Laois - Portlaoise

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Concert by Pádraig Rynne l Tara Breen l Jim Murray l Dónal Lunny

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Embark on an odyssey of wonder, joyfulness and upbeat music as four incredibly talented and creative folk musicians shape melodies from past and present into something dynamic and irresistible. A quartet at the fore of our tradition, expect a performance from the gentle to the rhythmical and all the in-betweens. This gig is sure to lift the roof and the spirits of music fans who have been missing live performances so much over recent months!

Nasc is the new album from Co. Clare musicians Tara Breen and Pádraig Rynne. The duo have been performing regularly since 2009 and 2020 offered the perfect opportunity to enter the studio with long time collaborators Dónal Lunny and Jim Murray. The resulting nine-track album of mostly Irish traditional music with a sprinkle of Scottish, Asturian and Breton melodies as well as self-composed pieces by Pádraig, Jim and Dónal… “…holds a raft of sparkling new tunes and judiciously chosen borrowings. Generous of spirit and wide-open arms, this is an album to savour, often and long” Siobhan Long, The Irish Times.

Tara Breen has numerous All Ireland titles on the fiddle and tours regularly with The Chieftains, Stockton’s Wing and as a solo performer. Pádraig Rynne is considered a leading figure in Irish music and is founding member of well-known bands such as NOTIFY, Atlantic Arc and Guidewires. Both Tara and Pádraig have worked regularly with Dónal over the past decade while Jim and Pádraig have been long-time friends, first meeting on the Galway scene when Jim began working with Sharon Shannon.

 

Time: 9.15pm - 10:30pm

Genres: Music / Performance / Theatre

Facilities: Bar / Café

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Church St., Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Website: http://dunamaise.ie

Phone: 057 8663355

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Screening of 'And Maps and Plans', winner of Bardo Award

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Laois Screening of And Maps And Plans a film by Laois native Aisling Conroy winner of Best Debut Animation Short for BARDO, by Aisling Conroy (Writer/Director) and Claire Lennon (Producer). BARDO is a Frameworks project funded by Screen Ireland and RTÉ.  The film is an original cinematic 4 minute 2D hand drawn animated short that follows a woman as she questions her lifestyle choices as the travails of urban living are one day jolted into juxtaposition with nature and a simpler way of life.

Written and Directed by Aisling Conroy (first time director) and Produced by Claire Lennon. The film casts renowned actors Olwen Fouéré and Clare Barrett and the score was composed by Shane Holly with arrangements and music performed by Ros O’ Meara (Laois native) and Cormac MacDiarmada; and Sound Design by Michelle Fingleton (Laois native). visit and maps and plans Twitter page @andmapsandplans and Instagram page: andmapsand plans

 

Time: 9pm - 9:15pm

Genres: Audio Visual / Film / Literature / Music / Screening / Visual Art

Facilities: Bar / Café

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Church St., Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Website: http://dunamaise.ie

Phone: 057 8663355

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Ella da Burca in Conversation with Kevin Kavanagh

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Join Kevin Kavanagh in conversation with artist Ella de Búrca, recipient of the Platform 31 bursary, as they discuss what the bursary meant for her, and how she’s been adjusting to life post-pandemic, situating her art practice within her locality of Clough, learning patience and tenacity as she draws inspiration from her environs and neighbours. She will lead us on a short journey through her practice to date and how it has transformed and grown since relocating. Until March 2020, Ella was living in transient cosmopolitan Brussels and made the decision to return home with her fiancée as lockdown1 took hold, to put down roots in Laois.

She discusses what this means as an artist and the coping mechanisms she employs to overcome uncertainty and precarity.  Ella de Búrca overlaps historical ghosts with current discourse to focus on how humans construct meaning, particularly from a female perspective. She is especially interested in how we perform as ‘viewer,’ and the discourse surrounding active versus passive experiences. Working with performance, sculpture and poetry she creates performative work highlighting the agency of contemporary art in provoking the status quo, questioning methods of viewer engagement and examining the role of socio-political forces on reception, engagement and discourse concerning contemporary art.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent shows including ‘Pirouette,’ The Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2019 (solo performance); ‘Flat As The Tongue Lies,’ The Room Gallery at University of California, Irvine, California, 2018 (solo show); ‘Post-Peace’ at the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany, 2017 (group show); ‘Enter Stage Left’ at The Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2017 (group show); and ‘My Brilliant Friend’ at Temple Bar Galleries & Studios, Dublin, 2016 (group show).

Kevin Kavanagh is a gallerist who lives in Mountrath, Co. Laois and has been working in the visual arts in Dublin for the last twenty seven years. For more information visit kevinkavanagh.ie

Time: 4pm - Any Timepm

Genres: Arts and Crafts / Talk / Visual Art

Features: Family friendly

Website: http://dunamaise.ie

Phone: 057 8663355

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