Concert will pay tribute to works of famed US composer Danny Elfman
On Saturday, February 25, at 8pm, the National Concert Hall and RTE Concert Orchestra will pay tribute to the American musical superhero -- composer Danny Elfman -- in a special concert entitled Batman: Danny Elfman Film Music.
Presented in association with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012, it features most of the well-known music he composed from films such as Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Batman, Alice in Wonderland, and Mars Attacks.
The concert will also feature music by composers who influenced Elfman, first and foremost Bernard Herrmann as well as Philip Glass and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
The show starts at 8pm and tickets are available from the NCH box office.
Border farmers warned to be vigilant
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) has urged vigilance amongst the farming community in border areas following recent reports of tractor and machinery thefts in the region.
As many as 12 tractors and a huge number of quad bikes have been stolen from farmers in border counties in recent times. Gabriel Gilmartin, president of the ICSA, has said.
"It is very worrying. Farmers are being directly targeted by criminals and the situation is particularly prevalent in the border region.
"In the last week alone, two tractors on the Monaghan-Armagh border were stolen from the same farm and countless other tractors and quads have been targeted over the recent months. It has gotten to be an epidemic at this stage," he said.
Lecture on past attitudes to violence
IN the next lecture of the annual College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) public lecture series, entitled: Bodies and Souls: Performative Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland, Dr Barra O Donnabhain will review of the use of violence in medieval and early modern Ireland.
He suggests that regimes of punishment can reveal changing attitudes to bodies and to souls. The lecture will be delivered at 8pm on Wednesday, February 8, in Boole IV Lecture Theatre, UCC. Admission is free.
Brian Rooney wins TG4 music award
Long-time London resident Brian Rooney heads the list of recipients of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2012 (Traditional Music Awards) announced last Thursday night.
The full list of award recipients is: Gradam Ceoil TG4 -- Brian Rooney; Ceoltoir Og (young singer) -- Caoimhin O Fearghail; Gradam Saoil (Hall of Fame) -- Danny Meehan; Cumadoir (composer) -- Paddy O'Brien; Amhranai (singer) -- Nell Ni Chroinin (above, with fiddler Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and piper Mick O'Brien); and Gradam Aitheantais (special contribution) -- Eithne and Brian Vallely.