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June - August 2011

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The Jury Room The Jury Room

Whether delicious coffee, fine wine or premium lager is your tipple of choice, The Jury Room Café Bar provides the warm and convivial atmosphere in which you too can relax enjoy your drink, pore over the daily or local newspaper or read from the large selection of books and journals that adorn its shelves. The Jury Room also houses a large selection of CDs that archive the many great musical performances at The Dock since it’s opening in 2005. These are for sale but if you would just like to listen, Café Manager, Davy Davis will be happy to accommodate you. Housed in the beautiful surroundings of the 19th Century Dock building The Jury Room is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 6pm serving a range of speciality coffees and fair-trade teas and snacks. Delicious homemade cakes & scones make it an ideal place for elevenses, to meet friends or find quiet, warm refuge from the chaos of shopping! If you are passing The Dock over the coming months or attending one of our many daily workshop events, why not pop in; take a few moments to view our exhibitions and judge for yourself why the Jury Room offers one of Carrick on Shannon’s most welcoming atmospheres. The Jury Room is also open from 7.45pm on the evening of performances in The Dock so you can enjoy a pre-show or interval drink.

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Box Office at The Dock

The box office is open for advance bookings from 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 7.45pm – 8.30pm on the evening of a performance. • Tickets must be paid for at time of booking. Payment can be made by cash, credit card, laser or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to The Dock. • All shows start at 8.30pm, unless otherwise stated. Customers are requested to pick up their tickets at the box office at least 30 minutes before the show. • Once purchased, tickets can only be refunded with sufficient notice and at the latest by 5.30pm on the day before the show. Concessions & Group Bookings Concessions are available to students, senior citizens and unemployed. Please state at time of booking. Group discounts are available. Gift Vouchers An ideal gift for any occasion, gift vouchers are available through the Box Office and may be exchanged for tickets to any performance in the theatre at The Dock. Latecomers Latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance, which in some cases may be the interval. Special Requirements Customers with special requirements, such as wheelchair users, are requested to inform the box office at time of booking so they can be accommodated. *Information correct at time of going to print, however you are advised to check with the Box Office. The Dock reserves the right to alter/cancel performances. 3


in the theatre Thursday 2nd June

Puca Puppets presents

10am & 12pm

€6

Stone Soup

Deep in the worst winter of their history, starving villagers are surprised by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. How has she crossed the snow-blocked mountain passes? How can they feed her when they struggle to feed themselves? Doors are slammed in her face, but a young boy helps her tease the community into making and sharing her very special Stone Soup. This lively adaptation by award winning Puca Puppets shows the relevance of this ancient story today. A ‘puppet show’ without puppets, in collaboration with performers Joe Moylan and Amy Conroy, it features live soup making and talking vegetables. Suitable for 5-10 year olds.

Friday 10th June

LISA HANNIGAN

8.30pm

€20

Selling fast Book now!

Lisa Hannigan will  be touring up and down the country for the summer, with the wonderful John Smith supporting, in a slightly more grown up version of her summer holidays. “I’ve spent the last year travelling about and writing songs for my second record. During that time I met Joe Henry and from that moment I knew he was the man to help me make the record that was in my head. I found a wonderful converted farmhouse studio in the middle of Snowdonia national park in Wales and we all headed over for a week.  Gavin Glass played piano and banjo, Ross Turner was on drums, Shane Fitzsimons, double and electric bass, Donagh Molloy, harmonium and trumpet and an eight and a half months pregnant Lucy Wilkins played violin and arranged a couple of songs for cello and violin. John Smith joined for some guitar and general tomfoolery.  The album will be out in the autumn and  I can’t wait to get out and play the songs from it.” Lisa Hannigan 4


Sunday 12th June

7.30pm €45 including 3 course meal

The Dock goes offsite to THE RAMADA HOTEL, Drumshanbo Interactive Theatre Australia presents

FAULTY TOWERS - THE DINING EXPERIENCE

“fat-wobbling, gut-busting, face-aching laughter” Ever wondered what it would be like to dine at Faulty Towers? Well now you can find out. Enter the snobbish world of manic Basil; his domineering wife, Sybil; and their hopeless language-challenged waiter, Manuel. Be one of the steady stream of bemused guests trying to make Manuel understand what it is you want. Everything that can go wrong will…in fact, this can be best described as organized chaos bundled into two hours of “fat-wobbling, gut-busting, face-aching laughter” whilst, at the same time, enjoying a fabulous three course meal. Acclaimed both nationally and internationally, selling out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival every year from 2007 to 2010, Adelaide Fringe Festival from 2008 to 2010, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 2008 to 2010. And it’s back by popular demand after its hugely successful sellout show in Leitrim in July 2009, so early booking is essential. Guests are requested to arrive at 7.30pm. Dinner is served at 8pm.

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Wednesday 15th June

ARI HEST

8.30pm

€15/€12

‘Gig of The Week at Galway Arts Festival 2010’ Ari plays in a Cafe style setting After his sell-out show and being voted ‘gig of the week’ at Galway Arts Festival last year, New York singer songwriter Ari Hest plays an intimate gig at The Dock as one of a small series of headline shows in Ireland to celebrate his new album.  A prolific songwriter and a captivating live performer, with a voice that recalls Springsteen and Marc Cohn, Hest will be accompanied by the brilliant percussionist from Suzanne Vega’s band, Doug Yowell and Bass player (Angus & Julia Stone) Rob Calder. Hest recently opted out of a major record deal with Colombia to have more control over his art and embarked on the ambitious 52 project, spending an entire year immersed in an unprecedented effort – to write, record, produce and release one new song per week, for 52 weeks in a row. That was followed by his self-released studio CD, Twelve Mondays, featuring reworked versions of 12 fan-selected songs, culled from the previous year’s extraordinary output. With influences such as The Beatles, The Police, Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon, expect a scintillating mix of mellow acoustic balladry with several musical twists along the way from folk, pop, rock  and more. See: www.myspace.com/arihest Support by classical guitarist Edgar Grunewald from Drumshanbo, 2011 winner of ESB Feis Ceoil Senior Guitar and Bach Guitar Awards. He is currently studying classical guitar at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.

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Wednesday 22nd June

Book Launch:

8.30pm Adm: Free

Lionel Gallagher Only A Rose & Other Stories

Lionel Gallagher’s semi-autobiographical stories bring you on a journey through a changing Ireland. From his reminiscences as a child growing up in Carrick-on-Shannon to his later years as a teacher in Sligo, we also meet the so-called pillars of society, the ‘fixer’ politician, the priest on the Irish Mission circuit and the upper crust families on their boating holidays on the Shannon. The book will be launched by John McDwyer, playwright and director of Beezneez Theatre Company, and entertainment will be provided by Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher, who will perform extracts from their show ‘Songs of Joyce’, fresh from their performances in New York and Boston for Bloomsday. Wednesday 29th June

‘The Last Wednesday’ hosts

8.30pm €15/€12

DAVID MUNNELLY BAND

“the E street band of Irish Traditional Music” (Irish Times) Led by Mayo accordion wizard David Munnelly, this exciting band has captivated audiences world wide since 1999. What set the Munnelly band apart is the capability and ease in which they weave in and out of different musical styles while still staying routed in the bound earthy tones of Irish traditional music. Munnelly are fortunate to have some of Irish music’s finest talent, with each member bringing their own unique stamp to the overall sound. Featuring David Munnelly on accordion, Kieran Munnelly on flute/bodhrán/snare drum/vocals, Ryan Molloy on piano, Shane McGowan on guitar and David Doocey on fiddle. “The Irish band to see” (Irish Voice) has won special acclaim for incorporating the sound of the 1920s and 1930s and such bands from that era as the Flanagan Brothers with its traditional roots. Awarded ‘Concert of the Year’ for both 2006 and 2007 by LiveIreland.com. 7


Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th July

8.30pm €15/€12

The Breffni Players in association with Carrick Water Music Festival present the One Act Play

‘The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish’ by David Tristam

For Henry Smith - actor, raconteur, sporting hero, leading socialite, business tycoon, secret agent, casanova and acting President of the United States - life was rarely dull. For Alice Smith, housewife - life was rarely anything else. Enter Michel - French waiter - tall, dark and available. Exactly what happened next, no-one’s quite sure. Except that it involved a rotting melon, a deckchair and a bottle of neck-rub. Fantasy blurs into reality. Secret passions explode. And two worlds which seem a million miles apart are suddenly on a collision course.  It could only happen to Henry & Alice. And only their pet goldfish, Orca, and you, will ever know the true story.   In addition to the one act play, The Breffni Players have also invited special guests to perform on the night, including Brian Farrell and dancers from Sean Nos ar an tSionnan and Sinead Leonard School of Dance.

Thursday 7th July

8.30pm

Gato Azul in association with

€15

Carrick Water Music Festival

“relax with smooth sounds and jazzy grooves”

Having performed live on John Kelly’s Lyric FM show from Limerick for National Music Day on 8th April this year, Gato Azul is an exciting instrumental quartet offering music ranging from Brazil to Bulgaria via the Mediterranean and using jazz improv to unify these diverse musical languages. Gato Azul is the latest project from Dublin-based Italian Francesco Turrisi (piano accordion) who appeared in Carrick Water Music’s 2009 Festival with the groups Tarab and Yurodny. He is joined by Michael Coady

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on double bass, who performed for many years with the great Louis Stewart, Argentinian guitarist Lucas Gonzales (Lunfardia) who brings a flamencoesque style to the music; and percussionist Robbie Harris who has toured extensively with Riverdance and many more. And why not make a night of it – come along from 7pm, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and the launch of ‘Adornement’ at Leitrim Design House, have a chance to meet some of the makers of the stunning new jewellery collection, followed by the great Gato Azul in the candle lit ambience of The Dock’s café style space all for €15! Friday 8th July

Carrick Water Music Festival

11pm onwards

€10

Late night Festival Club

Kick back with a nightcap and some cool jazz and warm blues at the Festival Club with Gay McIntyre and Harry Connolly & Band. Saturday 9th July

Carrick Water Music Festival

2.30pm

€6

Musical Mayhem

A big hit with children and adults alike, these snippets of memorable scenes and songs from well-loved movie musicals will delight all. Compiled by Cinema Northwest’s Colin McKeown, and presented by the inimitable Mary Blake, tickets for this event will go quickly. Sing-along is encouraged! Saturday 9th July

Carrick Water Music Festival

11pm onwards

€10

Late Night Festival Club

Kick back with a nightcap and some cool jazz and warm blues at the Festival Club with Gay McIntyre and  Harry Connolly & Band.

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Sunday 10th July

Conor Lambert’s

2pm

€6

CUSTARD PIE PUPPET SHOW

Puppet Theatre for All Ages! Conor Lambert’s Custard Pie Puppet Company, based in Carrick-on-Shannon, is Ireland’s newest and most exciting touring puppet theatre company and is always a big hit with its many characters and panto-style engagement of the audience. Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th July 8.30pm €18/16

Beezneez Theatre Company presents Don’t Dress for Dinner Don’t Dress for Dinner is a frenetic comedy of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard sees an opportunity for a cosy weekend with his new mistress. His bachelor pal Robert calls to announce his return from Hong Kong, so Bernard invites him along as his alibi, also hiring a Cordon Bleu-level cook to cater a delicious dinner. But when Jacqueline realizes Robert is coming for a visit everything changes, and the high speed farce begins! Directed by John McDwyer and featuring local actors, Valerie Traynor and Noel O’Callaghan, Don’t Dress for Dinner carries a Beezneez cast iron guarantee of ‘A Good Night Out’.

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Wednesday 20th July

8.30pm €10/€8

DECLAN GUCKIAN BAND

Carrick-on-Shannon guitarist, singer and songwriter, Declan Guckian returns to the Dock after almost a year since his last performance in Ireland. Currently living in London, he has become a regular face in the heart of the music scene playing some of London’s most prestigious venues such as The Bedford, The Regal Room, Portobello Acoustic Sessions and Shepherds Bush Empire. Last year’s sellout performance at The Dock provided him with a stage to showcase a full set of his original music. Returning now after months of playing this material to people from all around the world, Declan performs back on home ground with completely reformed songs and newfound experience.

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Wednesday 27th July

‘The Last Wednesday’ hosts

8.30pm €15/€12

BEOGA

“the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century” (Wall Street Journal)

Beoga are blazing a pioneering trail in Irish music. The County Antrim based quintet features the unique twin duelling accordians of Seán Óg Graham and Damian McKee, four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray, pianist Liam Bradley and Limerick singer and fiddler, Niamh Dunne. The bedrock of Beoga’s sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy traditional sound. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure and it all works - wonderfully well. Their 2009 album ‘The Incident’ made the shortlist for a Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category. They also feature on fiddler Kevin Burke’s new CD ‘Suite’ with Cal Scott. Their gig at The Dock will give you a chance to hear material from their brand new album ‘How to Tune a Fish’.

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Wednesday 24th August

‘The Last Wednesday’ hosts

8.30pm €15/€12

Tim O Brien with Mike McGoldrick & Arty McGlynn A very special meeting of musical masters!

Grammy award winning musician Tim O Brien teams up with the great Manchester flute player Mike McGoldrick and legendary guitarist Arty McGlynn for what will be a very special meeting of masters at The Dock. The uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary elements in Tim O Brien’s songwriting, his tireless dedication to a vast and expanding array of instruments, and his ongoing commitment to place himself in as many unique and challenging musical scenarios as possible has made him a key figure in today’s thriving roots music scene – and beyond it. Mike McGoldrick is probably the hottest name in traditional Irish music today. Regarded as one of the best flute players of all time, he is constantly on the road, either with his own 9-piece band or Capercaille or in countless other combinations. A former and founding member of Lunasa and Flook, he toured with Mark Knopfler’s band in 2010 and also performs with The Transatlantic Sessions, along with Tim O Brien and many more. Arty McGlynn is a legendary name in Irish music. One of the most influential performers in the genre, he has been playing guitar for a lifetime and has produced or appeared on many of the best recordings.

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inthegalleries

Take some time to yourself Take some time with your friends Take some time to be inspired

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Our Galleries are open from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday People draw in them, children run about in them Some like the art, some don’t Really it’s up to you… it’s your space Entry is always FREE We welcome anyone and everyone to make the most of this beautiful place. 15


inthegalleries Until Saturday 11th June

Brian Hand - Anachrony Sean Lynch - Dear JJ I read with interest... & Latoon Friday 17th June – Saturday 25th June

IT Sligo Exhibition Degree Show 15 Degrees North West Exhibition opening Friday 17th June 5:30pm

The Art Department at Institute of Technology Sligo are delighted to announce an exhibition of selected works at The Dock from this year’s graduating fine art students. The exhibition will present highlights from the work of 15 students originally presented on campus at IT Sligo. Each June final year BA students mount an exhibition to demonstrate the breadth of their capability, knowledge and achievement. This year’s graduates have the opportunity to present selected elements of their final year shows in The Dock’s beautiful gallery spaces. Containing painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculptural installation, and multi-media works, the exhibition presents an eclectic mix of formal and conceptual concerns expressed through a wide range of art practices. Though diverse in its parts the exhibition coheres on a level of artistic focus and ambition and provides a wonderful opportunity to view and engage with the work of students just emerging into a vibrant Irish art scene.

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Friday 8th July - Saturday 3rd September

PHILIP NAPIER UNPACKING THE TERROR

Exhibition opening Friday 8th July 5:30pm

Philip Napier: Unpacking The Terror is the second of an annual series in which The Dock focuses on the work of an artist based in Northern Ireland. Napier’s project explores a connection between the civil engineering of future space of the estate of Northern Ireland and the immanent opening up of the North West Passage as a major seaway in the ‘high north’ of the Arctic linking Europe to the far and near east. In our time the passage is gradually opening as a major international highway due to global warming and the shrinking of the ice sheet. The North West Passage has occupied a significant and shifting relationship in successive imaginations for both the potentials of hard edged economic advantage and an imaginative spatial zone of discovery, terror and the romantic imagination. Philip Napier is an artist and also currently the Head of Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Napier is a former Rome scholar and has represented Ireland in the XXII Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil, and Great Britain at the inaugural Kwangju Biennale in South Korea. He has shown widely internationally developing projects and manifestations often rerouteing meaning and power sited in situations of public realm debate.

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inthegalleries The Associated Events...

In this section you’ll find anything from poetry readings to children’s workshops to curator’s tours... read on to find out what’s in store this season. Monday 27th June-Thursday 7th July

Selection UpStart

The Dock is proud to present a selection of work from the Dublin based UpStart project

UpStart, non profit arts collective, put creativity at the centre of public consciousness during the Irish general election campaign 2011. The project achieved this by reinterpreting the spaces commonly used for displaying election campaign posters in Dublin City. They invited artists from around the county to submit work in all mediums. The response was huge and brilliant. The objective of UpStart was to encourage debate on the role of the arts in this state. UpStart highlighted the importance of creativity and ingenuity in our society right now while emphasizing the value of the arts to public life. At the core of UpStart is a belief that the future development of our country requires a healthy cultivation of the arts. The work on show will bring a particular focus to pieces submitted by artists based in the North West of Ireland. For further information please call Claire 071 96 508 28 or see www.upstart.ie Friday 8th July

Book Launch

In conjunction with Philip Napier’s exhibition, Unpacking The Terror, we are delighted to host the launch of an accompanying catalogue with text by Declan McGonigle. Thursday 21st July

Curator’s tour

2pm

Alice Lyons, Curator at The Dock will be leading a walk-through of Philip Napier’s exhibition Unpacking The Terror on Thursday 21st July at 2pm. This is a great opportunity to gain some insight into the work of Philip Napier in an informal and friendly setting. Admission is free.

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Saturday 27th August

2pm

Poetry Reading with Paul Muldoon

To coincide with Philip Napier’s exhibition as part of the Northern Ireland series, awardwinning poet Paul Muldoon, from County Armagh will read in the galleries at The Dock. Muldoon has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as “the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War”. Living in the US since 1987, he is now Howard G. B. Clark ‘21 Professor at Princeton University and Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. In 2007 he was appointed Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, where he is an honorary Fellow of Hertford College. He is recipient of numerous awards including Pulitzer Prize, T.S. Elliot Prize, Irish Times Poetry Prize, European Prize for Poetry and more. Last Saturday of June & July

2pm

Family Fun in the Galleries

The last Saturday of June and July sees the galleries given over to children and their grown ups from 2pm – 4pm. Explore our current exhibition with experienced tutors and artists. The Family Fun afternoon is all about fun, family friendly activities. The day prides itself in offering a space to families where they can play, create and most importantly enjoy themselves together. The ‘together’ part is important to us as we want the day to be about parents and their children hanging out together. Projects are specifically designed for families with children aged 4-10. *Please not there is no Family Fun Day on the last Saturday in August.

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workshops&classes LIFE DRAWING FOR ADULTS

This weekly self-guided group, that works with a life model in exploring life drawing, continues on Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Participants are encouraged to explore their own ideas of working within a collaborative context. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Participants are required to supply their own paper and drawing materials. All levels welcome. Contact Louise on 086 882 7360.

Saturday 18th June 11am-4pm ADULT STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP

A one day workshop where you will be able to leave with your own piece of stained glass work.  Open to everyone, no art experience necessary.  Particularly recommended for those who do not consider themselves artistic but would still like to make something. Cost for the day is €65, with materials and light lunch included. For more information or to book contact Colette Langan on 086 100 3580. 

Saturday 18th June 2pm-5pm CONOR LAMBERT’S PUPPETRY JUNKSHOP

Conor Lambert will conduct a puppetry workshop with the aim of encouraging experimentation by highlighting the abundance of possibilities puppetry brings by using the materials we are surrounded by and applying our imagination. The workshop will focus on characterization and manipulation techniques - breathing life into inanimate every-day objects, bringing voice and character to an object, creating illusions with puppets through an invisible solid floor (fix point), weightlessness, manipulation techniques in flying, floating, swimming, fire and water illusions. He will also demonstrate collaborative puppetry, where two or more puppeteers operate one character. The workshop will utilise everyday materials and fabrics. Enquiries and bookings on info@custardpie.ie or 071 9616465. 20


Monday 4th to Friday 8th July 10.30am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4pm DRAMAWORKS SUMMER CAMP WITH CATHERINE SIMON Course A, suitable for 4-7 year olds 10.30am-12.30pm This action packed course, aimed at young children, invites them explore their to the own creativity and imagination through the magic of Drama whilst attaining new skills, discovering hidden talents, making new friends and improving self confidence in a safe, relaxed, fun filled atmosphere. Course includes: Theatre Games & Exercises, Improvisation, Voice Work, Characters, Role Play, Stories, Movement, Having fun & much much more! Course B, Suitable for 8-12 year olds 2pm-4pm Suitable for students with an interest in all aspects of the stage…Prepare to be brought on a memorable journey meeting & exploring colourful characters along the way through Drama, Song, Dance & a whole lot more… Students will participate in fun filled interactive workshops where their imagination is encouraged & nourished through the creative world of theatre. Course includes: Theatre Games & Exercises, Improvisation, Creating Characters, Role Play, Rhythm & Rap, Acting Skills, Having fun & much much more! No experience required, but welcomed. Please wear loose comfortable clothing & footwear and bring a light snack & drink. Cost for the 5 days is €60. For more information or to book contact Catherine Simon 086 874 7024 drama.works@hotmail.com

Saturday 9th July 10am to 11am & 11.30am to 12.30pm €6 Carrick  Water Music Festival presents WASSA WASSA DRUMMING

This terrific workshop for adults and children alike is a perennial favourite and books out early. Drums supplied.

Monday 11th to Friday 15th July 10.30am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4pm  MOSAICS IN GLASS FOR CHILDREN (from 7 years)

This is a five day course for two hours per session.  Each child will leave with their own piece of stained glass mosaic, which will be designed and made by them.  It will be a fun way to create something meaningful and unusual and very colourful. Cost for the 5 days is €60. For more information or to book contact Colette Langan on 086 100 3580.  21


workshops&classes Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th July 10am-4pm €30 TEEN SPIRIT MUSIC TECHNOLOGY & NEW MEDIA SUMMER CAMP

With an emphasis on having fun while learning new skills ,this 2 day summer camp will provide participants with an introduction to the basics of recording sounds and making music of all sorts as well as the opportunity to use state of the art, music production, DJ, VJ, film and video software. If you are in a band, are interested in film, video, DJing or making any kind of music then this is an ideal opportunity for you.

Modules

Moving Still: Using photography, movie making, editing, video projection, VJing, art and composition, course tutor Laura Mahon will show you how to get the best out of your visual ideas. Teen Spirit: This module will be looking at different methods of recording music, with the emphasis on demonstration and using a hands-on approach to cover the recording process, how to work in different types of studio, different types of microphone - how they work, and how they can be used for best results. We will also look at session planning, how to get the best from your time in the studio, and the common mistakes bands make… Tech Knowledge: Learn new or improve your current DJing skills and get hands on insights into computer based music composition and performance. Here we’ll have a look at how computers are used to edit, loop, scramble and generally mash up sounds to make new music. We’ll try out some of these techniques, and see how these can be used in performance and by DJ’s in clubs.

Four Mondays 13th, 20th & 27th June 4th July 1-2pm YOGA This lunchtime Yoga class will be given by Amanda Mitchell. To book please contact Amanda on 087 661 8679

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What’s On our radar....

ON OUR RADAR

Escaping with... Kevin Barry’s debut novel City of Bohane. Addicted to... Ted talks... for ideas worth sharing go to... www.ted.com. Eagerly awaiting... Dublin Contemporary... 6th September/31st October. It is one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever staged in Ireland - see www.dublincontemporary.com. Taking inspiration from the city of Brussels… for an edgy happening creative space head to Brussels... The Kunsten Arts Festival, www.kfda. be/en, part of which saw entire city streets shut to allow children hip hop, break dance, mini golf, box, climb, build, play play play... Want to hear more from Ailie Blunnie... for all of you who attended our Read Out Loud event and heard her Love song to a Bicycle, I’m sure you’ll agree... that was a great moment. Best rumour in town... Angi Dixon of The Leitrim Design House will be hosting vintage glamour Hen Party make and do afternoons in The Dock... would you like to know more .... see page 39 And the cool of the cool... Blackboard Paint.... Just slap it on and you’ve got yourself a whole new drawing space... extra special in the children’s bedroom. Excited about Belinda McKeon’s debut novel Solace, due out here in August.

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calendar of events / june-august

DATE/TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

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THE DOCK

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Until Sat 11th June

Exhibition Brian Hand: Anachrony Sean Lynch: Dear JJ. I read with interest

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Ongoing every Sat 11am -4pm

Life Drawing Self guided working group

Louise Meehan 086 8827360

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Thur 2nd June 10am & 12pm

Children/Family Stone Soup

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Fri 10th June 8.30pm

Music Lisa Hannigan & Band

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sun 12th June 7.30pm

Theatre Faulty Towers at The Ramada Hotel

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Mon 13th June 1-2pm

Classes Yoga

Amanda Mitchell 087 661 8679

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Wed 15th June 8.30pm

Music Ari Hest with Edgar Grunewald

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Fri 17th June 5.30pm

Exhibition Opening 15 Degrees North West

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sat 18th June 2pm

Workshop Conor Lambert Puppetry Junkshop

Custard Pie 071 96 16465

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Sat 18th June 11am-4pm

Workshop Adult Stained Glass

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Mon 27th June 1-2pm

Classes Yoga

Amanda Mitchell 087 661 8679

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Wed 22nd June 8.30pm

Literature Lionel Gallagher Book Launch

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sat 25th June 2-4pm

Children/Family Family Fun Day

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Wed 29th June 8.30pm

Music Dave Munnelly Band

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Mon 4th – Fri 8th July 10am -12.30pm 2pm-4pm

Children Dramaworks Summer Camp

Catherine Simon 086 874 7024

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Mon 4th July 1-2pm

Classes Yoga

Amanda Mitchell 087 661 8679

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Tues/Wed 5th /6th July 8.30pm

Theatre Breffni Players

The Dock 071 96 50828

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DATE/TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

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Thur 7th July 8.30pm

Music Gato Azul

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Fri 8th July 5.30pm

Exhibition Opening Philip Napier

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Fri 8th July 11pm

Music Late Night Festival Club

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sat 9th July 10-11am & 11.30 -12.30pm

Workshop Wassa Wassa Drumming

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sat 9th July 2.30pm

Children/Family Musical Mayhem

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sat 9th July 11pm

Music Late Night Festival Club

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sun 10th July 2pm

Children/Family Custard Pie Puppet Show

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Mon 11th – Fri 15th July 10.30 – 12.30 2-4pm

Children Mosaics for Children

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Wed 13th-Sat 16th July 8.30pm

Theatre Don’t Dress for Dinner

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Mon 18th -Tues 19th July 10am -4pm

Summer Camp Teen Spirit

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Wed 20th July 8.30pm

Music Declan Guickian Band

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Thur 21st July 2pm

Exhibition Curators tour

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Fri 22nd July 10am -10.30pm

Literature John Mc Gahern Seminar

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Wed 27th July 8.30pm

Music Beoga

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sat 30th July 2-4pm

Children/Family Family Fun Day

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Wed 24th August 8.30pm

Music Tim O’Brien,Mike Mc Goldrick & Arty Mc Glynn

The Dock 071 96 50828

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Sat 27th August 2pm

Literature Paul Muldoon

The Dock 071 96 50828

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tel: 071 96 50550 / 071 96 50533 web: www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie email: info@leitrimdesignhouse.ie

exhibitions - activities - events - shopping Open 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday Visit the Leitrim Design House and be inspired by unique, handmade gifts created in Ireland by local designers. Support local creative business and give a loved one a Leitrim Design House gift voucher this year. Dates for your diary 2011: Saturday 4th June 4pm: Meet the makers from Donegal to launch Snapshots, an exhibition of work by the Donegal Designer Makers group The exhibition explores the idea of capturing a moment in a lifetime. The exhibition will include the work of 20 makers from the Donegal Network. June 4th - 30th Thursday 7th July 7pm: Come along from 7pm and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, the launch of ‘Adornment’, meet some of the makers of the stunning new jewellery collection and round the evening off with the exciting instrumental quartet Gato Azul in the candle-lit ambience of The Dock’s café style space, performing music ranging from Brazil to Bulgaria via the Mediterranean. Adornement is a special art photography project combining the work of Polish photographer Agata Stoinska and producer / art director Eddie Shanahan to celebrate the artistic quality and craftsmanship of contemporary Irish jewellery and accessories. This Exhibition comprises a selection of stunning photographic prints and a selection of work from the featured jewellers. The project is supported by the Crafts Council of Ireland.

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CARRICK WATER MUSIC FESTIVAL

I R E L A N D

Friday - Sunday, 8th through 10th July Free

Farmers Market/Food & crafts Fair

Town centre/adjacent to the Quays

A colourful opportunity for casual browsing through lovely Carrick-onShannon and enjoying its riverside setting.

Friday 8th July

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers Festival Marquee

9pm

€27.50/€25 conc

Singer, musician, songwriter, stage/tv actor & presenter, original UK rock & roller, legend… Joe Brown is still packing them in, 50 years after coming on the scene. With his group The Bruvvers, he topped the charts, had The (early days) Beatles open shows for him and has had a career packed with musical highlights. His fondest memory was appearing in the 2002 Concert For George to honour the life and memory of his dear friend George Harrison. Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Paddy Maloney, Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore — just some of Joe’s colleagues, friends, and collaborators. Be prepared for a rockin’ good time!

LATE NIGHT FESTIVAL CLUB AT THE DOCK

11pm onwards €10

See page 9

Saturday 9th July

Wassa Wassa Drumming workshop

The Dock 10-11am & 11.30-12.30pm

€6

See page 19

MOON RIVER JAZZ CRUISE: THE ORIGINAL GUINNESS JAZZ BAND

Moon River mooring opposite The Landmark Hotel 12 Noon sharp! €20

The well-known Original Guinness Jazz Band has been entertaining Festival-goers for several years and are always a sell out with their great old-time jazz favourites.

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Musical Mayhem

The Dock

2.30pm

Gala Proms Night Festival Marquee 8.30 pm

€6

See page 9

€30 / €27.50 conc

The highlight of the Festival, this is a spectacular fun night of beautiful music produced by Conductor Fergus Sheil featuring renowned Irish Soprano Sinéad Mulhern, the sensational young English Tenor Jonathan Stoughton, and a world-class, handpicked 36-piece orchestra. Presentations of well-known works by Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, Offenbach, Balfe, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Morricone and Whelan, with interesting background commentary by the conductor to please classical music aficionados and novices alike. Formal dress optional.

LATE NIGHT FESTIVAL CLUB AT THE DOCK

The Dock

11pm onwards €10

See page 9

Sunday 10th July

FESTIVE EUCHARIST

12 Noon Mass, St. Mary’s Church Main Street, Free

Another Water Music Festival tradition, all are invited to celebrate the Mass in St. Mary’s recently refurbished bright and airy church with special organ and choral music

Moon River Jazz Cruise: Ursula Connolly

Moon River mooring opposite The Landmark Hotel 12 noon sharp! €20

A hit at the 2010 Festival, singer/songwriter Ursula Connolly performs her bluesy jazz favourites for your listening pleasure, drawing from the music of the great Jazz Divas -- Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London and Peggy Lee -- coupled with a nice mix of contemporary artists such as Diana Krall, Katie Melua and Norah Jones. Enjoy the amenities aboard Moon River whilst cruising the gentle River Shannon.

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CARRICK WATER MUSIC FESTIVAL

I R E L A N D

Conor Lambert’s CUSTARD PIE PUPPET SHOW

The Dock

2pm

Multicultural Afternoon

The Market Yard Centre

3pm

€6

See page 9

Free

Members of Leitrim’s Intercultural Committee will present a colourful event in which to sample home-cooked ethnic foods, watch dancers in traditional costume and enjoy an afternoon out in the fresh air.

Vespers / Evensong Service St Georges C.O.I St. Mary’s Close Free (First come first seated!)

A Festival tradition, this quiet interlude offers a calming, peaceful opportunity to sit and reflect and is always well attended.

FESTIVAL FOLK & TRAD NIGHT Festival Marquee

€25/€22

Inishowen’s THE HENRY GIRLS, Joleen, Lorna and Karen McLaughlin, have three albums to their credit. Their music is an eclectic mix of folk, blues and traditional Irish, with “spine-tingling” three part harmonies. TV & radio appearances include RTE’s Nationwide, First Stop on BBC2, Féilte on TG4, The Afternoon Show on RTE1, SRL on BBC2, Lyric FM, RTE 1, Highland Radio and BBC Radio Ulster. As well as performing throughout Ireland and further afield, the band have written and performed music for TV, theatre and contemporary dance companies. Folk the Recession Tour -- an exceptional evening of music & song with 5 of Ireland’s top performers: Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane, Mick Hanly, Paul Kelly, and Seamus Begley will entertain and delight in a terrific collaboration. This tour has been extremely well received around the country.

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Leitrim Arts Office The Leitrim Equation

Leitrim County Council’s second Traditional Music Residency featuring the renowned traditional group DERVISH comes to a close in July 2011 with the Leitrim launch of a CD recorded with Leitrim musicians and members of Dervish at the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. The concert - “Mórtas Liatroma” will take place in the Ramada Hotel on Sunday 17th July at 8.30pm. Some of the local guest musicians will include Ben Lennon, Dave Sheridan, Eleanor Shanley, Louise Devitt, Mary McPartlan, Michael O’Brien, Mossie Martin and more…

The new CD, entitled The Leitrim Equation II, emerges out of Dervish’s regular visits to the county since 2009 and consists of songs and music from Dervish along with Leitrim musicians they met and worked with. The emphasis of this recording is on the ‘voice’ of Leitrim as explored through familiar Leitrim songs such as ‘Lovely Leitrim’, ‘Shores of Lough Bran’, and ‘My County Leitrim Queen’ given a Dervish twist. The emphasis on the Leitrim songs was Cathy Jordan’s desire to meet Leitrim singers such as Fionnuala Maxwell, Eleanor Shanley, Mary McParlan, Eamonn Daly, Tom Mulvey and Rosie Stewart and to identify songs native to Leitrim and bring them to a new audience. For more information on the Leitrim County Council traditional music residency, contact Leitrim County Council Arts Office on 071 962 1694 or see www.leitrimcoco.ie/Departments/Arts/Projects/Music/

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Leitrim Arts Office 5th International Seminar on John McGahern 21st - 23rd July 2011

The theme of this year’s seminar is ‘McGahern and Creativity’. The keynote lecture on the opening night in the Bush Hotel will be given by Colm Tóibín, whose novel Brooklyn has just been shortlisted for this year’s International Impac Dublin Literary Award. The lecture will be followed by the launch of Volume 4 of The John McGahern Yearbook, edited by John Kenny.

The following day commences in the Dock at 10am with talks by Gerald Dawe (Poet and Lecturer TCD), Paula Meehan (Poet and Dramatist) and Bernard O’Donoghue (Poet and Lecturer, University of Oxford) before embarking on the Moon River to Cootehall. En route Luke Gibbons will launch Eamon Maher’s new book McGahern County before visiting The Barracks and Henry’s Pub for readings and an open discussion on the book The Barracks. Friday events conclude back in Carrick-on-Shannon with poets Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and John McAuliffe in The Reading Room bookshop and Michael Lally’s Zen McGahern in the Dock. Saturday’s proceedings commence with a talk by Dr Sean Doherty in Aughawillan Community Hall at 11am followed by a bus tour to Ballinamore and Mohill before concluding in Lough Rynn Hotel for a viewing of The Rockingham Shoot and the final lecture by Prof. Luke Gibbons. For further information please contact Liz O’Dowd, Leitrim County Council Arts office at lodowd@lietrimcoco.ie, tel. 071 96 21694, or see www.leitrimarts.ie for further details.

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Cornmill Theatre Friday 10th June 2011 Doors open: 8:00pm

The Moth presents The Pitch by Shane Connaughton

Directed by Kerry Crabbe. Starring Shane Connaughton, Fiona Fitzpatrick and Niall Lynch. Philly lived and played for his team, the jersey, the parish, his friends − the very pitch his enemies are now trying to take from him to turn into a housing estate. Like Philoctetes abandoned by his comrades as they go off to fight the Trojan War, Philly is tormented by painful memories and the unjust fate that holds him prisoner as he replays the events of that day when his club won the county championship for the one and only time and he wasn’t allowed to play. Accused of fathering an illegitimate child, and now threatened with retirement to a nursing home, he holds tight to the memory of the Herculean feats of his youth – and to the land on which these dramas unfolded. For him, the old pitch is sacred ground, and it is here that he will make his last stand.

Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th August 2011 8:30pm Admission: €17 & €15

The Beezneez Theatre Company present Don’t Dress for Dinner directed by John McDwyer

The ever popular Beezneez Theatre Company return to Corn Mill with a rollicking summer farce. Don’t Dress for Dinner is a frenetic comedy of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard sees an opportunity for a cosy weekend with his new mistress. His bachelor pal Robert calls to announce his return from Hong Kong, so Bernard invites him along as his alibi, also hiring a Cordon Bleu-level cook to cater a delicious dinner. But when Jacqueline realizes Robert is coming for a visit everything changes, and the high speed farce begins! Directed by John McDwyer, Don’t Dress for Dinner carries a Beezneez cast iron guarantee of ‘A Good Night Out’. Booking: (049) 433 9612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com 35


THE GLENS CENTRE Manorhamilton Sat 18th June

SEAN TYRRELL, KEVIN GLACKIN & RONAN BROWNE

Three of the most highly respected musicians within the Irish traditional/ folk scene play the Glens as part of a national tour to promote their new album And So The Story Goes.  Sean Tyrrell, renowned for his unique singer/ songwriter talents, legendary fiddle player Kevin Glackin and creative uilleann piper Ronan Browne will fuse their talents on stage, for what promises to be an inspiring night of music.  Commenting on the forthcoming tour, Sean Tyrrell said, “Although the three of us are old hands in the business, we are very much looking forward to this tour.  We respect one anothers’ talents and know that, as always, we will each benefit from this collaboration.  We are also confident that our audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy an honest performance.”  Seán, Kevin and Ronan have been playing together socially and for tours and shows since the 1980s but are only now (after major hounding by their fans) releasing a CD of songs and tunes. The CD is nicely balanced between gentle and wild, without suffering from that dreadful modern ailment, over-production – just warm, friendly music and singing. 8.30pm Adm: €15/12.   Family ticket ( 2 adults and up to 3 under 12 yr olds) - €40

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Fri 24th June

NO CROWS

This  lively group of international musicians based in Sligo will add to the summer spirit as they bring you on a musical journey through Europe and beyond. Their performances are packed with energy making it hard to sit still.  Having played at some of Europe’s biggest festivals in 2009 and 2010, NoCrows has been making great waves in the European folk and world music circuit from acclaimed live concert performances at Glastonbury (UK), Dranouter and Labadoux (Belgium), San Sebastiá (Mallorca) and an extensive tour calendar in Europe each year. The band, which plays a unique blend of Irish traditional, Gypsy, Classical and World music, is a quartet of Sligo musicians from very different backgrounds: Steve Wickham (of Waterboys fame) on violin and vocals, Mallorcan maestro Felip Carbonell, on Spanish guitar and vocals,   Swiss multi-instrumentalist Anna Houston, and versatile double bassist Eddie Lee.  8.30pm Adm: €15/12.   Family ticket ( 2 adults and up to 3 under 12 yr olds) - €40

Fri 8th July - Sun 10th July  

Beezneez present DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER

Don’t Dress for Dinner is a frenetic comedy of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard sees an opportunity for a cosy weekend with his new mistress. His bachelor pal Robert calls to announce his return from Hong Kong, so Bernard invites him along as his alibi, also hiring a Cordon Bleu-level cook to cater a delicious dinner. But when Jacqueline realizes Robert is coming for a visit everything changes, and the high speed farce begins!   Directed by John McDwyer and featuring well known Glens actress, Donna McDermott,  Don’t Dress for Dinner carries a Beezneez cast iron guarantee of ‘A Good Night Out’. 8.30pm Adm: €15/12

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Sat 23rd July

The TENNESSEE MAFIA JUG BAND

From the pastoral hills, hollers, shopping malls and interstate highways of Goodlettsville Tennessee, home of Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Keith Whitley and some living country music performers, comes the most entertaining “blast from the past” since Lester Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys. They’re the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band - five guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band have shamelessly stolen a feature of the old Roy Acuff Show - a bit known as “Pap & the Jug Band”. There’s only so many graveyard numbers or raunchy love songs that even the most rabid country audience can sit through without some kind of relief. This frolicking fivesome brightens up the stage with rib-tickling old time tunes. Even better, they have an utter lack of self-consciousness (and some might say any sense of decorum). Hot picking, powerful harmony singing and riotous hijinks that will perk you up between the “hot young country” acts — that’s the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, and thank God for them. 8.30pm Adm: €16

Fri 29th July  

MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL

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Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill possess a rare musical kinship, ranking them among the most memorable partnerships of our era. Together they have garnered international renown for taking traditional music to the very edge of the genre, holding listeners spellbound with their slow-building, fiery performances. The New York Times calls them “a Celtic complement to Steve Reich’s quartets or Miles Davis’ ‘Sketches of Spain.” Undoubtedly the greatest Irish fiddler of his generation, Martin Hayes has been an All-Ireland fiddle champion six times over; he was awarded the prestigious 2008 Musician of the Year award from Ireland’s Irish language television TG4, and recently led a group of fellow musicians to sold out performances at the Sydney Opera House in his role as artistic director of The Masters of Tradition. Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist, whose innovative accompaniment is acknowledged as being a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition.  8.30pm Adm: €18


Thursday 2nd June to Friday 1st July

THE INK SPOT BOOK SHOP Craft lane, Main st, Carrick-on-Shannon

“lie down...it may get better” An installation of new work by Caroline Walshe Opening and tea and cookies reception 2nd June 1.30pm to 2.30pm

last Saturday of every month

THE TEAPOT MARKET

Crafts, Art, Food and Music in Carrick-on-Shannon

Come and join us for the Teapot Market which will be taking place the last Saturday of every month from 12:30 - 5:30 in the courtyard of Papillon on Bridge Street, Carrick on Shannon, Couty Leitrim.  This lovely market features a mix of local crafts, art and food with musicians joining us on the day to entertain the crowds.  We will have everything from lovely scones and jams, to handcrafted birdhouses, to local paintings, to hand scultped jewelery and more!  This is a lovely day out for the family or for any group passing through Carrick on Shannon on the day!

Rock & Roll Tea Party Co Vintage Glamour Hen Party Experience

Prepare to venture back to the timeless era of the 1950’s where the locks were cool and the frocks were even cooler! Angi Dixon (of The Leitrim Design House) will be hosting her Vintage Glamour Hen party experience at The Dock. If you wish to try something alternative for your hen party, then ‘Vintage Junkie’ is for you! Indulge yourself in this bespoke vintage glamour experience where we will provide a decadent 1950’s tea room experience, with mouth watering scones jam & cream, cupcakes, roulades and finger sandwiches! Also included in this delightful package is a vintage makeover where your tresses will be teased into ‘screen siren’ worthiness and your make up transformed into classic 50’s glamour!... think Imelda May and Mad Men! Optional extras include: A retro headpiece workshop and vintage fashion shoot, if you would like to include these in your package, please let me know as there will be an extra cost. *Note: please confirm numbers 2 weeks before the event and we will need to take a booking deposit. Workshop cost: €50pp. Contact Angi Dixon at The Leitrim Design House 071 96 50550 / 087 1415006. 39


Leitrim Sculpture Centre Contact: Richard Cavaliero 071 985 5098 info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

EXHIBITIONS

UNTIL JUNE 10th Leo Scarff Residency Exhibition ‘FUTURESCAPES’ This exhibition seeks to explore the idea of connectable structures and their potential to inhabit the space we live in. FRIDAY 17TH JUNE LSC Printmakers Group Exhibition Opening reception 1pm. Show runs until Sat 2nd July. FRIDAY 15TH JULY Karl Burke Residency Exhibition Opening reception 1pm. Show runs until Thur 4th August. Burke’s work is primarily concerned with perceptions of space and time and takes the form of installations, photographs, video and sound works. An ongoing body of work “ wooden drawings “ involves the placement of uniform lengths of processed wood in various situations that engage “the role of the viewer in the construction of environment.” FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST LSC Summer Open Exhibition Opening reception 1pm. Show runs until Sat 20th August.

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WORKSHOPS

THURSDAY 2ND & FRIDAY 3RD JUNE Patination and Finishing of Glass and Metal Workshop with Keith Seybert FRIDAY 3RD TO SUNDAY 5TH JUNE Contemporary Printmaking Masterclass with Pete Williams SATURDAY 4TH TO MONDAY 6TH JUNE Stone Carving Workshop with Jackie McKenna SATURDAY 4TH TO MONDAY 6TH JUNE Advanced Refractory Mouldmaking for Kiln Cast Glass & Bronze Casting Workshop with Keith Seybert FRIDAY 17TH TO SUNDAY 19TH JUNE Woodcarving Workshop with Jackie McKenna FRIDAY 29TH JULY TO MONDAY 1ST AUGUST Bronze Casting Using Solid Investment Workshop with Tim Morris SATURDAY 30TH JULY Portfolio Development & Professional Practice Workshop with Christine Mackey SATURDAY 27TH & SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST Metal Fabrication Workshop with Michael O’Hara SATURDAY 27TH & SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST Stone Lettercutting Workshop with Seamus Dunbar

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Solas Art Gallery, Ballinamore www.solasart.ie info@solasart.ie 071 964 4210 Contact: Gail or Ben 071 9644210 Gallery opening hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm Until 11 June

Gormley`s Fine Art

17 June – 9th July

Marty McLarnon.. “Daydreams & Danders”

15th July – Aug 10th

Open Summer Show

12th Aug – Sept 3rd

Brendan Dean... “Emotional Soldiers”

The Very Small Gallery

Bush Craft Yard, Main Street, Carrick on Shannon

Art For You Wed to Sat, 11-6pm The Very Small Gallery shows a variety of small works from 50 different artists, mainly from the North West. New artists and work are always available thereby giving a slowly changing choice of work to enjoy. Contact Sandra Vernon 071 962 5276 sandra@theverysmallgallery.com

The Organic Centre, Rossinver www.theorganiccentre.ie info@theorganiccentre.ie 07198 54338

Permaculture Garden Design – An Introduction 11-06-2011 10am – 9pm €79.00 Herbs For Life – Using Herbs Medicinally 11-06-2011 10am – 5pm

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€79.00


Food in the Nude 18-06-2011

10am – 5pm

€79.00

Polytunnel Complete – Summer Workshop 18-06-2011 10am – 5pm

€79.00

Garden Complete 5th Day 25-06-2011

10am – 5pm

€79.00

Cheese Making 25-06-2011 & 26-06-2011

10am – 5pm

€155.00

Grow Your Own Fruit 02-07-2011

10am – 5pm

€79.00

Dry Stone Wall Construction 02-07-2011 & 03-07-2011 10am – 5pm

€155.00

Start Preserving Your Vegetables & Fruit 10am – 5pm 03-07-2011

€79.00

Natural Cosmetic Making 09-07-2011

10am – 5pm

€79.00

Poultry For The Home 10-07-2011

10am – 5pm

€79.00

The Garden Party 17-07-2011

10am – 5pm

Soap Making 23-07-2011

10am – 5pm

€79.00

Soap Making 24-07-2011

10am – 5pm

€79.00

An Introduction to Companion Planting 24-07-2011 10am – 5pm

€79.00

Dry Stone Wall Construction 06-08-2011 & 07-08-2011 10am – 5pm

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BEEZNEEZ THEATRE COMPANY SUMMER TOUR Don’t Dress for Dinner directed by John Mc Dwyer Fri 8th to Sun 10th July Glens Centre, Manorhamilton

8.30pm 071 9855833

Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th July The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon 8.30pm 071 9650828 Sunday 31st July Canon Donohue Hall, Mohill

8.30pm 071 9631253

Wed 3rd & Thurs 4th Aug Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen       

8.30pm    049 4339612

See pages 31 for more details

JOHN MCKENNA FESTIVAL

Drumkeeran June 9th -12th The 16th annual John McKenna festival takes place over the weekend of June9th -12th . This year’s programme will include workshops, competitions and sessions. Friday night in the community centre will feature a concert by All Ireland winners The Dartry Ceili Band. Saturday is devoted mainly to workshops and competitions. There will be a series of children’s entertainment on Sunday afternoon in the community centre. Sunday evening will feature a tribute to Michael Patrick Carroll. Phone: 086 856 9900, E-mail: info@johnmckenna.ie

DROMAHAIR DEMON’S FESTIVAL

Saturday 18th June 12pm till late Fun and games from 12pm til late. This year the theme of the festival is Irish mythology and in particular the tales of Fionn Mac Cumhail. The parade will be full of characters from his adventures and the historical walk and storytelling will explore the myth. With an afternoon full of activities such as a slow bike race, treasure hunt and duck race you will only just get the time to be entertained by the wonderful Fanzini Brothers with their 44


cannonball circus antics. Susie Minto will cast a spell with her tales of Irish myths which will be followed by an evening of great music from 7pm til late. Visit: www.dromahairdemonsfestival.ie and Facebook page for full details.

SEAN MCDIARMADA SUMMER SCHOOL

17th – 19th June 2011 2011, Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim Seán Mac Diarmada was born on February 28, 1883 near Kiltyclogher, County Leitrim. Mac Diarmada fought in the General Post Office during the 1916 Rising and was one of the seven signatories of the Irish Proclamation, issued by the IRB on April 24th, 1916. Along with the other six signatories to this declaration, Mac Diarmada was executed in Kilmainham Jail, just three week later, on May 12th 1916. Seán MacDermott Street in Dublin is named in his honour, as is the railway station in Sligo and the GAA park in Carrick on Shannon. This theme of this year’s summer school is ‘Emigration, Migration, and the Irish Diaspora’. For bookings and contact Leitrim Tourism, The Old Barrel Store Carrick on Shannon Co. Leitrim.  Visit: www.seanmacdiarmada.ie or email leitrimtourism@eircom.net

Joe Mooney Summer School 16th-23rd July 10am-1pm

€80 adults €65 children

Daily classes in Whistle, Flute, Uilleann pipes, Concertina, Button Accordion, Banjo, Harp, Mandolin, Bodhrán, Accompaniment (piano/ guitar)Piano Accordion, Traditional Singing, Sean Nós Singing, Set Dancing & Sean Nós Dancing. Evening lectures, recitals and sessions. Youth recital on Tuesday 19th at 7.30pm. Set dancing ceilis nightly. Grand Traditional Concert on Thursday 21st. Summer School Barbeque at Ramada, Lough Allen on Friday 22nd with Dartry. Outdoor dancing on High Street on Saturday 23rd with the Davey Family from 5-7.30pm. Slán abhaile Céili on Saturday 23rd with the Glenside Band. For further information contact 071 9641213/9641426 or visit: www.joemooneysummerschool.com

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Written Word Weekend

This literary festival is back for its third year over the August bank holiday weekend in Drumshanbo. Expect readings from writers, poets, the public and more. Please see local press and www.writtenwordweekend. wordpress.com for more details.

Michael Shanley Traditional Weekend

Kiltyclogher Friday 12th - Sunday 14th August 2011 The Michael Shanley Traditional Weekend commences this year with a Traditional Concert on Friday August 12TH in Kiltyclogher Community Centre. On Saturday the Feis starts at 9.00am and continues for the day. There are Accordion, Fiddle, Flute/Whistle, and Singing/Story telling workshops running from 11am to 4.30pm. The Inisfree Ceili Band play for set ceili on Saturday night. The Festival continues on Sunday with sessions in the pubs and Sean Nos dancing workshop in the Community Centre. For more information contact Pat Fox on: pcfox2@msn.com or 086 2304878

Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival

25th to 28th August 2011 Free The Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival is a community festival dedicated to promoting and celebrating local, national & Multicultural diverse talent in all its expressions,including Music, Theatre, Dance, Drama. We particularly aim to provide a platform for young aspiring artists. www.leitrimfringe.com freefringefest@gmail.com Tel: Tracy Murray 086 408 2630

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“Write for Your Life” with Monica Corish

This successful Women’s Writing Group continues in Kinlough. Dates for the 2011 Summer term are Wednesday 18 May, 25 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The group is open to and very welcoming of new members. It is facilitated by Monica Corish, a trained AWA Writing Group Leader, and is suitable for both new and experienced writers. The cost for five sessions is €90. Special offer: €70 if payment is received in full by May 9. To book a place or to find out more, contact: Monica on 087 641 4185, or go to: www.monicacorish.ie

Leitrim VEC Adult Education Guidance and Information Service

Drumshanbo College of Further Education & Leitrim VEC will offer a range of FETAC Level 5 courses starting in September 2011 such as Traditional Irish Music and also Media Engineering. The Traditional Irish Music course is open to people with an interest in gaining a broad understanding of Irish music as well as Irish song, dance and folklore. There is a strong focus on playing music but no previous experience is necessary as the course is open to all levels. The Media Engineering course is a practical introduction to sound engineering and an introduction to the world of multimedia. You will study the music industry, event production, media analysis and sound engineering among other subjects and have a chance to help record your own production. This course combines practical training with a foundation for further studies.’ If you want to find out more about these courses or any others on offer through Leitrim VEC please do not hesitate to contact Niamh or Jane at the Adult Educational Guidance & Information Service on 071 9621371 or e-mail info@leitrimadultguidance.com.

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calendar of events / june-august

DATE/TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

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Leitrim Design House Sat 4th – Thurs 30th June

Exhibition Snapshots

Leitrim Design House 071 965 0550

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Thur 7th - Sunday 31st July

Exhibition Adornment

Leitrim Design House 071 965 0550

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CARRICK WATER MUSIC FESTIVAL Fri 8th - Sun 10th July

Farmers Market/Food & crafts Fair

www.carrickonshannonwatermusic.com

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Friday 8th July 9pm

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers

The Dock 07196 50828

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Sat 9th July 12 noon

Moon River Jazz Cruise

Moon River 071 96 21777

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Sat 9th July 8.30pm

Gala Proms Night

The Dock 07196 50828

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Sun 10th July 12 noon

Festive Eucharist

St Mary’s Church 071 9656360

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Sun 10th July 12 noon

Moon River Jazz Cruise

Moon River 0719621777

31

Sun 10th July 3pm

Multicultural Afternoon

www.carrickonshannonwatermusic.com

32

Sun10th July

Vespers/Eve’nsong Service

www.carrickonshannonwatermusic.com

32

Sun 10th July

Festival Folk and Trad Night

The Dock 07196 50828

32

THE CORNMILL THEATRE Friday 10th June

The Pitch by Shane Connaughton

The Cornmill (049) 4339612

35

Wed 3rd -Thurs 4th Aug

Don’t Dress for Dinner

The Cornmill (049) 4339612

35

LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE

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Until 10th June

Exhibition Leo Scarff ‘FUTURESCAPES’

LSC 071 985 5098

40

Fri 17th June Sat 2nd July

Exhibition LSC Printmakers.

LSC 071 985 5098

40

Fri 15th July – Thurs 4th Aug

Exhibition Karl Burke

LSC 071 985 5098

40

Fri 12th Aug Sat 20th Aug

Exhibition LSC Summer Open

LSC 071 985 5098

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DATE/TIME

EVENT

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Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd June

Patination and Finishing of Glass and Metal Workshop

Leitrim Sculpture Centre 071 985 5098

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Fri 3rd –Sun 5th June

Contemporary Printmaking Masterclass with Pete Williams

LSC 071 985 5098

41

Sat 4th Mon 6th June

Stone Carving Workshop with Jackie McKenna

LSC 071 985 5098

41

Sat 4th Mon 6th June

Advanced Refractory Mouldmaking for Kiln Cast Glass & Bronze Casting Workshop with Keith Seybert

LSC 071 985 5098

41

Fri 17th Sun 19th June

Woodcarving Workshop

LSC 071 985 5098

41

Fri 29th July Mon 1st Aug

Bronze Casting Workshop

LSC 071 985 5098

41

Sat 30th July

Portfolio Development & Professional Practice Workshop

LSC 071 985 5098

41

Sat 27th & Sun 28th Aug

Metal Fabrication Workshop

LSC 071 985 5098

41

Sat 27th & Sun 28th Aug

Stone Lettercutting Workshop

LSC 071 985 5098

41

SOLAS ART GALLERY Until 11 June

Gormley`s Fine Art

Solas 071 9644210

42

17 June-9th July

Marty McLarnon

Solas 071 9644210

42

15th July 10th Aug

Open Summer Show

Solas 071 9644210

42

12th Aug 3rd Sept

Brendan Dean Emotional Soldiers

Solas 071 9644210

42

THE GLENS CENTRE Sat June 18th

Music Sean Tyrell, Kevin Glackin & Ronan Browne

Glens Centre 071 98 55833

36

Friday 24th June

Music No Crows

Glens Centre 071 98 55833

37

Fri 8th July Sun 10th July

Theatre Don’t Dress for Dinner

Glens Centre 071 98 55833

37

Sat 23rd July

Music The Tennesse Mafia Jug Band

Glens Centre 071 98 55833

38

Fri 29th July  

Music Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill

Glens Centre 071 98 55833

38

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calendar of events / june-august

DATE/TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

PAGE

ALSO IN LEITRIM 2nd June 1st July

Exhibition lie down...it may get better

The Ink Spot

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8th & 15th June

Literature “Write for Your Life”

Monica Corish.087-6414185

47

Thurs 9th -12th June

Festival John McKenna Festival

086 856 9900

44

Sat 18th June

Festival Dromahair Demon’s Festival

dromahairdemonsfestival.ie

44

Fri 8th - Sun 10th July

Theatre Don’t Dress for Dinner

Glens Centre 071 9855833

37

Fri 17th – Sun 19th June

Summer School Sean McDiarmada Summer School

leitrimtourism@eircom.net

45

21st – 23rd July 2011

Literature Seminar on John Mc Gahern

Arts Office 071 9621694

34

Sat 16th - Sat 23rd July

Summer School Joe Mooney Summer School

contact 071 9641213/9641426

45

Sunday 17th July

Music Launch of The Leitrim Equation II

Arts Office 071 9621694

33

31st July – 1st August

Festival Written Word Weekend

www.writtenwordweekend. wordpress.com

46

Sun 31st July

Theatre Don’t Dress for Dinner

Mohill 071 9631253

37

Wed 3rd & Thurs 4th Aug

Theatre Don’t Dress for Dinner

Corn Mill 049 4339612

37

12th -14th August

Music Michael Shanley Traditional Weekend

Pat Fox 086 2304878

46

25th to 28th August

Festival Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival

Tracy Murray 0864082630

46

Main Bookings The Dock The Leitrim Design House The Glens Centre Solas Art Gallery The Corn Mill Theatre Leitrim Sculpture Centre 50

Carrick-on-Shannon Carrick-on-Shannon Manorhamilton Ballinamore Carrigallen Manorhamilton

071 965 0828 071 965 0550 071 985 5833 071 964 4210 049 433 9612 071 985 5098


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This guide is brought to you by the Arts Office of Leitrim County Council to keep you up to date with all that’s happening in the arts around Leitrim. It aims to cover as wide a range of arts related events as possible around County Leitrim, but of course we depend on you to tell us what’s happening in your part of Leitrim. If you would like to have an event listed in the next issue, please email whatsonguide@gmail.com. Please note that the closing date for the Sept-Nov guide will be Friday August 5th. If you would like to join the Leitrim arts mailing list you can contact the number below or log on to www.leitrimarts.ie for a registration form.

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