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All Proceeds to Benefit Sirius Arts Centre
Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence.
Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist, a native of Chicago born to parents from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. He studied at the city’s prestigious Music College before becoming an active member of the local music scene. Cahill’s spare, essential accompaniment to Martin Hayes’ fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill met in Chicago in the 1980s. They formed the jazz/rock/fusion band, Midnight Court, which allowed them to experiment with a variety of new music styles. When Martin reclaimed his traditional roots, reinvigorated, and after recording two solo albums, he began a new musical relationship with Cahill, beginning with the lyrical music of East Clare.
This is one tremendous night of music you won’t want to miss!
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Kane Do’s work centers around the issue of personal identity.
Things Left is, in part, made up of a project created while Kane Do was in Residence in the Sirius Arts Centre for October – November 2011. During that time he collaborated with students from the Crawford College of Art and Design to create works which deal with the theme of personal identity.
The work comprising Things Left were organized and laid out in a way that utilizes the gallery space in a unique way, which was an easy task for Kane as he was quite familiar with the space from his residency in 2011.
Here are some shots of the installation process.
Kane was born in Vietnam and moved to the United States as a child. He moved between cities, studying in Portland, Oregan and lived in New York City for a time. He is currently based in Berlin. Kane gave a talk in the Crawford College of Art and Design on Thursday 31st January, on a short break from installing his work, to explain the concept behind his work.
Displacement is a key factor in Kane’s work which he described as being conceptual for the most part. What gives us identity? What constitutes personal identity? Is it our citizenship papers? Our passports? Our race? Culture? Our material belongings? Having been on residency in various places like Finland, Ireland, Japan, etc, Kane’s work has changed in practice and his choice of materials reflect the situations he finds himself immersed in.
After a very successful opening on 1st Feb Things Left will run until Sunday 3 March.
Friday 12 April 8pm – Tickets €10
Paul Tiernan returns to Sirius with the great Marja Gaynor for one night only. His last album described as “unexpectedly gorgeous!” by Irish music magazine Hot Press is no understatement. One of Ireland’s most subtle and hypnotic songwriters… this is one night not to be missed!
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Inspired by his investigations into the issues surrounding personal identity, Berlin based Kane Do presents a series of works which consider to what extent are various elements, which we as a society base our identity on, are truly inherent and how much is given/assigned by persons and organisations in positions of authority?
Are these two categories exclusive, or is there negotiation between the two? How much of our identity is based on objective/fact and how much is based on faith/trust?
Things Left is in part made up of a project created while Kane Do was in Residence with Sirius Arts Centre from October – November 2011. During that time, he collaborated with students from the Crawford College of Arts and Design to create a project also dealing with these themes.
Exhibition runs until Sunday 3 March
Gallery hours are Wednesday – Friday 11Am – 5pm/Saturday & Sunday 2pm – 5pm/Monday & Tuesday Closed