Thursday, February 19, 2004

Info Dump: Incoming

Gentle reader,

Another info dump for this drop (yes there have been that many e-mails). The usual rules of my personal opinion apply.

Starting with Cobh, the Sirius Arts Centre has quite a lot on.

On February 21 they have an acoustic evening of music featuring Jimmy Crowley, The Caniffe Family and Kalamazoo with additional help from local favourites Paddy Barry, JJ Frahill & John Crone; Jenny Ó’Loinsigh & Norma Stafford; Paul Edmunds, Denis McGrath and others. Tickets are €10 with the proceeds to benefit launch of the 1st Annual Cobh Maritime Song Festival in June 2004.
It's folk. You will either love it or avoid it like the plague.

In March, International Women's Day seen more than a day, it's a month for Cobh!

Women’s Worlds, an Evening of Music and Spoken Word Performances on Saturday 20 March (8pm tickets €10 / €6) by Trish Casey and Annette Buckley

Performance Poet, Trish Casey, winner of RTE’s Rattlebag Slam at the Dublin Writers Festival in 2003 has been described by crime novelist, Ken Bruen as "If Lenny Bruce were reincarnated as a feisty Irish woman, he’d strut the stage as Trish Casey." Casey writes and performs poetry, short monologues and dramatic works on interpersonal, social and political themes, incorporating movement, chanting and singing.

Cork based singer/songwriter Annette Buckley has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of our generation. Oh let's face it, I'm not going to write drivel to praise her, she's good. Go hear her!

Sinéad McCoole, author of "No Ordinary Women (Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900 – 1923)" speaks about her book and about a time when vast numbers of Irish women were politicised and imprisoned for their beliefs, with a special emphasis on one prison, Kilmainham Gaol. This talk is on Thursday 25 March at 7pm with tickets costing €6 and €4 concession.

And now to the Triskel Arts Centre, who do a very good job at keeping my in box full.
Sorry if I'm repeating thing from other info dumps.

Moving from a venue in Cobh, to an artist from there. John Leo Carter is a singer-songwriter from Cobh, Co. Cork. BLAH BLAH BLAH highly acclaimed debut album Candy Floss Girl BLAH BLAH BLAH worked with lots of known names (some of which are on the album). Blah. I know nothing about him that I would not be taking directly from a press release (and they are always glowing!). Anyway, he plays Friday 27 February, 8.00pm, €10.

The 15th Cork French Film Festival is brought to you by Triskel Arts Centre & Alliance Francaise de Cork from Monday 15 March until Sunday 28 March.

I'm not going to give a listing, but the films (sent out anyway) are...
Tais Toi! (Dir: Francis Veber, 2003),
Van Gogh (Dir: Maurice Pialat, 1991),
Kirikou & The Sorceress (Dir: Michel Ocelot, Senegal, 1998),
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (Dir: Nabil Ayouch, France/ RoW, 2001),
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (the sequel to the 1999 Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar, Alain Chabat, 2002)
Le Chignon d’Olga (Dir: Jerome Bonnell, 2002),
Le Cercle Rouge (Dir: Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970),
Playtime (Dir: Jacques Tati, 1967) and
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (Dir: Claude Sautet, 1995)

In the "this is weird" slot is "Bob Dylan & the History of Rock ‘n’
Roll", an illustrated talk by Michael Gray on Wednesday 28 April,
8.00pm, €12. There is nothing dry or academic about Gray’s talks.

Oh and the Public Practise Seminars for Artists (presented by
Triskel Arts Centre & Cork City Council) are on
from Thursday 26 February until Saturday 26 February with the
Studio 2: Artist’s Resource Room now on ending on Thursday 11 March.

That's enough learning, time to party.

Freakscene is 10 years old on Wednesday the 25th of
February. A club night rarely lasts that long (and it's outlived quite
a few clubs in Cork). €8 Doors 8pm.

The guys in charge have decided to try and do
something special; they asked some of the most popular Cork bands to play their favourite Freakscene songs. Along with that, a free drink for the first 400 to arrive and a FREE CD for everybody! Some of the live bands are Fred, Niall Connolly, Queen Kong, Shambuenos, Stanley Super 800, The Black Purple Orchestra and Paddy O'Herlihy. And there are others too. The free CD of music includes new music from Boa Morte, Fred, Waiting Room, The Shades, Stanley Super 800, Rulers of the Planet, ......and tracks from the Frank & Walters and Niall Connolly among others!

Apparently fans from as far as East Germany and Belfast are coming to the party.

I don't blame them!

A question for you... Turn play two Cork dates in March. Mar
4 - Mallow (no idea where in Mallow, I mean it's not that small. Any
ideas?) and Mar 5 - Half Moon, Cork.

take care,
Will

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