Events

Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

NOV - DEC 2020

Mon 2 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020

If you cannot come to visit Draíocht's Galleries, then we would like to bring our Galleries into your home or school instead! 

Art is one of our most meaningful forms of expression and we feel it's important that children experience a wide range of original art images and objects where and whenever possible. We want to make that possible with this art sharing project for families and schools in Dublin 15. We are offering your school or home, the opportunity to display some art work by a range of established artists with a range of arts practices, from photography, illustration and print; from artists Sharon Murphy, Des Kenny and Garvan Gallagher and others, to share and enjoy with your pupils, teachers & families.

A work of art can be a wonderful stimulus in the classroom or home, and is a natural starting point for children to observe closely, think critically and share their thoughts and reactions through their own words. 
If you are interested in hearing more, please contact paula@draiocht.ie with a contact name and number. 

PROJECT NOTES
This project is FREE and is open to a very limited number of families & schools in Dublin 15 only.
All families & schools will need to sign a lending contract.
All participants will be supported by Draíocht with an integrated project.
A refundable deposit of €50 will be required at the beginning of the project. This refundable deposit can be waived if cost is an issue and will be considered on a case by case basis.



Cancelled - Danny O’Brien - Reformer
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Cancelled - Danny O’Brien - Reformer

Tue 3 Nov 2020 8.15PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

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Cancelled: Judy (2019)
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Cancelled: Judy (2019)

Wed 4 Nov 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

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Cancelled - According To Sydney
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Cancelled - According To Sydney

Starring Rose Henderson

Thu 5 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

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Cancelled: Neil Delamere  - Pick N Mix

Cancelled: Neil Delamere - Pick N Mix

Fri 6 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

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Cancelled - Broadway & Other Stories
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Cancelled - Broadway & Other Stories

Songs from Bacharach to Broadway with Róisín Sullivan

Sat 7 Nov 2020 Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

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SOLD OUT - The University of Wonder & Imagination

SOLD OUT - The University of Wonder & Imagination

Cahoots NI Zoom Into Your Primary School Classroom

Thu 12 Nov 2020 ONLINE // €30 per class group / 8 Shows Available

The ‘University of Wonder & Imagination’ is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities ... and there’s a place with your name on it! This fun, interactive experience takes place live in your classroom via the magic of digital technology. 
Journey to the most unusual of universities, meet the mysterious Professor Bamberg, choose your subjects of study, enter themed rooms, encounter problems and puzzles and unlock your magical powers. In this ambitious and unique undertaking, Cahoots NI, the makers of 'Under the Hawthorn Tree', 'Secrets of Space', 'Shh! We have a Plan', 'Egg', 'Penguins' and more, will broadcast from an extensive, purpose built set where magic and illusion have no boundaries, bringing a fun filled, immersive theatrical experience directly to you.

Booking  Notes:
Available to all Primary Schools (early booking priority will be given to Dublin 15 schools). 
Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings.
Cost: €30 per class group per show / 1 class group per show (max 30 pupils)
Dur: 1 hour  /  Age:  7+
Booking through Draíocht's Box Office: boxoffice@draiocht.ie / 083-084 7249 / 083-028 9771

SHOW TIMES
9.30am / 10am / 10.30am / 11am / 11.30 / 1pm / 1.30pm / 2pm

What do schools audiences need to take part?
You will need a device such as a laptop or tablet, with a camera and microphone function and a good internet connection. This device should be placed at the front of the class. You may wish to connect your device to a larger screen so that everyone can have a great view!
You will need the latest version of Zoom already downloaded.
Read all the Guidelines HERE



Cancelled: Mary Coughlan - Life Stories
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Cancelled: Mary Coughlan - Life Stories

Thu 12 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

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Autumn Sounds 2020 - Programme 1

Autumn Sounds 2020 - Programme 1

Duo Chagall and The Fingal Ensemble

Fri 13 Nov 2020 7PM ONLINE // FREE

DUO CHAGALL present the first of three programs commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, as part of their well-established classical music series Autumn Sounds. Marking the series' 10th anniversary, Fingal-born violinist Gillian Williams and her French husband, cellist Arun Rao, have enlisted some of the finest musicians from Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Galway and Milan. some of them Fingal-natives. This ambitious 2020 edition went through a particularly bumpy ride, the duo contemplating pulling it altogether on numerous occasions since the start of the pandemic. Through sheer persistence and with the generous and determined support of Fingal's Arts Office and the Baldoyle Community Forum, they were able to record three programs of chamber and orchestral music by Beethoven and his great contemporaries Franz Schubert and Nicoló Paganini, over two sessions at the end of August and one just a few weeks ago, at the Baldoyle Community Hall.

The series opens with a work Beethoven wrote at the age of 30: the great Septet for Winds and Strings in E flat Major Opus 20. Born in Bonn where he trained as a virtuoso pianist under the strict tutoring of his abusive father, Beethoven settled in Vienna in 1795 and soon received the favours of prominent aristocrats. Composed in 1800, the Septet is contemporary with the First Symphony and 6 String Quartets published as his Op.18. Quite possibly his most popular work in his own lifetime (which annoyed him greatly in his old age), Beethoven's Septet was dedicated to the Empress Maria Theresa who was present at its performance on Monday 2 April 1800, one of the many works of the 'Akademie', a benefit concert staged by the composer himself. It is in 6 movements, in the tradition of the 18th century Serenade - a genre particularly prized by Mozart whose music greatly influenced the young  Beethoven.'  

Autumn Sounds 2020 will also be broadcast on Near FM at 2pm on Tuesday 10th, 17th & 24th November.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 7pm on 13 November for Programme 1.



Cancelled: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes
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Cancelled: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Loco and Reckless Productions / Written and performed by Mikel Murfi

Fri 13 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

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Cancelled: Date Night, Second Base
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Cancelled: Date Night, Second Base

Niamh Kavanagh & Paul Megahey

Sat 14 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

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Cancelled - Des Bishop - Mia Mamma

Cancelled - Des Bishop - Mia Mamma

Thu 19 Nov 2020 Main Auditorium

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Autumn Sounds 2020 - Programme 2

Autumn Sounds 2020 - Programme 2

Duo Chagall and The Fingal Ensemble

Fri 20 Nov 2020 7PM ONLINE // FREE

 

DUO CHAGALL present the second of three programmes commemorating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in December 1770, as part of their classical music series Autumn Sounds. This year's edition, marking the series' 10th anniversary, sees violinist Gillian Williams and her French husband, cellist Arun Rao, direct the Fingal Ensemble in an eclectic mix of chamber music, songs and orchestral works by the German master and two of his greatest contemporaries: Franz Schubert and Nicolo Paganini. With generous support from Fingal's Arts Office and the Baldoyle Community Forum, they were able to record three hour-long programmes at the Baldoyle Community Hall in August and October.

This second programme features the great Octet in F Major by Franz Schubert, numbered 803 in the catalogue of works devised by German scholar Otto Deutsch. Almost 25 years separate the Octet from Beethoven's Septet featured in last week's programme. Despite their close resemblance in terms of structure, scoring and the fact that the Octet was intended for virtually the same group of players that had contributed to the earlier work's popularity, Schubert's masterpiece differs greatly from his elder's in both style and substance. On the surface, the piece is full of Viennese charm: a profusion of delicate melodies intertwine elegantly, sometimes extremely densely, over sophisticated harmonies, their dotted rhythms giving a typically Austrian flavour. The long opening phrase of the second movement Adagio is arguably one of the most beautiful ever written for the clarinet. Yet there also lurks a much darker mood which dramatically erupts in the opening of the Finale, a most compelling example of tremolando in the cello part (when the bow is to be moved extremely fast over a single note). Beethoven may have felt the first symptoms of his deafness at the time he wrote the Septet; likewise, Schubert was  experiencing early physical decay caused by syphilis, an illness that took his life only four years later in 1828, one year after Beethoven's passing.

Autumn Sounds 2020 will also be broadcast on Near FM at 2pm on Tuesday 10th, 17th & 24th November.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 7pm on 20 November for Programme 2.



Cancelled: T-Shirt Design Screen Prints

Cancelled: T-Shirt Design Screen Prints

Screen Printing Workshop with Neil Dunne

Sat 21 Nov 2020 Draíocht Galleries & Workshop Room // €10 per participant / Age 8-10 yrs

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Cancelled - Looking for América
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Cancelled - Looking for América

Federico Julián González & Janet Moran / Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Fri 27 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

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Autumn Sounds 2020 - Programme 3

Autumn Sounds 2020 - Programme 3

Duo Chagall and The Fingal Ensemble

Fri 27 Nov 2020 7PM ONLINE // FREE

DUO CHAGALL present the last of three programmes commemorating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in December 1770, as part of their well-established classical music series Autumn Sounds. Marking the series' 10th anniversary, this 2020 edition would not have been possible without the generous and determined support of Fingal's Arts Office and the Baldoyle Community Forum, who assisted the series's directors Gillian Williams and Arun Rao throughout these precarious and challenging times.

This final programme brings together two major works from the violin repertoire: the Romances in G major and F Major, respectively Op.40 and Op.50, which Beethoven wrote for the celebrated violinist Schuppanzig around the same time as the Septet heard in Programme 1. It also offers a rare glimpse into Beethoven's much underrated vocal production with a small selection of Irish songs and one of the best arias from his lone opera Fidelio. The four songs are contained in the second publication of Beethoven's arrangements of Scottish and Irish Airs from 1812. They, along with over 150 other folk songs from Ireland, Britain and beyond, were commissioned by the wealthy Scotsman George Thomson over a period of  ten years. Their scoring for piano, violin and cello was much in vogue at a time when amateur singers tended to perform in large, private salons and often required additional support for the rather tame-sounding pianofortes. Thomson, a close friend of the poet Robert Burns, initially approached the ageing Haydn but soon turned to Beethoven for these arrangements, their corresponding rendered almost impossible at times by the Napoleonic wars. After Burns's premature death in 1796, Thomson relied on friends and family to supply poems of somewhat inferior quality.

Most unusually, this Autumn Sounds performance features the guitar in lieu of a keyboard (as do some of Carl Maria von Weber's  Lieder from the same period), and appropriately replaces the original texts with poems by Moore, Burns and James Kenney, in accordance with the scholarly view that Thomson's compromise, in order to avoid copyright infringements, should now be redressed. This 'revisiting' of Beethoven's Irish airs was the work of amateur singer and scholar Tomás O'Súilleabháin (1919-2012), and the object of a 3-CD recording undertaken by members of the DIT Conservatory faculty in 2013. The recording featured DUO CHAGALL in almost a third of the songs, but not 'The Small Birds Rejoice' by Burns and 'They Came from a Land Beyond the Sea' by Moore, which are here given their very first airing with both lyrics and string parts.The guitar also features in the set of 'Variations on One String' by famed virtuoso violinist Paganini on a theme from Rossini's opera 'Moses', but played on cello instead. Cellist Arun Rao added a couple of pyrotechnic highlights of his own, in the 'bravura' style indicated by Paganini. As well as the Romances, directed by Gillian Williams from the solo violin, the Fingal Ensemble presents a unique performance by mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty of the aria 'Abscheulicher!' ('literally 'Monster!') from Fidelio, the revised version of an opera Beethoven initially named after the female protagonist Leonora. In this complex number from Act 1, Leonora, disguised as a guard, vents her anger at the tyrant Pizarro who is holding her husband Florestan captive; when Pizarro orders that a grave be dug beneath the castle walls, she sings a prayer to the Star of Hope and bravely sets forth in her attempt to free him.'

Autumn Sounds 2020 will also be broadcast on Near FM at 2pm on Tuesday 10th, 17th & 24th November.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 7pm on 27 November for Programme 3.



Cancelled - PURE MENTAL by Keith Walsh
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Cancelled - PURE MENTAL by Keith Walsh

Presented by Riverbank Arts Centre

Sat 28 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

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Cancelled: The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Cancelled: The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Bewley’s Café Theatre & The Wilde Garden Adventure

Sun 29 Nov 2020 12 NOON & 3PM / Age 5+ / Dur: 50 mins Main Auditorium // €7 / €5 conc

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