Ranelagh Arts Centre

26 Ranelagh

Dublin 6

Tel: (01)547 7775


Email: info.ranelagharts@gmail.com

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Arts Centre

Saturday 29th

Ranelagh Singers

Twisted Pearl – An Evening of

Baroque Music


Friday 15th - Sunday 30th September 2012

Time: 8pm, Saturday 29th

Price: €10

Location: Sandford Church


An evening of music by the Baroque masters. Special guests Abbie McDonagh (violin) and the Gonzaga College Orchestra. Featuring Charles Pearson (organ).

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Down By The River


Time: 8pm, Thursday 27th

Price: €10

Location: Upstairs in the Arts Centre


Written and Directed by

Paul Kennedy

Performed by Michael Bates

Produced by

Joe Devlin

Matt’s marriage is teetering on the brink of collapse. His wife is restless and has enrolled in a night class which leads to a bizarre sequence of events that threaten to push their marriage over the edge. As events unfold Matt is lead into a realm of darkness and deceit in search of a love that may already be lost.Down By The River is a fast and furious play, familiar and yet strange, comic and yet tinged with a soulful sense of loss.

“Excellent performance....”

IRISH TIMES          


Samba workshop


Time: 4pm, Saturday 29th

Price: €5

Location: Market Venue


Samba, A Taste of Brazil. Explore the excitement of samba drumming with MaSamba Samba School. In this workshop, the group will cover the origins of samba, learn about the instruments used and will work together to play a samba groove. No experience necessary, all instruments provided.  

Manteca & Entheos


Time: 8pm, Saturday 29th

Price: €10

Location: Market Venue



Manteca perform a repertoire of authentic mambo, cubop, latin jazz and bossa nova tunes by artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, The Buena Vista Social Club as well as their own original material. The band consists of Des McCarthy & Nick McCabe (percussion), Fergal McGirl (bass), Orla Cunningham (piano), Katrin Goldbeck (alto sax) and Chris Turner (tenor sax). The band has performed around Dublin and surrounding areas for almost ten years at events and venues including the Drogheda Samba Festival, Derry Holloween Festival, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Moat Theatre (Naas), The K Club, Crawdaddy and The Sugar Club.


Entheos are a hardworking Dublin band who draw on their roots in the gritty side of rock, contemporary folk, classical and traditional music to create a sound that is unique, sometimes dark, and consistently hard to define.

Described by Hot Press as “a five-pieceacoustic unit that play a gritty form of guitar-driven folk…with galloping rhythms… attractive mid Eastern flavours, sturdy bodhrán and gutsy vocals” Entheos have made a name for themselves as an outstanding live act playing venues such as The Cobblestone, The Grand Social, Whelan’s, The Village, amongst others around Leinster and in far flung places such as Warsaw in Poland! Entheos have also played support to some of the biggest names in Irish music, including Damien Dempsey, Grada and Kila. They are due to release their new E.P in September 2012.


Art in the Windows

Time: 15th - 30th Sept. during business hours.

Price: Please see details on each art work.

Location: shop Ranelagh windows &



Be sure to watch out for the many pieces of art in the windows and shops of Ranelagh during the Festival. Many local and accomplished artists will be exhibiting their art. Watch out for art in surprising places as you stroll around Ranelagh. Most pieces are for sale, please contact the Ranelagh Arts Centre to purchase any of the art pieces.

Contemporary Art Exhibition

Time: 6pm, Saturday 15th for launch

and open throughout festival.

Price: Free

Location: Market Venue, Ranelagh Village


This year, the Ranelagh Arts Festival is holding its first exhibition of contemporary visual art. This is an open exhibition and features painting, photography, installation and sculpture from a range of Irish and international artists the exhibition will be open daily throughout the festival from 12-7pm at the (market venue, Ranelagh Village) Opening the exhibition on Saturday 15th September will be Robert Ballagh, and there will be music from The Emilie Conway Jazz Trio”: doors open from 6pm.

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