In Triskel Project Space
3 February – 25 March
Open 10–5 Tuesday-Saturday
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Ivan Daly
In his first solo exhibition Ivan Daly presents a series of paintings and drawings made in response to the powerful coastal landscape of Co. Clare. Doonmacfelim is the particular stretch of coastline the artist has drawn imagery from, it’s a small townland near Doolin.
Ivan Daly is a graduate of LIT Limerick School of Art & Design where he studied Painting and printmaking. He has an established reputation as a printmaker having several collaborations with the Limerick Printmakers. Six years ago Ivan re-orientated his art practise to immerse himself in painting and drawings. This landscape exhibition is a highly anticipated reveal of how his work has evolved with the new focus on painterly materials.
*Meet the artist event – 2pm – 5pm Saturday 25 March
The Sacred Harp Singers of Cork have been gathering weekly to sing four-part harmony music in the American shape-note folk tradition since 2009. The shape-note system uses squares, triangles, circles and diamonds to represent notes in the scale to make the music easy to sing for beginners and experienced alike. This influence of this tradition can be heard in the songs of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams and the Stanley Brothers, all of whom came from shape note singing backgrounds.
The Sacred Harp refers to the human voice and is also the name of the tunebook from which we sing, first published in 1844 in Georgia (USA), containing songs with roots in Irish and European folk traditions. Unlike conventional choral music, we sing with our full natural voices, for a more powerful and energetic sound. This is a living tradition with all-day singing conventions all over US, Europe and Australia, including ours in Cork on the first weekend in March. This year’s convention is expected to draw 160-200 singers.
All voices are welcome and no experience is necessary; the shape note system is designed to make it easy for beginners to learn to read music! This is a participatory tradition, so while listening is welcome, singing is encouraged.
Friday 3rd 7-9pm: Singing school with Jonathon Smith, a renowned U.S. singer
Saturday 4th / Sunday 5th, 10am-4pm: Convention singing
Photo courtesy of www.ewanpaterson.com
Ortús Festival Concert
Exciting chamber music concert with some of Ireland’s finest young classical musicians performing music by Mozart, Massenet, Chausson, Saint- Saens and Beethoven. Artistic directors Mairéad Hickey (violin) and Sinéad O’Halloran (cello) will be joined by Phoebe White (violin), Ruth Gibson (viola), Brian O’Kane (cello), Gary Beecher (piano) and Kelley Lonergan (soprano). Further festival concerts this weekend will take place in Aula Maxima, UCC (Sat 4th March 8pm) and Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (Sun 5th March 3pm).