Carrick Water Music Festival Booklet 2019

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Lyrical cellos, mellow tonic choirs, giant gramophones and BBC Proms performers...where else could it be but Carrick Water Music Festival!! It’s a decade and half on, its midsummer, the sun shines and there is no better place to be than in Carrick-on-Shannon for our 15th Festival which showcases our unique and wonderful town where the livin’ is... From Uruguay meets O’Carolan country fusing the exceptional talents of Jessie De Bellis & Fiachra Guihen, to exquisite performances in St.George’s Church from artists such as the inimitable Brian Kennedy. To High energy trad influenced by House, Jazz & Rock from Moxie in The Dock with a late night DJ set to boot!

Don’t miss Stockton’s Wing at The Landmark Hotel and Vladimir & Anton Jablokov with friends in probably Ireland’s oldest hostelry The Bush Hotel..need we say more? Experience Art, Street Entertainment and Free Music Trails throughout the town, soak up the atmosphere and feed the senses in our many great cafes, restaurants and pubs. The warmest of welcomes to all our loyal patrons and especially to those new! To our generous funders, sponsors and partners a big thank you..we couldn’t do it without you.

Let’s enjoy!

2019 FESTIVAL COMMITTEE Kathleen Coleman, Liam Farrell, Rebeccah Farrell, Gerard Fitzgerald & Jean MacDonald

PS: With great interest in this year’s Festival, be sure to pre-book tickets with our Festival Box Office Partner The Dock. Tickets can be booked in person, by phoning +353 71 96 50828 or online at make sure to ask about the loyalty ticket discount! 03



Kathleen Coleman




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Coffey’s Pastry Case

The Courtyard Apartments Drino Drinks


The Reading Room



SILVER AIB • Anchorage Bar • Art of Coffee & Café Lounge • Battlebridge Paintball • Beirne’s of Battlebridge • Carrick Medical Centre • Collins Solicitors • Crumbs Sandwich Bar • Cryan’s Hotel • Eir/Meteor Store • Enhance Health & Beauty • Flynn & McMorrow Solicitors • Four Season’s B&B • Gannon Eggs & Poultry • Gills Garage & Tyre Centre • Glancy’s Bar • Glancy’s Supervalu • Hugh McGarry & Noel Farrell Solicitors • Lough Erril Nursing Home • Masonite • Martin J. Burke Solicitors • McHugh’s Bar • Mulvey’s House of Gifts & Kids Kingdom • Oarsman Bar & Restaurant • O’Rourke’s Garage Services • Premier Multiparts Ltd. • Supermac’s Family Restaurant • St. George’s Terrace • Tom Crowe Vets • Vitto’s Restaurant • BRONZE Archway Products • Ardcarne Garden Centre • BR Café • Brady Travel • Brendan Lowe & Sons Crash Repair Specialists • Buffalo Boy • Carrick Plaza Suites • Carol Ní Chormaic Solicitors • Cathal L Flynn & Co. Solicitors • Computer Store • Cryan’s Bar • Embodyment Beauty Salon • Focal Point Opticians • Flynn’s Bar • Himalayan Indian Restaurant • Keaney’s Gift Shop & Photography • Kennedy’s Filling Station • King & Moffatt Electrical • Leitrim Road Hardware • Loftus Insurance Brokers • Lunney’s Gala & Petrol Station • Oasis Healthfood Shop • OBN Financial • O’Dowd Fireplaces • McGovern & Associates Solicitors • Quidsworth & Q2 • Stewarts Oil • The Magnet Boutique • Trailblazers • Wealthwise Financial Planning • Zipit Forest Adventure FRIENDS OF FESTIVAL Carrick Taxi’s • Clenahoo House • Grafters Hair Salon • Jiksaw Hair Salon • Leitrim Office Supplies • Luna Accessories • Moran McNamara Accountants • Olive Tree Café WITH THANKS An Garda Síochána • All of the Music Trail Participants • All of our volunteers • Áirc Damhsa Dance Club • Aoife McCormack • Charlie McGettigan • Eugene O’Connor • Keith Nolan • Mary Dolan • Marion Brogan • Mary & Brian Mostyn • Sean Murray • St. George’s Church • The Market Yard • Tom Glancy Festival Photographer: Gerry Faughnan Photography Festival Videographer: Rory O’Brien Box Office Manager: Natalia Beylis Programme Design: Mike Slowey Printing: DPS Print:

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............................................. Artist Donnacha Cahill will be getting Carrick-on-Shannon into the Festival spirit with his giant pop–up audio visual sculpture ‘The Gramophone’. It will appear at various locations throughout the town including The Market Yard, the town clock and by the River Shannon for pop up concerts and more!

Follow its journey around the town using the hashtag #cwmf19 to join in on its adventures and catch a tune or two! Donnacha Cahill is an acclaimed professional artist from Galway who works mainly in steel. His art practice revolves around observations and his pieces aim to spark the imagination and create conversation. He has been commissioned to make large works and installations for The Department of Education, Trinity College Dublin, RTÉ and Electric Picnic. 7


Jessie De Bellis & Fiachra Guihan Piano & Harp Lunchtime Recital WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY

St. George’s Church

Doors 12.30pm, show 1pm €10 .............................................

From Uruguay to O’Carolan country! Back by popular demand we are pleased to again present internationally renowned classical pianist Jessie de Bellis and one of Ireland’s finest harpists Fiachra Guihen with an exciting new medley of Turlough O’Carolan’s popular music and other classics. Fiachra is a 22 year old musician from Keadue, Co. Roscommon. He plays mainly traditional music with ensembles including the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland. Awarded numerous allIreland medals for harp, he has performed in venues including Dublin’s National Concert Hall and London’s Barbican Theatre. Jessie is a winner of the prestigious Brazil International Piano Competition, originally from Uruguay but now living in Ireland. She studied in Holland under Ronald Brautigham and CWMF 2017


has performed in concert halls around the world including Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall, New York.

One-to-One Piano Masterclass THURSDAY 11TH JULY

St. George’s church Thursday 11th July, €20/15pp 10am - 5pm (30-40 min slots)

............................................. Jessie de Bellis will be giving a Masterclass in piano suitable for students/pianists studying piano or preparing for exams or competitions. Bring along a piano piece and Jessie will explain how you can improve your performance. The Masterclass will be one-to-one and will last 30-40 minutes. Pre-booking essential.


The Lyrical Cello By Miriam Roycroft & Lance Coburn WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY

St. George’s Church Doors 7.30pm, show 8pm €14

............................................. Enjoy an evening of classical music as St. George’s Church is brought to life by cellist Miriam Roycroft and pianist Lance Coburn presenting their ‘Lyrical Cello’ programme. Sit back and relax as music by Martinu, Beethoven, Chopin and others will be beautifully performed on the cello and piano. Highlights include featuring Falla’s ‘Suite Popular Española’, an arrangement of six of the

‘Seven Popular Spanish Songs’ about all the different aspects of love arranged for cello and piano, a cello sonata by Chopin, ‘Bei Männern’ Variations from Mozart’s masterful ‘Magic Flute’ Opera and a rarely-heard sonata by Dutch composer, Henriëtte Bosmans. Miriam and Lance are both professors of their instruments at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and have performed around the world, regularly giving masterclasses in the USA, China, Poland and Finland. 9



Spend the day soaking up the Festival atmosphere in wonderful town cafes, venues and shops listening to tunes of all genres by our very talented local musicians. Performers include: The Cat’s Meow l Carrick Trad Group l Ava Brogan l Alla Crosbie l Carole Coleman, Edel Rowley & Rhona Trench l Áirc Damhsa Dance Club & lots more! Check out the Festival Facebook page & the poster at the Town Clock for information on which performer is at each venue and follow the trail around town using the hashtag #cwmf19!



11.30am – 12.15pm: Lena’s Tea Rooms

11am – 11.45am:Lena’s Tea Rooms

12.45pm – 2pm: The Market Yard

2.30pm – 3.15pm: The Bush Hotel

2.30pm – 3.15pm: Mulvey’s House of Gifts

5.45pm - 6.30pm: The Market Yard

4.15pm – 5pm: Aroma’s Café @ The Landmark Hotel


12.45pm – 2pm: The Market Yard 4.15pm – 5pm: Aroma’s Café @ The Landmark Hotel 7pm-9pm: Cryan’s Teach Ceol Trad Trail Session

The Kobe Trio with Special Guest


the dock Doors 7.30pm, show 8pm Tickets â‚Ź16

............................................. An evening of contemporary, classic and original jazz from The Kobe Trio with special guest Ciaran Wilde. ............................................. The Kobe Trio is a piano trio formed in 2016 in Sligo. They came together through a love of improvised music, performing a blend of original, contemporary and classic instrumental jazz with an adventurous and passionate interplay, drawing inspiration from The Cinematic Orchestra,

Phronesis and Thelonious Monk. With Mark Murphy on piano, Jamie Carswell on bass and Con Schmaucks on drums this trio have played in some of the best jazz venues and festivals in the region. The trio will be joined by Ciaran Wilde on saxophone. Ciaran started playing professionally at 16 and has led the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra. His has performed on various Irish movie soundtracks as well as played with various artists such as Van Morrison, The Pogues and Sharon Shannon to name a few. 11




Amazing Grace Certificate G | 6pm Tickets €9/7.50

Book direct via 071 9672000

Newly released and acclaimed concert-documentary about Aretha Franklin and choir recording her 1972 live album of the same name. Co-stars Chuck Rainey, Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack and Charlie Watts.


Free SURPRISE Family Film Screening 12pm Certificate G

............................................. Admission FREE on a first come, first served basis. CWMF 2017


Get ready to SING watching this animated musical-themed feel good film suitable for all the family!



Fully seated event, first come, first served. ............................................. Performing as part of their very special ‘Retrospective’ tour, showcasing their vast music catalogue spanning 4 decades from the early recordings of ‘Take a Chance’ to the innovative and critically acclaimed ‘Light in the Western Sky’. During their career they recorded and performed with Ronnie Drew, The Dubliners, Sammy Davis Junior, Sharon

Shannon and The Clancy Brothers and appeared in Oscar nominated movie ‘The Field’. Retrospective tells their unique story through music songs and stories. An engaging and insightful night of entertainment bringing you into the heart of the wing! With special guests and regulars Tara Breen, Karol Lynch, Tommy Hayes, Paul Roche, Mike Hanrahan and Paul McSherry a very special night is of Wing music is guaranteed.

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MOXIE Support: Boo Radley

Pre & Post Show DJ Set FRIDAY 12TH JULY

THE DOCK Doors 10pm, show 10.30pm til late €15 / €12

............................................. Moxie have crafted their intricate acoustic Irish music into a fresh urban style and are ready to present their genre defining, boundary busting Neo-Irish Music to the world! 5 young lads with traditional backbones deliver a new brand of Irish music heavily influenced by Electro, Jazz, House, and Rock putting them at the forefront of new music from Ireland. Delivering an energetic, wild and unique

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live show, Moxie have been inspiring audiences and musicians with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/ guitar/electric guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/ keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion/percussion/ keyboards), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo/electric tenor guitar) and Josh Sampson (drums). ‘IRRESISTIBLE, REVOLUTIONARY ENERGY’ THE IRISH TIMES

The Original Guinness Jazz Band Cruise SATURDAY 13TH JULY

Moon River Boarding 11.45am, sailing 12.15pm for 75 mins â‚Ź20

............................................. Festival favourites return for a musical River Shannon cruise, with Des Hopkins and his

Free Family Fun in The Market Yard SATURDAY 13TH JULY

4pm - 6pm / FREE The Market Yard

............................................. Fun for all the family from with stilt walkers, magic shows and lots more to entertain all ages!!

lively troupe of star musicians presenting a programme of traditional, swing, Dixieland and mainstream standards; played with flair, excitement, showmanship and superb musicianship!

Festival Mass Services SAT 13TH & SUN 14TH JULY Opera singer Deirdre McCabe will perform with St. Mary’s Choir on Saturday 13th July at 8pm and Sunday 14th July at 12pm for special music themed celebrations. 15





............................................. Vladimir & Anton THE VIOLINISTS, accompanied by piano and double bass are back by popular demand to play their classical virtuosic compositions based on popular themes from past and present including ‘Tarantella Napoletana’, ‘Que Sera Sera’, Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ and Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Brothers by birth and joined together by a passion for music, the boys were born CWMF 2017


to follow in their ancestors’ footsteps. They are the 4th generation of musical maestros, touring Europe from an early age with the family ensemble. Their style combines classical music with the playfulness of traditional folk. The merging of different genres gives The Violinists an intense and unique performance edge. The Violinists performances include Dublin’s National Concert Hall, London’s Palladium, BBC Proms & Concert Orchestra and numerous collaborations with Katherine Jenkins.

Gypsy Jazz Cruise

with Drazen Derek, Oleg Ponomarev & Eddie Lee SUNDAY 14TH JULY

Moon River Boarding 11.45am, sailing 12.15pm for 70 minutes €20

............................................. Sail the River Shannon to the sounds of Gypsy jazz and Manouche rhythms by Croatian born guitarist Drazen Derek, Russian virtuoso violinist Oleg Ponomarev and Sligo based bassist and fellow member of NoCrows Eddie Lee. Drazen Derek is an accomplished musician, composer and arranger who has performed globally with artists such as Carols Nunez, The BBC Orchestra and The Chieftains. He is a Founding

Member of ‘Café Orchestra’ and is currently in the final stages of a PhD in Guitar Improvisation at The Conservatory of Music. Oleg Ponomarev has lived in Ireland for over 20 years. After making a name for himself with Russian Gypsy Band Lokyo, he has played internationally with artists including Ravi Shankar and Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones. He is a master of Gypsy Swing, the jazz style made famous by Django Reinhardt. Also in this fine trio is another member of NoCrows, double bassist Eddie Lee, a regular on the Moon River Water Music sessions. 17


The Mellow Tonics Choir SUNDAY 14TH JULY

St. George’s Church Doors 3pm, show 3.30pm Tickets €10

............................................. Based in Dublin and led by Irish composer Norah Constance Walsh, this mixed voice choir has a repertoire that stretches the divide between popular contemporary music and classical contemporary, with a special interest in Irish contemporary. Following concerts at IMMA, The

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Freemasons Hall, The French Embassy and Trinity College Dublin, The Mellow Tonics will perform an afternoon concert in the intimate surroundings of St. George’s Church. Their wonderfully varied programme ranges from works by contemporary Irish composer Ian Wilson and rock band The Stunning, to music by Phil Collins and John Spillane.

brian kennedy SUNDAY 14TH JULY

St. George’s Church Doors 8pm, show 8.30pm €25

............................................. Twenty-five years on, and Brian Kennedy is still only getting started. In recent times, music has been his medicine and he now embarks on a new exciting chapter, bringing new music and energy to the festival. His impressive catalogue of work spans from his debut album ‘The Great War Of Words’ to his original version of ‘You Raise Me Up’ and many, many more. He is a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, a highly-

regarded radio and television presenter, Doctor of Letters from University of Ulster, novelist and ‘Voice of Ireland’ coach. Brian was the featured vocalist with Van Morrison’s Blues & Soul Revue for six years and has appeared on five Van albums. He was the lead singing performer in ‘Riverdance on Broadway’ at Manhattan’s Gershwin Theatre in an especially tailored role at the request of the composer Bill Whelan. Don’t miss what promised to be a most special night of music, closing the festival in the stunning surrounds of St. George’s Church. 19


Festival fun at The Dock & The Leitrim Design House!

Tropical Babies: Concerts for Babies

Friday 12th July - 11am & 1pm, €8 Magical music from Stephanie Pawula, Lisa Cannon & Aaron Robinson; ukuleles, percussion & songs from around the world!

Children’s Music & Words Workshop

Saturday 13th July, 11am-12.30pm | Age 6+ l Tickets €8 Mary Branley will guide you through the ups & downs, joy & dilemmas of writing a poem.

Current Dock Exhibition

Patrick Hall, Mary Ronayne & Anishta Chooramun On view until 20th July

Summer Camp @ The Dock

Many Ways to Build a House? 15th - 18th July, €70 Ages 5-8: 10am-12:30pm l Ages 9-12: 1.30-4pm Meet the Maker - Catherine Gray - Sunday 14th July, 2-4pm: Meet textile artist Catherine Gray; watch & learn about her process.

July Featured Maker: View an impressive collection of handcrafted wooden products in native timber from Roy Humphries, on view for the month July.

Ceramic Exhibition: Kathy Mooney’s ‘The Clay Menagerie’. Quirky animals each with their own personality, on view for the month of July.

ARTWALL Exhibition: ‘Silk art from the shoreline, through the woods and

down to the lake’. Exhibition of original silk paintings by textile artist Karen O’Kane. Opening Hours Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm | Saturday: 10am - 5pm CWMF 2017 Sunday: 1pm - 5pm* until 18th August 20





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TICKET BOOKING INFORMATION ·Festival Box Office services are provided by The Dock, located at St George’s Terrace, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. ·Summer opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm* until 18th August. ·Tickets can be booked in person, over the phone by calling +353 71 96 50828 or online at - booking fees apply. ·No refunds are permitted, all sales are final and tickets must be paid for at time of booking. ·Seating in all venues is unallocated however should you have any special accessibility requirements please contact the box office in advance so we may best accommodate your requirements. ·Doors open 30 minutes before performance start time. ·The Carrick Water Music Festival committee, its venues, partners and performers cannot accept any liability for loss or injury during the Festival, all festival-goers attend at their own risk. ·We reserve the right to make programme amendments in exceptional circumstances. ·The Festival and its agents reserves the right to photograph and film during all performances. By entering event premises, you consent to photography, audio and video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction for promotion by the Festival and its affiliates and representatives. ·All information correct at time of print - E&OE. 23



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