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The Linenhall Arts Centre

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Linenhall Street, Castlebar
Castlebar, Mayo Ireland
094 9023733http://www.thelinenhall.com

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March 2018

Castlebar Youth Theatre – Shhhh! Linenhall Arts Centre

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Donna Ruane’s vibrant and talented Acting for Fun Youth Theatre Group makes a welcome return to the Linenhall after the barnstorming success of productions of Ken Armstrong’s plays Midnight in the Theatre of Blood, Fine, and the premiere production of Deb’s Night. This brand new production is far too confidential to discuss openly at this stage, but watch this space as it is expected that highly sensitive information will be leaked early in the New Year. The Linenhall has been instrumental in encouraging…

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Vickers Vimy. Linenhall Arts Centre

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Galway-based folk/roots five piece collective Vickers Vimy was formed by Ed Drea and Fintan Hanley, and completed by Colm Ward, Eamonn Mulderrig and Colm Ó Conghaile. Vickers Vimy has supported such greats as John Martyn, The Hothouse Flowers, Mundy and Maria Doyle Kennedy. Produced by Daragh O’Toole and mixed by Ger McDonnell, debut album That Vinyl Scratch, Vol 1 was released in 2013 and garnered rave reviews, and the first two singles Devil on your Back and Days are getting better were both playlisted by RTÉ…

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April 2018

Hotel Salvation. Linenhall Arts centre

April 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This gentle and tender Indian comedy follows the ordeal of an over-worked modern son forced to accompany his 77 year old father, who is in search of salvation, to the holy city of Varanasi. The film showcases bravura performances from renowned actors Adil Hussain (Life of Pi), Lalit Behl (Titli) and Geetanjali Kulkarni (Court). The film marks the debut of Shubhashish Bhutiani one of an exciting new wave of young Indian filmmakers. - BFI Film Details: India 2016 102mins Hindi with English…

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Rise Productions – The Good Father. Linenhall Arts Centre

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a suburb like any other. Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start and to shake off the disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. Against all odds, can they make their newfound family a success? Written by Christian O’Reilly (screenwriter of the award-winning film Sanctuary), and winner of the Stewart Parker Award, this…

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Danny O’Brien – RaconTour. Linenhall Arts Centre

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fresh from a sell out month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a tour of South East Asia, RaconTour is now embarking on a twenty two date run in six coutries including fifteen dates nationwide. Award-winning comedian Danny O 'Brien returns with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date! After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition. Come hear the story of this RaconTour- in all its…

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Seosamh Ó Neachtain, Jesse Smith & Lisa O’Neill. Linenhall Arts Centre

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sean-Nós dancer Seosamh Ó Neachtain joins forces with Traditional fiddle virtuoso Jesse Smith and singer/songwriter Lisa O’Neill for a very special concert featuring the musical perspectives of three musicians whose spirited interplay aligns Ireland’s rich tradition of song, dance and solo instrumental music. Individually and collaboratively they represent modernity rooted in tradition and bring an unmatched intuition for exploring their crafts. Jesse and Seosamh are longstanding collaborators on numerous recording and performance projects. Drawing inspiration from the tradition of 19th…

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Redmond O’Toole – Guitar. Linenhall Arts Centre

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Irish Classical guitarist Redmond O’Toole has been hailed as one of the most interesting players of his generation, renowned for his atmospheric performances and dazzling virtuosity. He has given recitals throughout Europe and the US at prestigious concert halls and festivals as soloist, as well as with The Chieftains and Dublin Guitar Quartet. After a number of recent collaborations with acclaimed artists including Derek Gripper (South Africa),Chloe Hanslip (UK) and The International Guitar Quartet, he returns to solo concerts this…

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I Am Not a Witch. Linenhall Arts Centre

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take…

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The Wonderful Tune. Linenhall Arts centre

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Wonderful Tune is a captivating, moving, and interactive show for children aged 6 and above. Ceol Connected’s reimagining of an old fairytale weaves together traditional music, song, puppetry, and animation to bring children on an unforgettable journey. Told through the eyes of Maggie Connor and her son Maurice ‘the king of all the pipers in Ireland’, The Wonderful Tune is a musical world of singing mermaids, dancing sea creatures, and an enchanted tune which is sure to have everyone singing along! Alongside…

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Music Network presentsThibaut Garcia (guitar) & Isang Enders (cello). Linenhall Arts Centre

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A thrilling new collaboration between Franco-Spanish guitarist Thibaut Garcia and German cellist Isang Enders, both young artists with rapidly-growing international reputations. Recently dubbed “the new face of classical guitar”, 23-year-old Garcia has already cut a swath through the world’s foremost guitar competitions - taking firsts in six of them - thanks to his gossamer light touch, wonderfully sensitive interpretations and a repertoire ranging from Piazzolla and Piaf to world premieres of new compositions. At the age of 20, Isang Enders was…

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Big Guerilla Productions – From Under the Bed

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eugene McPartland is woken by his brother Pat in the middle of the night in 1979. Not only does Pat wake him, but he has his good suit on him too… and a light on in the bedroom and another on the landing… and as well as burning up the electric, he now wants to talk… Seamus O’Rourke is back with a story full of heartache and humour, as a pair of aging, rural, bachelor brothers arrive at a point…

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Fishamble: The New Play Company presents Maz and Bricks by Eva O’Connor. Linenhall Arts Centre

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Maz and Bricks tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible. Written by Eva O’Connor, directed by Jim Culleton, starring Eva O’Connor and Stephen Jones. “Marvellous theatre… as beautiful a piece of insight and…

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May 2018

Don Stiffe. Linenhall Arts Centre

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Don Stiffe is one of the greatest singer/songwriters to have emerged on the Irish Folk Scene in recent years, receiving critical acclaim and awards both at home and abroad. A passionate and talented performer, his version ofThe Dimming of the Day won Vocal Cut of the Year at the Live Ireland 2010 Awards, a song that featured on his debut solo album Start of a Dream, released in 2006. In 2011 Don was a finalist in RTÉ’s All Ireland Talent Show, and was…

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