Music talk, Beethoven Night

Wyatt Hotel, Westport, Friday

Enjoy an insightful, illustrated, talk on one of the greatest composers of all time - Ludwig van Beethoven, organised by the Westport Classical Covies.

The talk by composer and musicologist Gerry Murphy takes place in the Wyatt Hotel, tonight at 8pm, and entry is just €5.

Mr Murphy’s talk, which will include excerpts of music, will look at how Beethoven composed many of the world’s greatest masterpieces while battling mental anguish, illness, and poverty.

Theatre, Over the Ocean

Ballina Arts Centre, Friday

Local playwright Martin Donohoe’s second play premiers at the Ballina Arts Centre on Friday at 8pm and will be performed by actors from Ballina, Ardagh and Crossmolina.

The modern story follows a typical Irish family struggling with issues such as the economy, retirement, emigration, community, and local politics.

For tickets, visit www.ballinaartscentre.com or telephone (096 ) 73593.

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