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Galway Arts Festival

13 - 26 JULY 2009

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

G A LW A Y - I R E L A N D


G ALWAY A RTS F ESTIVAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

PRODUCTION

Paul Fahy

Marie Breen, Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons, Technical Manager David Murphy, Technical Consultant Rob Usher, Assistant Production Manager Aisling O’Sullivan, Production Administrator

MANAGING DIRECTOR

John Crumlish FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATOR

Elizabeth Duffy

ARTIST LIAISON

Gerry Cleary

Liam Parkinson, Hugh Lavelle, Gabi Froese and Eoin Durkin

BOX OFFICE MANAGERS

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Frances Burke Philip Sterling

Hilda Reid – Wish Design Solutions

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Colm Hogan & Marina Levitina

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Tracey Ferguson PUBLICITY

Kathy Scott, Publicity Manager Gwen O’Sullivan, Assistant Publicity Manager Lisa Hallinan FRIENDS CO-ORDINATOR

Laura Rigney

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING WEB DESIGN

Design Associates FESTIVAL POSTER

Colm Hogan – Photographer PRINT

Castle Print

VOLUNTEERS CO-ORDINATOR

Susan McKenna

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tiernan Henry (Chairman) Gerry Coy Ollie Daniels Jacinta Dwyer Fidelma Mullane Bernadette Mullarkey Ted Turton

GAF TV 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.

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

www.galwayartsfestival.com


FUNDING AGENCIES

In Association With

Galway City Council Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Galway County Council

MAJOR SUPPORTING SPONSORS

MAJOR MEDIA SPONSORS

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

PATRONS Alleviating Pain • Restoring Health • Extending Life

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DANCE

IRISH PREMIERE

MICHAEL

CLAR

COMPA CHOREOGRAPHY MICHAEL CLARK LIGHTING DESIGN CHARLES ATLAS Since forming his company 25 years ago, Michael Clark has changed the face of British dance and is renowned for legendary collaborations with bands, fashion designers and visual artists. Critically hailed as “British dance’s true iconoclast”, Clark creates work that combines his classical fluency with a twisted contemporary sensibility.

David Bowie, Iggy Pop & Lou Reed Photograph copyright Mick Rock 1972, 2009

Michael Clark Company’s new production evolves from Michael Clark’s admiration for the music of rock’s holy trinity, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, who worked in close proximity during the 1970s. Clark’s ensemble features dancers Kate Coyne, Melissa Hetherington, Oxana Panchenko, Clair Thomas, Benjamin Warbis and Simon Williams.

Commissioned by barbicanbite09 and Dance Umbrella (London), La Biennale di Venezia (Venice) and Dansens Hus (Stockholm) as part of European Network of Performing Arts (ENPARTS). Co-produced by barbicanbite09, Dance Umbrella, Michael Clark Company, Edinburgh International Festival, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Maison des Arts de Créteil.

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Michael Clark Company is supported by Arts Council England.


U.K.

RK

ANY

“One of Britain's most important living creators of dance.” The Daily Telegraph

“...treads the line between the rigour of classical dance and the reckless glamour of rock and fashion.” The Independent on Sunday

BLACK BOX THEATRE Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €25 (€20 conc.) Duration 1 hour 15 minutes

Photo: Richard Haughton

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THEATRE

PROPELLER

IRISH PREMIERE

A

MIDSUMM

DREAM BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY EDWARD HALL

“A joy to behold! Propeller’s collective ingenuity makes this an evening that delights the heart as much as it stimulates the mind.” The Daily Telegraph

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ENGLAND

MER NIGHT ’S

M

A Midsummer Night's Dream undergoes a riotous re–working by Edward Hall. Devoted to authoritative, gender–bent spins on Shakespeare's works, the award–winning company tackles the play with typical gusto, capitalizing on its dreamlike qualities while never losing sight of its touching and wildly captivating plot. What makes this production sing are the pitch–perfect performances – the hapless Bottom, luscious Titania, and impertinent Puck – each and every one rendered with the passion and mastery of Shakespeare's ravishing language. “If there are better productions of these plays this year, (Midsummer and The Merchant of Venice) or even in the next few years, I will be astonished. Edward Hall's superb, all–male company Propeller proves again the value of a true ensemble and a director who treats Shakespeare's plays as if they'd just been written.” The Guardian

TOWN HALL THEATRE Wednesday 22, Friday 24 & Sunday 26 July 8pm Matinee Saturday 25 July 2pm Duration 2 hours 30 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €25 (€20 conc.) A Propeller production by The Watermill Theatre in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

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THEATRE

PROPELLER

IRISH PREMIERE

THE

MERCHA OF

VEN

BY WILLIAM SH DIRECTED BY “The daring, the dazzle and the pure craft of this company...absolutely exhilarating.” The New York Times

★★★★★ The Guardian

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ENGLAND

ANT

NICE

HAKESPEARE EDWARD HALL

William Shakespeare would delight in the compelling, audaciously cheeky theatre of Edward Hall and his award–winning company Propeller. Their adherence to a men–only policy onstage—a fact of the Bard’s day— along with Hall's mischievous, highly physical approach, sends up Shakespeare’s intricate tangling between the sexes. Propeller’s staging of The Merchant of Venice is a work that poses still–incendiary questions about truth, morality, and prejudice. The story revolves around Shylock, a Jewish moneylender caught between his faith’s strictures and the demands of Christianity. In this astute production, Hall and company pull off a miracle, revealing Merchant's underlying absurdities—the virtue in vice and vice in virtue—while delivering an unsparing rendition of the harrowing bargain at its core.

TOWN HALL THEATRE Thursday 23 & Saturday 25 July 8pm Matinee Friday 24 July 2pm Duration 2 hours 30 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €25 (€20 conc.)

A Propeller production by The Watermill Theatre in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

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DRUID

THE

CONC BY

TOM

DIRECTED BY GARRY HYNES

Cast Denis Conway, Peter Sullivan and Eileen Walsh Writer Tom Murphy and director Garry Hynes once again join forces to stage what is widely regarded as Murphy’s masterpiece. This searching, challenging and funny play deals with seven days in the relationship between Dynamatologist JPW King, a quack self–help therapist living in Dublin but born and brought up in England, and the mysterious Irishman, a despairing property magnate who seeks out King to help him sing like the great Italian opera singer Beniamino Gigli. This remarkable play, a magnificent starburst of language, ideas and stage trickery, will open Druid's refurbished theatre at Druid Lane where Tom Murphy’s Bailegangaire and Conversations on a Homecoming received their world premieres.

DRUID LANE THEATRE

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Friday 17 – Saturday 25 July 7.30pm No show Sunday 19 July Previews Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 July 7.30pm Matinee Saturday 25 July 2pm Tickets/Ticéidí €25 (€18 conc.) Previews €16


IRELAND

CERT

THEATRE

“One of the great Irish dramas.” The Irish Times

MURPHY DRUID DEBUTS Druid’s popular Debut season returns to the Festival with rehearsed readings of the most promising plays from a new generation of writers.

SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN By Michéal Donnellan Wednesday 22 July

THE HOME FRONT By John O’Donovan Friday 24 July

DRUID LANE THEATRE 2pm Tickets/Ticéidí €5

SYNGE CENTENARY: A celebration of the prose, poetry and plays of J.M. Synge.

Considered to be one of Ireland’s great dramatic giants and the founding father of Irish drama, Synge’s influences can be felt in many of the writers who came after him. To mark the centenary of Synge’s death, Druid will be joined by some of Ireland’s greatest artists to celebrate his life and work on what is sure to be a very special evening. DruidSynge, a unique staging of all six of J.M. Synge’s plays by Druid on the same day, received its world premiere at the 2005 Galway Arts Festival.

ST. NICHOLAS’ COLLEGIATE CHURCH Sunday 26 July 7pm Tickets/Ticéidí €10

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THEATRE

IRISH PREMIERE

ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE, MANCH

PALACE OF

END

BY JUDITH THOMPSON DIRECTED BY GREG HERS

“The Manchester Royal Exchange is proof that theatre is thriving.” The Guardian

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ENGLAND

HESTER

F THE “Thompson's triptych combines the most penetrating images of the Iraq war...astonishing...”

★★★★★ The Guardian

OV ‘Have you ever told yourself an unforgivable lie?’ A female American soldier facing a court–martial for torture and prisoner abuse, a British former UN weapons inspector exposed as a source for a BBC journalist, and an Iraqi woman pursued by Saddam Hussein’s secret police; each wrestle with the truth in Judith Thompson’s urgent, hard–hitting and devastating new play. The Royal Exchange has been at the centre of theatrical endeavour in the UK for more than 30 years. Supported by Lane Productions.

TOWN HALL THEATRE Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 July 8pm Matinee Friday 17 & Saturday 18 July 2pm Tickets/Ticéidí €23 (€20 conc.)

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PHYSICAL THEATRE/DANCE

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

CIRCA

FURIOSO CREATED BY YARON LIFSCHITZ AND THE CIRCA ENSEMBLE “No amount of words could really describe what happens or the range of emotions one feels in watching such an ensemble do such incredible things with their bodies.” ABC Australia

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AUSTRALIA

O Circa, Australia’s premier contemporary physical theatre company return to Galway Arts Festival following their sell–out performances in 2007 and 2008, for the European premiere of their new show Furioso. A physically astonishing show, Furioso explores the shape and form of fury. Explosive encounters, dynamic group scenes and achingly beautiful solos abound in a show that pushes the boundaries of human physicality in a turbulent blend of bodies, skill and emotion.

BLACK BOX THEATRE Tuesday 21 – Sunday 26 July 8pm Duration 1 hour 15 minutes Tickets/Ticéidí €25 (€20 conc.)

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THEATRE

MOVING STILL

IRELAND

KRAPP ’S LAST TAPE BY

SAMUEL BECKETT

DIRECTED BY ART O’BRIAIN PERFORMED BY FERGUS CRONIN On the occasion of his birthday Krapp sits alone at a desk replaying extracts from his journals which he has gathered on old reels. Sadness and extreme loneliness combine with extraordinary humour to offer an emotionally powerful night of theatre.

BANK OF IRELAND THEATRE NUI GALWAY

Monday 20 – Saturday 25 July 6pm No Show Friday 24 July Tickets/Ticéidí €12 (€10 conc.) Duration 45 minutes

DECADENT & GALWAY ARTS CENTRE

BLACKBIRD BY DAVID HARROWER DIRECTED BY ANDREW FLYNN Cast: Stuart Graham and Judith Roddy Blackbird unflinchingly portrays the brutal and shattering truth of an abandoned and unconventional love. A remarkable play which asks serious questions about society and morality.

NUNS’ ISLAND THEATRE

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Wednesday 15 – Saturday 25 July 8pm Preview Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 July 8pm Matinee Saturday 18 & Saturday 25 July 3.30pm No show Sunday 19 July Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.) Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

IRELAND


THEATRE

IRELAND

AN TAIBHDHEARC

CRIPIL INIS MEAIN LE MARTIN MAC DONAGH SEANSCOIL SAILEARNA INDREABHÁN* Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 July 8pm Preview Tuesday 14 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€10 conc.) Irish language performance

1934 an bhliain… Inis Meáin. Tagann an scéala go bhfuil Hollywood le scannán a dhéanamh ar Inis Mór taobh thiar. Cuireann Cripil Billí an–suim go deo sa scéala seo, rud ab’annamh leis. Is sárshaothar grinn é seo; oileánaithe aisteacha gan chuibheas, i mbun ráflaí agus cúlchaint nach bhféadfadh ach droch dheireadh a bheith leo agus fear óg ag iarraidh a theacht ar thuiscint ar cé hé féin.

*Indreabhán is a 30 minute drive from Galway

IRELAND

YOUTH THEATRE

IRELAND

GALWAY YOUTH THEATRE

DNA DRAGONFLY

REPTILIAN BY SHONA MCCARTHY “...McCarthy's writing has wild imagining and clever execution.” The Sunday Independent

Dorothy believes her 63rd birthday will mirror every other day: cleaning the house and reciting poetry to her beloved turtles while her husband Richard works late with his young secretary. But past and present events collide with catastrophic consequences for everyone, even the turtles.

TOWN HALL THEATRE STUDIO Monday 13 - Saturday 18 July 6pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12 conc.)

(DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID ) BY DENNIS KELLY DIRECTED BY NIALL CLEARY A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. When a high school ‘it’ gang takes a joke too far, a lonely and terrified boy is lost...isn't he? DNA is a poignant and sometimes hilarious tale with a very, very dark heart. GYT will also present Scarborough by Fiona Evans, an electrifying portrayal of a dangerously charged romance between a 15–year–old and their teacher, at the House Hotel daily at 5pm & 8pm. €12 (€10) No show Sunday.

NUNS’ ISLAND THEATRE Tuesday 14 - Saturday 25 July 1pm No show Sunday 19 July Tickets/Ticéidí €12 (€10 conc.) Duration 55 minutes

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MUSIC

ENGLAND/IRELAND

“Sharp, grown-up songs, a big, bold sound... What's not to like?” The Guardian

★★★★★

DAVID

GRAY

& DAVID KITT

Famed for his electric and unforgettable live performances, Festival favourite David Gray makes a welcome return to Galway. One of the most influential and successful British singer/songwriters of the past decade, Gray takes to the Festival Big Top stage to perform songs from his eagerly anticipated new album along with some of his most popular songs from his multi–platinum selling recordings. Support from one of Ireland’s most talented and innovative songwriters David Kitt whose music and vocals are a thing of great beauty.

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FESTIVAL BIG TOP FISHERIES FIELD

Tuesday 21 July Doors 7pm/Show 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €44.50 Standing


MUSIC

U.S.A.

“To see (Justin) Vernon and his band out in the world is one surprise. To hear how they evoke the album's beauty is yet another.” The Observer

BON

IVER &

ALELA

DIANE Having exploded on to the world’s stage in the past 18 months, Bon Iver have garnered a legion of fans and superb critical acclaim for their live performances and debut album For Emma, Forever Ago. Creating a sound that is as beautiful as it is haunting, Bon Iver have become one of the most inspirational acts today. Don’t miss the only opportunity of 2009 to hear Bon Iver live in Ireland. Support from one of America’s most enchanting contemporary singer/songwriters, Nevada troubadour Alela Diane whose captivating music and ethereal and soaring voice has earned comparisons with Joanna Newsom and Joni Mitchell. With her new release To Be Still causing a huge stir, Diane’s appeal is set to extend to a global audience.

FESTIVAL BIG TOP FISHERIES FIELD

Thursday 23 July Doors 7pm/Show 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €35.50 Standing

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MUSIC

U.S.A.

KRONOS QUARTET David Harrington, violin John Sherba, violin Hank Dutt, viola Jeffrey Zeigler, cello Programme

The Kronos Quartet is one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time. Kronos has collaborated with many of the world's most eclectic composers and performers from Philip Glass to Terry Riley; Steve Reich to Allen Ginsberg and Tom Waits to David Bowie. Kronos has garnered numerous awards, including a Grammy and Musicians of the Year Award from Musical America.

Michael Gordon – Potassium Glenn Branca – Light Field (In Consonance) Bryce Dessner / Aheym Clint Mansell (arr. David Lang) – Requiem for a Dream Suite I. Ghosts of a Future Lost II. Meltdown III. Lux Aeterna

RADISSON SAS HOTEL Tuesday 14 July Doors 7pm/Show 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €30 (€25 conc.) Seated

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MUSIC

U.S.A.

“Watching these cracking musicians is as thrilling as riding a horse that suddenly breaks into a gallop.” Los Angeles Times

SPANISH

HARLEM ORCHESTRA Spanish Harlem Orchestra have established themselves as the standard bearers of contemporary Latin music. Directed by world–renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hernández, the thirteen–member, all–star ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City Salsa to music lovers worldwide. United We Swing, SHO’s third album, is a stunning follow up to their 2004 Grammy award–winning album Across 110th St., and their 2002 Grammy nominated debut, Un Gran Día En El Barrio.

RADISSON SAS HOTEL Sunday 19 July Doors 7pm/Show 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €30 (€25 conc.) Seated

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MUSIC

ENGLAND/SCOTLAND

“One of his most gorgeous albums yet.” NME

SPIRITUALIZED & PRIMAL SCREAM Twelve years ago, Spiritualized set the world alight with their stunning album Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, a space–rock odyssey of epic soundscapes, Afro–American gospel and blues. Since then writer, composer, singer and only constant member of the band, Jason Pierce, has continued to push the boundaries of experimental music incorporating shoe–gazing styles with blues, soul and gospel. Inspired by a serious illness in 2005, main man Pierce created the recently–released Songs in A&E (2008).

SPECIAL GUEST

DAVID

HOLMES FESTIVAL BIG TOP FISHERIES FIELD

Primal Scream has inspired a generation of fans. Winners of the first ever Mercury Music Prize for 1991’s Screamadelica, they changed the face of British pop music with their fusion of dance, dub, techno, acid house and rock. The band set the tone for a musical style that would define the 80s and 90s with a succession of hit songs including Movin on Up, Loaded and Gets Your Rocks Off. Always teetering on the brink, always dangerous, Primal Scream retain the ability to shock and delight.

Friday 24 July Door 7pm/Show 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €45 Standing

Plus master of modulation, disc–jockey–turned– recording–artist David Holmes.

“The Screams future still looks beautiful.” The Guardian

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MUSIC

NIGERIA

“A frenzy of head–bouncin' and rump-shakin', by the end of this high–energy, groove–driven show, Kuti had the crowd believing that music could transport the world...” Rolling Stone

FEMI

KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE Femi Kuti returned to the world stage late last year with a powerful and timeless new album, Day by Day, which continues to explore and push back the frontiers of Afrobeat, the super funky amalgam of Black Power politics, jazz and traditional rhythms. Whilst always respecting his musical heritage, having inherited his famous father’s mantle – Fela Kuti, a giant of African music – Femi has refined more than twenty years of Afrobeat with soul–jazz nuances that are entirely his own. Support from Emmet Scanlan & What the Good Thought.

FESTIVAL BIG TOP FISHERIES FIELD

Wednesday 22 July Doors 7pm/Show 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €30 Standing

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MUSIC

MUSIC THE

ENGLAND

FROM

PENGUIN

CAFE The Penguin Café Orchestra was the brainchild of Simon Jeffes and is one of the most popular ensembles of their generation. Best known for Telephone and Rubber Band, and Music for a Found Harmonium, their quintessentially English sound, influenced by folk, bluegrass, avant–garde classical music and pop, has enjoyed a continuing cult status. Now, Arthur Jeffes has brought together a group of musicians to create Music from the Penguin Café.

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“a musical knock–out: melodic, nostalgic and movingly tender – a very special show.” Evening Standard

RADISSON SAS HOTEL Friday 17 July Doors 8pm/Show 9pm Seated Tickets/Ticéidí €30 (€25 conc.)


ENGLAND

MUSIC

“...impossible not to think of early Clash…punk’s energy and the grace of Billy Elliott...” Observer Music Monthly

★★★★★

NEIL

COWLEY TRIO A dazzling, classically–trained pianist and outstanding composer, Neil Cowley was the recipient of last year’s BBC Jazz Award for Best Album with Displaced, placing his trio at the forefront of what is now known as the British ‘post–jazz’ movement. With his finger–bleeding energy, hook–laden, powerfully dynamic and ridiculously catchy tunes, Cowley’s vigorous approach has attracted a new audience to his captivating music.

RADISSON SAS HOTEL Thursday 16 July Doors 8pm/Show 9pm Seated Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.)

NEW YORK

U.S.A.

DOLLS Reformed in 2004 to play the Meltdown Festival curated by Morrissey, the New York Dolls were as notable for their extravagant behaviour as for their raucous performances. As the precursors to punk, and an afterthought to the seedy sexuality of the Rolling Stones and the Velvet Underground, the New York Dolls linked 60s rock to American punk. A major influence on the rock music scene in New York City, they have accumulated a devoted cult following.

RÓISÍN DUBH Friday 17 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €37 (€35 conc.)

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STREET

IRELAND

MACNAS PARADE

ORFEO DIRECTED BY NOELINE KAVANAGH The great Pan is indeed not dead. And now, Orfeo must go down into the underworld and sing life back into the stones which are not dead, only sleeping. Paleolithic creatures create shadow and light, shadow and light. Fish, gulls and swineherds descend and throttle; snortle, cackle, cackle; Orfeo! Orfeo is come!

THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT THE SPANISH ARCH TRAVELLING ON TO FLOOD STREET, MERCHANTS ROAD, LOWER ABBEYGATE STREET, WILLIAM STREET, EGLINTON STREET, FRANCIS STREET AND OVER THE SALMON WEIR BRIDGE TO THE FISHERIES FIELD.

Sunday 19 July 10pm

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STREET

GERMANY

THEATRE TITANICK

FIREBIRDS Daredevil pilots and their flying machines make their way through Galway city centre accompanied by their ground crew. Which of them has the most beautiful flying machine and which is the best at flying? Blinded by their ambition to be first to fly, their jealousy leads to futile in–fighting and with trickery and deceit they try to stop each other’s advance. Will these heroes of aviation conquer the force of gravity that ties them to the ground? Theatre Titanick is one of Europe’s premier street spectacle companies.

EYRE SQUARE, WILLIAMSGATE STREET, WILLIAM STREET, HIGH STREET AND QUAY STREET Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 July 2pm and 10pm

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MUSIC

U.S.A.

“Staton deserves to be right up there alongside Aretha and Gladys in the soul pantheon.” Mojo

CANDI

STATON Famous for such hits as Young Hearts Fun Free and You’ve Got the Love, there’s little in the soul canon that matches the strength and beauty of the music of Candi Staton. The songs are masterpieces of the genre, with Candi’s voice an instrument of unsurpassed grace and sensuality. To be able to sing of love with such clarity, honesty and compassion is a rare gift indeed.

RÓISÍN DUBH Sunday 19 July 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €36 (€34 conc.)

U.S.A.

ENGLAND

HOT 8 BRASS

STRANGE BREW presents

BAND

The Hot 8 Brass Band’s energetic sound embraces elements of modern, traditional and urban music, to create a new and unique sound. The band appeared in Spike Lee’s poignant documentary on Hurricane Katrina, When Levees Broke and they embody the energy of the New Orleans music scene.

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EMMY THE

GREAT

Earning comparisons to Lily Allen and Laura Marling, Emmy the Great plays anti–folk music with a unique world view and clever, mocking lyrics. Blending punk retrospection and pop instrumentation, her debut album First Love is a refreshing, surprisingly deep debut.

RÓISÍN DUBH

RÓISÍN DUBH

Monday 13 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €26 (€24 conc.)

Thursday 16 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €12.50 (€10 conc.)


MUSIC

U.S.A.

BOOKER T As the house band at Stax Records in Memphis, Booker T & the MG's may have been the single greatest factor in the lasting value of that label's soul music. Their tight, impeccable grooves could be heard on classic hits by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Albert King and Sam & Dave. One of the top instrumental outfits of the rock era, they cut classics like Green Onions, Time Is Tight, and Hang 'em High. The arrival of his new 2009 solo album, Potato Hole, reaffirms Booker T’s greatness.

RÓISÍN DUBH Tuesday 21 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €45 (€42.50 conc.) Photo: Gary Copeland

U.S.A.

O ’DEATH From Brooklyn, O'Death’s boot–stomping songs use fiddles, guitars, ukuleles, banjos and trombones to get their rockin' revelry started. If you've ever gone to a bodega and have at least been tempted to reach into the cooler for the Mississippi Mud, then O'Death is the band for you. And it certainly helps if you like the fiddle. Bring your dancing shoes.

IRELAND

FIGHT LIKE

APES

Combining their love of three–minute pop tunes and the digital distortion pedal, Fight Like Apes’ debut album, Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion is the perfect passport to Planet FLApe, a jagged landscape of porcupine– pop tunes with striking non–linear lyrics, powered along by analog synths, b–movie samples, monstrous bass and propulsive drumming.

RÓISÍN DUBH

RÓISÍN DUBH

Monday 20 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €12.50 (€10 conc.)

Tuesday 14 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €18 (€16 conc.)

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MUSIC

U.S.A.

U.S.A.

“...the emotions are as genuine as humanly possible.” The LA Times

MARY

ANDY

M C KEE

GAUTHIER

Andy McKee is one of the world’s finest acoustic soloists and has received over 50 million You Tube hits of his awe–inspiring performances. His technical ability is jaw–dropping, matched by an originality and attention to texture, melody and dynamics that takes him way beyond technical wizardry.

Mary Gauthier draws moving portraits of the darker corners of the heart and soul. A poignant and powerful songwriter, she recently received a benediction from Bob Dylan, who playlisted her for his XM Satellite radio programme and featured her on its CD compilation. Her songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Jimmy Buffett and Candi Staton.

CAMPBELL’S TAVERN CLOUGHANOVER*

CAMPBELL’S TAVERN CLOUGHANOVER*

Monday 13 July 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22

*Cloughanover is a 30 minutes drive from Galway

IRELAND

Saturday 25 July 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22

IRELAND “…one of those records that raises the cool in the room without breaking a sweat.” Hot Press

*Cloughanover is a 30 minutes drive from Galway

“…a gorgeous, versatile baritone…” Washington Post

JERRY

FISH & THE MUDBUG CLUB Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club are one of the most eclectic bunches of musical chameleons ever to share a stage, all guided by the beatific gaze of chief Mudbug, Mr. Jerry Fish himself. Their new album The Beautiful Untrue was released in April to universal rave reviews.

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JACK L Jack Lukeman keeps going from strength to strength, and like a good red wine he just gets better with age. His spellbinding performances recall a blend of Frank Sinatra, Jacques Brel, Scott Walker and Nick Cave. Best described as an iron fist in a velvet glove but he leaves you punch drunk in a most enjoyable way.

RÓISÍN DUBH

RÓISÍN DUBH

Saturday 18 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22.50 (€20 conc.)

Friday 24 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22.50 (€20 conc.)


MUSIC

IRELAND

WE BANJO 3

TRAD LUNCHTIMES WE BANJO 3 FEATURING LEON HUNT Galway tenor banjoists Enda Scahill and brothers Martin and David Howley, have combined their formidable skills to create an exciting infusion of Irish traditional, ragtime, bluegrass and old–time banjo music. With guest Leon Hunt.

Thursday 16 July 1pm

JOHN FAULKNER AND E O I N O ’R I A B H A I G H John Faulkner is one of Ireland’s foremost songwriters. A multi–instrumentalist, John will be joined by the one of the country’s finest pipers Eoin O’Riabhaigh for a one–off concert.

Thursday 23 July 1pm

AMERICAN OLD TIME

CRAN CRAN's unique sound and style, while deeply rooted in tradition, has flair thanks to imaginative tune arrangements and innovative, often harmonised song settings. CRAN is Ronan Browne (Uilleann Pipes & Vocals), Desi Wilkinson (Flute & Vocals) and Sean Corcoran (Vocals & Bouzouki).

Friday 17 July 1pm

Frank Hall and Lena Ullmann with the legendary Johnny Moynihan have forged a strong reputation as prime exponents of old time music. On fiddle, banjo and mandolin and a wide range of other instruments they weave a magical rhythmic sound.

Friday 24 July 1pm

PADRAIG RYNNE

TOMMY HAYES AND IAN LESLIE BAND

Padraig Rynne is a virtuoso concertina player whose music is informed by a wide interest of all music genres.

Tommy returns to the Festival with his latest ensemble performing new music showcasing their first album Almost Home.

Saturday 18 July 1pm

Saturday 25 July 1pm

ALL LUNCHTIME CONCERTS TAKE PLACE IN RÓISÍN DUBH, DOMINICK STREET. DATE AND TIME ABOVE. TICKETS/TICÉIDÍ €7.50

IRELAND

SEAN

TYRRELL

MESSAGE OF PEACE Sean Tyrrell’s CD Cry of the Dreamer tells the amazing story of a lesser-known Irish hero John Boyle O’Reilly through song. In Message of Peace Tyrrell effortlessly traces O’Reilly’s journey from early childhood set against a backdrop of famine and revolution.

THE CRANE BAR Saturday 18 and Saturday 25 July Doors 6.30pm Show 7pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15

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MUSIC

ROMANIA/IRELAND

CONTEMPO & ALEXANDER

BALANESCU INNER JOURNEY

ST. NICHOLAS’ COLLEGIATE CHURCH Saturday 18 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.)

ConTempo and Alexander Balanescu return to their Romanian roots in this concert which will feature, among others, work from Balanescu’s CD Maria T which was inspired by one of his earliest influences, the Romanian singer and actress Maria Tanase. A prolific composer, he has written for Michael Nyman, David Byrne and Keith Tippett. He has regularly performed with Philip Glass and has toured with the Pet Shop Boys. This is his first Irish performance. ConTempo, Galway’s Ensemble in Residence, have been living and working in Galway since 2003. Regarded as one of Europe’s finest musical ensembles, they have performed with artists from Sinead O’Connor to Placido Domingo and John O’Conor to Andrea Bocelli. “This ROMANIA/IRELAND album marks the blossoming of a major talent.” The Observer

JULIE

FEENEY

WITH

CONTEMPO

Julie Feeney made her mark on the international music scene by winning the 2006 Choice Music Prize with her debut album 13 songs. Julie does not believe in doing things by half measures. Not only did the multi–tasking composer and performer sing, compose and produce the songs on her extraordinary second album, pages, she also conducted the orchestra who recorded with her. Julie joins forces with ConTempo to showcase her new album in the beautiful surroundings of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

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“This album marks the blossoming of a major talent.” The Observer

ST. NICHOLAS’ COLLEGIATE CHURCH Thursday 16 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20 (€18 conc.)


IRELAND

CHILDREN

CORK CIRCUS

HIGGELDY PIGGELDY DIRECTED BY MELISSA BAKER Three, not so little, pigs bravely set off to make their fortune! Their exploits in the big city leads to adventure on the high seas. Journey with our intrepid trio through slapstick fun with puppets, pirates, juggling and a giant sea monster!

AULA MAXIMA NUI GALWAY

Surprises galore, thrills and spills for families of all ages.

Thursday 16 – Friday 17 July 11am & 2pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7 Duration 40 minutes

IRELAND

YOUR MAN’S PUPPETS

THE

LEGEND

OF

LOWRY LYNCH BY CLARE MURPHY DIRECTED BY MARTIAL ANTON & TOMMY BAKER MUSIC BY KATHARINA BAKER PERFORMED BY TOMMY BAKER Based on the children’s fable The King with Donkey’s Ears. On the day Lowry Lynch became King something strange happened. To hide his secret, Lowry decrees hair shall be cut just once a year. All the barbers flee the country, all but one, a young boy called Seamus... A show about friendship, differences, bullying and hair.

TOWN HALL THEATRE STUDIO Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 July 2pm & 4.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7 Duration: 1 hour Age 7+

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COMEDY

IRELAND

TOMMY “If only all stand up was this good.” Toronto Herald

TIERNAN

CUBA Monday 13 – Saturday 18 July 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €20

Tommy Tiernan’s work is a constant interrogation of big ideas – sex, religion and family – through the lens of his quirks, personal demons and sense of outrage. No other comic can match Tommy for sheer passion, intensity and honesty and to spend time in this man’s company is a treasure to cherish.

IRELAND

LAUGHTER

LOFT Described by The Irish Times as "the Oscar De La Hoya of Irish comedy", gritty street–fighting charmer Gerry Mallon returns to host some of the biggest names in Irish comedy in the intimate setting of the Ruby Room. With a different line–up each day including David O’Doherty, Karl Spain, Dead Cat Bounce, Maeve Higgins and Kevin Gildea plus many more.

RUBY ROOM, KING’S HEAD

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Monday 13 – Saturday July 25 Doors 12.30pm Show 1pm Tickets/Ticéidí €10 Available at door only

IRELAND

MAEVE

HIGGINS PLUS SUPPORT & MC GERRY MALLON

Star of RTÉ's Naked Camera and The Ray D’Arcy Show (Today FM), Maeve is something of a raging firebrand...well more of a sparkler. She has performed in comedy festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide and Kilkenny. Natural and uncontrived, she is a great relief from the big loud boys with her risqué and highly intelligent act.

CUBA Wednesday 22 July 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €17.50


COMEDY

ENGLAND

MARK THOMAS THE

MANIFESTO Mark Thomas’ new show attempts to probe our collective creativity. The economy‘s bust, the environment broken and governments have run out of ideas, the only people who can save the day… is us! Join Mark as he creates a People’s Manifesto to light our way through the gloom. A roving comedy think tank that aims to enlighten, endear and prise the hanging hedge fund managers’ fingers from the window ledge of the future.

RADISSON SAS HOTEL Saturday 18 July 9pm Tickets/Ticéidí €22 (€20 conc.)

IRELAND

IRELAND “…flawless timing...” The Sunday Times

THE LAUGHTER LOUNGE presents

DAVID

DEAD CAT

O’DOHERTY BOUNCE PLUS SUPPORT & MC GERRY MALLON

WIRED

WITH GUEST MC JACK WISE & SUPPORT FROM JARLATH REGAN

Winner of the 2008 if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier Award) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, David is a delicate, sweet and thought–provoking comic. A beautiful mix of acute observation and startling invention, he is an articulate storyteller. His tales, like his songs, are all wonderfully observed and told with a rare gift for language.

An unrelenting, high–energy hour of sketches complete with live music and live sound effects. Dead Cat Bounce’s unique blend of sketch comedy and blistering musical performances has won them huge critical acclaim. Guest MC Jarlath Regan is one of the fastest rising stars of Irish comedy while support comes from Jack Wise – a magician with attitude.

CUBA

RÓISÍN DUBH

Monday 20 July 8.30pm Tickets/Ticéidí €17.50

Wednesday 15 July 8pm Tickets/Ticéidí €15 (€12.50 conc.)

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LITERATURE/TALKS

ENGLAND

BEN ANDERSON Ben Anderson is a reporter for the BBC and Discovery Channel. His TV programmes include Frontline Football – four films that followed national football teams beset by turmoil during the qualifying rounds of the World Cup; Holidays in the Danger Zone – The Violent Coast on West Africa's notoriously dangerous coast and Correspondent – Terror in South East Asia, which profiled Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's time in Manila with Ramsi Yousef, prior to the September 11 attacks.

HOTEL MEYRICK EYRE SQUARE

Saturday 25 July 4pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7

He is perhaps best known for Holidays in the Axis of Evil, the hit BBC show. Recent work includes Taking on the Taliban, a harrowing film on Helmand, Afghanistan's most violent province. His diary from Helmand was published by the London Review of Books. For Galway Arts Festival Ben will discuss his work interspersed with video footage from his films.

CANADA

STEVEN GALLOWAY Exquisite and profoundly moving, The Cellist of Sarajevo shows how life under siege creates impossible moral choices. It is a story about survival, the temptation to hate and the refusal to do so, and the persistence of the human spirit in a time of fear and suffering. Steven Galloway is the author of three novels: Finnie Walsh, Ascension and most recently the international best–seller The Cellist of Sarajevo. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, Canada.

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HOTEL MEYRICK EYRE SQUARE

Friday 24 July 6pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7


IRELAND

LITERATURE/TALKS

NIALL

STANAGE Niall Stanage is the author of Redemption Song: An Irish Reporter Inside the Obama Campaign. Belfast–born and New York–based, he was one of the only foreign-born reporters to travel on board Barack Obama’s campaign plane. Niall will discuss his experiences covering Obama’s White House quest from its earliest days, witnessing first–hand all the major landmarks on Obama’s path to the presidency. A former editor of Magill magazine, he writes for The New York Observer and The Sunday Business Post and is a regular guest on TV on both sides of the Atlantic, including Fox News, BBC and RTÉ.

HOTEL MEYRICK EYRE SQUARE

Friday 17 July 6pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7

IRELAND

COLM

O’GORMAN Beyond Belief tells Colm O’Gorman’s true story of his stance against the clerical abuse he suffered as a child. In 2002 he took part in BBC’s documentary Suing the Pope, which told the story of his battle with the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the first ever state investigation in Ireland into the management of child sexual abuse allegations by the Catholic Church and by State authorities. His story proves the power of speaking out. O’Gorman set up the charity One in Four to support women and men who have experienced sexual violence. He is now Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland.

HOTEL MEYRICK EYRE SQUARE

Saturday 18 July 6pm Tickets/Ticéidí €7

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VISUAL ART

U.S.A./EUROPE

ABSOLUT

ART

Absolut Lola Pierre et Gilles

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FESTIVAL GALLERY & BOX OFFICE MERCHANTS HALL, MERCHANTS ROAD Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm

Absolut Saudek Jan Saudek

Galway Arts Festival is delighted to announce ABSOLUT as new partners of the Festival’s ABSOLUT Visual Arts Programme. With the establishment of ABSOLUT ART in 1981, the company commissioned a broad range of international artists from Louise Bourgeois to Andy Warhol to create new work. This exhibition, featuring a selection of work from the ABSOLUT Collection, includes Louise Bourgeois, Pierre et Gilles and Miguel Barcelo.


VISUAL ART

ENGLAND The Boy Hidden in a Fish From Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from The Brothers Grimm 1969 © David Hockney

DAVID

HOCKNEY SIX FROM

FAIRY TALES THE BROTHERS GRIMM David Hockney is one of the most celebrated British artists of the 20th century and one of the most popular and versatile artists of his generation. Galway Arts Festival presents an exhibition of Hockney’s etchings illustrating the Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm. Exuberant and inventive, and drawing on elements of magic in the tales, Hockney’s images focus on his imaginative response to the descriptions in the texts.

Inside the Castle David Hockney

FESTIVAL GALLERY & BOX OFFICE MERCHANTS HALL, MERCHANTS ROAD

A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London on behalf of the Arts Council, England

Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm

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VISUAL ART

DENMARK/ITALY/GREECE/ENGLAND

CHILD There are an estimated 300,000 children in fighting forces around the world, many of whom have been forcibly recruited or abducted, suffering beatings, rape and other forms of torture and psychological damage. This powerful exhibition offers an insight to their world. The exhibition features the work of Jan Garrup, Yannis Kontos, Alexandra Fazzina, Noel Quidu and Franceo Pagetti photographed in Palestine, Nepal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda & Congo. FESTIVAL GALLERY & BOX OFFICE MERCHANTS HALL, MERCHANTS ROAD Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm

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Fatmata Kamara, Age 13, Sierra Leone. Franceo Pagetti

SOLDIER


RUSSIA/CHINA/IRELAND

VISUAL ART

VARVARA SHAVROVA

UNTOUCHED GALWAY CITY MUSEUM SPANISH PARADE

Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm

IRELAND

Untouched is a photographic and multimedia project by Russian artist Varvara Shavrova who lives and works in China. Identifying the common experiences of a particular Beijing neighbourhood and a rural community in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Shavrova indirectly reflects on the nature of Ireland's ‘Celtic Tiger’ phenomenon, and the dramatic expansion of the world's fastest growing economy.

COLM

HOGAN The West Cork Traveller experience has been one of exclusion, violence, discrimination and inequality. The isolation felt by Travellers in West Cork is exacerbated by their geographical spread and rural setting. Colm Hogan’s photographic exhibition is a stark and dramatic collection of work capturing the everyday life of one such community in the 21st century. GALWAY CITY MUSEUM SPANISH PARADE

Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm

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VISUAL ART

IRELAND

Seán Cotter and Ger Sweeney both have strong Galway connections having lived and worked in the city during various stages of their careers. Best known as a painter using colour with great delicacy and subtlety, Seán Cotter breaks from this tradition in Notational Morphologies with his large–scale, almost monochrome canvasses but losing none of his trademark powerful use of oil, ink or charcoal. REEDS

SEAN

COTTER

NOTATIONAL MORPHOLOGIES GER

SWEENEY

NOTES FROM A SILENCE Through his comprehensive latest body of work, Notes from a Silence, Ger Sweeney heralds a new phase in his ongoing dialogue with the potential and possibilities of art through painting, broadening his frame of reference and introducing tactile and painterly aspects to his work. FESTIVAL GALLERY & BOX OFFICE MERCHANTS HALL, MERCHANTS ROAD Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm

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ELEGY (TO THE LIGHT)


VISUAL ART

NORWAY GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL & GALWAY ARTS CENTRE present

LARS

LAUMANN Lars Laumann’s works are complex visual essays on the obscure yet deeply resonant paraphernalia of popular culture. His contribution to the 2008 Berlin Biennial, Berlinmuren, exhibited here, proved to be one of the festival highlights. This exhibition will also premiere his most recent video installation Shut Up Child, This Ain't Bingo. Swedish Book Store - video for monitor 2007 Courtesy: Maureen Paley, London

GALWAY ARTS CENTRE Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm Artist’s Talk Thursday 16 July 2pm

IRELAND

JOHN

BRADY

GIGANTIC CART AND

JUGGERNAUT

PAINTINGS The Gigantic Cart is a large four– wheeled cart made entirely from salvaged railway sleepers and galvanized iron and is exhibited alongside a number of large–scale paintings of Nepalese juggernauts. While the combination is evocative of many possible stories and connections, the significance is left open for the audience to imagine.

FESTIVAL GALLERY & BOX OFFICE MERCHANTS HALL, MERCHANTS ROAD Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm

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VISUAL ART

IRELAND/U.K.

IRELAND

Cage Lisa Sweeney

MART OPEN DOOR POLICY Curated by Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin, Open Door Policy showcases exciting work from contemporary installation, video and performance artists.

THE THATCH COTTAGE, HENRY STREET SILKES, WILLIAM STREET WEST Monday 13 – Saturday 25 July 11am-5.30pm Sunday 19 & 26 July 12noon-5.30pm

IRELAND

LORG INVITED Lorg Invited is a showcase exhibition of artists who have made a significant contribution to Irish printmaking and in particular the visual arts in Galway. Curated by Lorg Between (Making) Space II Etching Director Lynne Siobhan Piercy O’Loughlin and Catherine Kelly.

NUI GALWAY GALLERY

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Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm

LISA

SWEENEY MAGPIE ’S

ATTIC

A member of Galway’s Artspace Studios, Lisa Sweeney looks to the everyday for her inspiration, integrating non–artistic materials and found objects to her palette with her trademark sense of ambiguity.

NORMAN VILLA GALLERY Monday – Saturday 11am – 5.30pm Sunday 12noon – 5.30pm Formica Tracy Sweeney

IRELAND

TRACY

SWEENEY ARTEFACT

&

ERROR

Tracy Sweeney is a young printmaker currently based in Kilkenny. Artefact & Error describes Sweeney’s method of printmaking by connecting imagery and the tactile surface using methods of etching and collograph.

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY NEWCASTLE ROAD

Monday – Sunday 11am – 6pm


ENGLAND

VISUAL ART

John Minihan brings us on a photographic journey with Francis Bacon and Samuel Beckett. Over the years, Minihan developed a close relationship with many writers and his photographs of Beckett show a particular affinity between the two men. His connection with Bacon and Beckett produced some of the most remarkable photographs ever taken of the artist and writer.

JOHN

MINIHAN TWO MEN , TWO CITIES

KENNY GALLERY LIOSBÁN

Monday – Saturday 9.30am–5.30pm From 3 July

IRELAND

DOLORES

LYNE Artist and designer Dolores Lyne studied theatre design at Motley in Covent Garden, London. She has worked as a special effects artist and production designer for theatre, film and TV and was awarded The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Theatre Design for Island Theatre’s Pigtown.

WHITE ROOM GALLERY LIOSBÁN

The Top of the Island Dolores Lyne

Monday – Saturday 11am-5.30pm

JOHN

IRELAND

KINGERLEE WORKS

2002 -2008

For the past 20 years John Kingerlee has lived and painted on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork and has developed an approach to depicting the landscape which is as radical as it is original.

KENNY GALLERY LIOSBÁN Head John Kingerlee

Monday – Saturday 9.30am–5.30pm From 10 July

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DANCE/STREET

IRELAND

DANCE THEATRE OF IRELAND

BLOC

PARTY CHOREOGRAPHY: ROBERT CONNOR & LORETTA YURICK ORIGINAL MUSIC: ROBBIE HARRIS Dancers: Rob Diaz, Kat Doherty, Mirjam Gurtner, Sandro Franchini, Comsimo de Tommaso and Khyle Eccles. Roving dancers and musicians, flying blocks and human architecture! Merging the worlds of dance, music and architecture, this performance immerses the audience in a vibrant world of colour and play, with an explosive live percussion and music set.

SPANISH PARADE SPANISH ARCH

Thursday 23 July 1pm & 3pm

THEATRE

IRELAND

PIGNUT PRODUCTIONS

FLEA CIRCUS It’s amazing! It’s spectacular! It’s astounding! It’s tiny! Feats of astonishing bravery and breathtaking beauty – acrobatics, trapeze, high wire and more – all performed by highly trained, teeny tiny fleas. Pignut will be joined in this production by Electric Bridget.

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FLEA CIRCUS MINI TOP TOWN HALL THEATRE FOYER 10.30am/11am/11.30am/12noon/ 2.30pm/3pm/3.30pm/4pm/4.30pm Monday 13 – Saturday 25 July – No show on Sunday 19 July Duration 20 mins Tickets/Ticéidí €5


HELP US MAKE THE MAGIC

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 31 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 Looking forward to seeing you at the Festival.

PLATINUM FRIENDS 2009

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POSTAL BOOKING FORM 2009 Post to Galway Arts Festival, Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway, Ireland before 26 June, 2009. (Simply photocopy this form if you need more space). Performance

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In Person Tú Féin Festival Box Office opens to the public from 22 June at 1–5 Merchants Road, Galway Monday – Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday 10am–5pm and Sunday 19 July 2pm–5pm Tickets bought in person from the Festival Box Office are not subject to an administration charge. Gift Vouchers Gift Vouchers make excellent presents and may be used as payment or part–payment for tickets at our box office. Gift Vouchers are available online or by calling 091 509700. Friends of the Festival Cáirde na Féile Friends Priority Booking from 8–19 June. To become a Friend of the Festival phone Laura at 091 509700 or email friends@galwayartsfestival.com. Accommodation Lóistín See the accommodation listing on our website www.galwayartsfestival.com Contact Fáilte Ireland West at 091 537700, irelandwestinfo@failteireland.ie or www.discoverireland.ie/west

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FESTIVAL BIG TOP, Fisheries Field

12 WHITE ROOM GALLERY, Liosbán Retail Park

2 FESTIVAL GALLERY & BOX OFFICE, Merchants Road

13 GALWAY ARTS CENTRE , Dominick Street

3 TOWN HALL THEATRE & STUDIO, Courthouse Square

14 NUNS’ ISLAND THEATRE, Nuns’ Island

4 BLACK BOX THEATRE, Dyke Road

16 THE RADISSON SAS GALWAY, Lough Atalia Road

5 DRUID LANE THEATRE, Chapel Lane

17 HOUSE HOTEL, New Dock Road

6 THE KENNY GALLERY, Liosbán Retail Park

18 RÓISÍN DUBH, Dominick Street

7 GALWAY CITY MUSEUM, Spanish Parade

19 THE KING’S HEAD, High Street

8 ST. NICHOLAS’ COLLEGIATE CHURCH, Lombard Street

20 CRANE BAR, Sea Road

9 NUI GALWAY GALLERY, NUI GALWAY AULA MAXIMA, NUI GALWAY

22 SILKES, William Street West

BANK OF IRELAND THEATRE, NUI GALWAY 10 UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY, Newcastle Road 11 NORMAN VILLA GALLERY, Lower Salthill

www.galwayartsfestival.com

15 HOTEL MEYRICK, Eyre Square

21 CUBA, Eyre Square 23 THATCH, Henry Street 24 CAMPBELL’S TAVERN*, Cloughanover, Headford, Co. Galway 25 SEANSCOIL SAILEARNA*, Indreabhán, Co. Galway *Please note Campbell’s Tavern and Seanscoil Sailearna are a 30 minute drive from Galway City.

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GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL EVENT

PA G E VENUE

MICHAEL CLARK COMPANY

2-3

Black Box Theatre

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

4-5

Town Hall Theatre

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

6-7

Town Hall Theatre

THE GIGLI CONCERT

8-9

Druid Lane Theatre

DRUID DEBUTS / SYNGE CENTENARY

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Druid – St. Nicholas' Church

PALACE OF THE END

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Town Hall Theatre

FURIOSO

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Black Box Theatre

BLACKBIRD

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Nuns' Island Theatre

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

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Bank of Ireland Theatre

CRIPIL INIS MEÁIN

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^Seanscoil Sailearna

REPTILIAN

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Town Hall Studio

DNA

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Nuns' Island Theatre

DAVID GRAY WITH DAVID KITT

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Festival Big Top

BON IVER WITH ALELA DIANE

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Festival Big Top

KRONOS QUARTET

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Radisson SAS Hotel

SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA

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Radisson SAS Hotel

SPIRITUALIZED & PRIMAL SCREAM

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Festival Big Top

FEMI KUTI

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Festival Big Top

MUSIC FROM THE PENGUIN CAFÉ

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Radisson SAS Hotel

NEIL COWLEY TRIO

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Radisson SAS Hotel

NEW YORK DOLLS

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Róisín Dubh

CANDI STATON

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Róisín Dubh

HOT 8 BRASS BAND

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EMMY THE GREAT

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BOOKER T

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O'DEATH

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FIGHT LIKE APES

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ANDY M C KEE / MARY GAUTHIER

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JERRY FISH & THE MUDBBUG CLUB

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JACK L

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TRADITIONAL LUNCHTIMES GIGS

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Róisín Dubh

SEAN TYRRELL

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The Crane Bar

COMTEMPO – J. FEENEY – A.BALANESCU

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St. Nicholas' Church

HIGGELDY PIGGELDY

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Aula Maxima NUI, Galway

THE LEGEND OF LOWRY LYNCH

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Town Hall Studio

TOMMY TIERNAN

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Cuba

LAUGHTER LOFT

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Ruby Room, King's Head

MAEVE HIGGINS

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Cuba

MARK THOMAS

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Radisson SAS Hotel

DAVID O'DOHERTY

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Cuba

DEAD CAT BOUNCE

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Róisín Dubh

BEN ANDERSON

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Hotel Meyrick

STEVEN GALLOWAY

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Hotel Meyrick

NIALL STANAGE

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Hotel Meyrick

COLM O’GORMAN

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2009 PROGRAMME WED 15

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8pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

1pm

1pm

8pm

1pm

8.30pm

8pm

8.30pm 9pm 9pm 8pm 9pm

8pm 8pm 8pm

8pm

1pm

1pm

1pm 7pm

8pm

8pm

11am & 2pm

11am & 2pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm

1pm 8.30pm

9pm 8.30pm 8pm

6pm 6pm

^ DENOTES 30 MINUTE DRIVE FROM GALWAY CITY


WWW.GALWAYARTSFESTIVAL.COM THURS 23

FRI 24

SAT 25

SUN 26

8pm

2pm

8pm

8pm

2pm

8pm

7.30pm

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3.30pm & 8pm

6pm

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VISUAL ART

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ABSOLUT ART Festival Gallery

36

DAVID HOCKNEY Festival Gallery

37

CHILD SOLDIER Festival Gallery

38

VARVARA SHAVROVA Galway City Museum

39

COLM HOGAN Galway City Museum

39

SEÁN COTTER & GER SWEENEY Festival Gallery

40

LARS LAUMAAN Galway Arts Centre

41

JOHN BRADY Festival Gallery

41

MART The Thatch & Slikes

42

LISA SWEENEY Norman Villa Gallery

42

LORG NUI Galway Gallery

42

TRACY SWEENEY University Hospital Galway

42

JOHN MINIHNAN Kenny Gallery

43

DOLORES LYNE White Room Gallery

43

JOHN KINGERLEE Kenny Gallery

43

8pm

9pm

8pm 1pm

1pm

1pm 7pm

2pm & 4.30pm 2pm & 4.30pm 2pm & 4.30pm

1pm

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1pm

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STREET/FAMILY

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MACNAS PARADE Sunday 19 July 10pm

24

FIREBIRDS Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 July 2pm & 10pm

25

BLOC PARTY Thursday 23 July Spanish Parade 1pm & 3pm

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FLEA CIRCUS 44 Town Hall Theatre Foyer 10.30am/11am/11.30am/12noon/ 2.30pm/3pm/3.30pm/4pm/4.30pm Monday 13 – Saturday 25 July No show on Sunday 19 July


Take a bow! The arts really matter to us in Ireland; they are a big part of people’s lives, the country’s single most popular pursuit. Our artists interpret our past, define who we are today, and imagine our future. We can all take pride in the enormous reputation our artists have earned around the world. The arts play a vital role in our economy, and smart investment of taxpayers’ money in the arts is repaid many times over. The dividends come in the form of a high value, creative economy driven by a flexible, educated, innovative work force, and in a cultural tourism industry worth A5 billion a year. The Arts Council is the Irish Government agency for funding and developing the arts. Arts Council funding from the taxpayer, through the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, for 2009 is A75 million, that’s about A1 euro a week for every household. So, at the end of your next great festival experience, don’t forget the role you played and take a bow yourself! Find out what’s on at

www.events.artscouncil.ie You can find out more about the arts here:

www.artscouncil.ie


GAF TV www.galwayartsfestival.com/gaftv

Galway Arts Festival Programme 2009  

Galway Arts Festival 2009 Programme and Festival Line up

Galway Arts Festival Programme 2009  

Galway Arts Festival 2009 Programme and Festival Line up