Join jazz vocalist Emilie Conway for the launch her debut album The Secret of a Rose with an evening of music to celebrate spring as a season of new love, hope, and change, as the dazzling young chanteuse makes a welcome return to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar with a trio of top musicians on Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.
The Emilie Conway Jazz Quartet’s, You Must Believe in Spring presents a beguiling and upbeat evening of jazz standards including ‘You Must Believe In Spring’, ‘Joy Spring’, ‘Aguas de Marco’, and ‘It Might As Well Be Spring’. Born in Dublin, over the past 12 years Emilie’s distinctive voice and inimitable style has earned her much acclaim on the Dublin jazz scene, as well as further afield in Europe and the States, and has featured on RTÉ’s Arena arts show, most recently as part of RTE’s Big Music week.
Theatrical gem 47 Roses at the Linenhall
Warm, disarming, funny, poignant, and hugely enjoyable, Peter Sheridan performs his acclaimed one-man show 47 Roses at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, February 9 at 8pm.
47 Roses is a show devised from Peter Sheridan’s memoir of the same name, performed by the author himself. Drawing on his reminiscences of a family set within inner-city Dublin, Sheridan conjures up the voices, sights, and songs of his 1960s childhood in a powerful coming-of-age story peopled with deliciously eccentric characters and wonderfully bizarre incidents. In what Sheridan describes as “a stage play written in the style of a film”, a son tries to discover the truth about the nature of his late father’s relationship with the mysterious Doris. Over an illustrious career, Peter Sheridan has won the Rooney Prize for Literature, was writer-in-residence at The Abbey Theatre, as well as being an award-winning writer for film.
Folk singer Noriana Kennedy, one for the diary
Folk singer Noriana Kennedy is joined by fellow musicians Nicola Joyce and Noelie McDonnell for a great night of Irish and American folk music at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday, February 14 at 8pm.
Noriana Kennedy has been an in-demand folk singer and musician in Galway for more than five years, and is beginning to generate a buzz nationally with her debut album Ebb ‘N’Flow. Her musical career began in 2005 as lead singer of Irish contemporary trad band Nábac. The five-piece performed regularly in Ireland’s well known folk venues and at music festivals,
and their spirited performances saw them tour in Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Denmark.
Ebb ‘N’ Flow is a fresh exploration of the links between Irish and Appalachian folk music, her pristine voice taking the audience from cruel wars to kind love, from New England to Waterford, and a thousand heartworn places in between. Graced by the warm stage presence, Noriana will be joined on the night by two fellow Galway musicians, percussionist/mandolin player and harmony singer Nicola Joyce and singer/songwriter Noelie McDonnell, to weave a beguiling tapestry of Irish and American folk music. What better for a Valentine’s Night out?
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