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IT SAYS something about the ambition of Cúirt 2014 that an eminent author like Sebastian Barry; Irish fiction’s rising star Dónal Ryan; and the Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton, are among the major - but far from only major - names coming to this year’s festival.
The Cúirt International Festival of Literature runs from Tuesday April 8 to Sunday 13, and as well as readings from Irish and international authors and poets, it will also host book launches, discussions, theatre events, comedy, music, and a children/youth strand.
ASKING “WHO is Lee Perry?” is like asking “What is literature?” or “What is colour?” The question is too big. He is the Muhammad Ali of Jamaican music. A pint sized genius with purple hair.
The man’s discography is an endless abyss of dubs and reggae nuggets not to mention his various aliases and production roles. With more than 50 years recording his career has had a number of phases.
SHOSTAKOVICH’S VISIT to Ireland in 1972 and ‘Jewish themed’ works by him andf Aaron Copeland will be the centerpieces of a Music For Galway event.
Violinist Elizabeth Cooney, Music For Galway’s artistic director and pianist Finghin Collins, and French cellist Marc Coppey will be in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway, on Tuesday March 11 at 8pm to perform Aaron Copland’s ‘Vitebsk’, Dimitri Shostakovic’s Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67; and Antonin Dvorak’s ‘Dumky’. The concert will be preceded at 7pm with a talk by Prof Ronald J Hill on Shostakovich’s visit to Dublin in 1972.