‘Feeding the Good Wolf’ by Bob Vernon

 Bob Vernon invites you to the launch of his course book
 Feeding the Good Wolf
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 A journey in mindfulness and heartfulness  nurturing the ‘Good Wolf’ of joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth in our hearts, minds and lives.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Road  Ennistymon
Friday 8th of September 7.30 – 9 pm.

Watercolour Classes with Patsy Ricks

Patsy Ricks

( Basic drawing ability required )

Enrolment and demonstration – 7 pm, Tuesday, February 21

4 weekly classes starting Tuesday, February 28 from 7- 9 pm
and finishing on Tuesday, March 21

I am an artist with over 40 years’ experience working in watercolours.
I will be teaching different techniques in the application of the medium. Starting from basic washes to the more detailed areas such as dry brush, this 4 week course will help you to open a new and very enjoyable chapter in your life!

The maximum class size is 6 students. 

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact me by text ( no voicemails please) on 087-2022176

Watercolour Classes with Patsy Ricks

( Basic drawing ability required )

Enrolment and demonstration – 7 pm, Tuesday, October 25

4 weekly classes starting Tuesday, November 1 from 7-9 pm
and finishing on Tuesday, November 22.

I am an artist with over 40 years’ experience working in watercolours.
I will be teaching different techniques in the application of the medium. Starting from basic washes to the more detailed areas such as dry brush, this 4 week course will help you to open a new and very enjoyable chapter in your life!

The maximum class size is 6 students.

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact me by text on 087-2022176

North Clare Historical Society September Lecture – “English as we speak it in North Clare” by John Egan

Monday 26th September @ 8.00 pm
The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
 
Admission: €5
   
It’s treasure trove of Irish words.
The effect of Irish on pronunciation.
The survival of Old English.
Idioms derived from the Irish language.
 
Local man John Egan is from Ballyvraneen, just outside Ennistymon. He’s an NUIG graduate in history and archaeology. He has had a life-long interest in this topic. He has spoken to the Society on the subject in 2000 and has contributed relevant articles to the ‘Ennistymon Parish Magazine’.

AnTara in Concert Saturday, September 17th @ 8.00

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AnTara (Tommy Hayes & Matthew Noone) are a contemporary Irish duo who explore the boundaries of traditional music.  Utilizing a 23 stringed hybrid Indian lute called sarode and a plethora of percussion, this duo has been earning a reputation for their subtle yet intense interpretations of traditional material from both Ireland and India as well innovative original compositions.AnTara is a unique duo comprised of Tommy Hayes & Matthew Noone that explores the spaces in-between the traditions of Irish traditional and Indian Classical music.

Matthew ‘mattu’ Noone, an ex-indie rocker and well-known performer of the 25 stringed lute called sarode, has studied North Indian Classical music in Kolkata under Sougata Roy Chowdhury and from UK based sarodiya, K. Sridhar for well over a decade.  He has recorded with Sean Tyrell, Ronan O’ Snodaigh collaborated with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in a 2 week tour of India.  In 2015 he was invited to perform at the Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry House, Cork.

Meanwhile, in a career that has exemplified diversity, bodhran player Tommy Hayes has performed and recorded with most of the great names in traditional music and beyond, has been at the forefront of Irish music for over 30 years. He was a founding member of traditional group, Stockton’s Wing and is considered one of the greatest bodhran players on the planet.

This unique project was formed after Matthew was awarded funds from Music Network Ireland to design and purchase a hybrid sarode for collaborations within the Irish music tradition. The project draws upon the slow lyrical style of East Clare music as well Indian drones, a plethora of percussion and experimental acoustic loops.

REVIEWS for debut album The Space Between

“a unique collaboration producing a delightful aural journey that knows no borders and defies categorisation” CARL CORCORAN, RTE LYRIC FM

“beautiful unique and profound music” Celtic Road Radio

“unique and interesting…multiple layers of significance” -Sing Out!-

Dorothea Lange’s Images of Clare – Culture Night – September 16 @ 8 pm

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A talk by Gerry Mullins and Martina Cleary

 Gerry Mullins author of ‘Dorothea Lange’s Ireland’ and visual artist/researcher Martina Cleary, will discuss photography, memory and place related to iconic works by Dorothea Lange, from her 1954 visit to County Clare. Several original images from Mullin’s (1998) book are included in the exhibition ‘The Suitcase Archive’ running at The Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon from 20th Aug – 16th Sept.

 

 

Feile Latino 2016,Saturday June 25th – 7.30pm – Entry 5 Euro

 

 

Féile Latino 2016 

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Featuring Duo Pablo and Lola – Folk Music from Argentina

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James Sheppard – Ennistymon Singer Songwriter 

James SHeppard 2

Clare To Here – Irish Song and Dance

Noirin Lynch / Paddy Mulcahy / Clara Buteler / Lenka Hoffmannova 

Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery 

Saturday 25th of June – 7.30pm – Entry 5 Euro

All profits to go to Burren Chernobyl Project 

‘Sound, Patterning and Resonance’ a talk by Tanya Harris, June 23 @ 3 pm

The Shipibo people are an ancient tribe who live in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. They still practice their spiritual customs and traditions after thousands of years. In the last forty years, there has been a continual rise in people’s interest in tradi- tional indigenous cultures that engage with the unseen forces of nature and altered states of consciousness. ‘ Look deep into nature then you will understand everything better’ – Einstein.

In the Amazon, hunters can smell urine at forty paces and tell you what species left it behind. The taxonomy of Amazonian shamans is remarkable when they begin to characterize and systematize creation. They can consistently distinguish different plants at great distance. You ask a shaman what the foundation of their taxonomy is and they say, ‘Well, the plants talk to us’. To our rational mind, it is nonsense to think that plants can talk. Yet, it is only nonsense because it does not fit in our paradigm. When we consider the possibility that different society’s belief systems create different levels of perceptions but also different realities, what does that say to you?

Sulmira is a Shipibo shaman, whose name means grounded bright shining light. It is custom for Shipibo people to ingest thousands of different plants, flowers and trees that induces an altered state of consciousness. Ayahausca is an entheogen and master plant in Shipibo culture. They have the intention to connect with the spirit of each plant while living in isolation for 2-6 months and eating a very simple diet. Sulmira spoke to me about a plant called Marosa, which taught her about love and protection. This plant has a feminine vibration, she continues. ‘Each plant has a different personality just like people. People will receive differ- ent messages from each plant depending on how they get on.’

Shipibo shamans receive healing songs or ‘icaros’ from the plants while there are in a trance after ingesting the plant. They use these songs as healing tools in aya-hausca ceremonies. Icaros are then translated into geometric colourful tapestries, which embody the healing messages of the icaros.

Nothing is really solid. Everything is connected; we are constantly moving within a vibrational matrix. There is consciousness in all living things. Consciousness communicates continuously by vibrations of electromagnetic frequencies. Earth is alive and holds the knowledge that we seek, our state of consciousness affects what Earth reveals.