So I found a little while to write a quick blog post while chatting with my brother (while he torments some sort of ghost army in Wolfenstein so the chat is really me talking and him shouting “OH MY GOD, where did that guy come from??!!”)
The second in the Irish Composers Collective’s National Concert Hall series is tomorrow night and the performance takes place upstairs in the Kevin Barry Room at 8.30pm. The performance features eight works by Irish composers with performances by Dan Bodwell on the Double Bass and Michael Quinn on the harpsichord. I usually make it along to the ICC events but I may be caught for time tomorrow as I’m picking up conductor James Wood from the airport.
I just noticed The Winding Stair Bookshop is featuring cheap as chips gig – €5 for Peter Delaney and the gig is titled Eleventy Four (I think) tonight at 7.30pm.
Interesting piece on Persepolis from Fearghus at Bodies and Buildings relevant to sampling and mash-ups…
Wexford forging a reputation outside of the opera comfort zone
Dublin Central Arts Workers continue to post interesting pieces
I made it along to the DEAF09 fundraiser on Friday night last in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar. There were some pretty great performances on the evening and it was the perfect location for the fundraiser with a marquee covering the whole of the square. The chilly wind was staved off by pints and paella although I didn’t stay too late as I was trying to get through some more work for the Tipperary gig.
Speaking of which – if anyone is around Tipperary in the next two weeks keep an eye out for the vivid colours of the Music for the Golden Vale posters! This one is in the supermarket in Thurles formerly known as the L&N on Friar St – I can’t remember it’s new name!