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Early Music Festival celebrates Time

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Cellist Aoife Nic Athlaoich, who is performing as part of this year's Galway Early Music Festival in a concert co-presented by Music for Galway.

Time is the theme of this year’s Galway Early Music Festival, which takes place in the City this weekend. Highlights include a cello concert on Saturday at 1pm in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

The Cello goes Baroque, which is being presented in conjunction with Music for Galway, will feature Aoife Nic Athlaoich on baroque cello and Yonit Kosovske on harpsichord.  They will present four sonatas for cello and continuo, featuring works by 18th-century composers Francesco Geminiani, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean Zewalt Triemer and Jean-Baptiste Barrière.

Dublin born Aoife Nic Athlaoich is a musician who is equally happy playing baroque music and newly-commissioned works. She has performed with many period ensembles, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and is a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Yonit Kosovske, who lectures in classical music at UL, plays harpsichord, fortepiano, chamber organ and modern piano. She has performed as a soloist and chamber artist in the United States, Israel, Hong Kong, Europe and South America. She has degrees in both modern and historical keyboard instruments.

Tickets for this concert, the final one in Music for Galway’s current Celissimo Season, are €12 / €10 (concession) and can be booked Opus 2, 4 High Street, by phone at Music for Galway, 091 705 962, or on www.musicforgalway.ie

Free events at the Early Music Festival will include a Renaissance Dance Workshop, at the Connacht Tribune Print Works, on Sunday, May 17 at 1.30pm.  Led by members of Seoda, the Galway Early Music dance and music group, this workshop is designed to be informal and relaxed and is open to all – no experience is needed.  Some of the dances being taught are medieval, some are Renaissance, and the group will also dip into France’s traditional heritage. This event will be accompanied by live music.

The Printworks will also host an exhibition, Suspended in Time, featuring ancient Irish instruments. Simon and Maria O’Dwyer of Ancient Music Ireland have curated this show, which will give people a chance to learn more about the great Irish instruments of the first millennium BC. There will also be opportunities to play these horns and trumpets. The instruments will be on view on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm daily and there will be a talk and demonstration on Saturday at 2.30pm

Other concerts taking place during the Early Music Festival include Fragments for the End of Time tomorrow, Saturday, at 8pm, which is an exploration of St John’s Book of Revelations. That is being presented by Sequentia, made up of Benjamin Bagby on voice, harp and lyre and Norbert Rodenkirchen on  medieval flutes and harp.  It’s in An Taibhdhearc at 8pm and tickets are€18.

For more information on the Festival’s events, several of which are free, visit galwayearlymusic.com.

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Fun and laughter promised in Harry Potter parody show

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Potted Potter is visiting Galway as part of an Irish tour.

The Olivier Award nominated Potted Potter, The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff, visits Galway’s Town Hall Theatre from this Thursday to Sunday, August 18-21. Having played to sold-out houses all over the world, it’s visiting Galway as part of an Irish tour.

The show takes on the challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes.

Performed by Jan Martin and Paul Brown, Potted Potter contains all the central characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic.

Created by double-Olivier Award Best Entertainment nominees Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter has been seen by over a million muggles around the world since its 2006 premiere. It played 30 weeks off-Broadway across two sold-out seasons, as well as having five West End runs, and multiple North American and Australasian tours.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Talk and workshop to accompany Twofold

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Artists and sisters Susan Campbell and Paula Hickey whose new show opens in Kinvara this Friday evening.

Twofold, joint exhibition from artist sisters Susan Campbell and Paula Hickey will open this Friday evening at 6pm, at the Courthouse Gallery in Kinvara, hosted by KAVA arts. It will run until Sunday, August 28,  with a talk and a workshop next week to coincide with the show.

Susan and Paula describe Twofold as their response to the dynamic processes and equilibriums found in nature.

Using a range of mediums, it references water cycles, geological formations and flora, including those local to the Burren.

Susan who lives in Wicklow, has a Higher National Diploma fine art, and an MPhil and PhD art history, who is now integrating her creative and research interests. She is concerned with natural dynamics, the structures that underly reality and the relationships between things. Paula who is based in Leeds, and who has a BA in graphic design and MA in creative practice, is a regular visitor to Kinvara. Her process is rooted in material play, through which, she believes, the more elusive aspects of human existence can be explored.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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Mike Denver and guests in Salthill

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Mike Denver.

Mike Denver, one of Galway’s favourite singers, will return to Leisureland on Friday, August 26, delighted to be back on the road properly again.

Mike’s popularity led to him being voted Entertainer of the Year 2016,  together with having his album, Cut Loose, named Number One album of the Year at the ACMA Awards on RTÉ TV. To date, he has had 15 hit albums and five DVDs.

Having gathered a huge following in Ireland, North and South, he’s now making inroads in the  UK.

With his excellent backing band Mike will present a high-energy, two-and-a-half-hour show at Leisureland, which will feature all his hits, including Tommy K, Wasn’t that a Party, Galway Girl and Blown Away, alongside other hits from the 1960s and 1970s. He will be joined on the night by special guests and  Country legends, Brendan Shine and Ray Lynam.

■ Tickets for MIke’s show in Leisureland on Friday, August 26, are available at Kelly’s Foodstore Clarinbridge, Tel 091-796105 and from Ticketmaster.ie

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