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Humbert 27th International Summer School


On occasion of The Gathering | August 30 - September 1, 2013


Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland


Patron: Nobel Peace Laureate, John Hume.


School Director, John Cooney.    



Friday August 30             


The Merry Monk, Killala Road, Ballina, 7. 30 p.m.


Welcome, John Cooney, Founder-Director, Humbert International Summer School.


Session 1  Humbert Book Club


Guest Speakers


Patrick Quigley, Biographer of The Polish Irishman. The Life and Times of Count Casimir Markievicz. 


Sean Boyne, Biographer of forthcoming book on Major-General Emmet Dalton. A journalist, Sean is author of Gunrunners, The Covert Arms Trail to Ireland.


Response: Stephen Stokes, Stokes Antiquarian Boos.         


Chair John Kearns, Editor of Translation Ireland review.






Saturday August 31


Session 2


Humbert Foreign Policy Forum:


The Merry Monk, Killala Road, Ballina, 10 a.m.     




Lewellyn King, Columnist, Conference Speaker and Co-host of White House Chronicle TV whose lecture is titled American


Foreign Policy: A Permanent Crisis.


With his cheer leader, Linda Gasparello, Co-host and General Manager White House Chronicle TV.


Chair, Dr Paul Gillespie, Former Foreign Editor, The Irish Times Sand Senior Research Fellow on Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin.




 Session 3


Humbert Foreign Policy Forum:


12 15 p.m.


Tom Arnold, Director, Institute of International and European Affairs.


Ed Kelly, Former Head of Irish Studies Programme, University of Szeged, Hungary. Before going to Hungary in 1992 Ed spent 2 years in Libya and 14 years in Tunisia.


Giovanni Molinari, Ireland Correspondent of Libero.


Chair, Dr Paul Gillespie.




Session 4


Humbert Foreign Policy Forum:


Luncheon, The Merry Monk, 1 45 p.m. 


Guest Speaker, Government Minister To be confirmed.


Chair, John Cooney.




Session 5


Visit to the landing spot of the Humbert Expedition Bessie’s Bar, Kilcummin, 4. 30 p.m.


‘Humbert, Dracula and the Bram Stoker Connection. New Light on Humbert in Literature including the Alexander Dumas Link.’  


Speaker: John Cooney.




Session 6


The Merry Monk, Killala Road, Ballina. 8 p.m.


Tony Gilroy Memorial Lecture on “Beyond austerity”


Guest Dinner Speaker, Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection.  


Response: Dara Calleary T.D., Former Minister of State at the Department of An Taoiseach & Dept. of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation Chair, John Cooney.




Sunday September 1.


Session 7


The Merry Monk, Killala Road, Ballina. 11 a.m.  


Judge Vivian Lavan Memorial Address on Changing the Constitution


Speaker: Tom Arnold, Chairman of the Convention on the Constitution. 


Chair Susan Hedigan, Head of International Research Programmes, College of Science, University College Dublin, and Humbert International School Committee 




Session 8


The Merry Monk, Killala Road, Ballina 1 30 p.m 


The Bishop Stock Luncheon Address on “The pontificate of Francis 1, the reform of the Curia and the ending of intellectual oppression in the Irish Catholic Church”               


Guest Speaker, Fr Tony Flannery CSSR, Redemptorist priest, preacher and author.   


Response, Brendan Butler, Spokesperson ‘We Are Church’.


Chair Noel Coghlan, Anglican Theologian and Co-Director of the Humbert International Summer School. 




Session 9 


Close of School, John Cooney.  




Post-School Reception


Host, John Cooney.        




Further information :  Contact: JOHN COONEY - 087 2418461




Mayo Youth Theatre (MYT) will have an open evening on Tuesday 10th of September from 6pm to 8pm in Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St. Ballina for anyone between the ages of 14 and 22 who would like to be part of MYT.

MYT meet every Tuesday in Ballina Arts Centre between 6-8pm, members participate in specially designed drama workshops, specialist technical and performance workshops and of course trips to the theatre!  But most importantly it is a high- energy group work and great fun!

The Youth Theatre is aimed at anyone aged between 14 and 22 with an interest in any aspect of drama, whether it is acting (for theatre or film), music, dance, sound, lighting, production management and scriptwriting. Established in 1999, MYT not only aims to facilitate the enjoyment of drama but also aims to promote, develop and support high quality youth theatre .It emphasizes personal and social development equally with the attainment of artistic excellence. In youth theatre personal and social developments are as important as artistic quality.

The Youth Theatre aspires to create an environment where young people have the freedom to explore their imagination while developing their creativity and expression. They will be exploring subjects important to them through creative expression while learning drama techniques. It allows young people to develop their communication and artistic skills in a concentrated group with an experienced tutor.

For more information contact Mayo County Council Arts Office,

094-9024444 ext.7558 or 7471, or E-mail: .



in the colour and the carnage fall me down

This issue encourages the consideration of the vital connotations of the concept of ‘blue’ to the human condition and the individual’s contemplation of place, purpose, self and essence. The strong association of the colour blue with the natural (the sea and sky), the broken (melancholy) and the forbidden (pornography) have led to said colour concurrently evoking ideas of apparent wholesomeness, failure and seedy delinquency. Blue runs underneath us and domes above us; it is what bore us and what we aspire through imagination to return to: another dimension, another means of perceiving, breathing, moving, experiencing… It is the colour of the most subtle moods of pain, not burning with the disarming immediacy of horror or despair but throbbing in mellow multiplicity and tonal diversity, slowly moving through the depths of reflection. Blue dances with dappled light, altering perception and renewing reflection. In creative discourses we take it from outside us and hold it as our own, making our subtle moods of humanity material by weaving them through its soft, swelling diversity. Blue was our home, to blue we long to return. We wish to wallow in its mellow discontent hoping for a return to the good old days. Days that never did or could have existed: days that define us.

Abridged, the poetry/art magazine is looking for submissions for its In Blue issue. A maximum of 3 poems may be submitted of any length. Art can be up to A4 size and can be in any media. It should be at least 300 dpi. Submissions can (preferably) be emailed to or posted to: Abridged c/o The Verbal Arts Centre, Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry BT48 6PU. Closing date for submission is 30th September 2013.



0 – 13: Mara sees Abridged explore our home city’s forgotten spaces, the excluded places lost and alone that impinge on our consciousness like an aching tooth, the covered up and boarded, the hidden and hurt, the Derry and Londonderry lurking in Derry/Londonderry. Mara in Buddhist mythology is apparently the embodiment of all unskilled emotions and a metaphor for the entirety of conditioned existence. We have no interest per se in religious mythologies but note that the similarity of the ‘conditioned existence’ of Buddhism, and the ‘terms and conditions applied’ of Abridged. This is not a project about the beauty of contemporary ‘ruins’ though in some cases there is an undeniably poetic appeal to decay and neglect. It focuses on the forgotten architecture and social places, the places that whilst seemingly unimportant were vital cogs in the engine of a place or a person. Nostalgia is not an aim of this work; rather it is a reflection on where we are now and how we have arrived here. We are looking for poetry only for this issue. It DOES NOT have to be about Derry. Architectural abandonment and decay can be seen as a metaphor for a million other things…This issue will be in association with artist Mara Cavalli whose photographic work will be featured in the issue and whose film-work will be available on the Abridged website initially exclusively for the Abridged readership. The issue will contain a password which gives access to the work. There will also be an exhibition.

A maximum of 3 poems may be submitted of any length. Submissions can be (preferably) emailed to or posted to: Abridged c/o The Verbal Arts Centre, Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry BT48 6PU. Closing date for submission is 30th September 2013.

Abridged is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland



Arts Participation and Development: Creating GloCAL change

is a CIT approved Special Purpose Award at Level 8 (10 credits) certificate supported by Irish Aid. CIT Crawford College of Art and Design is the course provider.

The programme is about using creativity to ignite passion for learning about our interdependent world. Its is about considering the connection between the local and the global- thinking and acting  glocally.

It is about moving from ideas to actions and becoming part of the changes you want to see.

Target participants 

This programme is for artists, community workers, youth workers, activists educators, volunteers and anyone who is interested in exploring the connection between creativity, learning and change in the world.

Course Content:

The course has 4 main strands of learning

What is the course content?

Exploring global and local justice themes

Exploration of development of creativity.

Connecting creative methodology to learning strategies about local and global justice themes

Exploration of creative actions and public engagement with local and global justice themes


Application is accepted online. You can download the application form from our weblink below ( go to the APPLY page and scroll down)  and return the application form to

The programme takes place 2/3 days a month October 2013 to April 2014.

Please email Jessica /Nora on for with any queries.


Áras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre(AIG), Belmullet, Co. Mayo is now accepting submissions for exhibitions to be held in our gallery in 2014.

Closing date is Monday, September 30th 2013.

AIG is open to all disciplines and mediums, whether they be solo, group or curated.

If you wish to submit, please include:

5 images/dvd of your work


A brief artist bio/statement - up to 200 words

Contact information – including phone number and website/blog

Please enclose an SAE should you wish your images/dvd’s to be returned.

Submissions by post only please to:

Brendan Murray, Áras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

Further info can be got from Brendan at or phone 097 81079.


Taispeantas: Galoch aighneachtaí 2014

Cuireann Áras Inis Gluaire/Ionad Ealaíona Iorrais fáilte roimh aighneachtaí fá choinne clár taispeantais 2014.

Spriocdáta: Dé Luain 30ú Meán Fómhair 2013


Agus d’aighneacht á cuir le chéile, teastaíonn:

5 íomhánna/dvd


Ráiteas ealaíontóra – 200 fhocail

Sonraí teagmhála – uimhir fón agus suíomh idirlín/blag is ior.

Má theastaíonn uait do íomhánna/dvd’s a fháil ar ais, cuir do sheoladh agus stampa ar chlúdach litreach le do thoil.

Ní ghlacfar le h-iarrtais ach amháin sa phost do:

Brendan Murray, Áras inis Gluaire/Ionad Ealaíon Iorrais, Béal a’ Mhuirthead, Co. Mhuigh Eo

Tuilleadh eolais ag nó fón 097 81079


Youth Culture Event October 5th 2013- Call for Artists/Facilitators -NI

The North West PEACE III Partnership is delivering a Youth Culture Event at the Venue and Ebrington Parade Ground,Derry/Londonderry on Saturday 5th October 2013 for approximately 500 young people fromDerry, Strabane and Omagh District Council areas.  The event will comprise workshops, taster sessions, master-classes, advice and career guidance and talks for young people across a wide range of art forms and mediums as a means of engaging young people and building connections with young people, providing a platform to showcase local young talent with local young people unlocking the creative potential for disengaged young people. 

In the lead up to the event, it is intended to engage with a core group of young people in workshop academy programme leading up to the 5th October for approximately 60 young people (across the North West Cluster of Derry City Council, Omagh and Strabane District Councils).  These young people will have the opportunity to work in a more extensive basis across chosen art forms and then showcase them at the main event on 5th October 2013.  The workshop academies will take place as one day workshops in the lead up to the main event.

 Derry City Council, on behalf of the NW PEACE III Partnership wishes to invite expressions of interest and written proposals from suitably experienced and competent organisation(s)/individuals across a broad variety of art forms.

 To download submission documents please follow the link

 Submission deadline is Wednesday 21st August 2013 at 12 noon.  Submissions can be delivered by post/handto Susan Glass, Derry City Council, Council Offices, 98 Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry BT48 7NN or via email:


Deadline: 30th August 2013

The Charles Macklin Poetry Prize is now accepting submissions.

Poems can be of any length up to 40 lines. All entries must be previously unpublished. The entry fee is €8 for each poem.

There are three prizes for a single unpublished poem:

1st Prize €200

2nd Prize €100

3rd Prize €50  

Submissions should be posted to: The Macklin Festival Poetry Prize, Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.


Further details can be found on the Charles Macklin Autumn School website.


Deadline: 30th August 2013

The Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition 2013 is now accepting submissions.
First prize is €300. The competition is open to everyone living inIreland, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is no fee to enter.  The maximum number of entries per person is 2 poems.  

Competition rules can be downloaded here

Send your poem along with the entry form and a self addressed envelope to:

Red Line Poetry Competition

South DublinLibrary HQ 

Unit 1, The Square Industrial Complex



The competition will be judged by Alan Jude Moore.


The Irish Writers' Centre has officially opened the call for submissions to the third Novel Fair Competition. Following the huge success garnered in the first two years, we aim to set even more novelists on the path to publication.


Unpublished novelists are invited to submit up to 10,000 words of their manuscripts to be in with the chance to win this amazing prize. This year's deadline is October 16th and twelve winners will go through to pitch their work at the Novel Fair on February 22nd 2014.


The inaugural 2012 Novel Fair has already seen the publication of three new novels with three more due to be released before Christmas.


New Line


Co Leitrim

Telephone: 071 985 5098


LSC acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council.

Glassblowing For Beginners Workshop


Dates:       Sat 14th & Sun 15th September - Louise

                  Sat 21st & Sun 22nd September - Graham


Trainer: Louise Rice & Graham Reid

Course Fees: €220 (two days) - 10am to 5pm

Participants:   4 

Experience: No experience required

In this two-day workshop you will explore the extraordinary medium of hot glass. You will learn how to gather glass out of the furnace, to control and shape the hot glass, to blow a bubble and make a simple vessel. Working in two small teams, the emphasis of this course is hands-on experience, with demos and support from an experienced glassblower.


Dates: Mon 23rd September

Trainer: Louise Rice

Course Fees: €100 - 10am to 5pm

Participants:   4 

Experience: Must have completed the Beginners Workshop (above).

A one-day workshop for people to continue where they left off after completing the ‘Glassblowing for Beginners Workshop’. Working in two small teams, the emphasis of this course is hands-on experience, with demos and support from an experienced glassblower.

Louise Rice is based at the Sculpture Centre  in Manorhamilton and  studied glass at Edinburgh College of Art and the Rietveld Acadamie inAmsterdam. Rice has work inUlsterMuseum, and National Glass Museum,Netherlands. 

Graham Reid received a Bachelors degree in Sculptural Glass from Massachusetts College Of Art. He built Knockbeg Studios where he taught glassblowing, and now works as sculptor in glass, wood and metal from his Studio inSligo

B&B starts from €20 per night.


Two opportunities for artist/facilitators for ACNI Building Peace Through the Arts – Re-Imaging Projects

Loup Women’s Group (LWG) and Parkview Residents Group (PRG) have successfully secured funding for community consultation through a Stage 1 application from the Building Peace through the Arts Programme – Re-Imaging Communities.  This project is part- financed by the European Union’s Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE III) managed by the Special EU Programmes Body; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; and the International Fund for Ireland.

Full Details: Faciltator_ad_Loup

Full Details: Facilitator ad Parkview

Deadline for both opportunities: Friday 30th August 2013



Aughnacloy Development Association wishes to recruit an experienced artist / facilitator with the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to facilitate creative peace-building consultation workshops. We also welcome applications from teams of artists and peace-building facilitators. Previous engagement with cross-community and minority ethnic groups is desirable. A local Steering group with key stakeholders including a representative from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has been set up to manage the process.

Deadline for submissions:  Friday, 13th September 2013 @ 4pm.

For a full brief see: Aughnacloy_Artists_Facilitators_Brief


Call for Submissions
A live art event as part of ‘Curb your Carrie Bradshawism’
The MART, Fire station Rathmines
Saturday 7th of September

The MART is a new visual arts depot, located in the old fire station in Rathmines,Dublin. This visual arts organisation seeks to position itself as a mediator of social and cultural transformation, through engagement with the arts. This dynamic venture will provide an accessible location and platform to develop and promote Irish and International contemporary art.

The inaugural exhibition Curb your Carrie Bradshawism speaks to both the excess of consumerism, and the mechanisms that produce and validate practices as art. The concept suggests – tongue in cheek – that these are dangerously close. Such questioning of the social, cultural and economic conditions through which art is produced and consumed is at the core of the MART ethos. The show is comprised of contributors to the Fund-it campaign, which raised resources for the new premises, asserting a commitment to grass-roots development and an aspiration to inclusivity. The format of the exhibition proposes both an aim of egalitarianism, and a provocation on homogeneity by asking each artist to work within the constraints of a cardboard box.

As part of its opening program this exciting new space will be initiated by a Live Art event. Artists are invited to respond to the curatorial frame of the exhibition, and the ideas it provokes around ‘material’ and ‘ism’. Submissions for performances are welcomed that respond to ideas around fad, ism, material, object, excess, restriction, limitation, consumption, or other interpretations provoked by the concept.

To be considered please submit:

Proposal (500 words max)

Technical requirements

Images (10 max) and/or

Video Links to recent work

Please email submissions to with ‘Live Art Submission’ in the subject field.

Deadline for Submissions: 28th of August

Contact: 0877647435 /



Do you want to be part of an exhibition showcasing the best of Irish art practice with children and young people? Do you want to be part of a national conversation alongside other artists? Do you want your voice to be heard in developing and shaping this practice inIreland? is delighted to announce its first national exhibition and event tour in 2014, funded by the Arts Council’s Touring Award. The exhibition will tour to three national venues: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen; axis: Ballymun; and The Model:Sligo.

We are currently inviting submissions from artists who are engaged in collaborative practice with children. The deadline for submissions is: 5pm Monday 9th September 2013. Follow this link for a full brief on <



Irish painters are invited to submit works for exhibition in Duke Street Gallery,Dublin2.

Each submission must include a current C.V and 5-10 images, or a link to the artist’s website.

Duke Street Gallery specializes in the work of Irish art on an international scale, and selected artists will benefit from having their work presented to this vast audience.

Email your submission to:


The Turner Prize is theUK’s foremost award for contemporary art. Over recent decades the award has played a significant role in provoking debate about visual art and promoting public interesting contemporary art. Now in its 29th year, Turner Prize 2013 is held in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture programme. This is the first time the award has been held outside ofEngland, and follows its successful showing at Baltic inGateshead, in 2011.


We are looking for artists and educators to join our panel of facilitators

What you will do:

As part of the panel of facilitators, you will deliver tours and workshops to school groups, young people, families and children, older people, third level students and to the wider public.

Who you are:

You are an arts education practitioner, a visual artist or an educator who will have:

A strong interest in contemporary art

A good track record working in formal/informal education settings with a variety of audiences

The ability to analyse and synthesise information quickly

The ability to confidently deliver the diverse programme to all sectors of our audience

Preference will be given to those who:

Have relevant academic qualifications

Have a proven experience in working in a visual arts education setting

Have a demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art and its associated practices

Have a current Access NI clearance to work with children

Time Requirements:

The exhibition will open on October 23 2013 and close on January 5 2014.

You will be trained over a three day period to the value of £1900 in early October in methodologies which will be beneficial to your practice and to your future career.

You will be paid £150 for taking part in the training.

Schedules will vary according to the learning programme timetable. Your timetable will vary from week to week so flexibility is essential. The timetable will be structured by the Head of Learning and every effort will be made to accommodate the team’s various commitments.


A fixed fee of £1200 per position will be paid to each member of the team.

Each facilitator will deliver a minimum of five tours/workshops per week.

Application Procedure:

To apply for this position, simply email a CV and letter of interest that clearly demonstrates, using specific examples, how you meet the criteria set out above to:

Treasa Crumley , Culture Company , Building 71 , Ebrington , Derry~Londonderry, BT47 1JY
The closing date for applications is Thursday 29 August 2013.

Selection will be made by a panel and interviews will take place in late September. Successful candidates will undergo training in October and will be placed on the panel from 23 October 2013 – 5 January 2014.



Darklight is now inviting applications for the position of Festival Manager to promote, organise and develop the festival and its on-going activities.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in event management including social media, be highly motivated, capable of working on their own initiative and have excellent administration, organisation, communication and IT skills. A background in digital media as well as social media is highly desirable. The ability to manage finances, prepare funding applications, and establish an on-going sustainable fundraising profile and programme is a pre-requisite.

This position is for one year, which will include a period of part-time commitment and full-time work in the period leading up to the annual festival. A salary, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position and the experience of the candidate, will apply.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and expression of interest by 10 September to Nicky Gogan, Festival Director, email


Background Information:

Since its inception in 1999, Darklight Festival has brought new and exciting work to Irish audiences through cinema, exhibition and performance and to an international audience via the web and the Touring Programme initiated in 2002. Darklight isIreland’s premier festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology. Nicky Gogan, founded Darklight, and continues to program exciting and innovative individual events throughout the year and is the Programme Director for the annual festival.

The Festival Manager is responsible for the overall day-to-day planning and management of the Festival including the operation of the office the overall logistics of event management and with a specific responsibility for the proactive development of audiences and fundraising strategies. The Festival Manager reports directly to the Festival’s Executive Board on matters of corporate governance and to the Director on the day-to-management of the festival.


Job Description:

Produce the 2013/14 Darklight individual events and festival within the budget approved by the Darklight Board and Programme Director.

Oversee all aspects of income and expenses on the Festival.

Manage individual events during the year and oversee the running of the Darklight Festival.

Provide core administrative support and back office coordination for Darklight.

Oversee all Darklight event staff and volunteers.

Develop and maintain media publicity and marketing relationships for Darklight including the Opening and Closing Night Galas and all festival events.

Maintain on-going relationships with film distributors, publicists, and marketing companies.

Broker relationships between Darklight, filmmakers, and key Industry players.

Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, community leaders and sponsors including the Arts Council and the Dublin City Council.

Develop, implement and fulfill all marketing initiatives for the festival.

Work with the Darklight Board to identify and secure festival fundraising.

Determine the key success factors for the festival and monitor the performance against agreed success criteria.



A proven track record in event management

Knowledge of the digital media sector and key players both inIrelandand internationally.

Excellent administration, organisation and prioritisation skills

Excellent communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal

Excellent financial management and the ability to meet income targets

Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Be highly motivated, practical and resourceful

Solid, proven experience in marketing and PR with knowledge of all social media platforms and tools.

Good IT skills including MS Office, Excel and social media platforms

Accuracy and attention to detail

Professional manner, with ability to act as a spokesperson for the organisation at all times.



Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites submissions from artists and/or craft designers/makers for a public art commission related to the Raised Promenade development adjacent to thePeoplesPark,Dun Laoghaire.

Selection will be by way of a two-stage open submission competition.

Artists will be initially asked to submit details of previous work to date and an expression of interest. A maximum of 3 artists will then be invited to submit detailed proposals and a site briefing will be organised for them.

The total budget for the commission is €40,000

Stage 1 closing date Friday 20 September 2013

Full details and artist brief on:




Limerick Arts Office has announced details ofIreland’s first subsidised living space scheme for artists.

An open call has been made to recognised cultural practitioners, including contemporary visual artists, performers, musicians and writers, to apply for the use of 6 newly-refurbished residential apartments at John’s Square. The Square reopened to the public earlier this year following a €1.5 million redevelopment by Limerick City Council and John’s Square can now be consideredLimerick’s Living Cultural Quarter.

Arts Officer Sheila Deegan said the scheme forms part of Limerick City Council’s strategy to further enhance and develop the steady growth in cultural infrastructure inLimerickthat in turn helps to support the local cultural economy.

“Potential residents include recent graduates who are contributing to the arts in the region through projects and activities associated with the Creative Limerick spaces and the possibility of attracting mid-career artists back to Limerick for a time, by offering this residential support. The apartments provide the soft infrastructure created by a community, with the informal sharing of expertise and experiences. The initiative also provides a further infrastructural support for Limerick National City of Culture 2014.”

Ms. Deegan continued: “The presence of The Artists’ Apartments in the heart of the City, where artists can live, will help to keep and attract artists living and working inLimerickCity. The apartments, which are licensed for a period of between one year and three years, provide subsidised living spaces in recognition that artists and many individuals working in the arts are on modest income levels.”

The Residential Artists’ Apartments Scheme is supported by Limerick City Council, the Department of Arts, Heritage, the Gaeltacht Access II Scheme and the Arts Council.

The refurbishment of the residential Artists’ Apartments, 1-2 John’s Square took place under co-funding by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Access II scheme under the National Development Plan 2007-2013 and Limerick City Council.

Details relating to the Scheme, as well as eligibility and selection criteria are available from . Applications must be submitted to For more contact the Limerick City Arts Office at Phone: (061) 407421, 407363.





Artists and arts organisations are invited to submit proposals for the exhibition programme at Public Access Arts from Oct 2013 – Dec 2014 


Public Access Arts aims to promote enjoyment and appreciation of contemporary visual arts practice of both Irish and international importance. We seek to promote an awareness of the relevance of visual art through the community and among national and international audiences.  Public Access Arts is particularly interested in contemporary visual practices including interactive media, performance, installations and participatory practice.


Applicants should provide the following: 


·         a cover letter 


·         a current Curriculum Vitae  and Artist's Statement 


·         a 300 word proposal for Public Access Arts


·         max 10 images to represent your work/proposal preferably laid out in a pdf file. 


·         DVD or video links on line


·         any other supporting material. 


Please submit an application by email or by post to arrive no later than


Friday September 6th at 5pm


Public Access Arts is a low budget artist and community run project; successful applicants are responsible for the transportation of their work to and from the venue. A small fee may be applicable to those with a community intervention element to their proposal.


Public Access Arts will arrange for applications to be independently assessed.


For further details please contact: 


Tim Mann • Public Access Arts •47 JKL St• Edenderry • County Offaly  • 0866065487


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Debora Ando is a Brazilian printmaker based inDublinsince 2006. She is a board member and etching tutor in Black Church Print Studio. Debora Ando is part of artist's panels with Dublin City Council, National Gallery of Ireland, National Print Museum, Art Boot Camp and Trinity Arts Workshop.

Description of course

The course covers the preparation, making and printing of plate using creatively a variety of non toxic techniques (including non toxic grounds) and papers (chine colle). This course aims all levels of experience and participants are encouraged to bring sketch books, drawings and photographs for inspiration in the making of new works. In this course we will be exploring textures, lines and composition. Tutor will provide assistance in all aspects of the process, including discussion of ideas and orientation for the development and creation of works. At the end of this course students will have produced a great range of prints through the medium of etching, chine colle and drypoint. They will be able to differentiate between the techniques and also use professional equipment and tools (printing press, ink, acids and drypoints).

Cost: €140 for members. €170 for non-members. (The fee of €30 is a once off payment and covers the insurance for the class participant for one year with Lorg Printmakers LTD.) - For a weekend course 10am-5pm (Saturday and Sunday) Equipment and materials will be provided. Deposit of €70 MUST be paid in order to secure a place.

Class size: 10 Participants (Minimum 7 for class to go ahead)

Dates: 7th and 8th of Sept

Contact Lorg Printmakers directly in order to book a place on course

Admission Standard: €140 (Lorg Members) Standard: €170 (Non Lorg Members)



Ionad Ealaíona Iorrais Teo wish to appoint two people to deliver a local Training Initiative in ‘Multi Media Production’.

The Course is Fetac Level 5 and is funded by FÁS.   It will run from September 30th 2013 to August 2014 and it will be delivered in the Erris  Arts Centre “Áras Inis Gluaire”, Belmullet.

We currently have two positions

Course Coordinator

Course Assistant Coordinator

The suitable candidates should meet the following criteria:

The ability to manage an adult training programme.

Qualifications and experience in Multi Media Production.

The ability and qualification to deliver FETAC Level 5 modules in Multi Media Production.

Excellent communications and leadership skills.

Good administrative skills.

A working knowledge of the Irish language would be an advantage.

Should you require any further details on these two positions please contact Ian/Cora/Brendan on 097 81079 or email

To apply, please send Curriculum Vitae before 5.30pm on Friday 30th August 2013 to

An Cathaoirleach

 Coiste Forbartha Ealaíona Iorrais

Áras Inis Gluaire

Béal an Mhuirthead,

Co.Maigh Eo.

or email Curriculum Vitae to


Deadline extended until 10 September 2013 for Atelier for Young Festival Managers Edinburgh 2014.

The European Festivals Association (EFA) extends the deadline for application of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers EDINBURGH 2014 (3-10 April 2014) to 10 September 2013. EFA offers the opportunity to more young festival directors to apply for the seventh edition of this unique 7-day training programme organised by EFA in collaboration with the renowned Edinburgh International Festival.

Applications have to be submitted via an online application form. Detailed information on the Atelier EDINBURGH, on the application process and eligibility criteria is available at Please contact EFA with any questions you may have at


An established Irish Design Studio that has achieved international recognition from galleries, museums and significant private collectors wish to appoint a Director of Communications & Private Client Relations who will work closely with the Director on all aspects of studio communications and, specifically, private client relations.

The successful candidate will have had experience in a communications role in either a design studio or gallery or in the luxury goods sector. They will be responsible for managing the studio schedule, maintaining communications with clients, media and gallery representatives and will contribute to the studio’s presentation and communication material. The role will include:

Development and maintenance of private client communications

Management of Gallery and Decorator correspondence with regular updates on new work.

Creative communication of studio philosophy and methodology.

Development of new communications through video.

Development of international exhibition programme.

Development of client presentations

Management of Studio schedule – client projects and updates.

Co-­‚Äźordination of international travel arrangements.

Management of Studio visits.

Management of Studio photo and video shoots.

Processing of client enquiries.

Processing of media enquiries.

Maintenance of Studio communications and archive material

Maintenance of Studio contacts database

Management of website and social media updates

Make contribution to overall standard of presentation of work both internally and externally

Undertaking of any other duties deemed necessary as part of the role

Essential Requirements:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong presentation and organisational skills

Be highly motivated

Have the ability to work on their own initiative and achieve deadlines

Additional Requirements:

Proficiency in database management

Proficiency in design software, in particular Adobe Software, InDesign is desirable

Working knowledge of a European language is highly desirable but not essential

32,000 – 38,000 EURO + Bonus

Please send CV/ résumé with details of your career path to date; education, experience, and references to: Email:

Multiple Internship/Assistant Opportunities at The Model (CE Scheme)

Deadline: 27th August

The Model, The Mall,Sligo

The Model is distinctive internationally as a multi-disciplinary arts organisation that is led by the contemporary visual arts and is a hub for art and culture in the Northwest of Ireland.

The Model is pleased to announce employment opportunities in the shape of four Community Employment placements to commence this September. These positions include: a curatorial assistant, administration placements and a marketing/ technical assistant.

Front of House Asst

Technical Asst (Box Office)

Programme Asst (Curatorial)

Technical Asst (Marketing)

More details are available from

Interviews will take place the first week of September. All placements are provided under The Department of Social Protection Community Employement Scheme.



Centre for Creative Practices,15 Pembroke StreetLower,Dublin2

Centre For Creative Practices is currently seeking proposals for artistic and experimental workshops for the Autumn season.

If you think you have a workshop or course that you think would suit our venue please contact our venue co-ordinator: with your proposal


Deadline: 15th August at 5pm

This open submission is an opportunity for graduates, emerging and established artists born and livingIrelandand theUKto exhibit their work in the expansive space of Gallery 1.

Submissions may be in any discipline: painting, sculpture, new media, printmaking, ceramics, glass, photography, installation and jewellery. Artists can submit a maximum of three works.

The overall winner of the RUA RED Art Prize will be awarded a solo show in 2014. The People’s Choice Award winner, determined by a public vote from visitors to the exhibition, will collect €1000.

Each submission must include the following:

Completed Submission Form

Artist Statement, bio and C.V

Images (maximum of 3)

Registration and Handling Fee payable to ‘South Dublin Arts Centre Company’

A Registration and Handling Fee of €10 (inclusive of VAT) is required for each work. This payment must be submitted with the application form. No work will be considered without payment. Cheques / postal orders should be made to ‘South Dublin Arts Centre Company’.

All works submitted for exhibition are considered by a Selection Panel comprising of independent curators who have significant experience in the field of contemporary artand whose decision to accept or reject is final. Paul McAree (Director & Curator FLOOD), Grace McEvoy (Visual Arts Coordinator, BLOCK T) and Claire McAree (Visual Arts Coordinator, The Dock) confirmed guest panelists.

You can apply by post or hand delivery: Download the guidelines and submission form via the link below, or request from RUA RED reception. Post or deliver the completed submission form together with disc of images and payment to: RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24


Deadline: October 25th

The Cockleshell Gallery, Duncannon’s Elizabeth Fort, Co. Wexford is now inviting submissions for our 2014 Visual Arts Programme.

The Portfolio should include:

4 copies of an artists Statement

4 Copies of an Art related C.V.

Six to Ten good quality Photos of your recent works

An indication as to the price points you currently sell at

An indication as to the time required to put an exhibition together if successful at selection

An indication as to why you wish to exhibit at this Gallery

All submissions should include an A4 self addressed stamped envelope for return of portfolio.

All submissions should be forwarded to Peter Murphy, Front of House Co ordinator, The Cockleshell Gallery Duncannon Fort, Duncannon, New Ross, Co Wexford.


Submission Deadline: 31st August 2013.

ALL MAN: THE SHOW will open at the Talbot Gallery on 14th November 2013 curated by Lynda Phelan Winner of the Talbot Gallery International Curatorial Open Call 2013.

Male artists need only apply.

Before you think – please read the text provided at this address – If you feel you have work, or an idea that rings somewhere between these two distinct points of reference, then please send your artistic response to be considered for ‘ALL MAN: The Show’. All forms of expression are welcome.

Send your submission to Please include an artist statement, artist CV & project proposal (if applicable), plus examples of previous work and/or images of work for exhibition and/or links to work online.


BBC Northern Ireland is calling for a suitably qualified artist to create a piece of public art for display in BBC premises and elsewhere as part of activities to mark Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture. The commissioning and making of this art work will form part of the BBC’s output – helping to make it accessible to a wider audience and to encourage awareness of the thinking and processes involved.

Applicants are requested to read the full contents of this document carefully as it contains important information about the application process and artist brief.

Deadline: 3 p.m. Friday 23 August 2013

Commissioned by: BBCNorthern Ireland, BBC Broadcasting House,Ormeau Avenue,Belfast. BT2 8HQ

Download the BBCNI CoC Art Commission

For further details contact: Richard Yarr, BBC UK City of Culture Co-ordinator –


As part of the “In Humbert’s Footsteps” festival one ofIreland’s greatest contemporary writers will facilitate a poetry and creative writing workshop in Killala

Friday 16th August at 5.30 pm in Killala Pastoral Centre, next to the church

Dermot will also be reading at the open mike evening which follows the workshop

starting at 8.30pm in Gilvarry’s pub, opposite the garage

Do not miss this opportunity to spend an afternoon and evening with one of the foremost authors, playwrights and poets inIreland– it’s guaranteed to be a very special event.

Bring your own work to both the workshop and the open mike!

“I think of Dermot Healy as the heir to Patrick Kavanagh” – Seamus Heaney

“Ireland’s greatest writer” – Roddy Doyle

Free entry, sponsored by the Killala Gathering committee

Contact Helen Falconer  087 779 3882


Micro-Loan Fund for the Creative Industries – 4th  Call

Closing Date for this call is Monday, 30th September, 2013

The Western Development Commission has established a dedicated Micro-Loan Fund on a pilot basis for the Creative Industries Sector, allocating €1m over a three year period.

The Micro-Loan Fund will operate on a competitive ‘Call for Applications’ basis with four calls in 2013, the third of which is currently open.  Loans of between €5,000 and €25,000 over 1 to 5 years at the EU reference rate for unsecured lending are available to successful applicants. Applications will be accepted from the first working day to the last working day of each quarter (March, June, September and December).

Q3 2013 Call for Applications is now open and closes on 30th September, 2013. 

The Micro-loan Fund is open to all businesses, both start-up and existing, in the Creative Industries Sector and includes the following sub-sectors: -



Art/Antiques trade



Digital media


Internet and software

Music, visual and performing arts


Radio and TV broadcasting

Video, film and photography


If you feel that this type of funding will help grow your business, and you have the capacity to repay the loan, then you may be interested in applying for a micro-loan.


More information is available, and an Application Form can be downloaded, on

Askeaton Contemporary Arts | Open Call

Deadline: September 30th

Since 2006, Askeaton Contemporary Arts commission, produce and exhibit contemporary art in the locale of a small town inCountyLimerick. A residency program entitled Welcome to the Neighbourhood situates Irish and international artists in the midst of Askeaton each summer, while thematic exhibitions and associated events often occur. Through these methods, over fifty artistic projects have been realised.

In a departure for ACA, we are initiating an open call to identify an artist to work with during our 2014 programme. The selected artist will reside in Askeaton throughout March 2014, and produce an artwork during that time. Close support from the ACA staff and the local community will be given, along with an artist fee and a materials budget that can be specifically tailored around your proposal. All transport, accommodation and sustenance costs will be catered for.

A site visit for artists to Askeaton is scheduled for September 7, at 12pm, beginning in the town’s square. Over two hours, a briefing and a walking tour will give appliants an insight to the various methods of how contemporary art is made and understood in Askeaton, along with an opportunity to experience the town before developing a concise and relevant proposal. Registeration is required before September 5 by sending an email to

APPLICATION: email the following information to Michele Horrigan, on or before September 30th
- A proposal. 500 words that indicate the interests and approaches that you would take in developing a project in Askeaton, and initial ideas you might have.
- Information about your practice. This can be images, texts, links to websites, or whatever form of documentation best represents your work.
- CV.


Greasán na Meán are running a two day course (15th & 29th August) to help organisations evolve digitally so their next customer will find them online when searching a product or service.


Are you an organisation without an online presence who’s missing
out on potential business?

Or are you at the early stages of the digital world and need help
with the transition ?

Marketing on the internet is not a choice anymore; it’s become a necessity for most organisations. The aim of this course is to help small organizations evolve online and equip them with the storytelling skills and digital tools to create and drive an effective marketing presence that will result in a higher profile and or increased sales. Emphasis throughout the course will be creating online content that makes their organisation online information more marketable than their competitors.

Throughout all modules is the foundation of storytelling in an organisation. Storytelling is essential skill for businesses so they can communicate and engage with an audience. Our modules are practice based using accessible technology and simple techniques so the participants will learn to tell the story of their company, communicate this to their online audience and integrate it into their everyday business.

Other upcoming Gréasán na Meán courses include;


  • Blogging for Business
  • Create Your Own Online Videos
  • Storytelling for Business


Full details are on the Gréasán na Meán website:

For more information or to register interest for future courses please contact Caroline Ní Chualáin: / 091-558400








WOMEX World Music Expo will take place inCardiff,Walesfrom Wednesday 23 October to Sunday 27 October, 2013.


A limited number of places are available to attend WOMEX 13 inCardiffas part of this year's Irish delegation.


WOMEX has fast become the most important international professional market for world music of every kind including folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music. The four-day event attracts over 2,250 delegates from over 90 countries, including hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, publishers, distributors, managers and the world's media.

The Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht's CultureIreland division has led the Irish delegation of musicians, agents and promoters to WOMEX since 2010, creating and supporting opportunities for Irish artists to build their international networks and generate tour bookings. This year, in addition to the national stand, the Department, in partnership with the Arts Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will support the largest delegation of Irish music artists and industry professionals to attend the event.


The Arts Council is encouraging those interested in attending WOMEX as a delegate to consider applying to the Travel and Training Award by 5pm on Monday the 12 August. There will be a limited number of awards allocated, to a maximum of €500 per delegate. 


In addition, the Horizons partnership has secured a discount for delegates to attend this year’s WOMEX in Cardifffor 205 Euros [plus VAT]  available until September 27 2013. The delegate pass allows you entry to all aspects of WOMEX, including the conference, trade hall, opening concert and the showcases. There is no registration fee, which makes this offer over 50 Euros less than the Individual Smart Rate. Further information on this offer is available at


Horizons is a partnership initiative which includes the Arts Council, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council England, Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales [incorporating Arts Council of Wales / Wales Arts international & Welsh Music Foundation], British Council, Creative Scotland, the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht's Culture Ireland division and the Scottish Music Industries Association



Closing Date for Applications: 16 August 2013 School:School ofMusic and Theatre Contract Type: Fixed Term Part-Time.


1 October 2013 - 30 September 2014


Applications are invited from well-renowned and accomplished traditional artists (musicians, singers, dancers) of distinction, for the above residency, which is jointly funded by theCollegeofArts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences (UCC) and the Arts Council. The role will be offered for the period October 2013 - September 2014.


The appointee will advise and mentor emerging traditional artists in the UCC community, offering six contact hours per week in the form of workshops, seminars and consultation during university terms. The appointee will give two public performances, and s/he will engage in a collaborative project with staff and students leading to the production, for public dissemination, of original artistic material. In university vacations the appointee will enjoy uninterrupted time to advance his/her own projects.


To Apply:


Applications should be sent by email attachment on or before 16 August. Candidates are invited to submit a letter of application and a C.V. with details of relevant performances, publications (including CDs, DVDs, etc.) and awards to Dr Mel Mercier,SchoolofMusicand Theatre, UCC Interviews will be held inCorkon 2 September.


Requests for further particulars, financial information and informal enquiries about the role may also be made to Dr Mel Mercier.




The Arts Council will offer the following Project awards for activities commencing in 2014.


Dance Project Award


Film Project Award


Music Project Award


Opera Project Award


Theatre Project Award


Visual Arts Project Award


The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the above artform/arts practice areas. The award guidelines for each award will be published on the available funding section of the Arts Council's website.


The deadline for all the above awards is 5.30pm on Thursday 29 August 2013.  Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council's online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application.  It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.

We now provide updates and assistance on the use of online services through our new Facebook page. Feel free to post or send us a message via the page if you need online services support when making a Project Award application:


The awards are open to individuals and organisations. However, organisations in receipt of funding under any of the main Arts Council grant programmes (Regularly Funded Organisations, Annual Funding, Annual Programming Grant) will not be eligible to apply. 




The deadline for the next round of Theatre Projects is Thursday, 29 August at 5.30pm. In advance of this, there will be a series of information clinics taking place inDublin,Cork, Galway andLimerick from 29-31 July as follows:







Triskel Arts Centre,Cork


Monday 29 July


2pm - 4pm


Lime Tree Theatre,Limerick


Tuesday 30 July


10am – 12 noon


Town Hall Theatre,Galway


Tuesday 30 July


3pm – 5pm


Smock Alley Theatre,Dublin


Wednesday 31 July


2pm – 4pm




The clinics will include information on:


Important changes to the layout of the Guidelines document


New Play DevelopmentStrand


The purpose and priorities of the award


The application process




Supporting materials


The assessment and decision making process


*Please email Maeve Giles,, to indicate if you are interested in coming along, to help us get a sense of numbers.




The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2013 Reel Art scheme. Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme. Operated in association with Filmbase and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will wholly support two films with grants of €70-€80,000 per project.  Reel Art films will premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 18 October at 17:00 2013.


Publications/Title-by-Title Scheme 2014 Deadline




The primary purpose of this scheme is to assist Irish publishers in the production of high quality literary titles, publications and journals.  Irish publishers and literary journals will be eligible to apply for financial support for up to five titles in the areas of: fiction, creative non-fiction, children’s literature, poetry, drama, graphic novels and illustrated picture books. Publishers of e-books and printed and online literary journals will also be eligible to apply.

The closing date for this scheme is 12 September and full details will be available on the Arts Council’s website from July.
For further information, please contact Mathilde Veldt, Literature Officer, at



A project devised by Offaly County Arts Office, Tullamore Community Arts Centre and artist and curator Brendan Fox as a means of preceding the forthcoming opening of Tullamore Community Arts Centre


Taking place in shops units and public spaces in Tullamore Co Offaly, Foundation 13 is an exciting opportunity for artists to showcase their work in a new context.


Placing art work in the public realm means negotiating and engaging not only with commercial and historical architecture but also the public, the aim is to create a dialogue with the residents of Tullamore, ultimately showcasing the exciting infinite possibilities the new arts centre will offer.


We are looking for new and innovative ideas and art works to occupy several spaces in Tullamore, which offers innumerable possibilities for displaying work from its waterways and green spaces to commercial and industrial properties.


FOUNDATION 13 will open September 26th 2013 and run until 0ctober 24th.


Proposals are sought from artists working in the following disciplines: video, sculpture, installation, multimedia, performance, light and sound.


Successful artists will receive a maximum €150 towards installation, travel and equipment.


Deadline for submissions is Friday August 9th at 8pm to




When submitting please include the following:


– Artists CV


– Artist Statement


– A maximum of 10 images (clearly marked with your name and title of picture) suitable for


print reproduction (300dpi) jpeg format, not exceeding 5MB in size.


– Links to relevant videos on vimeo or youtube.


– A proposal, maximum of 300 words – covering what you would hope to exhibit and in what




– For sculpture and installation work please include all dimensions.




New Generation 2013

Music Network seeks to recruit a jazz ensemble for the New Generation award 2013

Music Network is once again inviting aspiring young jazz musicians to apply for a place on this unique professional development scheme. Through an audition process in November, an Irish orIreland--based ensemble will be selected to participate in the New Generation programme for three years. 

Previous jazz ensembles to receive the award were Organics (2004), Trihornophone (2007), and most recently Lauren Kinsella’s Thought-Fox (2010) whose debut recording, ‘My Guess’ was released to critical acclaim in 2012. 

Main Features

Performance opportunities with Music Network promoters inIrelandwith an agreed fee and expenses 

Subsidised production of a professional CD

Marketing tools such as professional photoshoot, print materials and a promotional film

Training opportunities eg. masterclasses/workshops 

Inclusion on any Music Network continuing professional development courses

Professional support and advice towards the development of participants’ careers as professional musicians 

Conditions of entry

This is open to jazz ensembles of any instrumentation.

Ensembles should have between three and five members.

Participants must demonstrate a high level of achievement as an ensemble, or the potential for same, and a clear level of commitment to performance, in a concert setting.

Ensembles should have an average age of no more than 27, except in the case of ensembles involving vocalists. Applicant ensembles with vocalists can be up to an average age of 30 years.

All ensemble members must be aged over 18.

At least 50% of applicant ensembles must be of Irish nationality or resident full-time inIreland.

Audition Requirements/Procedure 

• Applicants will initially be assessed and may be short-listed according to their submitted application and references.

• Applications should include a good quality recording of the applicant ensemble, in CD, WAV or MP3 format

• Short-listed candidates will be invited to audition during the week starting Monday 4th November 2013. Auditions will be held inDublin. 

• Groups will be interviewed briefly after the audition performance. 

• Groups should prepare a 30-minute audition programme  

• Applicants are encouraged to take an imaginative approach to programming. This will be taken into account when assessing candidates.

Music Network is once again inviting aspiring young jazz musicians to apply for a place on this unique professional development scheme. Through an audition process in November, an Irish orIreland--based ensemble will be selected to participate in the New Generation programme for three years.  Previous jazz ensembles to receive the award were Organics (2004), Trihornophone (2007), and most recently Lauren Kinsella’s Thought-Fox (2010) whose debut recording, ‘My Guess’ was released to critical acclaim in 2012. 

Main Features

Performance opportunities with Music Network promoters inIrelandwith an agreed fee and expenses 

Subsidised production of a professional CD

Marketing tools such as professional photoshoot, print materials and a promotional film

Training opportunities eg. masterclasses/workshops 

Inclusion on any Music Network continuing professional development courses

Professional support and advice towards the development of participants’ careers as professional musicians 

Deadline Monday 23 September 2013 (5:00 PM).


Achill   Heinrich   Böll    Association

Annual      Music    Recital

The Achill Heinrich Böll Association are pleased to present a recital of music for  Cello & Piano with Alison Moncrieff Kelly (cello),  and  Stephen Coombs (piano),  onSaturday  evening August 17th  2013 @ 8.00pm  St. Thomas’s Church Dugort, Achill Island. 

Alison Moncrieff Kelly studied at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently with Pierre Fournier inGeneva. She has performed and broadcast all over Europe and theUKas soloist and chamber musician, specializing in piano trio repertoire. In 1998 she made her debut inAustralia, performing in the Perth International Festival. She has made a number of successful recordings, including the complete piano trios of Hummel, the piano trios of Clara Schumann and Saint-Saens, the complete cello and piano works of Stanford and three discs of solo cello repertoire.

Stephen Coombs is one of the leading English pianists of his generation, active not only as a soloist and recitalist but as a chamber player and duo pianist. He has become particularly well known for his interpretations of works by lesser-known late-Romantic composers, such as Arensky, Bortkiewicz, Glazunov, Reynaldo Hahn, and many others.  Coombs was born in Birkenhead, (near Liverpool. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Junior School, and at the Royal College of Music. He built his career, as a recitalist and soloist with major orchestras, and also  as a chamber music performer and duo pianist. In 1998 and 1999, he served as festival director and artistic director of Piano works - the International Piano Festival, inLondon.

The recital  will feature works by Beethoven, Sonata No 2 in G minor,  Shostakovich, Sonata for cello and piano in D minor and  Suite by David Osbon.

This varied & interesting programmeperformed by Alison Moncrieff Kellyand Stephen Coombs, should make for a delightful evenings entertainment in the charming setting ofSt Thomas’ Dugort on Saturday evening August 17th 2013.

This concert benefits the ongoing artistic programme and upkeep at the Heinrich Böll Cottage in Dugort Achill, and is generously sponsored by Achill Pharmacy. The Achill Heinrich Böll Association is supported by Mayo County Council and The Arts Council of Ireland, and theAchillIslandcommunity.

Tickets available at 087 7720192 and various  outlets on AchillIsland.

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

Culture Night 2016

  More Mayo County Council and Local Government Websites