Folk stars live at the Linenhall

Former stars with top folk outfit Flook, Brian Finnegan, Ed Boyd, and John Joe Kelly bring their dazzling musicianship to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday, March 24 at 8pm. Brian Finnegan (flute, whistles ), Ed Boyd (guitar ), and John Joe Kelly (bodhrán ) — erstwhile front man and rhythm section from Flook, one of the finest bands ever to have graced the folk scene — join forces to promote Brian’s new album, The Ravishing Genius Of Bones, a finely woven mix of traditional and original material. Wonderfully hypnotic, the perfect balance between grace and power, sunlight and shade, the three make for a uniquely thrilling union. They will be joined by a very special guest on the night in the form of singer, composer, Boris Grebenshikov. A great night of music in prospect, and one not to miss.

Finnegan, Boyd, Kelly, and Grebenshikov perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Wednesday March 24 at 8pm.

Dancing at Lughnasa comes to Castlebar

Splódar theatre company presents its new production of Dancing at Lughnasa at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday March 25 at 8pm.

Since its premier production at the Abbey in 1990, Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa rapidly established itself as a modern classic in both Irish and international theatre. Set in 1936 in Ballybeg, Co Donegal, the home of the five unmarried Mundy sisters, this memory play unfolds from the point of view of adult narrator Michael, then eight years old, the illegitimate son of the youngest sister. His memories bring into sharp focus images of love, loss, and moments of intense emotion in a play of layered meanings, conflicting rituals, and family tensions. Splódar is the resident drama company in the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, and has been creating compelling drama since its establishment in 1995. Directed by Prin Duignan, with a cast of Liam Heffron, Orla Parkinson, Deirdre O Meara, Valerie Traynor, Mary Morris, Ciara Henry, Gerry Farrell, and Bernard McCartin.

 

Limbik presents The Harbour

Limbik Theatre Company presents an evening of enthralling and engaging physical theatre with its dazzling production The Harbour at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday April 8 at 8pm.

 A funny, moving, and visually arresting contemporary re-imagining of a selkie tale - inspired by old stories of seal-women - The Harbour follows a daughter’s journey back to her island home, where she finally learns why her mother abandoned her as a child. With haunting live music accompaniment, fresh and vibrant UK-based Limbik explores the fragile nature of the relationships that give us shelter, and a safe haven, in a chaotic and unpredictable world.

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