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The loves of Cass McGuire opens at Watergate Theatre

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The 36th production of Watergate Productions is to take to the stage next week with their latest production - The Loves of Cass McGuire.

KATS to stage O’Casey and Friel plays

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THE KNOCKNACARRA Amateur Theatre Society will stage three one-act comedy plays in the Town Hall Studio in November.

Achill artist honoured by President McAleese

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President of Ireland Mary McAleese presided at a ceremony last Monday to mark the election of Achill-based visual artist Camille Souter and composer Seóirse Bodley as Saoithe in Aosdána. The honour of Saoi is bestowed for singular and sustained distinction in the arts, and Monday last the President presented both artists with the symbol of the office, a gold torc. The ceremony took place at the Arts Council’s offices at 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, which is also the headquarters of Aosdána.

Brian Friel’s The Home Place comes to the Town Hall

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THE TOWN Hall will shortly host what promises to be one of the year’s theatre highlights when Brian Friel’s most recent play The Home Place arrives in a major new production jointly presented by Belfast’s Lyric and Letterkenny’s An Grianan theatres.

Literary dolmens

SLOWLY BUT surely the men and women e writings made Ireland one of the greater global cultural centres from the 1960s to the 1990s are gradually passing on.

Theatre at Cúirt and at home with the Gombeens

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FROM SHAKESPEARE to history’s forgotten women, and from Gombeens to Brian Friel, the Cúirt International Festival of Literature promises Galway a feast of theatre from Tuesday April 21 to Sunday 26.

Duck Baker leads the line-up at the Linenhall

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Duck Baker, one of the most highly regarded finger style guitarists of his generation, performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday April 20 at 8pm. Born Richard R Baker IV in Richmond, Virginia, ‘Duck’ is unique among jazz guitarists in that his repertoire spans the entire history of music from ragtime through swing to modern masters like Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols and into free improvisation. His devotion to American music, also encompasses more traditional forms like blues, gospel, Appalachian music, and its Scots-Irish ancestry. Duck’s extensive discography reflects the diversity and quality of his musical talent, as do collaborations with the likes of bluesmen Charlie Musselwhite and Jerry Ricks, bluegrass’s Tim O'Brien and Dan Crary, traditionalists Ali Anderson and Brian MacNeil, new music icon John Zorn, rock legend JJ Cale, Irish fiddler Kieran Fahy, and guitarists Jamie Findlay, Woody Mann, and Ken Emerson. A chance to see a true original in the flesh. Don’t miss it. Duck Baker performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Monday April 20 at 8pm. Booking is advised.

Drama season at the Linenhall

Brian Friel drama on stage

How a school produced extraordinary Irishmen

THE ROMAN Catholics of Northern Ireland have very little to thank British governments for, except a piece of legislation, which would help empower a generation to speak out against discrimination of Catholics in Ulster.

 

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