5 Things to Do This Week
5 -11 April – Our top 5 things to do this week
We have lots of lovely online events to keep us entertained this week. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..
CULTURE: Stories, Songs and Shenanigans with Aindrias de Staic #3 | Leo Moran |
In the third instalment of a series of four, musician and storyteller Aindrias de Staic weaves stories, songs and music with the wild Atlantic wit of some of west of Ireland’s most interesting performers. Joining him on Wednesday at 7pm is musician and songwriter Leo Moran. Leo is best known as lead guitarist and sometimes vocalist in the Irish folk-rock band The Saw Doctors. Expect plenty of chats and lots of craic with a few songs thrown in for good measure!
Link: The Linen Hall
CULTURE: The Sky From Here – Dirty Dreamer
Throughout April The Dock will bring you four exclusive live streamed performances by musicians and bands all with a connection to county Leitrim and it’s surrounding area. From Thursday to Sunday you can enjoy music from Dirty Dreamer. Having played together for a number of years with the Choice Prize nominated Come On Live Long, Dirty Dreamer formed over months of writing and experimenting with a new sound. Free but donations are much appreciated.
Link: The Dock Arts Centre
MUSIC: Folk Nights at glór with Maria Ryan & Ger O’Donnell
Folk Nights at glór is a series of ‘folk-club’ performances created specifically for viewing from your couch, showcasing some of our finest folk musicians locally and nationally. This Thursday enjoy music from Maria Ryan and Ger O’Donnell. Maria, violinist, fiddle player and singer from Pallasgreen in Co. Limerick, is an alumnus of Cork School of Music (CIT), where she co-founded the highly acclaimed music ensemble Strung. Ger O’Donnell, multi-instrumentalist, singer, music educator, arranger, was born in Limerick. His musical journey has led him through fife and drum bands to classical flute to rock bands to his current focus on strings and voice in folk arrangements.
Link: glór Ennis
THEATRE: A Skull in Connemara by Martin McDonagh
This Saturday, The Everyman presents a rehearsed reading of A Skull in Connemara, by Martin McDonagh, as part of Play It by Ear, a programme of shows from The Everyman stage and available through live audio stream. A Skull in Connemara is the second of a trilogy of plays written by Martin McDonagh. All are set in the fictional town of Leenane, a small village in Co. Galway, on the west coast of Ireland. The trilogy of plays consists of The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996), A Skull in Connemara (1997) and The Lonesome West (1997).
Link: The Everyman
LITERATURE: One Dublin One Book
Dublin City Council invites people all over the city to take part in the annual One Dublin One Book campaign by reading the same book during the month of April. This year’s chosen title for One Dublin One Book, is Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession (Bluemoose Books). Dublin UNESCO City of Literature have put together a range of free online public events throughout the month of April which will see author Rónán Hession take part in public discussions, interviews and live webinars. On Wednesday Rick O’Shea hosts a discussion between writers Alex Barclay and Rónán about characters and characterisation. And on Thursday lunchtime you can tune in to a discussion on art and compassion, hosted by Irish Hospice Foundation.
Link: One Dublin One Book
We hope you have a lovely Easter!
Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.
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