Wednesday 21 March 2018

Busy week of events at the Mermaid

There will be music, a talk and dance at the Mermaid Arts Centre over the coming week.

Ergodos present 'There is an Island' on Thursday, September 14, at 8 p.m.

There is an Island combine rich vocals, earthy violin textures, minimal piano and ethereal soundscapes to form songs inspired by the memories and places that remain in our hearts. In this arresting new Irish trio, singer Michelle O'Rourke and the composing duo of Benedict Schlepper-Connolly (violin) and Garrett Sholdice (piano) channel an eclectic spread of influences - from Nick Cave to Planxty to Mozart - to create lingering, intimate performances. Expect hushed invocations, oceanic lullabies and haunting melodies with a sound that is at once transparent and full of warmth.

Simon Yates will deliver the lecture 'My Mountain Life' on Friday, September 15, at 8 p.m.

One of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers of all time. Simon Yates is best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Joe Simpson's bestseller 'Touching The Void'. Following that experience in Peru, Simon has been increasingly drawn to places where few others have trod. This illustrated lecture features spectacular images and film of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges of the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic and Alaska to Central Asia - there is hardly a significant range that Simon has not visited.

On Saturday, September 16, at 8 p.m. its 'Soldier Still'. The new dance theatre work that blends movement, text, music, real stories and real people, creating a harrowing tale of beauty and brutality. A cast of Irish and international dancers and former soldiers collaborate with an exceptional creative team to explore the viciousness, the vulnerability and the trauma of violence. Previous Artists-in-Residence at Tate Britain, award-winning Junk Ensemble have built a reputation in Ireland as dance innovators.

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