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1 The Fin­gal Fleadh and Fair takes place on Swords Cas­tle from Septem­ber 15 to 17. The trio of John Doyle, John Mc­cusker and Mike Mc­goldrick will be per­form­ing on Fri­day. Doors open at 7pm. The first crossed paths as teenagers. A quar­ter of a cen­tury later, the fired-up folk live-wires cel­e­brate their friend­ship, and mu­si­cal kin­ship, with their first stu­dio al­bum, The Wish­ing Tree. A thrilling trip through tra­di­tional, con­tem­po­rary and orig­i­nal jigs, reels, bal­lads and more. John Doyle is an Ir­ish mu­sic linch­pin and a founder mem­ber of ac­claimed group So­lasr. BBC Ra­dio 2 Folk Award Win­ner John Mc­cusker has played with The Bat­tle­field Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dy­lan, recorded with Paul Weller, and re­cently pro­duced al­bums for Eddi Reader, Heidi Tal­bot and Kris Dr­ever. Mike Mc­goldrick is a BBC Ra­dio 2 Folk Award win­ner, found­ing mem­ber of Lú­nasa, and cur­rent mem­ber of Caper­cail­lie, who has worked with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, John Cale. See www.face­book.com/fin­galflead­hfair/ for more de­tails. 2

Mary Cough­lan is per­form­ing at the Draiocht Arts Cen­tre on Thurs­day at 8pm. Cough­lan’s 30 plus years in the mu­sic busi­ness has been a roller­coaster hell of a ride and this con­cert will re­flect that, fea­tur­ing all the songs that are close to Mary’s heart and life. Of­ten de­scribed as the great­est fe­male vo­cal­ist and in­ter­preter of songs that Ire­land has ever pro­duced, she proudly stands along­side the iconic gi­ants of jazz on both sides of the At­lantic, Bil­lie Hol­i­day and Edith Piaf. Mary is the only singer these shores have pro­duced to ri­val the great­est of Euro­pean cabaret and Amer­i­can jazz club blues be­cause of one thing: her unique voice. Her whisky-blurred, smoke­seared, husky voice de­liv­ers songs in a de­li­cious and un­apolo­getic Ir­ish drawl, scep­ti­cal, rue­ful, mourn­ful and melt­ing, ar­dent for love. This much loved voice eas­ily wraps it­self around Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, Elvis Pres­ley and Joy Di­vi­sion to name but a few. Fur­ther de­tails at www.draiocht.ie 3

The ex­hi­bi­tion by Myra Jago at the Easter Snow Gallery at the Sea­mus En­nis Arts Cen­tre is con­tin­u­ing. This is her fourth solo ex­hi­bi­tion to date. Her work can be found in The State Art Col­lec­tion and many other public and private col­lec­tions world­wide. The ex­hi­bi­tion is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm and run­ning till the end of the month. 4 The Seag­ull by Satirikon The­atre will be screened on Thurs­day at 7pm in movies@ swords. An­ton Chekhov’s first of four ma­jor plays dra­ma­tizes the ro­man­tic and artis­tic con­flicts be­tween its four main char­ac­ters: Boris Trig­orin, a well-known writer, the in­genue Nina, the fad­ing ac­tress Irina Arkad­ina, and her son the would-be play­wright Kon­stantin Tré­plev. Yury Bu­tusov’s fre­netic pro­duc­tion abounds in an in­cred­i­ble free­dom and open­ness, delv­ing deep into the throes of artis­tic cre­ation and the an­guish of the artist who strug­gles to find a lan­guage of his own. Fur­ther de­tails at www.movies-at.ie.


Per­formed on the spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter stage of Lake Con­stance in Bre­genz (Aus­tria), Ge­orge Bizet’s Car­men is a story of pas­sion, des­tiny and ob­ses­sion. The French com­poser’s opera is most fa­mous for its Span­ish melodies, in­clud­ing the Flower Song. It will screened at movies@ swords on Thurs­day at 8.30pm. 6 The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl is open­ing at the Mill­bank The­atre in Rush this week. Di­rected by Paschal O’sul­li­van, it runs Wed­nes­day to Satur­day from Septem­ber 13 to 23. The play is a whim­si­cal ro­man­tic com­edy cen­tered on Matilde, a Brazil­ian clean­ing woman who would rather be a co­me­dian. The play was a fi­nal­ist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A se­ri­ous ca­reer-ori­ented doctor, Lane, has hired a quirky Brazil­ian maid. The only prob­lem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean. In­stead, she longs to be a come­di­enne. Mean­while, Lane’s life is rapidly dis­in­te­grat­ing. Sarah Ruhl’s en­chant­ing play re­minds us that there is hu­mor and beauty to be find in life’s most un­likely messes. For book­ings visit www.mill­bank­the­atre.ie.


A ma­jor new ex­hi­bi­tion The Ocean Af­ter Na­ture at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, is now open. This free ex­hi­bi­tion which will run un­til 7th Jan­uary 2018 is cu­rated by Alaina Claire Feld­man and pro­duced by In­de­pen­dent Cu­ra­tors In­ter­na­tional (ICI), New York. It ex­plores the ocean as a site re­flect­ing the eco­log­i­cal, cul­tural, po­lit­i­cal, and eco­nomic re­al­i­ties of a glob­al­ized world. The Ocean Af­ter Na­ture ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures more than 20 works of art in a wide va­ri­ety of me­dia—in­clud­ing pho­tog­ra­phy, video, sculp­ture, mu­sic, and de­sign. The artists will ex­plore new ways of rep­re­sent­ing the seascape as a means to iden­tify and cri­tique the var­i­ous in­ter­re­lated and chaotic sys­tems of power, such as land-sea di­vides, the cir­cu­la­tion of peo­ple and goods, and the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties of our ecosystems. 8

David Gil­mour’s ‘Live at Pom­peii’ is be­ing screened in movies@swords on Thurs­day at 8.30pm. 45 years af­ter Pink Floyd’s David Gil­mour filmed ‘Live At Pom­peii’ in the leg­endary Ro­man Am­phithe­atre there, he re­turned for two spec­tac­u­lar shows, part of his year-long tour in sup­port of his No.1 al­bum ‘Rat­tle That Lock’. The per­for­mances were the first-ever rock con­certs for an au­di­ence in the stone Ro­man am­phithe­atre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood ex­actly where glad­i­a­tors would have fought in the first cen­tury AD. The show in­cludes songs from through­out David’s ca­reer, as well as many Pink Floyd clas­sics, in­clud­ing ‘One Of These Days’, the only song that was also per­formed at the band’s 1971 show. Fur­ther de­tails at www. movies-at.ie. 9 The Clas­sic Bea­tles cel­e­brat­ing Sgt Pep­per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will per­form at te Draiocht Arts Cen­tre on Fri­day at 8pm.sgt. Pep­per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the most iconic al­bums of all time, was re­leased an as­ton­ish­ing 50 years ago this year. To cel­e­brate, The Clas­sic Bea­tles (the only Bea­tles tribute act en­dorsed by Sir Ge­orge Martin) will be tak­ing to the road to treat you to the many hits of Sgt. Pep­per, as well as all the usual clas­sics that spanned The Bea­tles in­cred­i­ble mu­si­cal ca­reer. As well as many cos­tume changes, the band also par­take in the witty ban­ter for which The Bea­tles were equally fa­mous. A Clas­sic Bea­tles show brings all the joys of Bea­tle­dom to a whole new gen­er­a­tion and al­lows first gen­er­a­tion fans to re­live the mu­sic that changed our lives for­ever. Fur­ther de­tails at www. draiocht.ie.


Ir­ish mu­si­cal dance sen­sa­tion, Ti­tan­ic­dance, makes its Dublin pre­miere at The Helix. Telling the story of the world’s most fa­mous ship from its be­gin­ning in the Belfast ship­yard to its tragic end in the At­lantic Ocean, Ti­tan­ic­dance em­barks on an emo­tional jour­ney of hope, as­pi­ra­tion, love, heart­break and sad­ness that has left au­di­ences want­ing more and bring­ing them to their feet. A cast of 30 world class Ir­ish dancers and mu­si­cians set the scene for a breath-tak­ing ro­man­tic per­for­mance. This elec­tri­fy­ing show re­ceived nu­mer­ous stand­ing ova­tions dur­ing re­cent tours of the US and China (where it per­formed to a tele­vised au­di­ence of over one bil­lion). This is your chance to see why... It is tak­ing place on Satur­day at 2pm and 7.30pm. For fur­ther de­tails visit www.the­he­lix.ie.

John Doyle, John Mc­cusker and Mike Mc­goldrick - See No 1

Mary Cough­lan - See No 2

Ti­tanic Dance - See No 10

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