Japanese Psychedelic rockers set to rock RCC

first_imgDD CULTURE: There are some incredible shows and acts lined-up across Donegal over the next number of weeks. A former RIVERDANCE star, a Turner-Prize nominated artist and Michael Bublé are just some of the upcoming cultural highlights you can enjoy over the next few weeks,RCC Letterkenny kicks off its wonderful Autumn music programme with a spectacular new traditional music and dance show and a veteran Japanese psychedelic group this week. Edges of Light starring former Riverdance principal dancer and choreographer Colin Dunne is a new show inspired by the sights and sounds of the Irish dawn. It features Colin’s dazzling feet along with leading Irish traditional musicians Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power. Edges of Light will be performed at the RCC this Wednesday September 21st as part of a national tour and starts at the unusual time of 8.25pm.The cosmic freak-out collective Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O play the RCC this Thursday September 22nd on route to the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. Acid Mothers Temple are one of the most acclaimed live acts in the psychedelic scene and have collaborated with the likes of Gong and Guru Guru. The group can also boast one of the most incredible discographies in music, clocking in with over 70 studio albums and 38 live albums since 1996. Self-described as “extreme trip music”, their sound is a distinct mix of krautrock, noise and prog. Tickets for both gigs can be booked at An Grianán Theatre Box Office on 0749120777 or online at regionalculturalcentre.com.Donegal’s Biggest Contemporary Art Commission It’s the last chance for Donegal audiences to experience the world premiere of Loose Ends at RCC Letterkenny, the contemporary video art installation by world-renowned, twice Turner Prize nominated, Derry/Donegal artist Willie Doherty, which must end this Saturday September 24th. Loose Ends, the biggest contemporary art installation ever staged in Donegal, involved totally rebuilding the RCC’s main gallery and feels like walking into Tate Modern.It consists of a large-scale two-screen video installation where Doherty uses the camera and spoken word (voiced by famous Donegal actor Sean McGinley) to focus on two very different locations – Dublin’s Moore Street and Donegal’s Gola Island, both associated with the 1916 Easter Rising. The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. ‘In Conversation’ a free talk with the artist and CCA Derry Director Matt Packer is being held this Friday September 23rd at 7pm to mark the closing of the exhibition and everyone is welocome to attend. The project is commissioned by Donegal County Council and is one of only nine successful Arts Council ART:2016 projects from over 200 applications.‘Babe Rainbow’ in ChurchillDonegal people have the unique opportunity to visit a major exhibition of artworks from the British Council Collection by of some of the world’s leading artists on own doorsteps in the beautiful lakeland surroundings of the Glebe Gallery Churchill from now until October 2nd. The exhibition includes some of the biggest names of 20th century art like Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Lucian Freud together with famous Young British Artists (YBAs) like Tracy Emin,  Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst. Babe Rainbow is open daily from 11am – 6pm (except Friday) and admission is free.Painting PeoplePhilip Mackey has been an artist all his life but is only now in his late 50’s having his first big solo exhibition at an Grianán Theatre in his hometown of Letterkenny. Philip says “I am delighted to receive this opportunity to display my work in such a renowned venue and I am thrilled for my family, friends and those who have supported me over the years. I see it as another very positive step forward in my career as an artist”. Having always had an interest in figurative art and portraiture in particular, Philip decided to turn his attention towards painting people and the exhibition features 17 superb portraits of well known local people like singer Hugo Blake, boxer Jason Quigley and the late Brian Friel as well as self portraits. Face to Face by Philip Mackey continues at an Grianán Theatre until November 4th.Major Live Film Events from around the the worldCentury Cinemas Letterkenny has an incredible programme of Live Film Events in the coming months that allows Donegal audiences the chance to experience the best of New York, London and beyond without leaving the county. The end of September alone boasts five massive shows starting with the National Theatre London’s The Threepenny Opera this Thursday September 22nd. Bertolt Brecht’s classic musical starring Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear is not for the faint-hearted and is said to contain filthy language and immoral behaviour. The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent music will also be screened on Thursday 22nd. Michael Bublé’s – TOUR STOP 148 provides a close up experience of the superstar’s phenomenally successful sold-out To Be Loved Tour, seen globally by over two million fans, on September 25th. A new production of Norma, Bellini’s classic opera by The Royal Opera will be screened live on Monday September 26th and Cymbeline Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre will be screened live on Wednesday September 28th.Carnival Tme in Ballyshannon The spectacular Army Dreamers, this year’s Ballyshannon Carnival Parade will take place on Saturday October 8th as part of th 16th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival that runs from September 30th to October 9th. A jam-packed programme of theatre and music will be held in towns and villages across South and South West Donegal including Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Ballybofey, Donegal, Dunkineely, Killybegs, Glencolmcille, Ardara and Glenties. Highlights of the busy drama programme include; Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, by Askeraden Theatre Company Oslo at Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon on October 1st, Marie Jones Fly Me To The Moon, by Balor Rep Theatre Company at Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon (4th), Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey (5th & 6th), Halla Mhuire Glencolmcille (8th) and Heritage Centre Ardara (9th), and Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Donegal Drama Circle at Ardaghy Community Centre Inver (6th, 7th, 8th). Great gigs include Kate O’Callaghan with the Donegal Camerata String Ensemble at Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon (2nd), Zoe Conway, Máirtin O’Connor and Donal Lunny at Leghowney Community Hall (5th), The 4 of Us at Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey (8th) and the brilliant annual Donegal Fiddlers Weekend at Highlands Hotel Glenties (7th, 8th, 9th).Japanese Psychedelic rockers set to rock RCC was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Shaun HanniganShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Cultural EventsFeaturesjapanesenewsRCClast_img

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