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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET ★ SEVEN DAYS - Craw­ley Peter Siobhán Long

You may have thought that ev­ery pos­si­ble an­gle on the Ris­ing has been quite thor­oughly ex­plored al­ready this year, from cos­tumed recre­ations to cos­tumed docu­d­ra­mas, to sev­eral hun­dred per­for­mances, dances and ex­hi­bi­tions fo­cused on Man of the Year, Roger Case­ment. But what about the role of young peo­ple? Dublin Youth Theatre now get in on the Com­mem­o­ra­tive act by throw­ing their net slightly wider and tak­ing a con­tem­po­rary look at revo­lu­tion and protest in the lives of young peo­ple in Ire­land to­day. De­vel­oped with a cast of 20 in col­lab­o­ra­tion with writer He­lena En­right and di­rec­tor Tom Creed, the new show uses ar­chive ma­te­ri­als and in­ter­views with artists, ac­tivists, jour­nal­ists, and politi­cians to ex­plore how young peo­ple be­come rad­i­calised or en­gage with so­cial is­sues. In the dig­i­tal tu­mult of to­day, what can be learned from the past? FLEADH CHEOIL NA hÉIRE­ANN For the com­pet­i­tive of spirit and the lan­guid lis­ten­ers alike, the an­nual gath­er­ing at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉire­ann is a must.

En­nis, its host this year, is a fine lo­ca­tion, ly­ing in the belly of the beast that is the tra­di­tional mu­sic heart­land of Clare. While 6,000 com­peti­tors duke it out in 180 com­pe­ti­tions, there’s plenty of room on the streets and in the snugs for the ses­sions that form the back­bone of this an­nual land­mark event in the tra­di­tional mu­sic cal­en­dar.

Nightly céilidhe will keep dancers on their toes, while those with an ear cocked for the re­gional ac­cents that de­fine the mu­sic can seek out fid­dlers Siobhán Peo­ples and Sea­mus Con­nolly, Sli­abh Luachra fid­dle/ac­cor­dion duo Matt Cran­itch and Jackie Daly (above), among a slew of oth­ers.

A high­light will surely be Satur­day’s’s con­cert re­call­ing the golden era of Ir­ish mu­sic in the US, when The Flana­gan Broth­ers were in full swing. Stock­ton’s Wing sally up with Maura O’Con­nell, Kíla par­lay a few tunes with Scot­tish band Man­rán, and if that’s not enough to sate the ap­petite, there’s Comhal­tas’ nightly Club Éigse, where tu­tors and stu­dents take to the stage with their knap­sacks of new and old tunes vy­ing for po­si­tion.

Singers seek­ing to en­rich their song reper­toire, dancers in search of steps well-worn and new, and mu­si­cians in pur­suit of tunes or trav­el­ling com­pan­ions will all be jostling for space in the Fleadh melée. See list­ings for more de­tails. flead­hcheoil.ie

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