Austen’s Women back at the Linenhall

Rebecca Vaughan makes a highly anticipated return visit to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar with the brilliant one-woman show Austen’s Women on Thursday, November 17 at 8pm.

In scenes of high comedy and moments of profound pathos, 13 of Jane Austen’s most celebrated female characters, including Lizzy Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, and Marianne Dashwood, are brought vividly to life in this bold revisiting of the most exciting moments from novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. A sell-out success at Edinburgh 2009 and Adelaide Festival 2010, Austen’s Women is directed by Guy Masterson and adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan for Dyad Productions. A brilliant, illuminating and highly entertaining evocation of Jane Austen’s works - a treat for Austen lovers and the perfect introduction for the uninitiated.

Raw Bar brings a new take on trad to Castlebar

The Raw Bar Collective airs its distinctive traditional music credentials in concert at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday November 24 at 8pm.

With a refreshingly uncluttered approach to playing, Raw Bar Collective presents a vibrant and excitingly earthy style of Irish traditional music. The collective is a fluid gathering of Irish musicians, each of them an acknowledged standard bearer within the tradition. They are anchored by Conal Ó Gráda (flute ), Benny McCarthy (accordion ), and Dave Sheridan (fiddle ), all three recognised as among the top instrumentalists in Ireland. They are joined by stellar guests sean nós singer Nell Ní Chróinín, one of the most exciting traditional singing talents of her generation, and consummate bodhrán player Colm Murphy. The Raw Bar Collective focuses on connecting with the listener, presenting music with warmth, wit, passion and respect. Recorded live, debut album Millhouse Measures reflects these values and crackles with the energy generated by such a genuine connection. The band’s live shows do likewise.

Pianist Alexej Gorlatch comes to the Linenhall

Phenomenal young Ukrainian pianist Alexej Gorlatch performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, December 1 at 8pm as part of a Music Network tour.

Entering the University of Arts in Berlin at the age of 12, within a decade Alexej Gorlatch had amassed a trophy cabinet jam-packed with awards, including first prize at the prestigious Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, first prize at the Dublin International Piano competition and a silver medal at the Leeds Piano Competition, in a performance described by The Guardian as “immaculate in its poetry and aggression”. Gorlatch has poise, power and passion in equal measure, entrancing audiences from Carnegie Hall to the Salle Cortot in Paris with his relaxed stage manner, singing lines and soulful performances. Prepare to be spellbound.


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