Saturday 1st at 15:00: DEAR DIRTY DUBLIN

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DEAR DIRTY DUBLIN: The Dublin Lockout 1913

The Contemporary Music Centre, The Royal Irish Academy of Music and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane present ‘Dear Dirty Dublin’, a special concert commemorating the Dublin Lockout 1913. The event will take place in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square on Saturday 1st February 2014 at 3 pm. Admission is free.

The concert will feature music by the composers Vincent Kennedy and Michael Holohan inspired by the city of Dublin and its history. The music will be complemented by readings from the writings of Yeats, Clarke, Kavanagh, Behan, Larkin and Connolly. Donal O’ Kelly actor and playwright will read September 1913 by W.B. Yeats. This poem  has a resonant connection with the Lockout and the early turbulent history of The Hugh Lane.

The compositions will include:

Tommy Donnybrook, s-Trumpet City and Soliloquy to a City by Vincent Kennedy.

Dublin Street Cries, All In, All In, James Connolly and Jim Larkin rip by Michael Holohan.

Performers will include The  R.I.A.M. singers, conductor Margaret Bridge, Gerry Cullen, (Voice Squad) singer , Vincent Kennedy, trumpet , Brian Dunning, flute, Pádhraic Ó’ Cuinneagáin, piano, Breifne Holohan guitar, The Drogheda String Ensemble, Donal O’Kelly, actor.

Dear Dirty Dublin is an expansion of the musical project Musical Tales which toured The Dublin City Libraries in April 2013. It was devised by The Contemporary Music Centre in association with One City One Book (Dublin City Council). This concert is the final artistic event associated with  Dublin Divided: September 1913 exhibition which was curated by Dr Margarita Cappock.

In association with the Sundays at Noon, The Contemporary Music Centre’s Musical Tales/ One City One Book Project and the Dublin Divided: September 1913 exhibition at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

With the support of Dublin City Council, The Contemporary Music Centre, Sundays at Noon, Create Louth, ICTU Lockout Centenary 1913-2013 and SIPTU.