Plenty of highlights coming up at the Linenhall

Faulkner and Daly bring some top trad back to the Linenhall

Two of the great stalwarts of Traditional music for over thirty years, John Faulkner and Jackie Daly combine their prodigious talents for an exciting musical evening at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday November 4 at 8pm.

Accordionist Jackie Daly is best known for his work with De Danann, Buttons and Bows and Patrick Street, while multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, fiddle ) and singer/songwriter John Faulkner is well known for his collaborations with Dolores Keane and the Reel Union. As major musical figures with some of the highest profile Irish traditional acts over the past three decades, John and Jackie exhibit their vast musical experiences, complementing each other in a uniquely intuitive way while also showcasing their inimitable individual talents. An unmissable gig in prospect and a rare treat for all Irish and folk music-lovers. John Faulkner and Jackie Daly perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Tuesday November 4 at 8pm. Booking advised. Tel: 094 9023733.

Gosford Park continues matinee series

As part of an ongoing initiative, the Linenhall is presenting a series of monthly Matinee films at 3pm on Tuesday afternoons, with a series of classics old and new for absolutely everyone. The first of these, on Tuesday October 14 at 3pm is legendary director Robert Altman’s Oscar-winning Gosford Park (PG15 ). Set in 1932, a phalanx of moneyed guests arrives for a weekend shooting party. While the masters engage in various financial and sexual intrigues upstairs, the world downstairs has its own curiosities. Altman delivers a fascinating, blackly comic look at the treacherous yet poignant gamesmanship between the classes. A stellar British ensemble cast includes Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Emily Watson and Eileen Atkins. What better way to pass a damp Tuesday afternoon?

Tony Takitani next up for film club

The next screening at Linenhall Film Club is the stunning minimal Japanese movie Tony Takitani, an eloquent, deftly told tale based on a short story by best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The eponymous ‘hero’ is an undemanding mechanical draftsman who lives a lonely existence. But when Tony meets the young and beautiful Eiko, he falls for her instantly, despite their 15-year age difference. Life hovers on the brink of fulfilment, but unforeseen tragedy forces Tony to look at his life in a whole different way. All in all, a quiet, beguiling gem of a movie.

Full details about the Linenhall Film Club and its forthcoming programme from the Linenhall Arts Centre. Tel: 094 9023733 Linenhall Film Club is a member of access>CINEMA, promoting the development of regional cultural cinema in Ireland. access>CINEMA is a member of the International Federation of Film Societies.

New exhibition by Deirdre Walsh

An exhibition of new paintings by highly regarded Mayo artist Deirdre Walsh continues at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for the month of October. Discovered Moments covers subjects from dusty old collectibles, old dolls and teddy bears to gardens and landscape, all united by Deirdre’s painterly impressionism and “a desire to play out the notes of colour revealed by brief and changing light.” Deirdre is a painter who has exhibited over many years, both in Mayo and beyond. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the latest collection of works in Deirdre’s oeuvre. The Linenhall Gallery is open to the general public Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday from 11am to 5.30pm. Admission to exhibitions is free. Further details from the Linenhall. Tel: 094 9023733 Website: www.thelinenhall.com

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