I hope that you will come and hear the brilliant young pianist Fiachra Garvey play at Anaverna on Sunday 13 October at 3 pm. Lunch before the recital will be available (but you must book) and if it is a nice day, you are welcome to come early and walk in the garden or woods.
Louth Contemporary Music Society presents the world premiere performance of a fantastic new spiritual work Monk’s Music by the Russian Composer Alexander Raskatov. Monk’s Music will be performed by the Carducci Quartet and Gordon Jones of the Hilliard Ensemble.The performance will take place on Friday 8 February 2013 in St. Nicholas’ Church of Ireland Dundalk (The Green Church).
Raskatov’s composition Monks Music is based on seven brief texts by the Russian Orthodox monk Elder (“Starets”) Silouan, who was described by Thomas Merton as the “most authentic monk of the 20th century”, and declared a saint in 1987. Loosely modelled on Hadyn’s Seven Last Words from the Cross, Raskatov has scored the work, by turns mystical and dramatic, for solo bass and string quartet. It was written in memoriam Alfred Schnittke.
By inviting international composers and musicians to perform and educate in Louth, Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) has been at the forefront of contemporary music in Ireland. The long list of composers including Arvo Pärt, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, John Zorn to Sofia Gubaidulina and Valentyn Silvestrov demonstrates the quality and stature of LCMS events. LCMS has exposed Irish audiences to unfamiliar yet current music and composers in a manner that is universally praised by audiences and critics alike.
Monk’s Music will be the first time the music of Alexander Raskatov has been presented in Ireland. The composer, fresh from his success with the opera A Dog’s Heart, a De Nederlandse Opera/ENO production, which will be presented in La Scala del Milano in March 2013 conducted by Valerie Gergiev, will come to Ireland for the premiere of his beautiful mystical work Monk’s Music.
Raskatov whom Alfred Schnittke once called “one of the most interesting composers of his generation” has received commissions for new works from Gidon Kremer, the Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Hilliard Ensemble and the Schoenberg Ensemble, among others. He received the composition prize of the Salzburg Easter Festival in 1998. Raskatov was born in Moscow in 1953 and finished his studies at Moscow Conservatory in 1978. In 1990 he joined the Russian Contemporary Music Association. His interests centre especially on vocal and instrumental chamber music and symphonic sonorities.
The Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful young string quartets. Based in the UK, the quartet holds residencies at Cardiff University and Dean Close School and is visiting quartet in residence at Trinity Laban in London, Repton School and the Cork School of Music in Ireland. Regulars at London’s Wigmore Hall, they perform throughout the UK, including their own festival in Highnam, Glos.
Monk’s Music is funded by the Arts Council and financially supported by Create Louth.
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St. Nicholas Church of Ireland Dundalk
Friday 8 February 2013 | 8.00pm | €10(includes a glass of wine in the Wellington Hall)
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26th October 2012 at 11.30-1pm
Dr. Patricia Mc Cabe will give a lecture on “History of Watercolour and its origins in China” which includes the work voted as Irelands favourite painting “ The Meeting on the Turret Stairs” also Ancient gospel books of which The Book of Kells is an example, The beautiful medieval Books of Hours, Durer’s Water colours & Raphael’s cartoons for the Sistine Chapel tapestries
Ireland Favourite Painting;
Hellelil and Hildebrand,The Meeting on the Turret Stairs,1864
Artist: Frederic William Burton (Corofin, Co. Clare 1816-1900, London)
Dr. Mc Cabe is currently Secretary of The Watercolour Society of Ireland , member and past President of The Dublin Art Society. Her work has been exhibited in the RHA and is part of the collection in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Iaranroid Eireann, the permanent collection of Limerick University and in private collections in Ireland, England,America and in the collection of the Royal Family, Bahrain.
26th October 2012 at 11.30-1pm
Contact:Anne Callanan Luan School of Art on 0876177580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An Tain Theatre, Dundalk Louth
4 October 2012 at 7.45pm.
Seating is limited so admission is on a first come basis.Only open to those who have purchased tickets for Cyro Baptista’s concert on Thursday 4 October 2012 in An Tain Theatre, Dundalk, Louth
Only open to those who have purchased tickets for Cyro Baptista’s concert on Thursday 4 October 2012 in An Tain Theatre, Dundalk, Louth
Thursday 4th October at 11.00am
A special radio broadcast on Dundalk FM I00 to celebrate All Ireland Poetry Day
The Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities, in association with Dundalk FM 100 and Poetry Ireland present –
“Bookends”, a celebration of poetry to mark All Ireland Poetry Day
As part of the activities to mark All-Ireland Poetry Day, the Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities is organising “Bookends”, a programme of poetry and opinion which is being broadcast by Dundalk FM 100. Building on previous radio programmes broadcast to mark All Ireland Poetry Day, the show will be hosted by Eileen Corcoran, and will feature a wide range of people from the area, reading their own poems, as well as poems which mean something to them, and discussing the relevance of poetry in Irish society today.
“Bookends” will be broadcast on Dundalk FM 100 on October 4th at 11am. This event is part of the celebrations for All Ireland Poetry Day, which is co-ordinated by Poetry Ireland. “Bookends” is an initiative of the Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities.
“Bookends” will focus on two books of poetry which were launched in Dundalk recently – “The Angels Share”, by Barbara Smith, and “Once Upon Reflection” by Petra Berntssen. Barbara holds an MA from Queens University Belfast, and has been awarded many poetry prizes and bursaries. She has read at literary gatherings in Ireland, Edinburgh and London, and she is also an enthustaic reader of her own work with The Poetry Divas and the Prufrocks. ”The Angel’s Share” is her second collection to be published by Doghouse Books, and it was launched in May in the Basement Gallery, Dundalk.
Petra Berntsson is a visual artist born in Sweden and now living in Dundalk. She has always had a love of the written word and poetry, so it was a natural decision for her to combine her paintings with writing. Once the thought of compiling a book had rooted, she set about contacting writers and poets, connections happened naturally and poems emerged from paintings, and paintings grew from words. The end result, “Once Upon Reflection” is a book of paintings and poetry, inspired by Petra’s years living in Ireland, and it too was launched in the Basement Gallery in June.
Joining Barbara and Petra for the programme will be four local people who will read poetry which has inspired, enthralled or otherwise impacted on them. They are –
Cllr. Jennifer Green, Cathaoirleach, Dundalk Town Council. Jennifer graduated from Dundalk Instuite of Technology with a degree in Cultural Studies, and was unanimously elected Cathaoirleach of Dundalk Town Council in June, making her the first female Sinn Féin Councillor to hold the position.
Pat Keating. Pat recently graduated from The Open University with a Degree in Humanities. She is an active participant in the cultural life of Dundalk, and was a founder member of “The Company of Six”, who devised and performed a performance based on the works of Patrick Kavanagh.
Tommy Kelly, is a visual artist, comic writer, and social commentator. Among his comic book publications are “Road Crew”, “Something Wonderful”, and “The Holy Numbers”. He is also a musician and music tutor.
Cathal Cassidy, Broadcaster, Dundalk FM 100. Cathal has presented a number of very popular programmes on Dundalk 100 FM.
“We’re delighted to be working with Dundalk 100 FM once again on a radio programme dedicated to poetry”, says County Arts Officer, Brian Harten. “Everybody has a favourite poem, and “Bookends” will encourage people to think about the poems which have made an impression on them in the past. As well as that, it’s good to be reminded that Ireland is still producing really good poets, and whether we’re in the middle of a boom or a recession, people still write poetry and people still read it. It’s part of what makes us human.”