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SPRING HIGHLIGHTS AT TRISKEL

Spring has finally arrived and with it an exciting and diverse array of events at Triskel Arts Centre for art lovers, music lovers, book lovers, movie lovers and social butterflies.

Kicking off the Spring season  we have AWAY, an exhibition by Patrick Graham’s inspired by the poetry of Dermot Healy. Graham has been hailed as one of the only 20th century artist who ranks among the Masters from the Renaissance to the present day. The exhibition opens at 6pm on 9 April and runs to 2 May.

Following the opening on 9 April Deep End of the Ford perform their musical re-interpretation of An Tain. Their style ranges from peaceful interludes to turbulent instrumentation evocative of sorcery and battle to portray this epic tale. This unique re-imagining of 9th century Bardic texts brings the mythological tale to life like nothing that has come before.

Lovers of literature will be pleased to hear that on 10 April Triskel hosts An Evening with Michael Harding which coincides with the publication of his latest book, Hanging with the Elephant. “Harding takes the audience into the palm of his hand, it’s laugh out loud entertainment.”

On 18 April prolific pop musician Albert Hammond brings his eclectic mix of hits to Triskel. With a successful career that spans over 40 years and having collaborated with such greats as Elton John, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Johnny Cash and Aretha Franklin to name a few.  Hammond has sold over 360 million records worldwide and continues to be an impressive entertainer in his own right.

World Book Fest Cork brings a feast of literary delights to Triskel Christchurch on 23 April with workshops, readings and book launches from a host of local and international talents including Paul Durcan, Paul McVeigh, Evelyn Conlon and Louise O’Neill to name but a few of the gifted writers who will be sharing their wisdom and words.

May starts on a high note on the 1st with Ré and Tunes in the Church. Laim Ó’Maonlaí is joined by Cormac Begley, Maithú Ó’Casaide, Eithne Ní Catháin and Peter O’Toole on their first countrywide tour playing in evocative church venues around Ireland. Speaking on the significance of playing in churches Ó’Maonlaí says “there’s a contemplative and historical presence in these surroundings that tends to elicit a rawness of feeling, a drive and a strong sense of connection.”

On 9 May World class fiddler April Verch, and her band perform high octane, foot-stomping American roots and bluegrass at Triskel Christchurch. April Verch is a champion Ottawa Valley stepdancer. With her “absolutely captivating” voice she is accompanied by banjo player Cody Walters and Hayes Griffin on guitar.

Our first exhibition of the Summer is from Patricia Burns and runs from 8 May. Her work is concerned with the places we encounter every day: roadways, housing estates, bungalows and the edges of towns. Currently based in Cork city her paintings are mysterious and evocative.