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WORLD CINEMA Tuesday 6th March @ 8.00pm Mammuth

France 2010 87mins Language: French with English subtitles The story of a man, a mission and a motorbike, actor Gérard Depardieu teams up with subversive farceur directors Benoit Delépine and Gustave de Kervern for a trouble-making road comedy about an old biker heading back to his past. Depardieu plays an abattoir worker who retires only to find that he doesn’t have a pension and needs to track down paperwork from his former employers. Hitting the road on his Mammuth bike, he has a series of variously humiliating and inspiring encounters on the course of his bittersweet and picaresque journey to recover lost wages and buried memories, with a gem of a central role that finds the larger-than-life Depardieu in top form. “Delépine and de Kevern’s best yet… a funny, sad and weird road movie.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian “Depardieu makes the most of it. Gallic scuzziness has rarely seemed so sweetly tender.” - David Fear, Time Out New York “Enjoyably offbeat and frequently hilarious… (with) a terrific central performance.” - Matthew Turner, LondonView Adm. €5

YOUTH THEATRE Wednesday 7th March @ 11.20am & 2.00pm Stand Up For Teenagers

Comedian Ger Carey brings his new show for young adults to the Linenhall Arts Centre as part of his 2012 nationwide tour. Stand-Up for Teenagers takes a comic look at some major influences on young adults’ lives, such as television, music, social networks and advertising, and contrasts the resultant land of fantasy with the reality of what awaits them in the real world! The show is perfect for Transition Year students, LCA and Youth Reach.

“Fantastic theatrical experience.” - Roscommon Arts Centre Adm.: €10 (Teachers free) NB: Booking through Armed Eye. Tel: 059 9141333



Thursday 8th March @ 8.00pm

Wednesday 14th March @ 8.00pm

Open Mike Night

Mephisto Theatre Company - Grenades

The latest in the ongoing Open Mike series at the Linenhall: an informal and thoroughly enjoyable evening of poetry, prose and music, when writers from all over Mayo come to read from their own work in front of an enthusiastic audience of peers, pundits and the public in general. The event takes place in the Linenhall Café, where refreshments will be available to enhance the ambience and bonhomie. Come along to share your own work, or enjoy the work of others. Adm. FREE

Northern Ireland, 1979: Nuala is a tough 9-year old living with her mother, brother and grandad, she thinks the class bully is just a big baby, and that all the nuns are cranky old wrinkled-up crones. She loves Thin Lizzy and The Undertones - just like her big brother, Oran, who is 15 and thinks he’s Casanova. Nuala thinks he’s more like Jesus; she’d do anything for him. But what she does one day for her brother, no-one could ever have imagined… Set in a prison 10 years later, Grenades is a compelling drama that has at its heart the bruised innocence of Nuala, who must re-live the events of her childhood and finally make sense of them all. A highly acclaimed first play by award-winning writer Tara McKevitt, in an exciting production by Galway’s Mephisto Theatre Co. starring Emma O’Grady, directed by Caroline Lynch. “…enthralling…heart-wrenching…” - Irish Theatre Magazine “…fantastic performance… …a vital production” - Culture NI “…little fire-cracker of a play…” - Herald Scotland “…powerful… …O’Grady’s fierce, heart-wrenching performance is impossible to fault”. - Scotsman Adm. €16 / €14 (concessions)

CHORAL CONCERT Friday 9th March @ 8.00pm Irish Youth Chamber Choir - 30 Years On Song

The Linenhall @ Christchurch presents the Irish Youth Chamber Choir. Since 1982, hundreds of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians have benefited from the IYC experience, and in the thirty years since it first came together through the Association of Irish Choirs, its members have gone on to form the backbone of musical life in this country and beyond as conductors, choir founders, singers, teachers and musicians. In 2011, IYC created a smaller Chamber Choir of 24 singers, selected from within the 100-strong Irish Youth Choir. Singing some of the most dazzling repertoire from around the world, these young singers offer a new perspective on choral music. Innovative programming and interpretation underpin a desire to stage vibrant concert performances which are genuinely engaging and relevant to people of all ages. Under Artistic Director Greg Beardsell, IYCC will perform a programme including works by Pawel Lukaszewski, James Macmillan, Eric Whitacre, Greg Scanlon and Moses Hogan. This performance is recipient of a Touring Award from The Arts Council. Adm. €12 / €10 (concessions) NB: Concert venue: Christchurch Church of Ireland, Castlebar

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WORLD CINEMA Tuesday 20th March @ 8.00pm Le Quattro Volte

2010 Italy 88 mins Language: Italian with English subtitles Le Quattro Volte (‘the four times’) is a transcendent, contemplative and exquisitely filmed meditation on the cycle of life by director Michelangelo Frammartino. Set in the Calabrian countryside, the film explores the Pythagorean notion of four states of being (human, animal, vegetable, and mineral), commencing with an old goatherd emerging out of the smoke rising from a charcoal kiln and ending with the charcoal haze of what was once a mighty fir tree drifting across the screen. What happens in between has left film critics struggling for superlatives. We’ll leave the hard sell to them. “Pure delight… a wonderful film about life, the universe and everything. It’s captivating, touching, wryly humorous, mysterious, intriguing and uplifting.” - Trevor Johnston, Time Out “This beautiful movie… ” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian “Extraordinary… A cinematic poem, a spiritual exploration of time and space.” - Philip French, The Observer “A devastating, profound and at times surreal work of art.” Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post Adm. €5

CONTEMPORARY GUITAR Wednesday 21st March @ 8.00pm Preston Reed

“Q: when is an acoustic guitar not an acoustic guitar? A: when it’s in the hands of New York visionary Preston Reed.” - Total Guitar Preston Reed is recognised internationally as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, and also as a ground-breaking musical innovator. In 1987 he invented a two-handed playing style and compositional approach that integrates the full percussive potential of the guitar body. In doing so Reed revolutionized guitar playing. Reed fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion with his breathtaking two-handed style. The power and depth of his original compositions are as unique as the man’s execution, as blues, rock, funk and jazz meet, interlock and attack to create a sonic brew quite unlike anything you’ve heard before. Need we say more? “Widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist.” - Total Guitar “In a class of his own.” - Jack Massarik, London Evening Standard “Fiendishly intricate.” - The Irish Times “True spellbinding guitar mastery.” - Guitarist Magazine “Spectacular… a terrific performer.” - The Irish Independent Adm. €16 / €14 (concessions)

THEATRE Monday 26th March @ 8.00pm Splódar Theatre Company - Sive

Described as a piece of theatrical magic, John B. Keane’s Sive has consistently lit up Irish and world stages since it was first produced in 1959, and characters such as the innocent young girl Sive, the scheming Mena and the ruthless Tomáisín Seán Rua are as recognisable today as they were back in the fifties. Keane brings his genius to bear on this modern classic of greed, sex and bitterness in language of sublime lyricism, and his introduction of the traveller Pats Bacach and his balladeer son Carthalawn is one of the most imaginative devices in modern Irish drama. Splódar is proud to present this great play in this, the 10th anniversary of the author’s death. Directed by Prin Duignan. Splódar is the resident drama company in the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, and has been active since 1995. Adm. €16 / €14 (concessions)

FLAMENCO JAZZ GUITAR Thursday 29th March @ 8.00pm Eduardo Niebla

Hailed as one of the world’s great guitarists, Eduardo Niebla returns to the Linenhall with his internationally acclaimed guitar duo, to present an amazing repertoire of “stunning flamenco jazz” (The Sound) from his latest albums. Continually seeking out new musical terrain, Niebla has traversed the worlds of pop, jazz and world music, collaborating with such diverse partners as sitar maestro Nishat Khan, George Michael, Lol Coxhill and Craig David. Accompanied for the concert by fellow guitarist Matthew Robinson, expect a spellbinding evening of passion, verve and fleet fingered virtuosity from one of the most potent forces in flamenco jazz fusion. ”Poignantly poetic... and truly breathtaking.” - The Scotsman ”Stunning flamenco jazz.” - The Sound “Niebla is the king of Latin guitar, a world-class virtuoso.” - Time Out “Astonishing.” - Q Review “Stunning… a potent force.” Jazz UK “Dramatic, emotional, spicy, fleet-fingered… Niebla continues to play from the heart.” - The Herald Adm. €16 / €14 (concessions)

WORLD CINEMA Tuesday 3rd April @ 8.00pm The Way

USA 2010 128mins Language: English The Way is a touching film about the testy yet unbreakable bond between father and son, and the familial connections that can form among strangers. American father Tom is informed that his son has died in a freak accident on a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago. On arriving to collect his son’s remains, he decides to undertake the 800k pilgrimage in an attempt to honour his son’s memory. Along the way he encounters other travellers, each with their own motivations: a gregarious Dutchman, a Canadian woman and an Irish author. As they travel together they come to form a surrogate family unit and support each other through their various tribulations towards their final goal. Director Emilio Estevez directs his own father Martin Sheen in the central role of this heartfelt and uplifting film. “Moving and potent.” - Toronto International Film Festival 2010 “Funny, moving, hip and transcendent… a movie of beauty, humor and disarmingly humble devotion.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post Adm. €5

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TRADITIONAL MUSIC Thursday 12th April @ 8.00pm Brendan Begley & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Consummate musicians Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh combine their formidable talents to present A Moment of Madness, an evening of “wild and beautiful music from the West coast of Ireland”. Dingle peninsula native Brendan is a renowned button accordionist, touring at home and in Europe. A member of The Boys of the Lough, his exciting dance music, sensitive emotional slow airs and singing as gaeilge make him a great favourite with audiences. Dublin-born fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is rapidly becoming known as one of the most interesting and creative musicians in Traditional music. Since the success of his 2003 album Kitty Lie Over, he has performed in the US, Canada, Alaska, Asia and all over Europe and Ireland. A night of Top Trad in prospect. “An inspired pairing. Music of depth and daring... thoughtful, exploratory, driving, delicate, heartfelt, fascinating, and fun. Theirs is some of the most elevating and mesmerizing Irish traditional music you’ll hear today.” - Earl Hitchner, The Irish Echo “The music of this duo is joyous indeed, sparkling with energy and life.” - Fíacha O’ Dubhda, Adm. €16 / €14 (concessions)

WORLD CINEMA Tuesday 17th April @ 8.00pm The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito)

Spain 2011 117mins Language: Spanish with English subtitles The acclaimed director of Volver, Talk to Her and many more, Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film is a macabre suspense thriller about obsession, drawing the work of Davids Lynch and Cronenberg as well as Hitchcock into his directorial palette in a melodramatic offering more redolent of his earlier films. Also harking back, the film sees the return of Antonio Banderas to Almodóvar’s repertory company, as a plastic surgeon seeking to develop an artificial skin after his wife has died as a result of horrific burns caused by a tragic car crash. Offbeat, perhaps, compelling and dazzling film-making, certainly. “Scintillating… a moving exploration of the nature of human identity. Almodóvar at his daring, provocative and allusive best.” Philip French, The Observer “Bizarre, elegant… A luxury pulp fiction, an exotic brew that only Almodóvar could ever make.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian “A psychosexual thriller... anchored in Almodóvar’s meticulous direction.” - Dave Calhoun, Time Out Adm. €5

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THEATRE Wednesday 18th April @ 8.00pm Fishamble Theatre Co. - Wheelchair On My Face

Actress and stand-up comedian Sonya Kelly (Savage Eye) delivers a hilarious and poignant one-woman show based on her own childhood experience. Sonya was diagnosed with myopia when she was seven years old. “I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone’s eyes. And so it was discovered why I’d thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, ’excuse me’. Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was.” Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy, Wheelchair On My Face is written and performed by Sonya Kelly and directed by Gina Moxley for Fishamble, one of Ireland’s most dynamic theatre companies. “Delightfully whacky… hilarious… tight script and engaging performance… terrific.” - The Irish Times ”Hilarious, poignant… it will please viewers of all lens-prescriptions and none.” - The Irish Theatre Magazine Adm. €16 / €14 (concessions) NB: Performance: 55 mins duration

WORLD CINEMA Tuesday 1st May @ 8.00pm Pina

Germany 2011 103 mins Language: English & German with English subtitles Internationally renowned German contemporary dance pioneer Pina Bausch died in 2009. Acclaimed director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Paris Texas, Wings of Desire) was beginning to make a documentary about her at the time, and continued his project by interviewing the dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal, the company she ran for 36 years, interspersing these between excerpts from several of Bausch’s key dance works. The result is elegiac, celebratory, and a real visual treat. “Pina is, in every way, a moving experience.” - Richard Corliss, TIME “Pina gives us the supreme pleasure of watching fascinating bodies of widely varying ages in motion, whether leaping, falling, catching, diving, grieving, or exulting” - Melissa Andersen, Village Voice “Entrancing and truly inspiring.” - Dave Calhoun, Time Out London “Deeply intelligent, a heartfelt tribute… achieves a poignant, elegiac quality.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian Adm. €5

TRADITIONAL MUSIC Thursday 2nd May @ 8.00pm David Munnelly Band

Over a decade on the road, the David Munnelly band has captivated audiences world wide led by accordion player par excellence David Munnelly. Founded in 1999, what sets the band apart and puts it in a class of its own is the capability and ease with which it weaves in and out of different musical styles while remaining firmly rooted in the earthy tones of Irish Traditional Music. The band boasts some of the finest talent that Irish music has to offer, with every member bringing his own unique stamp to the overall sound. Looking for an evening of musical skill, energy and excitement? Look no further! “Exhilerating. The David Munnelly Band is something special.” - Earl Hitchner, The Irish Echo “The E Street Band of Irish Traditional Music” - Siobhan Long, Irish Times “Unexcelled Trad music. These guys are the best.” - Irish-American News “Incredibly energetic.” - BBC World Television “The Irish band to see.” - The Irish Voice Adm: €16 / €14 (concessions)

VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 2nd - Saturday 31st March John Cullen - Emotional Fish

An exhibition of recent paintings in acrylic, oil and industrial paints, by Sligo artist John Cullen. John explains: “My current body of work comprises paintings relating to fish. Rather than illustrating the fish, I use an image of a fish as a template in which to explore the form, colour, texture and shape of these otherworldly creatures, their sliminess, scaliness, fleshy boniness. The fish I paint are also visual metaphors for emotional states.” John graduated from Sligo IT in 2009. He has exhibited in a number of group shows around Ireland. This is his third solo exhibition. Adm. free Official opening on Friday 2nd March at 7.30pm. All welcome.

VISUAL ART: GALLERY Thursday 5th - Saturday 28th April Lorraine Tuck - Late Light

Late Light is a collection of images Lorraine compiled as part of her university education. Working as a nurses’ aid, the photographer began making pictures in her place of work in a Nursing home. This set of photographs is a tunnel view of her time spent there. Lorraine Tuck was born in 1978 and is from Oughterard, Co. Galway. She has a BA. Hons in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales College, Newport, South Wales. Lorraine is best known for her work on the children’s burial grounds in Connemara and A Lost Railway - about the old Connemara Line. Adm. free Official opening on Thursday 5th April at 7.30pm. All welcome.

VISUAL ART: FOYER Tuesday 1st - Thursday 31st May

Michael Gannon - A May Day Custom On May Day 2011, Westport professional photographer Michael Gannon arose very early and set out for the towns of Castlebar, Newport and Westport to document the custom of leaving flowers on doorsteps on May Day morning. A May Day Custom is an exhibition of photographs taken that morning celebrating this wonderful living tradition. A Fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation since 2009, Michael has been Chairperson of Castlebar Camera Club from 2008. His work has appeared in various books and publications, and he has exhibited in both photographic and visual arts exhibitions including Claremorris Open Exhibition COE 2010 and the 65th Bristol Salon of Photography in the UK. This is his 6th solo exhibition.

May on Our Doorstep An exhibition of mixed media flowers created by primary school children during workshops at the Linenhall Arts Centre. Official opening of both shows on Tuesday 1st May at 6.00pm. The opening will include a short talk by Architect Orla Murphy on the subject of the rural town as a place of ritual. All Welcome. Adm. free

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MAY ON OUR DOORSTEP - exploring local May customs May On Our Doorstep is a collaborative project between the Linenhall Arts Centre and the Education & Outreach Department, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. It is a celebration of local May customs through a number of events including exhibitions, workshops and talks, and an opportunity to exchange and record local May customs. The ancient feast of Bealtaine celebrates the arrival of summer and was marked by a variety of customs. Traditionally flowers are associated with May and are believed to protect against bad luck. They were used to decorate the May Bush and May Altars and they are hung in the house, laid on doorstep, window sills and pathways. In towns throughout Mayo the custom of leaving flowers on doorsteps on May morning continues to this day. This project aims to celebrate these customs through a series of events at the Linenhall Arts Centre and the Museum of Country Life. You can take part in the project by attending the events taking place in both venues.

EVENTS AT THE LINENHALL ARTS CENTRE: Visual Art Workshop: Linenhall Community Arts Room Oops A Daisy Saturday 28th April, 11.30am-12.30pm A visual art workshop for younger children creating May flowers from a variety of materials with artist Jodi Coyne. Children aged 5-7 years, Adm: €5. Pre-booking essential. Further information and booking from the Linenhall. Tel: 094 9023733 Visual Art Workshop: Linenhall Community Arts Room A Flower in an Hour Saturday 28th April, 2.00pm-3.00pm Join artist Breda Burns for a fun time creating your own decorative flower, to celebrate May Day using lots of inspiring materials. Children aged 8-10 years, Adm: €5. Pre-booking essential. Further information and booking from the Linenhall. Tel: 094 9023733 Visual Art Exhibition: Linenhall Print Gallery

A May Day Custom

Tuesday 1st - Thursday 31st May An exhibition of photographs by photographer Michael Gannon taken on May Day 2011 in the towns of Castlebar, Westport and Newport documenting and celebrating the custom of leaving flowers on doorsteps on May Day morning. Adm. free

Visual Art Exhibition: Linenhall Foyer May on Our Doorstep Tuesday 1st - Thursday 31st May An exhibition of mixed media flowers created by primary school children. Official opening on Tuesday 1st May at 6.00pm, including a short talk by Architect Orla Murphy. All Welcome. Adm. free

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MAY ON OUR DOORSTEP EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND COUNTRY LIFE: Visual Art Workshop: Museum of Country Life Wednesday 4th April 2.00pm-3.30pm

May: The Joy of Flowers

Come along and exchange your memories of May traditions gone by. Prepare for Bealtaine and make your own flower with Education Assistant Aoife O’Toole. Grandparents and grandchildren 7 years plus. Adm. free Prebooking esential Visual Art Workshop: Museum of Country Life Wednesday 11th April 11.00am-12.00pm

Young Buds! Art Workshop

Young budding artists are invited to make their very own flowers with artist Jodie Coyne. 4-6yrs accompanied by an adult Adm. free Prebooking essential Visual Art Workshop: Museum of Country Life Thursday 12th April 2.00pm-3.30pm

May Flowers: Family Workshop

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” Take part in local May traditions and make your own flower with artist Breda Burns. Children 7 years plus, accompanied by an adult. Adm. free Prebooking essential Visual Art Workshop: Museum of Country Life Saturday 21st April, 12.00noon-4.00pm

Textile Flowers: Family Drop-In Workshop

Why not make some flowers for the project? Come along and learn how to make textile flowers with the Knitting Circle. Adm. free No booking required Exhibition: Museum of Country Life Tuesday 1st May onwards

May on Our Doorstep

An exhibition of flowers created throughout the project, by workshop participants, members of the Museum’s Knitting Circle, Connaught Textile Crafters and other invited groups. Official opening Tuesday 1st May at 3.30pm. All welcome. Adm. free

Our Irish Heritage

Is the coming of May still celebrated in your local area? From April onwards you can register your May customs today on a national survey or submit your memories of May traditions on

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St Patrick’s Day at the Linenhall!

Writing That First Novel: Workshops for Adults

Paint A Parade Visual Art Workshop

with Paul Soye

for Family groups age 6yrs+

with artist Gráinne O’Reilly Saturday 17th March, 11.30am-1.00pm Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in a creative way with your family! After a short introduction and brainstorm session with artist Gráinne O’Reilly each family group will work together to create a large scale painting of a parade. Capture the atmosphere, colours, streetscape, crowds, flags and floats, using materials and techniques including pencils, paints, drawing, and collage. A great chance to try out painting and other art techniques and have a whole lot of family fun in the process. Gráinne O’Reilly is one of Mayo’s most prolific painters. She studied Fine Art at Sligo Institute of Technology and her work has been exhibited throughout the country. She has extensive experience in designing and facilitating visual art workshops. Paint A Parade Family Workshop takes place on Saturday 17th March (St Patrick’s Day) from 11.30am-1.00pm. Cost per head for the workshop is €6. Each family group MUST include at least one adult. Places are limited, and booking is ESSENTIAL. Booking and further information from the Linenhall.

My Mardi Gras Visual Art Workshop for 6-8yrs with artist Gráinne O’Reilly

5 Tuesday evenings 8.00pm-9.30pm, from 17th April to 15th May How do you view storytelling? How would you describe fiction? Would you see it as a part of the human creative impulse to both explain, entertain and understand what and who we are? Writing That First Novel will offer you the space to explore the elements involved in developing your work and bringing it to fruition. These practical workshops will take you from those crucial opening pages, through pivotal moments in the story, to the allimportant ending. Novelist Paul Soye will cover character development, plot, dialogue, scene setting, time scale and time frame that will help you to build your novel. The course will include useful exercises but nothing embarrassing. All are welcome, whether you’ve already started a project or just want to ‘give it a shot’. Paul Soye is the author of The Boy in the Gap, published by Liberties Press, and described as “A beautifully written book; clear and unadorned; the story of a hidden Ireland, told with compassion and intelligence”. He has also written two plays, Cherished and The Birdcage, which won the Esso New Irish Play Award at the National Drama Festival in Athlone in 1996. In 2002 he was short-listed for the BBC’s Tony Doyle Award. He has written a one act play for children and his play In Irons was produced and broadcast on RTÉ 1’s Sunday Night Playhouse. Writing that First Novel workshops take place over five Tuesday evenings beginning 17th April (continuing 24th April, 1st, 8th, 15th May). The cost for the full five sessions is 60euro. Booking is ESSENTIAL. Booking and further information from the Linenhall.

Saturday 17th March, 2.00pm-3.00pm Give this year’s St Patrick’s Day some artistic flair by creating an art work with artist Gráinne O’Reilly. Imagine the very best parade you could ever dream of: fun, laughter, music, crowds, sunshine, streetscapes with skyscrapers, what ever you like. Then under Gráinne’s guidance create an image of it on a page using paint, collage and other art materials and techniques. My Mardi Gras Workshop for 6-8 year olds takes place on Saturday 17th March (St Patrick’s Day) from 2.00-3.00pm. Cost per head for the workshop is €6. Places are limited, and booking is ESSENTIAL. Booking and further information from the Linenhall.

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DRUMMING WORKSHOP Rhythms of the World Drumming Workshop for 16yrs+ and adults with Robbie Harris

Thursday 3rd May 7.30pm-9.30pm

This interactive and fun workshop will introduce participants to rhythms from all over the world and will teach them to explore their own abilities through a hands-on drumming experience. Rhythms from a wide variety of locations including Ireland, Africa, Latin America and Asia will be explored, as well as a range of ensemble drumming pieces. Percussion instruments will be provided for all participants. No experience necessary. “The uniqueness of this rhythm workshop is everybody gets to play a percussive instrument and is free to let go and have as much fun as possible.” Robbie Harris is a bodhrán player and percussionist. He has recorded and performed with artists including: Bobby McFerrin, Clannad, Bob Geldof, Dónal Lunny and Rodrigo y Gabriela. He toured extensively with Riverdance The Show, and was a guest lecturer at The Julliard and The New School, New York. He is musical director of The Rhythm Corporation and co-director of the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm . He has worked with theatre companies including; The Abbey, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Rough Magic, Corn Exchange, Macnas, Dance Theatre of Ireland, and The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children. Rhythms of the World Workshop for 16yrs+ and adults takes place on Thursday May 3rd from 7.30pm-9.30pm. The cost for the session is €6. Booking is ESSENTIAL. Booking and further information from the Linenhall.

A CASE FOR CRAFT A Case for Craft We are delighted to celebrate the wonderful craft workers we have in Mayo by displaying their work in our Foyer area. Over the coming months you will continue to see a range of top quality work to delight, inspire, and perhaps even tempt you...

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Linenhall Arts Centre March April 2012  

There's a wonderful array of events in store at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar in March and April 2012. This brochure will tell you...