Ranelagh Arts Centre

26 Ranelagh

Dublin 6

Tel: (01)547 7775


Email: info.ranelagharts@gmail.com

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Wednesday 19th

Tai chi/qui gong


Friday 15th - Sunday 30th September 2012

Time: 6.30pm, Wednesday 19th

Price: €5

Location: Market Venue


This workshop aims to introduce the participants to tai chi and qi gong movements.Tai chi and qigong have been used for centuries in China to improve health a nd attain l ongevity. So take a break and pop in to the market venue fo r this refreshing workshop fa cilitated by Alda Gomez from House of Movement.

Thursday 20th



Time: 5pm to 8pm, Thursday 20th

Price: Free

Location: Ranelagh Arts Centre Window


Repetition, embodiment, music and mark making are some of the core elements of this durational performance, during which artist Paola Catizone will develop a two hand drawing. Musically curated by DJ Nigel Wood (Ear To The Globe) the performance will continue uninterrupted for approximately three hours. This conversation between artist and DJ will rely on a pre agreed structure of pace and of simple choreographic parameters, which will function as a basis for improvisation. Following on the tradition of performative drawing, with exponents ranging from Morgan O’Hara to Tony O’Rico, Paola seeks to bring meditative focus, physicality and hypnotic musical richness to this experimental practice.


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Pearse Hutchinson tribute

Time: 8pm, Wednesday 19th

Price: €10

Location: RMDS School


‘Politics, literature and a South Dublin family’. Pearse Hutchinson from Glasgow to Catalonia and back’ In January 2012, renowned poet and broadcaster, Pearse Hutchinson passed away. This evening will be dedicated to his memory and will feature rare recordings from his career as well as readings, photographs, poetry and music from some of the people who knew him best, including poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and piper Neilidh Mulligan. It promises to be a wonderful evening.


Cineclub –

Hotel Darklight

Time: 7.30pm, Wednesday 19th

Price: Free

Location: Ranelagh Arts Centre


Hotel Darklight is a collaboration of ten shorts by established and up and coming writers and directors. It is a not for profit project.

Fashion Show

Time: 8pm, Wednesday 19th

Price: €10

Location: Market Venue


The wonderful boutiques and salons of Ranelagh are coming together to present a fashion show of the best of Ranelagh style. Advised to book tickets early!


“I’ll live till I’ll die” Tribute to Delia Murphy


Time: 9pm, Thursday 20th

Price: €5

Location: Market Venue


I’ll Live ‘til I Die, highlights the pivotal role Delia played in the development of Irish folk songs, in particular the Irish ballad. Delia Murphy is still remembered as a household name. She was Ireland’s premier popular singer between 1930 and 1960. On a recent tv programme on Ruby Murray, Phil Coulter described Delia her as one of Ireland’s most important singers of the last century. TG Ceathair released their own, in November 2011. Delia recorded and performed extensively between 1930-1960 in Ireland and abroad. Some of her best known songs, still remembered today, are The Spinning Wheel and If I were a Blackbird. Liam Clancy attributed the success of Irish ballads today to Delia’s concerts and recordings and radio broadcasts acknowledged her as the first lady of Irish popular song. Evening will include: Recollections of the life and times of her famous aunt by Carmen Cullen niece of Delia Murphy and commentary on the pivotal role she played in the history of Irish music and song. Music by Gerry Anderson playing Delia’s airs and looking at the people she inspired afterwards, as Ireland’s first lady of song.Some of Delia’s much loved and remembered favourites such as The Spinning Wheel and If I were a Blackbird,will be sung by actress and singer Maureen O’Donovan, with a chance for the audience to join in!

Comedy Night

Time: 8pm, Thursday 20th

Price: Free

Location: Russells


Featuring the amazing talents of Edwin Sammon (Tedfest winner, Electric Picnic), Totally Wired (Vodafone Comedy Festival, Republic of Telly) and MC’ed by Colm McGlincheyckling, night of fun, laughter and the unexpected! Plus Special Guests! (resident MC of Dublins 'The Comedy Crunch', and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This will be a rib ti

Cineclub - Throw down your heart


Time: 7.30pm, Thursday 20th

Price: €5

Location: Ranelagh Arts Centre


“Throw Down Your Heart” follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album. It’s a boundary-breaking musical adventure that celebrates the beauty and complexity of Africa.

We follow Béla’s musical adventures through four African countries: Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Mali. Along the way, he works with an array of musicians – from local villagers who play a twelve-foot xylophone, to a family that makes and plays the akonting (thought by many to be the original banjo), to international superstars such as the Malian diva Oumou Sangare.

As Béla travels across Africa, he forges both musical and personal connections. Using his banjo, he transcends barriers of language and culture, finding common ground with musicians from very different backgrounds and creating some of the most meaningful music of his career.”

With an introduction by the film’s director, Sascha Paladino.


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