Four years in the making The Speech Project album is a ground-breaking collection of new musical works by Gerry Diver.
The works are inspired by and incorporate recordings of the spoken word of seminal Irish folk musicians including Shane MacGowan, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey, Joe Cooley, Danny Meehan and more.
He encouraged his subjects to talk in spiritual terms about what drives them, honing in on the phrases and sentiments that struck the strongest chord.
Gerry asked Martin Hayes what he sees inside his head when he’s playing and what colors he sees.
Damien Dempsey spoke about entering a space where you don’t feel any pain and Christy Moore talked about white light experiences on stage.
Gerry was blown away by the enthusiastic reaction to the album and has armed himself with laptops, videos, screens and a six-piece band – including his partner, the singer and fiddle player Lisa Knapp and taken the whole shebang on the road to rave reviews.
The Speech Project show features musicians including Gerry Diver, plus especially commissioned accompanying videos for selected works funded by Arts Council Ireland’s Deis fund.
This show is uniquely Irish, stunning and beautiful; a multimedia musical experience not to be missed!
The Speech Project will feature at the Source Arts Centre on Saturday, October 13th (8pm). Tickets are priced at E15. Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Ring Matt on 0504 58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.
For bookings please visitthesourceartscentre.ie or call the box office on 0504 90204.
An Evening with Brendan
Bowyer at The Source
The legendary Brendan Bowyer and his band will perform all of his hits in this concert of pure nostalgia at The Source Arts Centre. Brendan has the same high energy today he was renowned for in the exciting days of The Royal Showband and The Big Eight and will be joined on stage by his daughter Aisling fresh from her own highly-rated show in Las Vegas.
Did you know Elvis was a fan of Brendan and The Beatles played support when The Royal Showband toured Britain after they were voted ‘Britain’s Most Outstanding Dance Band’ in 1962?
Brendan has the same high energy today as he was renowned for in the exciting days of The Royal Showband and The Big Eight.
“The Hucklebuck”, which was the biggest of his six number one hits, went Platinum internationally and his come-back album Follow On was ‘record of the month’ in Hot Press (2001).
Brendan is an enduring legend and some of his most cherished memories are the glory days of dancing with The Royal Showband in dancehalls around the country. Take a trip down memory lane this is a nostalgic concert not to be missed. Early booking advised for this show on Friday, October 12th (8pm). Tickets: E25.
Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Ring Matt on 0504-58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.
For bookings please see: thesourceartscentre.ie.
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