Ranelagh Arts Centre
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The Rev JM Burrs Panic Worship
Time: 9pm, Friday 21st
Location: Humphries Pub
Following on from their CD launch this September, Reverend JM's Panic Worship are proud to return to Humphries in Ranelagh for an intimate show of roots-based avant garde performance music in honour of Dublin's Culture Night.
Reverend JM's Panic Worship are a three-piece band based in Dublin who incorporate a variety of musical styles and instrumentation into their unique sound. Currently playing under the genre-defying genre of alt.gothic.jazzabilly.country.fusion, their core of guitar, tea chest bass, and full drum kit are augmented by a shifting variety of percussion and stringed contraptions, including the knife and spoon, homemade iridescophone and pitchfork. Their roots-based act is lively, engaging, and appropriate for all comers who appreciate an element of the theatrical in their music.
Time: 8.30pm, Friday 21st
Location: Market Venue
Anthony Cronin’s RMS Titanic first appeared in the review X in 1961, long before the present celebrity of the Titanic, and was afterwards included in a number of anthologies, most notably in the Penguin Book of Longer Contemporary Poems. The scientist poet Myron Evans recently said it is the best long poem of the twentieth century. Paul Durcan has described it as ‘a major work’. And Derek Mahon has spoken of his own generation ‘recognising immediately that here was something unique and far-reaching’.
Donal Lunny has now written music for this well-known poem. He has set a number of the individual sections for two voices, linked others, and composed an overture or mood piece which enhances the meaning and the effect of the whole. The result is a haunting and evocative musical and vocal event.
It is also a rare collaboration between composer and poet, perhaps the first there has been in contemporary Ireland. The poem will be read by Anthony Cronin and sung by Daoire Farrell and Alison Slater.
Anthony Cronin has been at the centre of of artistic and Cultural life in Ireland for over 60 years. Editor ,journalist, biographer of Flann O'Brien and Samuel Becket, novelist and poet Anthony was instrumental in setting up Aosdana and is on its governing body.
Anthony has an outstanding body of work as a poet including The End of The Modern World (1989) his 'Collected Poems' (New Ireland) were published in 2004, his latest collection is 'After The Fall'(New Ireland)2011.
Donal Lunny is one of Irelands best loved and most respected musiscians. He has being a founding member of Emmet Spiceland, Planxty, The Bothy Band and Moving Hearts, four of the most important and groundbreaking bands over the last 40 years. He is also an outstanding arranger/producer/composer and musical director. He enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Tonights musicians and singers include Graham Henderson, keyboards, vocalists Allison Sleator and Daoire Farrell.
Ranelagh Players present: A
String Of Pearls II
Time: 7.30pm, Friday 21st
Location: RMDS School
An exciting medley of contrasting monologues
and soliloquies specially arranged for Ranelagh Arts Festival 2012. Come along for an hour of Ranelagh Players will be celebrating their tenth anniversary next year and are seeking new members to perform and to work behind the scenes. There are many opportunities for those interested in being involved in assisting the production, be it on stage, backstage or at
front of the house. We always welcome new
members for cast and crew – no experience
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