THE CHIL­DREN OF LIR GETS AN EPIC RETELLING

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Cork Opera House presents The Chil­dren Of Lir Celtic Con­cert,

Brian O’Reilly’s folk opera, for three per­for­mances this week, on May 18 and 19, in a con­cert ar­range­ment con­ducted by Fer­gal O’Con­nor. The show was first per­formed in 1973. Com­poser Brian O’Reilly and his band of nine musicians, Loud­est Whis­per, will be ac­com­pa­nied by a string quar­tet, an 80-voice male and fe­male choir and four bal­leri­nas from Ballet Theatre Ire­land Dance Academy. The story, one of the best-known in Ir­ish mythol­ogy, is a tale of love, jeal­ousy, ha­tred and forced em­i­gra­tion, but the tone of the mu­sic is gen­er­ally pos­i­tive, about how good over­comes evil and light over­comes dark­ness. Tick­ets €27 evenings 8pm. Fri­day mati­nee €12.

Down And Out In Paris And Lon­don,

Phe­lim Drew’s one-man show, based on the Ge­orge Or­well book and first

TIME­LESS: Cork Opera House hosts the ChIl­dren Of Lir

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