Although I won’t be able to make either of them there are two new music events that I am aware of taking place this weekend around the country.
Over the past few years Hilltown Studio Theatre in Westmeath has been making the space available for artists wishing to spend time developing or finalising new work. This coming Saturday and Sunday (18 & 19 July) Hilltown presents a programme of new music, sonic and visual installations and film screenings. The programme is hugely varied with an international focus and at €15 per day or €25 for a festival pass it’s very reasonably priced.
Akseaton Contemporary Arts, Co. Limerick are rolling out a Welcome to the Neighbourhood programme this weekend with a mixture of art forms from visual to music. The programme ran from 6 July and is winding up on Saturday with a day of events. More information available from their website.
A busy evening lies ahead in Dublin with the NCC performance in the NGI at 6.30pm and the opening of Fearghus Ó Conchúir’s collaborative project with visual artist Dan Dubowitz. The project entitled Tattered Outlaws of History opens in Skerries Martello Tower and runs weekends until 30 August.