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Lunchtime Recital at the Music Library

Tuesday 10 April  at 1pm in the Music Library, Central Library. (rescheduled from Thursday 1 March)

Come along and enjoy a lunchtime recital with Shira Brady (Contralto), Lorna Breen (Soprano) with Trudi Carberry (Accompanist) Featuring selections from Handel, Schubert, Brahms & others. The event is free. Booking is recommended.

Emerging Artists feat. Cult Called Man & The Motives

Emerging ArtistsSaturday 21 April from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in The Music Library, Central Library

As part of The Music Library's Emerging Artists series, Dublin City Public Libraries presents Cult Called Man and The Motives for an afternoon of music, song and chat.

Both bands will play a 30 minute set and take part in a Q&A with the audience, with compere Marky Edison (Musos’ Guide). Both acts will then play a set together to close the show, showcasing the MusicTown spirit of collaboration.

Ridiculous! - a performance

The ArkThursday 26 April at 3.30pm in Central Library.

The Ark presents RIDICULOUS!

Whether you’re as big as a house or as small as a shoe, strap on your custard wings and tune your gnu! We have 40 RIDICULOUS minutes for you! Performers Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy will take you on a journey through crazy poems, silly songs and nonsense verse from some of the best loved children’s’ poets. Featuring work from Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, James Joyce, E E Cummings, Shel Silverstein, Spike Milligan, Tom Lehrer, Jack Prelutsky, Marriott Edgar and Pat Ingoldsby. This is a performance that will be loved by both adults and children alike. Suitable for children aged 6+. The event is free. Booking is recommended.

Poetry Day Ireland 2018 in the Libraries

Poetry Day IrelandThursday 26 April  in Cabra, Pearse Street and Rathmines Libraries, all at 6.30pm

Cabra Library - Poetry reading with Maeve O’Sullivan and Anne Tannam and Surprises from the floor!   
Maeve O'Sullivan's poetry and haiku have been widely published. She has four collections from Alba Publishing, with Elsewhere (2017 ) her latest publication. Maeve is a founder member of Haiku Ireland and the Hibernian Poetry Workshop, and performs with The Poetry Divas.
Anne Tannam’s second collection Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor’ was published by Salmon Poetry in 2017. A spoken word artist, Anne has performed at festivals and events around Ireland and is co-founder of the weekly Dublin Writers’ Forum. The audience is invited to share a poem of their own creation, or one by their favourite poet. Booking essential

Pearse Street Library - "I Hear It in the Deep Heart’s Core"  with Guthanna Binne Síoraí.
Celebrating the poetry of WB Yeats in word and song. Artistic Director Cathal Quinn and musician, composer and singer Enda Reilly take you on a journey through the poetry of Yeats, spoken and sung in English and Irish, with translations by Gabriel Rosenstock.  
Enda sets many of the well-known Yeats poems to music, adding a rich addition to these magnificent works, with some pithy and witty explanations in between the poems. Booking recommended.

Rathmines Library - "Poetry Surprises" : New and selected poems with Pauline Hall and Neville Keery  
A reading of their new poetry collections by award winning poets Pauline Hall and Neville Keery. Introduction by broadcaster Eamonn Lawlor.  Pauline’s poetry aims to seduce and provoke the reader. Neville’s poetry is contemporary and deals lightly with travel, politics and life.  Booking essential.

Fuss on the Bus - a lively musical play

Fuss on the BusWednesday 2, 16 and 30 May in Rathmines, Ballymun and Walkinstown Libraries respectively. See times below

Carnation Theatre’s new musical play tells the story of life by way of a bus journey. Nell and her best friend, Rita take the 33 bus each year to Balbriggan. A whole life will be lived and loved from school days to free travel. An invitation to remember shops, pubs, characters and local history along the journey. Comedy, drama, music, soundscapes, colourful costumes and sets  – a bus not to be missed!! Admission is free. Booking is essential.

  • Rathmines Library on Wednesday 2 May at 1.30pm
  • Ballymun Library on Wednesday 16 May at 11am
  • Walkinstown Library on Wednesday 30 May at 6.30pm  

It's Bealtaine in the Libraries

Bealtaine logoEach year during May, Dublin City Public Libraries celebrates Bealtaine, the national festival that uniquely celebrates the arts and creativity as we age.

This year our programme encompasses crafts, creative writing, literature, music, performance and a varied series of talks as we extend an open invitation to visit our libraries and experience something new.  All events are free. Booking may be essential for some events.

Ceardlann amhránaíochta ar an Sean-Nós / Sean-Nós singing workshop

Antaine Ó FaracháinDé Luain 14 Bealtaine ag 1pm - Music Library, Central Library.

Ceardlann amhránaíochta ar an Sean-Nós le Antaine Ó Faracháin. Beidh an cheardlann seo dátheangach (Gaeilge/Béarla).  Fáilte roimh chách. Gach leibhéal ó thosaitheoirí go daoine a bhfuil taithí acu cheana. Ócáid le haghaidh Bliain na Gaeilge.
Sean-Nós singing workshop with Antaine Ó Faracháin. This workshop will be bilingual (Irish/English). Everybody welcome. Suitable for all levels from complete beginner to experienced.

Tá an ócáid seo saor in aisce ach is gá áirithint a dhéanamh. The event is free. Booking essential.

Lunchtime Recital with Cello Ireland

Cello IrelandMonday 21 May at 1pm in Music Library, Central Library 

Cello Ireland was founded in 2014 by Una Ni Chanainn, cellist RTÉ NSO. It is a collective of cellists, which performs in different guises and has enjoyed many collaborations with artists across the genres.

In this Lunchtime Recital, the cello quartet will play a wide variety of music, from Latin America (Piazzolla) to songs from the Irish tradition.

Dánta agus Duanta

Dé Luain 21 Bealtaine ag 6.15pm Leabharlann Marino

Is iontach an tráthnóna a bheidh againn Dé Luain 21 Bealtaine ag 6.15, nuair a bheimid ag éisteacht le filíocht agus amhránaíocht á gcur i láthair ag grúpa caidrimh Buíon an Talaimh Ghlais, i bpáirt le Pobal Chluain Tarbh mar ocáid den 39ú Éigse bhliantúil.  
Saorchead isteach agus fáilte roimh chách

Filíocht don Phobal

FilíochtDé Chéadaoin 23 Bealtaine ag 6.30pm Leabharlann Ráth Eanaigh

Tá an ócáid seo  eagraithe le Ciorcal Comhrá Ráth Eanaigh i gcomhpháirt le Pobal Chluain Tarbh. Imeacht d’Éigse Chluain Tarbh 2018. Saorchead isteach agus fáilte roimh chách