Ballina Arts Centre is delighted to host The Caucasian Chalk Circle on Tuesday November 26, a masterpiece of 20th century drama, powerfully demonstrating Bertolt Brecht’s pioneering theatrical techniques.
A servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a baby abandoned in the heat of war. Order restored, she is made to confront the boy’s mother in a legal contest over who deserves to keep him. The comical judge calls on an ancient tradition “the chalk circle” to resolve the dispute. Who wins?
Tickets: €18/15. Booking advised. Ballina Arts Centre. Tel: 096 73593 www.ballinaartscentre.com
Irish music legend Irvine for Ballina Arts Centre
Thursday November 21 at 8pm sees Andy Irvine make a welcome return to Ballina Arts Centre. With a music career spanning almost 50 years, Andy Irvine has been at the heart of Irish folk music throughout that time. In the 1960s he and Johnny Moynihan formed the seminal group Sweeney’s Men, before leaving Ireland to travel through the Balkan countries, having become enamoured with the music of Eastern Europe. On his return, he joined Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, and Liam Óg Ó Flynn to form Planxty, forever changing the sound and spirit of Irish traditional and folk music.
With the demise of Planxty, Irvine recorded a classic album with Paul Brady and since the 1980s he has been a part of exciting supergroups such as Patrick Street and most recently Mozaik, thrilling audiences around the world with intricate and exultant music. Throughout his various collaborations and pairings, Irvine has also maintained a career as a solo singer-songwriter – in the spirit of his hero Woody Guthrie.
Full information on this concert can be found at www.ballinaartscentre.com or by calling 096 73593.
Tickets: €16/12. Booking is advised. Ballina Arts Centre. Tel: 096 73593; www.ballinaartscentre.com
Jack L returns to Ballina Arts Centre
Jack L returns to Ballina Arts Centre on Thursday November 28 at 8pm for this greatest hits show, which will include songs from his smash-hit show The 27 Club.
Now one of Ireland’s leading musical artists, Jack is concluding another whirlwind year, which has seen him perform knock-out concerts around Europe, Britain, and USA.
Jack’s The 27Club has become one of the biggest-grossing music events on the Irish music calendar in recent years. It is the name bestowed upon a remarkable group of artists who passed away at the tender age of 27. The show features the work of iconic artists such as Janis Joplin, The Doors, Robert Johnson, the Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana. They are all interpreted by Jack in his own spellbinding and legendary way.
Tickets: €20. Booking is essential Tel: 096 73593