[L'IRELAND IN PARIS : Centre culturel irlandais]
12 - 13 December 13, 19.30
€12/€10 for students and unemployed people, reservation recommended, in English, approx. 60 mins
Cinémorphe presents Distant Music
Inspired by James Joyce’s short story, The Dead, Cinémorphe’s Distant Music invites you to step back in time, to Dublin at the turn of the 20th century. Experience the hopes and fears of the characters as they prepare for their grand Christmas party. Witness the dying of an epoch in a changing Dublin. Share the characters’ moving, intimate stories and explore the music, dance and politics of the day. This immersive theatre experience encourages you to inhabit the lives of the characters and, as the evening draws to a close, to celebrate with them the passing of time in the world you have created around you.
Cinémorphe is an international performance company based in Paris which consists of artists from all disciplines: actors, dancers, musicians, video and radio artists. Their last show was described by Figaroscope as ‘une soirée décapatante’.
!!!! Guests are invited, if possible, to dress or have accessories with some reference to this period.
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17 December 13, 19.30
€7 (admission free for students and unemployed people), reservation recommended
Evening of traditional music : Compánach
With Fintan Vallely (flute and commentary),
Tiarnán O Duinncín (pipes), Gerry O’Connor (fiddle),
Máire Ní Choilm (voice)
Developed around the book, e-book and website Companion to Irish Traditional Music, edited by Fintan Vallely, this performance draws on the Companion’s historical thread. It is an encyclopedia to which over two hundred experts from all over the world contributed. A live music show with large-scale projected photographic and art imagery, it travels through different eras of Irish music from the Gaelic and Celtic consciousness of the late 1800s through the early 20th century to the modern era in which Irish traditional music is a genre widely known and played in Europe, Australia, the US and Canada. The musicians play superbly, both individually and together, a treat for the senses which will get you in the Christmas mood.
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Room 1, admission free.
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by Ann Cremin
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