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The Cúirt International Festival of Literature, which was to run from April 20 to 25, will not take place “in its physical form this year” owing to the coronavirus lockdown and restrictions.
As with planned and proposed events nationwide, due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Patrick Cassidy’s Cantata, The Children of Lir, due to be performed by Blessington Millennium Choir at Holy Trinity Church, Westport on Saturday 25th April 2020, has been cancelled. The Children of Lir is Patrick’s highly acclaimed traditional musical interpretation of the legend of the Children of Lir, so firmly associated with Mayo.
In a sense, Catherine Connolly has made history four times in Galway West, a constituency that, up until last Saturday, was largely one of the most stable and predictable in the State.
Lá Fhéile Bríde, marked the official launch of the ‘Táin Bó Fliodhaise – The Cattle Raid of Mayo’ project in Ballina Arts Centre.
Táin Bó Fliodhaise - The Cattle Raid of Mayo - is an exhibition of paintings by Diana Taylor, Anthony Brogan and school children from Gleann na Muaidhe, Ros Dumhach and Ceathrú Thaidhg national schools which will be launched this evening (Friday) at 8pm in Ballina Arts Centre and will run to March 2.
THE AWARD-winning Anglo-Indian poet, Daljit Nagra, whose ebullient, sharp-witted poems have made him one of Britain’s most popular and acclaimed poets, reads from his work at the Town Hall Theatre this Saturday, as part of Cúirt.
Places associated with Finn mac Cumaill in the Fenian cycle of tales and named after him and his warrior band have an historical reality as important boundary points, hunting grounds and areas of mineral enrichment in medieval and prehistoric times. This concept will be explored further in a public lecture on 5 March by NUI Galway archaeologist, Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick.Finn mac Cumaill (Finn McCool) and his fían or warrior band are central figures in the literature and oral tradition of Gaelic-speaking peoples of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
On Saturday, April 20 at 8pm multi-talented, Scottish-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Dick Gaughan will be taking to the stage in the Ballina Arts Centre. Gaughan’s songs are known for the passion and political conviction he puts into them and his music has been recorded by the likes of Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Roy Bailey, and Capercaillie. Tickets cost from €12 to €15 and booking is essential.
MUSIC AND madness is the theme of this year’s Galway Early Music Festival 2010 which takes place from Friday May 28 to Sunday 30 and features music from the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.
Throughout the month of October, Ballina Arts Centre will host The Táin, an exhibition by Louis le Brocquy, selected works from the Niland Collection, on loan from The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo.