Saturday, August 20, 2011

Launch Live Gig

Town Hall Theatre - 25th August - Doors 7.30 pm - Music 8.00 pm

To launch our new festival we have invited an unmissable act to Dungarvan. Energy, musical adventure and pure fun is on the cards with Dehli 2 Dublin. A live performance with Delhi 2 Dublin is a celebration of diversity and creativity. And a true party.

The concert with this Canadian band will be the ideal sneak preview. Don't miss it. And to celebrate the launch, we offer this concert for Free. This is made possible through the support and endorsement of the Dungarvan Town Council.

Delhi 2 Dublin continues to break the mold with the release of its new genre-busting album,Planet Electric, on May 4th 2010. It’s as if the band has been sent on a mission to further spread their sound across the planet and out into the galaxy. They describe Planet Electric“as the buzz of the world that they are plugging into some large socket to electrify the people, to charge up their energy”. To capture that dynamism, all of the tracks on the album were road-tested in front of live audiences before being recorded. Something else the band did differently from the last album was going on a writers’ retreat where they worked on the music day and night for ten days straight. The results are definitely more representative of Delhi 2 Dublin as a band and a noticeable progression. The icing on the cake was being able to get Diamond “DJ Swami” Duggal (Apache Indian/Maxi Priest/Nusrat Fateh Ali) to mix the tracks.

BBC  quote - “The Vancouver-based collective combines dhol, fiddle and breakbeats in an Irish/Asian stew that is surprisingly varied, a marvellously wide-ranging and free-thinking concept.“

Support the Festival - Become a Patron

You can support the festival and help ensure this event will continue to grow and be an annual fixture by becoming a patron. Individuals and families or businesses.

Our patrons will be listed here on this site when we announce more details in September and also in the programme leaflet which will be used to promote the festival.

Patrons will be invited to opening and closing receptions, the live performances in Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday 28th Septemeber and benefit from priority booking opportunity.

Please consider this partnership; for €75 for individual patrons and €125 you can help us develop this non-profit cultural initiative.

We sincerely believe this is an opportunity to support a new, exciting and quality event.

Schools Programme

We believe bringing storytelling to the children is not only important but very exciting for them and for our teachers. To ensure we can give our primary schools a choice we will host events in the Town Hall Theatre and also give the option to have a storyteller visit the school.

For the secondary schools we want to engage through a very contemporary storytelling format; film. In essence this is what film is. We're currently gathering feedback on the appropriate film selection. A special screening in SGC's main auditorium with an introduction by a film historian will make for an instructive and entertaining afternoon.

While the formal schools programme is organised on the weekdays, we will also announce more tailored events for young audiences and families. These will include storytelling in the Comeragh Mountains, visual arts on the beach, a photography workshop in partnership with Lismore Castle Arts, a creative writing workshop with Eimear Cheasty, twitter dynamic stories etc. Full details will be available early September.

Mindful of the important usage of storytelling as an educational tool, Storytelling Southeast has specifically chosen a range of performances for pupils in both Primary and Secondary school.
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