5 Things to Do This Week
10 – 16 May – Our top 5 things to do this week
If you are looking for something to do in-between getting your hair done and crossing your county border with abandon, we have lots of lovely online events to keep you entertained this week. Here’s our pick of what’s on…..
FESTIVAL: Féile Róise Rua
Féile Róise Rua is a traditional song music festival which will have a broadcast live from ÁrainnMhór island on 15th May 2021 in partnership with Other Voices.
Join locals and International artists live from ÁrainnMhór island for craic, ceol agus caint as Féile Róise Rua and Other Voices invite you to join in the celebration of local music session live from the island on the 15th May via YouTube and Facebook.
Top Irish artists including Steve Cooney, Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh, Radie Peet, Bridghe Chambeul and more will sing an play from an intimate session in The Glen Hotel where local singer Róise Rua once sang her songs.
The festival weekend will also include dance and singing workshops and singing sessions.
Link: Féile Róise Rua
FESTIVAL: Harold’s Cross Community Festival
The Harold’s Cross festival in 2021 will be almost entirely virtual. The festival has been running for more than 10 years and the aim is to continually increase the sense of community. The festival is run entirely by volunteers and takes place each year in May. This year it will run from Saturday 8th until Sunday 16th of May. Although it is mostly virtual this year – it is one of the most ambitious programmes yet and all the events are provided free of cost. Visit the website below for all the details.
MUSIC: The Vanbrugh & Guests
The Vanbrugh and their guests present two of the most loved works from the chamber music repertoire this Thursday at 8pm. Brahms’ F major quintet, written in Bad Ischl in the summer of 1882, was a work he was particularly fond of and from the gorgeous opening melody, through the exquisite slow movement, to the high octane finale, it is easy to see why. Slightly the older of the two great composers, Brahms supported Dvořák in his career. And of his A major sextet, written in 1878, wrote ‘It is endlessly beautiful. I always have the feeling that people don’t admire this piece enough, this splendid invention, freshness and sonorous beauty’
The Vanbrugh has evolved from the work of the legendary Vanbrugh Quartet. Over three decades the quartet gave close to three thousand concerts, presenting the chamber music repertoire to audiences throughout Ireland, Europe, the Americas and the Far East.
Link: National Concert Hall
THEATRE: Petticoat Loose
Steeped in Waterford folklore, this play tells the story of a woman who was said to have the strength of five men, to have drank during church times, and to have killed children.
Her spirit is said to still appear to men who are travelling roads. This play explores what turns a woman to a legend. And it explores what makes her commit acts of hell and who was she before legend set her in history.
This new play by Martina Collender, will be live streamed from Theatre Royal Waterford this Friday.
Link: Theatre Royal
COMEDY: Postcards from the Ledge
Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is having a one-night stand – with the whole world! And you’re invited! Starring Rory Nolan as Ross. Presented by Landmark Productions, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s hilarious Postcards from the Ledge starring Rory Nolan is coming to your gaff, broadcast live on one night only. This Saturday 15th it will be beamed into homes across the globe. You don’t want to miss a date with the ledge! Plus Live post-show talk; join writer Paul Howard and actor Rory Nolan in conversation with Irish Times columnist Róisín Ingle live after the show.
Link: Mermaid Arts Centre
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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