10 Things to do this week

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1 The Sea­mus En­nis Arts Cen­tre will host a per­for­mance by Kieran Quinn and Seamie O’dowd on Fri­day. The Sligo-based mu­si­cians have been care­fully craft­ing their own sound for over three years now. De­scribed by some as trad fu­sion, it also in­cor­po­rates el­e­ments of jazz, blues and folk mu­sic. Two skilled mu­si­cians in their own right, nei­ther of whom are in any way daunted by cross­ing mu­si­cal gen­res with a mo­ment’s no­tice, they have com­bined to pro­duce a pow­er­ful and ex­cit­ing mu­si­cal force. In this show, they will be show­cas­ing new and orig­i­nal songs and tunes from their re­cently re­leased de­but al­bum, Melodic Re­flec­tion. 3O’dowd is one of the most loved and re­spected mu­si­cians in this coun­try. As mod­est as he is tal­ented, this vir­tual one-man band comes from a hugely mu­si­cal fam­ily steeped in the mu­si­cal tra­di­tions of South County Sligo. For­mer Sligo GAA star, Quinn he has gained wide ac­claim for his pi­ano play­ing and com­po­si­tions. His mu­sic is orig­i­nal and ac­ces­si­ble, rang­ing in style from rag­time jazz all the way through to main­stream con­tem­po­rary. Doors open at 8pn. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion at www.teac.ie.

2 An ex­hi­bi­tion of En Plein Air paint­ings is now open at the The Atrium at County Hall, Swords. This will be a sec­ond chance to view the ex­hi­bi­tion of En Plein Air paint­ings of New­bridge House in Don­abate. A group of lo­cal artists were in­vited to paint around the House and grounds of New­bridge House dur­ing the sum­mer of 2017. As well as creat­ing pieces for the ex­hi­bi­tion the artists wanted to en­cour­age visi­tors to in­ter­act with them, ask ques­tions, maybe bring a sketch book and have a go them­selves. The project was recorded by pho­tog­ra­pher Lau­rent Roger, and his pho­tos will form an in­te­gral part of the ex­hi­bi­tion. The col­lec­tion was orig­i­nally shown as part of a very suc­cess­ful Cul­ture Night in New­bridge House in Septem­ber. Fin­gal Li­braries then in­vited the group to hold a sec­ond ex­hi­bi­tion in the Atrium. The ex­hibit­ing artists, Marese Mur­phy, Pa­trick Walsh, Jean Cul­leton, Paula Fee and Carmel Coen all en­joyed the En Plein Air chal­lenge. The pub­lic are in­vited view the ex­hi­bi­tion be­tween 9am and 6pm on week­days un­til Novem­ber 17.

3 Live mu­sic con­tin­ues at Duffys in Malahide this week­end with an­other great line up or­gan­ised. On Fri­day, Run for Cover will take to the stage at 10pm. They will be fol­lowed on Sat­ur­day by the Sound­men, also at 10pm. On Sun­day, the weekly tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic ses­sion runs from 7pm to 9pm. No cover charge.

4 Ac­claimed Ir­ish singer Tommy Flem­ing is com­ing to Bal­brig­gan on Wed­nes­day for a very spe­cial one-off con­cert at SS Peter and Paul’s church in Bal­brig­gan. Wed­nes­day, to be a spe­cial night of in­spi­ra­tional mu­sic and song where Tommy will be joined by the Ir­ish Con­cert Orches­tra. Tick­ets are priced at €20 and are avail­able from Bal­brig­gan Parish Of­fice (018412116) or at www.tom­myflem­ing.com.

5 Dublin Zoo ‘s Wild Lights , a mag­i­cal night­time event from 5pm – 9pm, fea­tur­ing gi­ant colour­ful lanterns and il­lu­mi­nated an­i­mal sculp­tures, in­spired by wildlife, is con­tin­u­ing. Visi­tors to this must-see event will fol­low the en­chanted trail, where they will dis­cover the daz­zling ar­ray of beau­ti­fully crafted enor­mous silk lanterns. They will then be wowed by the Chi­nese per­form­ers and crafts while en­joy­ing Chi­nese foods and warm drinks. Tick­ets are only avail­able from www.dublin­zoo.ie.

6 ’The Ladykillers’ by Gra­ham Line­han is the next amaz­ing pro­duc­tion by Sk­er­ries The­atre Group run­ning from Novem­ber 16 to De­cem­ber 2 in the Lit­tle The­atre. Sk­er­ries Com­mu­nity Col­lege Par­ents As­so­ci­a­tion are sell­ing tick­ets for the Open­ing Night on Thurs­day as a fundraiser for the school, all money raised will go to­wards more in­stru­ments and sound equip­ment for the schools Mu­sic Room. Tick­ets are €12 each (€10 for Se­nior Ci­ti­zen’s or Stu­dents) avail­able from any PA Com­mit­tee mem­ber.

7 An ex­hi­bi­tion by Tina Brooks called ‘Ro­mance and Rea­son: Weather on the Edge’ is on show at the Easter Snow Gallery at the Sea­mus En­nis Arts Cen­tre in Naul. Tina lives and works in Strand­hill, Co. Sligo. Her works have been pur­chased by Sligo In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and The Of­fice of Pub­lic Works and can be found in sev­eral col­lec­tions through­out Ger­many, Eng­land, Amer­ica, Canada and Ire­land. The ex­hi­bi­tion is open dail from 10am to 4.30pm each day and ad­mis­sion is free. The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til the end of Novem­ber.

8 The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’casey con­tin­ues at the Mill­bank The­atre in Rush this week. This pro­duc­tion of Sean O’casey’s clas­sic forms the cen­tre­piece of the 90th sea­son. The youth group, MYTH, is well rep­re­sented in the ranks of this cast, rep­re­sent­ing for them their first en­try into a full-length Mill­bank play. The pro­duc­tion will come com­plete with a sou­venir pro­gramme, along with a pub­lic ex­hi­bi­tion of much of our ar­chive ma­te­rial from our 90 years in the­atre. The play it­self will be pre­ceded by an in­for­ma­tive talk each night on the po­lit­i­cal, so­cial and cul­tural scenes con­text the times. With great value group rates avail­able, we par­tic­u­larly wel­come school au­di­ences. It will run Wed­nes­day to Sat­ur­day un­til the end of the month. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit www.mill­bank­the­atre.ie.

9 Aida, from Syd­ney Har­bour (part of the Oper­after­noons Sea­son) will be screened at movies@swords on Sat­ur­day at 3pm. Verdi mas­ter­fully puts the in­ti­mate af­fairs of the heart against the grandeur of the uni­verse: where king­doms rise and fall and the sands of time grind on­wards. There could be no grander set­ting for such an opera than Syd­ney Har­bour it­self, awash with the light of the city and the Syd­ney Opera House sil­hou­et­ted against the set­ting sun. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tio visit www.movies-at.ie.

10 Na­tional The­atre’s per­for­mance of Fol­lies will be screened at movies@ swords on Thurs­day at 7pm. Stephen Sond­heim’s leg­endary mu­si­cal is staged for the first time at the Na­tional The­atre and broad­cast live to cin­e­mas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weis­mann The­atre. To­mor­row the iconic build­ing will be de­mol­ished. Thirty years af­ter their fi­nal per­for­mance, the Fol­lies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about them­selves. Tra­cie Ben­nett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the mag­nif­i­cent Fol­lies in this daz­zling new pro­duc­tion. Fea­tur­ing a cast of 37 and an orches­tra of 21, it’s directed by Do­minic Cooke (The Com­edy of Er­rors).win­ner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sond­heim’s pre­vi­ous work in­cludes A Lit­tle Night Mu­sic, Sweeney Todd and Sun­day in the Park with George. For book­ings and more in­for­ma­tion visit www.movies-at.ie.

Kieran Quinn and Seamie O’dowd - See No 1

Tommy Flem­ing - See No 4

Wild Lights at Dubln Zoo - See No 5

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