Óró… - cultural connections and performances in Connemara

Artists from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, the Basque Country, and Frisia

Liam Ó Maonlaí during rehearsals for Óró…. All photos are by Martin Maguire

Liam Ó Maonlaí during rehearsals for Óró…. All photos are by Martin Maguire

LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ and Diarmuid de Faoite, along with Scottish singer Josie Duncan, and Cornish poet Taran Spalding-Jenkin, will be among the artists taking part in Óró..., which premieres in Connemara this month.

Óró... is a major new work by Ealaín na Gaeltachta, commissioned by Galway 2020, and featuring 10 artists from Ireland and the European continent, in collaboration, in a factory turned theatre in An Cheathrú Rua nightly at 8pm from Monday September 21 to Saturday 26.

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Directed and produced by Darach Mac an Iomaire (Baoite, Corp & Anam ) it features Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers ); Maitiú Ó Casaide (The Bonny Men ); Diarmuid de Faoite (Arracht, Finky, Black 47 ); Scottish singer and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner, Josie Duncan; Síle Nic Chonaonaigh (An Garraí Glas, Bailte ); dancer Sibéal Davitt; artist Seán Ó Flaithearta; Visual Artist/Designer; Frisian painter/poet, Anne Feddema; Basque contemporary dancer, Amaia Elizaran; and poet Taran Spalding-Jenkin.

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Óró... is a story of language, survival, and identity told through different art forms by artists who work in their native language. It looks at the importance of cultural diversity and the power of collaboration, particularly in this challenging period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There will be matinées on Saturday and Sunday. Covid-19 restrictions will be observed and there will be social distancing. Tickets are limited and early booking is advised via www.ealain.ie or 085 - 2877521.


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