THURS­DAY 08.06.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

LOUTH LILT Adele Commins and Dáithí Kear­ney Fr. McNally Recital Room, DKIT, Dun­dalk 6.30pm Adm free 087-6479081 Launch­ing new al­bum A Louth Lilt, Adele Commins and Dáithí Kear­ney have com­posed a rake of new mu­sic, in­spired by peo­ple and places in Louth and fur­ther afield. From the snows of Nor­way to the sun­sets of Brazil, the leg­ends of the Táin to as­pects of ev­ery­day life, their mu­sic draws on Ir­ish mu­si­cal tra­di­tions with an ear to the wider world. Tonight also sees the launch of new doc­u­men­tary The Road to Speyfest, a record of last sum­mer’s visit by mem­bers of the DkIT Ceol

Oirghialla Tra­di­tional Mu­sic En­sem­ble who trav­elled to Scot­land for a se­ries of per­for­mances. SL CLAS­SI­CAL Joyce DiDonato (mezzo so­prano), Il Pomo d’Oro/Maxim Emelyany­chev NCH, Dublin 8pm ¤50-¤95 nch.ie Joyce DiDonato’s (be­low) first visit to the NCH, sing­ing Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the New York Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, was a case of she came, she sang, she con­quered. The great mezzo so­prano’s re­turn finds her at the other end of her reper­toire, in a baroque pro­gramme ti­tled In War and Peace, Har­mony Through Mu­sic. The fea­tured com­posers are Mon­teverdi, Pur­cell, Han­del, Leo and Jom­melli, and she’s part­nered by the pe­riod in­stru­ments play­ers of Il Pomo d’Oro un­der their young Rus­sian con­duc­tor Maxim Emelyany­chev. MD ART The Sea Rachel Joynt, Mary Lo­han and Gwen O’Dowd. Cather­ine Ham­mond Gallery, 61 Bridge St, Marsh, Sk­ib­bereen Un­til June 29 ham­mondgallery.com Three artists whose works dis­play a fas­ci­na­tion with the sea. While Rachel Joynt is best known for her large-scale pub­lic sculp­tures, she also makes much smaller, per­sonal work. Here she shows a se­ries of in­tri­cately made, cream­pati­nated bronzes of some of the frag­ile life forms that flour­ish in un­pol­luted wa­ters, in­clud­ing sand dol­lars, starfish and sea urchins. Mary Lo­han’s re­cent paint­ings en­act an el­e­men­tal en­gage­ment be­tween three linked do­mains: land, sea and sky. One is al­ways aware of the brood­ing, brim­ming mass of the sea – some 70 per cent of the earth’s sur­face. Gwen O’Dowd fo­cuses on the point of con­tact be­tween wa­ter and rock, as the tides re­lent­lessly erode even the most im­pla­ca­ble ma­te­rial. AD

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