Preston Reed returns to the Linenhall

He’s back. Guitar genius Preston Reed makes a highly anticipated return visit to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday November 11 at 8pm.

Acknowledged by an ever-growing string of superlatives from critics, musicians, and fans, guitarist extraordinaire Preston Reed has single-handedly reinvented acoustic guitar playing. Drawing on blues, rock, funk, and jazz influences among others, Preston Reed’s vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectations of a guitarist. And critics just keep piling on the superlatives. The phrase ‘has to be seen to be believed’ has never been more true!

 

World Cinema at the Linenhall

The next screening at Linenhall film club is the engaging Italian human drama Quiet Chaos on Tuesday November 10 at 8pm. Following the accidental death of his wife, film executive Pietro attempts to cope with loss and living, through immersing himself in the activities of daily life with his 10-year-old daughter. Director Antonio Luigi Grimaldi’s film is a thoughtful and mature adaptation of Sandro Veronesi’s novel, with a quietly compelling central performance by Nanni Moretti.

 

Circus theatre at the Linenhall

So & So Circus Theatre brings the dazzling circus theatre show The Hot Dots to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday November 2 at 8pm.

The Hot Dots tells the story of two hugely successful vaudeville performers, Frank Johnstone and Evie Steele, who first met in 1928, and their subsequent and spectacular fall from grace. Featuring award-winning London-based So & So's trademark acrobatic balancing and a fantastic story set against the backdrop of 1930s music hall, this show is a real one-off treat. Performed by So & So founders Kaveh Rahnama and Lauren Hendry, directed by Kristine Landon-Smith, featuring design by Sue Mayes and film by Mark Morreau.

 

Harp and guitar duo to light up the stage

Dazzling harp and guitar duo Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman bring their breathtaking array of musical talents to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday November 4 at 8pm.

The brilliant innovative harping of Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Irish Traditional Musician of the Year 2001, combines with the astonishing virtuosity and versatility of English guitar wizard Chris Newman, to deliver an addictive and stylish cocktail of powerhouse Irish dance-music, gorgeous airs, evocative old songs, and striking new compositions, with shots of hot jazz and bluegrass thrown into the dazzling mix. The latest in a string of scintillating recordings, their new CD FireWire, has garnered extraordinary critical acclaim. These two stellar talents, coupled with Chris's subversively witty introductions, guarantee a unique and captivating evening of music at its very best.

 

Young opera duo ready to show their talents

Two young stars in the ascendant, soprano Celine Byrne and mezzo soprano Tara Erraught, present Songs for Cecilia at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday November 9 at 8pm.

Representing Ireland's brightest operatic talents, multi-award-winning singers Celine and Tara perform a delightful programme of songs under the title Songs for Cecilia. The two singers will be accompanied by highly respected prize-winning solo pianist Dearbhla Collins. The programme for the evening includes a specially commissioned piece by Ian Wilson, songs and duets by Purcell, Mozart, Schumann, Strauss and Puccini, as well as arias from Cosi fan Tutte, The Barber of Seville, Madam Butterfly, and Norma. This is part of a Music Network tour, a delightful evening of dazzling talent is guaranteed.

 

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