Monday, April 05, 2004

More Info Dump

Gentle reader,

Another Info Dump, with my usual opinions of what is good and worth seeing.

The Triskel Arts Centre holds an illustrated talk by Michael Gray entitled Bob Dylan & the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll on Wednesday 28 April, 8.00pm, €12.

Michael Gray is regarded as a world authority on the work of Bob Dylan. There is nothing dry or academic about Gray’s talks. They are lively, witty and mix surprising slices of music with a fresh account of music history.

Well I have to mention that Cork Opera House in association with Bryan Flynn TheatriX presents The Sound of Music, open on April 2 and ending on Saturday April 17 (oddly it starts at 7.30pm and not the usual 8pm). This powerful version of the heart-rending story ... blah blah blah. I'm in it. That's why I'm mentioning it. Its good. Honest!

My Brother Johnny Cash is the strangely titled gig on Sunday 11th April (at a more normal 8pm) presented by Tommy Cash & The Cash Crew band.

The much beloved by RTE Morning presenters Calexico play the Opera House on Wednesday 14th April.

Someone who make be looking for such a good looking woman is Joe Dolan who appears on Sunday 18th April.

A quick run down...
Paddy Casey on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th April.
Sunset Boulevard in concert (which may mean it's not the full stage show, No details I'm afraid) is on stage performed by Petula Clark and Michael Ball on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April.
The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas (no I don't understand that bit either) from Monday 26th April until Saturday 1st May.
I have no idea how they are going to perform it but Charlotte’s Web appears on the Opera House stage from Wednesday May 5th until Saturday 8th May (again at the 7.30pm slot).
Brian Kennedy returns to touring, visiting Cork Opera House on May 9 at 7.30pm with tickets at a slightly pricy €30.
Rashomon presented by Storytellers Theatre Company in association with Cork Opera House on Tuesday 11th 'til Saturday 15th May.

Heading over to what I think are the highlights of the Lobby's listings... You know it's going to be odd seeing gigs without being in a smoke filled room...

The Dudley Corporation play on Saturday April 10th with tickets at €7.

Juute are a four piece from Cork whose short career has thus far been attracting the attention of many in the Irish music press and promoters and they are playing on Thursday 15th with tickets at €7.

The legendary John Spillane plays two dates
on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th. By the way, when did he win Meteor awards.

Having more of less finished his new album, Mark Geary starts touring Ireland on 17 April. He visits the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh on Monday April 19 and in the Lobby on Wednesday April 21.

The lapslide guitarist singer/songwriter Clive Barnes is promoting his fourth album Goldtooth Cinnamon by gigging on Friday April 23.

The 80's are reforming with the return of Blink playing on Saturday 24. The band’s third album "Deep Inside the Sound of Sadness" is set for a summer release. Special guests Brand New Messiahs.

The Future Kings of Spain : have a bumper CD/DVD package ready for release on May 14 and visit the Old Oak (or it's sister venue around the corner Cyprus Avenue) in April 23.

The Half Moon Theatre have a few notable gigs this month...
Roy Ayers plays on Monday 5th April.
Rodrigo y Gabriela have a two night gig on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th April.
Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club play on Friday 30th April & Saturday 1st May.

And finally in the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh presents a day of sound/noise/art on Thursday 8 April 11am – 7:30pm called Soundwave. Soundwave is a one day sound art event which will include installations, performances and talks exploring sounds and noises, bending the boundary between art, sound and music.

It sounds plain weird. The performers and speakers include Alex Walsh (photographer and sound artist), Mick O’Shea (noise machines), Una Quigley (video, sound and visual artist) and Danny McCarthy (sound artist).

take care,
Will

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