix of standup and sketches that will leave the audience in a happy state of generous bonhomie – which, if distilled and drunk, would bring everlasting peace and happiness.

A curious mix of songs and stories and half-songs and half-stories, his stand-up style draws as much in spirit from comedy as it does from jazz music.

Sharon O’Malley’s latest body of work threads together connections between Classical Greek, Celtic, pagan and religious imagery. The painter’s unique modern realisation and personal interpretation of these rich themes continues to garner acclaim.

Nora Maycock & Wanda Yu-Ying Hu INSIDE/OUT, a joint exhibition of work by Nora Maycock and Wanda Yu-Ying Hu. Nora Maycock centres on general concepts of subjectivity, exploring a fluid and performative idea of identity. Wanda Yu-Ying Hu takes a more personal self-analytical approach, focusing on the differences between Eastern and Western culture. For this exhibition, Nora Maycock presents a new installation titled “Mappings of a Silent Theatre” and “Micro Macula” as well as new paintings, while Wanda Yu Ying Hu presents a new site specific installation related to the architecture of the body.

Comedy Club at Cuba* Thur 22 8.30pm €12.50

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Comedy Club at Cuba* Sun 25 8.30pm €12.50

Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street Saturday 17 July, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 18 July, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Admission Free Galway Arts Centre in association with Concorde present two afternoons of music for the curious! Come and explore the sounds of contemporary music, meet the performers, stretch your imagination with ConTempo String Quartet, RIAM Percussion Ensemble, Concorde contemporary music ensemble and guest performers.

Counter Balance (Sisyphus) Having exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including the Florence Biennale 2000-2004 and Dublin's Hallward Gallery, this is Sharon’s first solo exhibition in Galway for some years. The artist’s work was also featured as the Galway Arts Festival poster for 2000 and 2001.

Untitled Mapping of a silent theatre Medium: Footprints on canvas Medium: Video still Artists: Wanda Dimensions:Variable Yu-Ying Hu Artist: Nora Maycock

SML MED LRG - because size matters! VENUE/IONAD DATE/DÁTA TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ

Music from the Edge

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Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street Runs daily throughout the Festival

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Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street Tue Jul 13 – Sat Aug 7

An Afternoon of New Music Galway Arts Centre, Saturday 24 July, 2pm-6pm €7 Double Adaptor Karl Him Murmansk Fergus Kelly, David Lacey & Dennis McNulty


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Erwin Wurm Austrian avant-garde sculptor Erwin Wurm makes his Irish debut at Galway Arts Festival. Wurm’s sculptural installations are created from the human body choreographed into absurd and witty relationships with objects of everyday life vegetables, crockery, items of furniture. Each sculpture exists for barely a minute before gravity triumphs and everything collapses. The humorous quality of Wurm's work belies a serious investigation into the relationship between performance, sculpture and photography. Wurm created a series of images in Galway in May this year. His photographs of these human sculptures are exhibited as light-boxes on the facades of various Galway buildings.

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Seán McSweeney

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Tom Matthews A Gander Through The Old CV

Seán McSweeney is one of Ireland’s leading artists whose bog pools and Sligo landscapes are iconic in Irish painting. Vibrant primaries mingle with dense blacks to suggest an almost primal depth. This exhibition of new work marks McSweeney’s first exhibition here since the 1997 Galway Arts Festival. McSweeney’s rich, expressive and worked surfaces will grace Kennys from July 16th until August 5th

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Ireland

Tom Matthews work appears weekly in The Irish Times and Sunday Independent as well as Hot Press and sundry other publications. His paintings have featured in The Living Art and RHA and his cartoons are in many private and public national and international collections. This Festival exhibition is drawn largely from recent work for Hot Press and The Irish Times.

Wurm divides his time between New York and Austria where he is the Professor for Art & Communication at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Brian Bourke Portraits from Dominick Street

Jay Murphy Welcome to Galway Mr.Grosz One of Ireland’s best-known artists Brian Bourke exhibits a series of drawings and mixed media portraits made during an intensive five-week residency in Galway Arts Centre. Bourke has exhibited in some of the most prestigious galleries throughout the world. A retrospective of his work was held during Galway Arts Festival in 1988. The landscape, people and events of Galway have provided the inspiration for much of Jay Murphy’s work over the past 25 years. The 2003 Macnas Halloween Parade based on the Mexican Day of the Dead is incorporated into a pastiche of George Grosz‚s apocalyptic cityscapes. This marks the first exhibition at Galway's newest gallery The Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill.

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Street of Galway Runs throughout the Festival

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Kenny’s Gallery Fri July 16 – Thurs August 5

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Mulligan Record Shop Runs daily throughout Festival

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Graham Knuttel Jimmy Lawlor Retrospective I do not explain my work, rather my work explains me -Graham Knuttel Retrospective at the Bold Art Gallery is a colourful exhibition that reflects the artist’s life work in a variety of mediums including sculpture, tapestries and paintings

Jimmy Lawlor examines the Irish landscape through the prism of his surreal vision of rural Ireland, its people and folklore. His work is infused with irreverence for the hackneyed image of a rural idyll and reveals to us the honesty and simplicity of his environ-ment. Jimmy designed posters for Galway Arts Festival in 1994 and 1997.

Sinead Aldridge Cian Donnelly This show brings together the work of two Irish abstract painters. Sinead Aldridge is based in Sligo and her highly acclaimed work has been exhibited internationally. Her work is based around a language of touch and a sensitive, but expressive handling of colour. Cian Donnelly graduated with an MA in European Fine Art from Winchester School of Art in 2001. He has since then exhibited his form of Slice Painting internationally. He is based in Belfast and is Co-Director of Catalyst Arts. This is the first time Aldridge and Donnelly have shown together.

Cian Donnelly, Slice Painting in Multiple Colours High Road arts office

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The Bold Art Gallery Runs daily throughout Festival

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McDonagh Building, New Docks Sun July 11th - Fri Aug 6th

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NUI Galway Sun July 11th Fri Aug 6th

Umbrella Events 2004 Umbrella Events are events taking place in Galway at the same time as the Festival. They are not part of the official programme but we encourage people to go along and support them. Galway Cathedral Recitals 2004 The 11th annual series of summer concerts in Galway Cathedral. Highlights of this year's series include a 90-strong wind orchestra on 15th July, and Regina Hanley (soprano) with Cathedral organist Raymond O'Donnell on 5th August. Admission to each concert is €8.00 (concession €5.00), and a Patron's ticket gives admission to all six concerts for €30.00 (concession €15.00). 15 July - 18 August Thursdays at 8pm. Further details on www.galwaycathedral.org/recitals. Lark & Rónán Ó Snodaigh Oíche Cheoil agus Fhilíochta Dhá-Theangach! Galway based Lark, new material and reworkings of old folk tunes have singled them out as one of the country’s most innovative up and coming folk/pop groups. This group is hotly tipped for a big year in 2005. Rónán Ó Snodaigh of Kíla, has placed himself firmly at the cutting edge of Gaelic rhythmical poetry with his new collection; ‘Luascadán’. Ó Snodaigh delivers his work with the pulsating ferocity of a hundred African drummers and the guile of a Celtic mystic. Oíche den scoth i mBéarla agus i nGaeilge le blas láidir comhaimseartha. Tá aithne ar Rónán Ó Snodaigh le fada an lá as a chuid ceoil le Kíla, ach tá sé anois ag baint an-cháil amach chomh maith as a chuid filíochta. Is iad ‘Lark’ an grúpa a thug an singil ‘Fhir a ‘Bhata’ amach an bhliain seo caite agus tá siad ag obair ar a ndara fad cheirnín i mbliana. Town Hall Studio, Sunday 25th July 8.30pm. Admission €10/€8 conc. In-House Radio Experience - Radio Pirate-Woman is a unique phenomenon and has shown how women, taking control of the airwaves, can plug into the “Global Highway”. The In-House Radio Experience will give quirky & curious radio-lovers an opportunity to browse through, select & listen to, the vast archive of audio & videotapes assembled throughout the years of RP-W’s multifarious activities. Plus interactive radio live. Posters. The history & journeying of this remarkable radio-

Mexico, Italy, Senegal, Nepal – as part of the World Association of Community Broadcast (AMARC). Come and visit and support Free Speech, Free Expression, and Free Information. 10 St Bridget's Place Lower, Woodquay 091-565430, 12 noon – 7pm daily. Tom Portman - An intimate evening of Portman’s soulful acoustic compositions in Galway Arts Centre at 8pm. Inspired by traditions from the Blues to Indian Ragas Tom performs on Dobro (Lap steel guitar) & Acoustic Guitar. His music has been described as ‘absolutely captivating’ by Jon Richards of Galway Bay FM. If you are into powerful & intimate acoustic music then Tom Portman is definitely someone to see. Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, 22nd July 8pm. Admission €8 &€6 conc. Tickets available from Galway Arts Centre in advance or on the door. Spiddal Craft & Design Studios – The Spiddal Craft & Design studios will be holding an outdoor and indoor exhibition of unique hand made crafts in their centre An Ceardlann, Spiddal, Co. Galway (12 miles west on the R336). Here you have a wonderful opportunity to meet the various ‘craft masters’, see them making their craft and purchase from them directly. An Ceardlann, Spiddal, Co. Galway, 10am–5pm 12-25 July Blue Pig Theatre Production Company present Rum & Vodka by Conor Mc Pherson. Performed by Mike Kelly, directed by Ruth Shortt. 18- 21 July - 8pm. Admission €8.00 Richardson’s Bar, Eyre Square. Voices in the Wind - An exhibition of paintings in mixed media by Andrew Small, his most ambitious show to date. Inspired by the energy of change and transition. The Harbour Hotel. 12- 25 July, 10am – 6pm. Fashion Meets Art – Three Fashion and Textile artists from Galway, Sligo and Manchester exhibit work loosely based around the borders of Fashion and Art. Ruth Griffin examines the relationship between cloth and identity; through the

idea fabric heirlooms are embedded with meaning that passes between generations. Sam Griffiths’s bold graphic statements use the medium of print on cloth and paper to explore ideas of identity in his native industrial Manchester. Heather Finn sees the garment as a canvas. Having gained invaluable experience working with knitwear designer Lainey Keogh, her work explores the idea that colour triggers memory and emotion. Heather Finn’s designs have appeared in Irish Tatler and Galway Now. Swan House, Flood Street. 13-25 July 11am – 6pm Tribal Banners - This exhibition is collaboration between Galway’s Tús Craft Network, Clare Association of Artists and Craft workers and Fusion – Limerick Art & Craft. Tribal Banners presents a selection of the best of Crafts from designer makers in the West. It features glass, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, work in wood and other items crafted to the highest standards. St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, 18–24 July. 10am – 6pm. The exhibition will tour to DeValera library, Ennis (July 26–August 7) and the Limerick County library (August 10– 17). Tone – An exhibition of multi-media visual art and musical performances from Nicola Geddes (Cellist/ Photographer), Breda Mayock (Violinist/Singer & Painter), Roesy (Singer Songwriter/ Painter), Kevin Ryann (SingerSongwriter/Painter& Sculptor) & Paul Smyth (Pianist/ Painter). Curated by Sheena Keane, Roundstone Arts Festival, the show will include short introductory talk and performances by all artists. Musical performances 15, 16 & 17 July 5.00pm– 6.30pm in the Town Hall Theatre Bar. Exhibition in The Town Hall Theatre Bar 12- 25 July. Further Details Town Hall Theatre 091 569777 Ard Bia / Enso Collaboration Ard Bia and its surrounding area will become a contemporary arts space for the duration of the Festival with three dimensions to the arts space. Work includes a short film, projections, an exhibition by Gearoid Hayes, live music and a series of

performance art pieces from several of Ireland’s performance artists. Enso is the inspiration of Sven Werner, Kevin Flanagan and Eoghan Hunt. Ard Bia, 2 Quay Street, 12-25 July. Menagerie - An exhibition of new work including paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by recent graduates Jennifer Cunningham, Dave Keane, John Wall and Ruby Wallis. All work concerned deals with the human form or issues surrounding it from Jennifer Cunningham’s and Ruby Wallis delicate narrative work concerning childhood to John Walls semi autobiographical drawings to Dave Keane’s paintings dealing with gender issues. Presented by Galway City Council Arts Office, City Hall, College Road, 12 July – 12 August. 9am – 4pm. Mon-Fri. Admission Free.

Eunetstar is a European network created by nine international festivals in eight European countries. Members are: Galway Arts Festival, Galway (IRL) www.galwayartsfestival.ie Internationaal Straat Theater Festival, Gent (B) – www.istf.be Namur-en-Mai, le Festival International des Arts Forains, Namur (B) – www.artsforains.com Stockton International Riverside Festival, Stockton-on-Tees (UK) – www.sirf.co.uk Oerol Festival, Terschelling (NL) – www.oerol.nl Coup de Chauffe, L’Avant Scène Cognac, Cognac (FR) – www.coupdechauffe.com Miedzynarodowy Festival Teatralny Malta, Poznan (PL) – www.maltafestival.pl Ana Desetnica, Ljubljana & Lent Festival, Maribor (SLO) – www.anadesetnica.org Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Sibiu (RO) - www.sibfest.ro


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Map / Leárscail 1

Black Box Theatre

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Town Hall Theatre

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NUI Galway

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Cuba*

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Radisson SAS Hotel

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Mulligan Record Shop

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The Kings Head Theatre

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Hynes Yard Car Park

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McDonogh Building

10 Festival Box Office 11

Bold Art Gallery

12 An Taibhdhearc 13 Kenny’s Art Gallery 14 St Nicholas Church 15 Druid Theatre 16 Spanish Parade 17 Galway Arts Centre 18 Róisín Dubh 19 Norman Villa Gallery 20 The Warwick Hotel 21 Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford

Galway Arts Festival reserves the right to alter any advertised programme if necessary. Please note latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of Management. Please allow extra time for unseen delays, such as Galway’s traffic. Special needs: We kindly ask, where possible, any special needs or seating requirements are made known to us at time of booking.

www.galwayartsfestival.ie

On-Line Ar an Idiríon Booking on-line from 12th June on our website www.galwayartsfestival.ie (internet bookings subject to €1 per ticket) By Phone Guthán Phone 091-566577 Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm From June 21st. International callers phone+353 91 566577. For events at the Town Hall Theatre you may also phone 091 569777 or call in.

Postal Booking Form Post to Galway Arts Festival, Black Box, Dyke Road, Galway, Ireland before July 1st. (Simply photocopy this form if you need more space). Performance

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Friends of the Festival Cairde na Féile Friends Priority booking from 14th-18th of June. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Sinead at 091-509708 By Post Sa Phost Send completed form to Galway Arts Festival, anytime before 1st of July. You do not need a credit card-cheque or postal orders are also accepted (€2.50 transaction fee for postal bookings) Accommodation Lóistín See the accommodation and hospitality listings on our website www.galwayartsfestival.ie. Contact Ireland West tourism at 091-563081 or info@irelandwest.ie Merchandise Earraí Full range of Festival 2004 merchandise will be on sale at the Festival Box Office and via the Festival website www.galwayartsfestival.ie.

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Galway Arts Festival Programme 2004  

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