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Lisa O'Neill :: Rock The Machine (This Ain’t No Disco)

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Lisa O'Neill performs live for This Ain't No Disco, the online Irish music showcase directed by Myles O'Reilly hosted by DJ and visual artist Donal Dineen.
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Laughter is wine for the soul--laugh soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness. Comedy and tragedy step through life together, arm in arm... Once we can laugh, we can live..

 

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Lisa O'Neill :: Rock The Machine (This Ain’t No Disco)

See current films by Myles O'Reilly on https://www.patreon.com/mylesoreilly

Lisa O'Neill performs live for This Ain't No Disco, the online Irish music showcase directed by Myles O'Reilly hosted by DJ and visual artist Donal Dineen.
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John Banville: ‘I’m 76 now, and I’m as baffled by the world as I was when I was five’ –

John Banville: ‘I’m 76 now, and I’m as baffled by the world as I was when I was five’ – | Irish Life | Scoop.it
The Singularities, his new novel, may be the acclaimed author’s final work of literary fiction. If not, ‘I’ll call my next book Sinatra’s Last Tour’
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Edna O'Brien: Winner's Speech •

Edna O'Brien: Winner's Speech • | Irish Life | Scoop.it
The Pleasure of Reading Prize 2022, Edna O'Brien's winner's speech. "It is an honour and an encouragement to be receiving this award..."
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Growing up in Northern Ireland's Bible belt –

Growing up in Northern Ireland's Bible belt – | Irish Life | Scoop.it
In Ian Cochrane's F for Ferg, the struggle is not with the moral dangers of Ian Paisley’s imagination but with poverty, domestic violence and mental illness
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FALLEN FROM HEAVE (CAÍDA DEL CIELO) - Rocío Molina

Dublin Dance Festival is delighted to present Fallen From Heaven (Caída Del Cielo) by Rocío Molina, a wild and boundary-breaking star of the flamenco world.  

Fallen From Heaven is a journey between opposing forces. Flamenco’s hallmarks – the passion, the proud stance and piercing eye contact – jostle for position with flashes of the avant-garde and the absurd in a radical celebration of womanhood.  

Performed to live music which combines original composition, flamenco and rock, this daring work transforms a traditional dance form into an explosive, theatrical experience. In this masterful and irreverent exploration, Molina cycles through multiple incarnations of the feminine archetype – from virtuous beauty to bondage-clad toreador to bloodied supernatural being, expertly fusing the fiery intensity of flamenco with a contemporary aesthetic.  

Praised as “a force to be reckoned with, in art and in life”, Rocío Molina has been recognised for her contribution to dance with the coveted Silver Lion Award at the Venice Biennale (2022) and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in 2018.

Abbey Theatre, on the Abbey Stage  
Tues 24 & Wed 25 May, 7:30pm 
€13 – €40 (concession rates available)  
Book Online: dublindancefestival.ie
https://www.dublindancefestival.ie/events/festival/fallen-from-heaven-ca%C3%ADda-del-cielo

Choreography & Musical Direction Rocío Molina 
Artistic Direction Rocío Molina, Carlos Marquerie 
Performers Rocío Molina (Dancer), Eduardo Trassierra (Guitar), Kiko Peña (Song, Electric Base), José Manuel Ramos “Oruco” (Percussion, Handclapping and Beat), Pablo Martín Jones (Percussion, Electronics)

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Julie Morrissy on how poetry can bring us closer to the women of the revolution years - Independent.ie

Julie Morrissy on how poetry can bring us closer to the women of the revolution years - Independent.ie | Irish Life | Scoop.it
You’re poet-in-residence at the National Library of Ireland — what does that entail? It’s such an exciting role that has opened up new ways of working. I often engage with family and legal archives as secondary material in my poems, but this is the first time I’ve looked at the revolutionary period in depth, particularly the pivotal role of women. I spend time at the National Library in the manuscript archives and reading room, examining documents and reading correspondence between the inspirational women who helped to build Ireland.
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The Actualities - Stephen Sexton - View media - Northern Ireland Screen | Digital Film Archive

The Actualities - Stephen Sexton - View media - Northern Ireland Screen | Digital Film Archive | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Over 117 years of moving images from Northern Ireland, featuring amateur and professional films from 1897 to 2014, brought to you by Northern Ireland Screen.
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The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot) - Fiona Shaw (1995) - Full/Complete

The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot), by Fiona Shaw (1995). Directed by Deborah Warner.
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To celebrate the centenary of TS Eliot’s enduring epic, here is the masterful Fiona Shaw, reading The Wasteland in its entirely. 
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Frank McGuinness – MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland

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Every Life is Many Days is a podcast about James Joyce and his family in the contemporary novel. Presented by Professor Anne Fogarty of the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD and Director of the UCD James Joyce Research Centre, the podcast looks at how the many gaps between Joyce the man and Joyce the writer have in recent years been movingly explored in a number of novels that think about his life in very different ways.

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Sinead O'Connor Raglan Road

Sinead O'Connor Raglan Road from Late Late Show Donal Lunny Tribute
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Morning Song Sinead O’Connor
Morning Poem Patrick Kavanagh

On Raglan Road on an Autumn Day,
I saw her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare
That I may one day rue.
I saw the danger, yet I walked
Along the enchanted way
And I said let grief be a falling leaf
At the dawning of the day.

On Grafton Street in November,
We tripped lightly along the ledge
Of a deep ravine where can be seen
The worst of passions pledged.
The Queen of Hearts still baking tarts
And I not making hay,
Well I loved too much; by such and such
Is happiness thrown away.

I gave her the gifts of the mind.
I gave her the secret sign
That's known to all the artists who have
Known true Gods of Sound and Time.
With word and tint I did not stint.
I gave her reams of poems to say
With her own dark hair and her own name there
Like the clouds over fields of May.

On a quiet street where old ghosts meet,
I see her walking now away from me,
So hurriedly. My reason must allow,
For I have wooed, not as I should
A creature made of clay.
When the angel woos the clay, he'll lose
His wings at the dawn of the day.
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Relentlessness: A Syllabus from Colm Toibin 

Relentlessness: A Syllabus from Colm Toibin  | Irish Life | Scoop.it
“Sometimes, there is little left to lose.”
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Roger Doyle Synthesizing Sounds, Ireland 1983

Composer Roger Doyle is embracing new approaches to creating sound through the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument.

Operating Theatre, is an avant-garde music theatre company founded by composer Roger Doyle and actress and performer Olwen Fouéré. Roger Doyle plays the Fairlight CMI with Olwen Fouéré on vocals for their first public performance of ‘Part Of My Make-up’. This piece was first composed on a piano and then transferred to the Fairlight CMI.

Roger Doyle describes the thinking behind the Operating Theatre project and explains how he uses the Fairlight CMI.

Operating Theatre is a group of actors and musicians who come together for various artistic adventures.

Operating Theatre is one part theatre and one part music, with a core membership of Roger and Olwen with other artists joining them for various different projects.

The Fairlight CMI comprises a synthesizer, sampler and workstation and uses samples to generate sounds and create music. Roger Doyle demonstrates how the instrument works creating a sound he calls ‘Live Arts’ with a teacup from the RTÉ canteen. A monitor displays the waveform of the particular sounds created.

It’s just a little squiggle at the beginning and the rest is silence.

The Fairlight can synthesize any conventional instrument. Roger Doyle is using it for more of his composing.

It’s more interesting to work with new sounds.

He describes the Fairlight as “a composer’s tool” that allows him to think in new ways about the creative process.

He does not believe that Fairlight technology will replace traditional orchestras. There are about 50 Fairlights in the world and just one in Ireland and according to Roger Doyle, nobody is using it to replace traditional instruments. The technology is now being used by musicians such as Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush as well as by advertising agencies and in film production.

This episode of ‘Live Arts Show’ was broadcast on 17 October 1983. The presenter is John Hutchinson.

‘Live Arts Show’ was a monthly arts programme presented by Moya Doherty and John Hutchinson. The programme was produced by Anne McCabe.
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Bettina Seitz , sculptural installation at Oyster Island, Sligo 

Bettina Seitz , sculptural installation at Oyster Island, Sligo  | Irish Life | Scoop.it
“For the 2021  Tread Softly Festival, sculptor Bettina Seitz collaborated with videographers Fionn Rogers and Peter Martin to create Ancestors, a sculptural installation of ghost-like, life-size figures representing the former inhabitants of Oyster Island, an uninhabited island off the Sligo coast.

Watch a series of haunting videos capturing the installation. “
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Blue Plaques by Elizabeth Ryan –

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"Blue Placques," a poem by Elizabeth Ryan, celebrates the small Irish town that often goes unnoticed from media attention.
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https://www.rte.ie/culture/2022/0718/1310826-women-the-state-annemarie-ni-churreain-revisits-irish-history/

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The Reluctant Carer: Dispatches from the edge of life –

The Reluctant Carer: Dispatches from the edge of life – | Irish Life | Scoop.it
A troubling but important read; an honest, warts-and-all glimpse into the reality of unpaid caring
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Notes on resilience by Olivia Fitzsimons

Notes on resilience by Olivia Fitzsimons | Irish Life | Scoop.it
My son wonders aloud if there are whole communities of people who live in the letter O, who listen to me read stories to him at night. Do you think their houses shake when you make the oooo sound, he asks? Do you think the people in the little O read stories too? His primary … Continue reading "Notes on resilience"
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Poguemahone by Patrick McCabe review – unquiet spirits | Patrick McCabe | The Guardian

Poguemahone by Patrick McCabe review – unquiet spirits | Patrick McCabe | The Guardian | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Folklore, superstition and music fuel this funny and frightening epic verse novel about displaced Irish siblings in 70s London
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Concerto! Mozart Flute & Harp Concerto with Dudley Moore & James Galway

The successor to Orchestra!, Concerto! was broadcast on Channel 4 in 1993. Presented by Dudley Moore, it featured great soloists under the baton of Michael Tilson-Thomas rehearse, discuss and perform great classical concertos, in a fun and informative way.

This edition features flautist James Galway and harpist Marisa Robles and Mozart's Flute & Harp Concerto.
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When I think of the harp and the flute , when I listen to this Mozart Concerto, I think of myself as the harp and my husband Shaun Traynor as the flute.  
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Shaun Traynor, writer, remembered on World Poetry Day 2022

Shaun Traynor, writer, remembered on World Poetry Day 2022 | Irish Life | Scoop.it

Walking Away : New & Selected Poems from Shaun Traynor, London -based Irish writer who died on March 23 2020.  His final collection is available from Amazon.  

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Fiona Shaw The Waste Land by T.S

Fiona Shaw The Waste Land by T.S | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Fiona Shaw performing part 1 of The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot. This is from The Wasteland app available for ios on the iPad. It may be my favorite app and I recommend it highly to anyone who loves TS Eliot.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-waste-land/id427434046?mt=8

I thought that posting this would allow for interesting discussion in the comments. Very naive of me. So I've disabled comments.
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Dervla Murphy: 'If you’re fearless, you don’t need courage'

Dervla Murphy: 'If you’re fearless, you don’t need courage' | Irish Life | Scoop.it
Her travels have taken her all over the world. As she turns 90, trailblazer Dervla Murphy reflects on an extraordinary life.
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