Festival Friday 15th - Sunday 30th September 2012

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Wednesday 26th

Thursday 27th

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Little People in Ranelagh

Acoustic Jazz Guitar workshop

Time: 3pm - 5pm, Wednesday 26th

Price: €10
Location: Ranelagh Arts Centre

This exciting, interactive sculpture/photography workshop will be facilitated over two afternoons by artists Ruthe Burke and Helen Gavigan, culminating in a window exhibition of completed artworks in Ranelagh Arts Centre. Day 1 - Folowing an introductory talk, participants will be invited to make mini sculptures of people which they will then bring to their preferred places and spaces in Ranelagh, where they will photograph them. People will need to bring their own digital camera and possibly a raincoat !This workshop is limited to 10 people and booking is essential.

Time: 1.00 - 2.00pm Thursday 27th

Price: €5
Location: Upstairs in Arts Centre

With Duck Baker, one of the most influential and noted finger picking jazz guitarists of all time. All levels and ages are welcome for what is definitely a chance in a lifetime to learn from one of the greats!

Little People in Ranelagh

Time: 3pm - 5pm, Thursday 27th

Price: €10
Location: Ranelagh Arts Centre

This exciting, interactive sculpture/photography workshop will be facilitated over two afternoons by artists Ruthe Burke and Helen Gavigan, culminating in a window exhibition of completed artworks in Ranelagh Arts Centre. Day 1 - Folowing an introductory talk, participants will be invited to make mini sculptures of people which they will then bring to their preferred places and spaces in Ranelagh, where they will photograph them. People will need to bring their own digital camera and possibly a raincoat !This workshop is limited to 10 people and booking is essential.

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Cineclub – The Book Smugglers

Time: 7.30pm, Wednesday 26th

Price: €5
Location: Ranelagh Arts Centre

An Irish poet and a Lithuanian stage director
retrace the steps of 19th century Lithuanian
book smugglers, who resisted russification and
saved their language from extinction. Travelling
through the forests and along the rivers, each
looks into the mirror of the other country’s
history and explores the links between
language and identity.
A talk will be given beforehand by writer/director Jeremiah Cullinane

Star Stories

Time: 7pm, Thursday 27th

Price: €8
Location: Market Venue

Following most warmly received performances at The Flat Lake Festival, Body and Soul Festival, Temple House Festival, Colours Fringe Festival Galway, & Electric Picnic; The Spontaneous Theatre People bring you this very special night of storytelling theatre: Star Stories - 5 is made up of five tales. Five stellar glimpses woven together in story and song. Mrs. Nellie Murphy will take us by the hand, a warm hand. She will be our guiding light. With a twinkle, she’ll invite us in and sit us down for a listen;
‘Only The Lonely’ takes us for a walk on the prom in the 60’s – the first blossom of a love that was to last for decades. It is story of a dance that still dances when the shoes are old. ‘Curvature of Venus’ is a song - beautiful and haunting. It is a memory of love lost, stolen gates and fairy lights. ‘Kitty’s Map’ is the story of an unlikely friendship, full of surprises. ‘Lullaby’ lifts us into its melody, gives us a kiss, and nudges the heart, tilting it skyward. ‘Space Ship Chip Shop’ introduces us to Sheila Lally, a woman with a life steeped in greyness. Then that one day arrives, when, thanks to a deep fat fryer, she finds the courage and beauty in herself to go supernova…
Words and Songs by Órla Mc Govern & Niceol Blue Performed by Mrs Nellie Murphy, Zita Monahan & Niceol Blue

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David Noone Sings...

The Songs of Nick Cave

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Time: 8pm, Wednesday 26th

Price: €5
Location: Ranelagh Arts Centre

Dublin based singer songwriter David Noone presents an intimate evening of Nick Cave songs. A musical treat for fans of the Australian icon as David Noone ‘becomes’ Nick Cave’ for a special performance of the great mans songs.

Duck Baker & Racker Donnelly

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Time: 8pm, Wednesday 26th

Price: €10
Location: Cullenswood House

Former UK Slam Champion Poet, Irish Times Speaker of the Year & Grand Marshal of the Dublin Riviera, Racker Donnelly has performed for many music, comedy, arts, folk & story clubs & festivals, with the Chieftains in Bray & with Dara O Briain at Bloomsbury Theatre. He has featured repeatedly for Liverpool Irish Festival & Whitby Folk Week.
Racker has done his poetic comedy show in Ireland, Melbourne, Sheffield, Edinburgh, London & New York. He has MCd & performed in concerts for Bray Arts, London’s City Hall, Musical Traditions Club, Keith Summers Festival, London Arts Festivals, the Irish Cultural Centre, in Trafalgar Square & the Bray Mermaid, & has been the featured poet on BBC Radio 4’s SATURDAY LIVE & on lots of Irish radio shows.
Duck Baker is one of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation. He is unique among jazz guitarists in that his repertoire spans the entire history of music from ragtime through swing to modern masters like thelonius monk and herbie Nichols to free improvisation. His most ambitious record ‘spinning song’ got rave reviews in jazz times, cadence, coda and the new York times with acoustic guitar magazine dubbing it “one of the best guitar records ever recorded – by anybody.”
Racker and Duck will be joining forces for this amazing opportunity to see two of the most influential performers of our time. Make sure not to miss this!

Dublin Consort

Time: 7pm, Thursday 27th

Price: €10
Location: Sandford Church

The Dublin Consort are Laoise O’Brien and Jenny Robinson on recorders, and Lucy Robinson, Mark Wilkes and Andrew Robinson on viols. They play music of the European Renaissance: Shakespeare’s time, plus a lifetime or two either side. A programme of delightful sixteenth- and seventeenth-century music around themes of flowers and nature.

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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

'Live Comedy Improv with The Spontaneous Theatre People and special guests

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Time: 8pm, Wednesday 26th

Price: Free
Location: Humphreys

The Spontaneous Theatre People create exciting performances across the world and their Improv Show has been a past favourite at Ranelagh Arts Festival! With the help of audience suggestions, they will create side-splitting moments for your enjoyment, all made up on the spot! Their live show will include special guests and is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seats. They have improvised around the world, with members of Second City, Spolin Players, Seattle goga, and Ryan Styles (‘Whose Line…’) to name a few.They’ve performed at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Flat Lakes, & at The Laughter Lounge stage (with Ardal O’Hanlon and Snatch Comedy as part of Super 8). The Spontaneous Theatre People also produce plays and facilitate workshops in improvised theatre for groups and companies, and provide coaching for solo performers. For more information visit
www.spontaneoustheatre.com

Duck Baker & Racker Donnelly

Time: 8pm, Thursday 27th

Price: €10
Location: Cricket Club

Former UK Slam Champion Poet, Irish Times Speaker of the Year & Grand Marshal of the Dublin Riviera, Racker Donnelly has performed for many music, comedy, arts, folk & story clubs & festivals, with the Chieftains in Bray & with Dara O Briain at Bloomsbury Theatre. He has featured repeatedly for Liverpool Irish Festival & Whitby Folk Week.
Racker has done his poetic comedy show in Ireland, Melbourne, Sheffield, Edinburgh, London & New York. He has MCd & performed in concerts for Bray Arts, London’s City Hall, Musical Traditions Club, Keith Summers Festival, London Arts Festivals, the Irish Cultural Centre, in Trafalgar Square & the Bray Mermaid, & has been the featured poet on BBC Radio 4’s SATURDAY LIVE & on lots of Irish radio shows.
Duck Baker is one of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation. He is unique among jazz guitarists in that his repertoire spans the entire history of music from ragtime through swing to modern masters like thelonius monk and herbie Nichols to free improvisation. His most ambitious record ‘spinning song’ got rave reviews in jazz times, cadence, coda and the new York times with acoustic guitar magazine dubbing it “one of the best guitar records ever recorded – by anybody.”
Racker and Duck will be joining forces for this amazing opportunity to see two of the most influential performers of our time. Make sure not to miss this!

Harper's Ferry

Time: 9.30pm, Thursday 27th

Price: Free
Location: Humphries

The folks from Harper's Ferry began playing together in the Wood Quay area of Galway City. Formed by seasoned musicians with different backgrounds and musical heritage, all involved have both a love of music, and a strong desire to explore the deep connections between "Old World Folk" (Traditional Irish/English/Scottish tunes, songs and ballads), and the musical traditions of the Americas.
The band perform old favourites, along with some brand new original tunes (written with a nod of respect to the old of course!).

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