Summer Music in Galway - Claregalway Castle

Congratulations and thanks to all at for a wonderful evening of diverse and splendid moments. The Hebrides Overture,  Aline Nistad’s trombone solo and violinist Kieth Pascoe’s solo were but three such moments heralding the SMS Orchestra, the Summer Music Opera Ensemble and the SMS Choir with sopranos Edel O’Brien and Orlagh Wallace performing Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream  accompanied by Airlie Scott sounding extracts from Shakespeare’s text and conducted by Bruce Dunn.

Music at Claregalway Castle

Mon 6th to Sat 11th August 2012, A week long festival of glorious music in the beautiful setting of the faithfully restored Norman Castle.
Mozart's Summer Serenades, Hansel and Gretel (an opera for children)
Beethoven, Mendelssohn's Reformation Orchestra, Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

The Country Girls, tour of Ireland June 2012

The Country Girls
Last Thursday night (Thursday 31st May) I saw Edna O' Brien's stage play "The Country Girls" at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin. The Country Girls (set in the 1950s) was first published in 1960 as a book and premiered as a stage play at Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford, in October 2011, produced by Red Kettle Theatre Company in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland

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Thursday 5th April 2012,
While in Cape Town I made an appointment to see The Fugard Theatre on Caledon Street (corner of Buitenkant)  District 6, Cape Town.
The Fugard Theatre is entered through an old renovated and converted church on Caledon street in District 6, Capetown, RSA.

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