2007 Archives

Wednesday, 26th September – Sunday, 30th September

Welcome to the 3rd annual Ranelagh Arts Festival, which promises to be the best yet, with something for everyone in the community.

Our programme comprises a good local base with a dash of exotic flavouring. A very special participant is Maura O'Connell, whose collaboration with Ciarán Tourish in their reworking of the music of the old-time Céilí bands ensures a cultural event of national significance. John Keogh's history of the formative years of Rock 'n Roll (1956-61); the Irish abstract art exhibition curated by Michael O'Sullivan; the tribute to Anthony Cronin, the eminence gris of Irish literature; and Desmond Ellis's stage adaptation of his book Bockety — all combine to make the Ranelagh Arts Festival worth putting in your diary!

From classical music to the Battle of the Bands, the cinemobile, historical walks and talks, and fringe events — there is something for all age groups and artistic tastes.

The Festival is run by a local voluntary committee, with not one paid employee and is our contribution to creating a sense of community in the area.

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Call 085 743 7212 or email info@ranelagharts.org for further information and booking. The programme of events are subject to change.

It you want to get involved or having something to offer at this year's event, please call or email at the details above.

DAY-BY-DAY GUIDE TO RANELAGH ARTS FESTIVAL 2007

(Féile Raghnallach)
Wednesday, 26 September – Sunday, 30 September

Festival Box Office: Tel. 085 743 7212

Main programme

Date Event Time Venue Category Price Page
Wed, 26th Angles on Ranelagh: A Group Show of Ranelagh Artists 10am – 6pm Blue Loft Visual Arts Free
Wed, 26th Celebrating Anthony Cronin 8pm Multi-denominational School Literary €20/€12
Wed, 26th Opening night: Bockety — Pub theatre 9pm Russell's Pub Theatre Free

Thurs, 27th Angles on Ranelagh: A Group Show of Ranelagh Artists 10am – 6pm
Wine reception 6.30pm Blue Loft Visual Arts Free
Thurs, 27th The History of Scoil Bhríde 7pm – 8pm Scoil Bhríde History Free
Thurs, 27th An Traidisiún faoi Bláth/The Tradition Flourishing 8.30pm Scoil Bhríde Music €15/€10
Thurs, 27th Bockety — Pub theatre 9pm Humphrey's Pub Theatre Free
Thurs, 27th What's Another Year: Chinese Karaoke 10pm Smyth's Pub Music Free

Fri, 28th Angles on Ranelagh: A Group Show of Ranelagh Artists 10am – 6pm Blue Loft Visual Arts Free
Fri, 28th Abstract and Almost Art Exhibition 12 noon – 6pm Sandford Park School Hall Visual Arts Free
Fri, 28th Bockety — Pub theatre 7pm McSorley's Pub Theatre Free
Fri, 28th Poetry Speakeasy 8pm Eatery 120 Literary Free
Fri, 28th Céilí: Ciarán Tourish, the Ranelagh Céilí Band and
Maura O'Connell 9pm Mount Pleasant Tennis Club Music €25/€15

Sat, 29th Angles on Ranelagh: A Group Show of Ranelagh Artists 10am – 6pm Blue Loft Visual Arts Free
Sat, 29th Abstract and Almost Art Exhibition 12 noon – 6pm Sandford Park School Hall Visual Arts Free
Sat, 29th A History of Ranelagh in Photographs Exhibition 11am – 4pm Scoil Bhríde History Free
Sat, 29th Historical Walks and Talks 12 noon and 2.30pm The Triangle History Free, but pre-book
Sat, 29th Cinemobile: The Ugly Duckling and Me 12 noon Sandford School Car Park Cinema €3.50
Sat, 29th Cinemobile: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2.30pm Sandford School Car Park Cinema €7/€4
Sat, 29th Cinemobile: Mein Leben für Irland 5pm Sandford School Car Park Cinema €8/€5
Sat, 29th Cinemobile: La Strada 8pm Sandford School Car Park Cinema €8/€5
Sat, 29th Battle of the Bands and Rock Fest 1.30pm Ranelagh Gardens Music Free
Sat, 29th Bockety — Pub theatre 2pm Humphrey's Pub Theatre Free
Sat, 29th Bockety — Pub theatre 6pm Russell's Pub Theatre Free
Sat, 29th Vivaldi's Gloria by the Cullenswood Singers 8pm Sandford Parish Church Music €15/€10
Sat, 29th Green Jambalaya: Rock 'n Roll Ball 9pm Mount Pleasant Tennis Club Music €25/€15

Sun, 30th Abstract and Almost Art Exhibition 12 noon – 6pm Sandford Park School Hall Visual Arts Free
Sun, 30th Angles on Ranelagh: A Group Show of Ranelagh Artists 10am – 6pm Blue Loft Visual Arts Free
Sun 30th A History of Ranelagh in Photographs Exhibition 11am – 4pm Scoil Bhríde History Free
Sun, 30th Historical Walks and Talks 12 noon and 2.30pm The Triangle History Free, but pre-book
Sun, 30th Bockety — Pub theatre 1pm Smyth's Pub Theatre Free
Sun, 30th Open Day 2pm – 5pm Ranelagh Gardens Open Day Free
Sun, 30th Dillon Garden and House, featuring madrigals 2pm – 6pm Dillon Garden
45 Sandford Road Garden Visit €5 and pre-book (proceeds to Our Lady's Hospice)
Sun, 30th Bockety — Pub theatre

Close of Festival 7pm Birchall's Pub Theatre Free

Fringe programme
Date Event Time Venue Category Price Page

Wed, 26th – Thurs, 27th Fanzini Brothers 12.30pm and 6pm The Triangle Fringe Free
Wed, 26th – Sun, 30th Ranelagh Heads: Open air photographic portraits of elderly people of Ranelagh All day The Triangle Fringe Free
Wed, 26th – Sun, 30th Caricature Corner All day Throughout Ranelagh Fringe Free
Thurs, 27th A String of Pearls by Ranelagh Players 8pm Birchall's Pub Fringe Free

Fri, 28th Niall Woods, Percussionist 12.30pm and 6pm The Triangle Fringe Free
Fri, 28th Eoghan Mac Mathúna, Juggler All day The Triangle Fringe Free
Sat, 29th – Sun, 30th Hen's Teeth Studio Visit 12 noon – 4pm Hen's Teeth Studio
Ormond Lane Fringe Free
Sun, 30th Brian Henderson Studio Visit 12 noon – 4pm Brian Henderson Studio
Kenilworth Lane, Rathmines Fringe Free
By appointment only

Festival Highlights

CELEBRATING ANTHONY CRONIN:

 In conversation with Colm Tóibín
 Date: Wednesday, 26 September
 Place: Ranelagh Multi-denominational School
 Time: 8pm
 Tickets: €20/€12 (students, unwaged and OAPs)
 Featuring a musical interlude by harpist Áine Ní Dhubhaill and singer Mary Stokes.

ABSTRACT AND ALMOST ART EXHIBITION

 Date: Friday, 28 September - Sunday, 30 September
 Place: Sandford Park School Hall
 Time: 12 noon - 6pm
 Tickets: Free event
 Paintings and sculptures by Tony O'Malley, Sean Scully, John Noel Smith, Michael Warren, Cecil King, Brian Henderson, Colin Harrison and others.

OLD TIME CÉILÍ

 Date: Friday, 28 September
 Place: Mount Pleasant Tennis Club
 Time: 9pm
 Tickets: €25/€15 (students, unwaged and OAPs)
 Featuring Ciarán Tourish and the Ranelagh Céilí Band, with special guest Maura O'Connell and a host of other brilliant musicians.

GREEN JAMBALAYA: ROCK 'N ROLL BALL

 Date: Saturday, 29 September
 Place: Mount Pleasant Tennis Club
 Time: 9pm
 Tickets: €25/€15 (students, unwaged and OAPs)
 Featuring John Keogh, Keith Donald, Anto Drennan, Bobby Kelly, the Keoghettes, James Delaney, Brian Rickeby, Bernard Barrett and Brian Lynch.

VIVALDI'S GLORIA BY THE CULLENSWOOD SINGERS

 Date: Saturday, 29 September
 Place: Sandford Parish Church
 Time: 8pm
 Tickets: €15/€10 (students, unwaged and OAPs)
 The 36-strong choir will perform Vivaldi's Gloria in D major, RV589, accompanied on organ by Charles Pearson. The event will also feature The Dublin Viols.

THE DUBLIN VIOLS (Andrew Robinson, Director, Jenny Robinson, Laoise O’Brien, Lucy Robinson, Anne Robinson, Honor O Brolchain) was formed in 1980 as an offshoot of The Consort of St Sepulchre, which specialised in Medieval and Renaissance music. Both groups performed all over Ireland and Europe and recorded for BBC and RTE radio and television. The Consort of St. Sepulchre also recorded for EMI and The Dublin Viols with Dead Can Dance.

AN TRAIDISIÚN FAOI BLÁTH (The Tradition Flourishing)

 Dáta: Déardaoin, 27ú Meán Fómhair
 Ionad: Scoil Bhríde
 Am: 8.30pm
 Táille: €15/€10 (mic léinn, daoine gan tuarastal, pinsinéirí seanaoise)
 Amhráin Ghaeilge Oirialla ó Phádraigín Ní Uallacháin, amhráin Bhéarla Chuige Uladh ó Len Graham, ceol traidisiúnta ó Chaoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fidil) agus Mick O'Brien (píob).

BATTLE OF THE BANDS and ROCK FEST

 Date: Saturday, 29 September
 Place: Ranelagh Gardens
 Time: 1.30pm
 Tickets: Free event
 Local teenage bands will compete on an open-air stage for top prizes in the Battle of the Bands.

CINEMOBILE in Sandford School Car Park

 Date: Saturday, 29 September
 Full programme details to follow
 The Cinemobile will feature the following movies:
 · The Ugly Duckling and Me
 · Saturday Matinée: A TRIBUTE TO MAUREEN O'HARA The Hunchback of Notre Dame (with full support programme)
 · Mein Leben für Irland (My Life for Ireland)
 · Director's Choice: La Strada, A film by Federico Fellini (with full support programme)

OPEN DAY FOR FAMILIES

 Date: Sunday, 30 September
 Place: Ranelagh Gardens
 Time: 2pm - 5pm
 Tickets: Free event
 Featuring the Mad Hatters, Conor Lambert's Puppet Show, Capuara, the Independent Theatre Workshop and the Dance Theatre of Ireland.

BOCKETY- PUB THEATRE

 Tickets: Free event, throughout the Festival, as follows:

 Wednesday, 26 September Opening night: Russell's Pub 9pm
 Thursday, 27 September Humphrey's Pub 9pm
 Friday, 28 September McSorley's Pub 7pm
 Saturday, 29 September Humphrey's Pub 2pm
 Saturday, 29 September Russell's Pub 6pm
 Sunday, 30 September Smyth's Pub 1pm
 Sunday, 30 September Birchall's Pub 7pm

Other festival events include:

- Historical walks and talks
 - A photographic exhibition: Ranelagh Then and Now
 - An evening of theatre, featuring the Ranelagh Players
 - Chinese Karaoke
 - Poetry Speakeasy
 - The Festival Fringe will feature the Fanzini Brothers, a photographic installation on the Triangle, a group show of local artists and much, much more.

Festival Preview

Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 September

 Welcome to a preview of the 3rd annual Ranelagh Arts Festival, which promises to be the best yet, with something for everyone in the community. Make a note of the festival dates and check the website from mid-August for updates on ticket availability and the full programme of events.

The flagship events of the 2007 festival include:

Celebrating Anthony Cronin: in conversation with Colm Tobin
 Wednesday 26 September, Ranelagh Multi-denominational School at 8.00pm
 Novelist, poet, biographer and chronicler of literary Dublin in the ’50s and ’60s, Anthony Cronin is the most protean of Irish men of letters and a resident of Ranelagh. Colm Tobin is the well-known Irish author of The Blackwater Lightship, South and The Master, which won the IMPAC literary award. The event will also feature a musical interlude by harpist Áine Ní Dhubhaill and singer Mary Stokes.

Abstract and Almost Art Exhibition
 Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 September, Sandford Park School Hall
 Abstract and Almost will feature paintings and sculptures taken from small, but unique, private collections. The exhibition includes Tony O’Malley, Sean Scully, John Noel Smith, Michael Warren, Cecil King, Brian Henderson and Colin Harrison. More than 30 artists will be included, with works collected from the early ’60s to the present day, in a variety of mediums.

Old time Céilí
 Friday 28 September, Mount Pleasant Tennis Club at 9.00pm
 Ciarán Tourish and the Ranelagh Céilí and Dance Band will be accompanied by some very special guests, for an evening of traditional music and old time céilí dancing.

Green Jambalaya: Rock ’n Roll Ball
 Saturday 29 September, Mount Pleasant Tennis Club at 9.00pm
 John Keogh, with his Rock ’n Roll Orchestra, featuring brass and rhythm sections and backing vocalists, will take the revellers on a musical voyage through the history of rock ’n roll, at the festival’s annual rock ball.

Vivaldi’s Gloria by the Cullenswood Singers
 Also featuring: The Dublin Viols
 Saturday 29 September, Sandford Parish Church at 8.00pm
 The Cullenswood Singers is a local choir, formed in 1997 by Ranelagh musician Liobhán Boylan. The choir has performed in various venues, including St. Ann's Church in Dawson Street, the Fleadh Ceoil in Ballina, the Sligo Choral Festival and the Ranelagh Arts Festivals 2005 and 2006.

THE DUBLIN VIOLS
(Andrew Robinson, Director, Jenny Robinson, Laoise O’Brien, Lucy Robinson, Anne Robinson, Honor O Brolchain) was formed in 1980 as an offshoot of The Consort of St Sepulchre, which specialised in Medieval and Renaissance music. Both groups performed all over Ireland and Europe and recorded for BBC and RTE radio and television. The Consort of St. Sepulchre also recorded for EMI and The Dublin Viols with Dead Can Dance.

Oirialla agus Éire
 Wednesday 26 September, Scoil Bhride, Ranelagh at 8.00pm
 Amhráin Ghaeilge Oirialla ó Phádraigín Ní Uallacháin, amhráin Bhéarla Chuige Uladh ó Len Graham, ceol traidisiúnta ó Chaoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fidil) agus Mick O’Brien (píob).
Oriel and Ireland
 Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, author of the major study of Oriel songs in Irish, A Hidden Ireland, brings this tradition to life again. Len Graham sings Ulster songs in English and duets with Pádraigín. Mick O’Brien (uilleann pipes) and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), also play tunes.

Rock in the Park and Battle of the Bands
 Saturday 29 September, Ranelagh Gardens at 1.30pm
 Local teenage bands will compete on an open-air stage, for top prizes in the Battle of the Bands. This will be the biggest event of its kind on the southside of Dublin, providing a fantastic platform for local teenage talent. The event will also feature rockabilly kingpins The Mosquitos.

Cinemobile
 Saturday 29 September, Sandford Park School car-park
 Once again, the festival brings the silver screen to Ranelagh, with movies for all age-groups.

Open Day
 Sunday 30 September, Ranelagh Gardens at 2.00pm
 The Open Day will begin with a parade from Scoil Bhride to Ranelagh Gardens, by children from four National Schools, headed by The Mad Hatters. The event will also feature Conor Lambert’s Puppet Show, Capuara, the Independent Theatre Workshop, the Dance Theatre of Ireland, children's traditional games, clowns, face painters and much, much more. This is a day not to be missed.

The Dillon Garden — A world-class Ranelagh treasure
 Sunday 30 September, Dillon Garden, Sandford Road from 2-6pm
 Once again, Helen will open her world-famous garden and house as part of the festival. Within a walled rectangular garden, typical of Dublin’s Georgian townhouses, Helen Dillon has spent the last 35 years creating one of the most beautiful town gardens in Ireland. A not-to-be missed experience!

Bockety: Pub Theatre
 Bockety will be performed in several local pubs, on all five days of the festival
 This one-man show is based on the novel Bockety, by Desmond Ellis, which was launched at the Ranleagh Arts Festival 2006. It is the story of a boy who grew up in Dublin in the 1940s and ’50s in Ranelagh. The boy romps through the first 13 years of his childhood like a bockety bicycle that won’t quite go where it’s steered.

Other festival events include:
- Historical walks and talks
 - A photographic exhibition: Ranelagh Then and Now
 - An evening of theatre, featuring the Ranelagh Players
 - Chinese Karaoke
 - Poetry Speakeasy
 - The Festival Fringe will feature the Fanzini Brothers, a photographic installation on the Triangle, a group show of local artists and much, much more.

______________________________________________________

Call 085 743 7212 or email info@ranelagharts.org for further information and booking. The programme of events are subject to change.

It you want to get involved or having something to offer at this year's event,
 please call or email at the details above.