From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous story ballets in the world, Swan Lake. With beautiful dancing and powerful imagery, this interpretation of Swan Lake is rooted in the Midlands of Ireland in a place where ancient mythology and the modern world collide. Performed by a company of 13 world-class performers including actor Mikel Murfi, this production is interwoven with story-telling, song and live music. Dublin-based band Slow Moving Clouds have created a new score which combines roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. Contains adult themes. Latecomers will not be admitted.
A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music. Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Little Big Town, are showcased by the amazing Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes, featuring Shelly Quarmby. With songs including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Need you Now, 9-5, and The Gambler to name just a few, this incredible celebration of country music is a night not to be missed.
One of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation Magdalena Kožená is joined by the French baroque ensemble Le Concert d’Astree, conducted by its founder Emmanuelle Haïm in a concert that celebrates the glories of the French baroque in music by Charpentier and Rameau. This performance includes repertoire that has drawn inspiration from the great tragic heroines of the baroque era and includes expressive airs of Charpentier’s Médée and Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie and more. From the lyric tragedy composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) – libretto by l’Abbé Simon-Joseph Pellegrin Overture Entry of the forest dwellers Diana’s aria « On these happy shores » (Prologue, scene 1) March of the Diana’s priestesses Minuets Phaedra’s aria « Cruel mother of loves » (Act III, scene 1) Ritornello Phaedra’s aria « What lamentation in this place summons me? » (Act IV, scene 4) First and Second tunes for the sailors First Rigaudon in tambourin style Dardanus Suite, 1739/1744 From the lyric tragedy by J-P. Rameau – libretto by Charles-Antoine Leclerc de La Bruère Overture Graceful air Tender minuet in rondeau style Tambourins Bruit de guerre Ritornello, Descente de Vénus Graceful air, Calme des sens Lively gavotte Chaconne Castor & Pollux, 1737 Excerpt from […]
One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday 14 November at 10am. Spend an evening with the Pride of Belfast, “The Jackal” Carl Frampton; as he talks about his career highlights from humble beginnings and amateur boxer days to becoming the two-weight World Champion and global megastar. Joining Carl on stage will be sports presenter, comedian and ex-professional rugby player John Lebbon, in this one-night only, not-to-be-missed special evening at the Belfast Waterfront.
01 Feb Aiken Promotions present GUS DAPPERTON 8pm €15.60 03 Feb FESTIVAL OF LIGHT 7pm €9 09 Feb Spike Fest: Laura Moody and Live Film Score by Lioba Petrie 8pm €15 10 Feb Spike Fest: Improvisation workshop with Zan Berry 12:30pm €15 10 Feb Spike Fest: Naomi Berrill & Zan Berry 2pm €10 adults / €5 kids 10 Feb Spike Fest: Blues In Space 8pm €15 11 Feb Spike Fest: Cello Ireland present Cello Voce 8pm €15 16 Feb Aiken Promotions presents LONEY DEAR 8pm €16 17 Feb JK Flesh + Whirling Hall of Knives 8pm €15 21 Feb Traditional Arts Collective 8pm €10 23 Feb MCD present PAUL DRAPER 8pm €18.50
Ann Maria Healy is a visual artist whose practice is concerned with recurrence, mimesis, the power of history and narratives deeply embedded within the human psyche. Basic Talks is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners taking place on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for talks, panels, lectures and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing and exhibiting art. Free, no booking required.
Always Ascending’ the new album from Franz Ferdinand, is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February. Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation. ‘Always Ascending’ was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys), the mutual affection between band and producer seeping into every dazzling groove. ‘Always Ascending’shows Franz Ferdinand broadening their palate, as exuberant as it is euphoric, creating a sound that singer, Alex Kapranos, refers to as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.” From the city which jointly played host to the album’s conception, the band will mark the announcement of ‘Always Ascending’ with a live streamed launch event at Paris’s Point Ephemere, to be broadcast from the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page from 8.30pm BST tonight, Wednesday October 25, during which the band will preview a selection of their new recordings. ‘Always Ascending’ is available to pre-order via iTunes and all DSPs now and will be available on CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette via DomMart, with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and […]
Ed Byrne is coming to Cool FM Comedy Club! Most recently seen on Dara & Ed’s Road To Mandalay and various Mock The Weeks, Ed Byrne’s multiple BBC TV appearances have made him a household name. Ed remains THE observational stand up to see and his live shows are not to be missed! “I originally intended to call the show, “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but my promoter considered the title, ‘off-puttingly baffling.’ That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way.” (Ed Byrne) “Comedy’s Holy Grail” (Sunday Times) Guideline age limit 16+.
Formed in Liverpool in 1986 The Christians went on to become one of the UK’s biggest soul bands with hits like ‘Ideal World’ and ‘Harvest for the World’. A unique blend of soul, gospel and heartfelt acoustic pop, topped off by Garry Christian’s distinctive vocals. Still sporting the Raybans, incredibly rich and sultry voice and the string of gorgeous songs that made a million women swoon.
The Revs were an indie rock band from Kilcar, County Donegal in Ireland. The group consisted of three childhood friends: Rory Gallagher (named after the famous blues guitarist Rory Gallagher and who had previously released the album 20th Century at the age of 18) on bass guitar and vocals, John McIntyre (guitar, vocals) and Michael O’ Donnell (drums, percussion).