At various times during the 1900s, especially 1930s and 1960s folklore collectors from the Irish Folklore Commission came to North Clare and recorded stories of the everyday lives of the coastal community of Doolin and Liscannor. The stories were told by the local people and this talk will look at and review some of these stories and will illustrate how important the sea and coast was to the economic and social life of this coastal population.
Maura lives in Kilshanny and is a member of North Clare Historical Society for almost twenty years. She has a keen interest in history and in particular Local History. Her interest in sea lore stemmed from living within a few miles of the coastal area of Doolin and Liscannor. Whilst completing a Masters in Local History, her research focussed on reviewing the lore associated with the sea of this coastal community recorded by the collectors from the National Folklore Commission. She recently contributed an article on this subject to the historical journal The Other Clare.
The talk will be held at The Courthouse, Ennistymon at 8pm.
This presentation will give the initial results from the recent excavation at Ballaghaline, Dooliin and also an account of many of the stone axes from Co. Clare.
Michael has previously lectured to the society on the Late Mesolithic Shell Midden excavation in Fanore.
( 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
Crystal Quartz Sounds Concert
Friday, October 14th @ 7:30
In these events, she uses sounds of alchemy crystal bowls and ultra-lite crystal bowls.
She uses her voice in a personal and intuitive way combining Mantras and specific vowels.
Also she works with INTENTION (harmony, acceptance, unity, joy, compassion, love…) and the properties of the crystal bowls (amplification, transfer and transformation).
“I believe in the power of the united and I use the sacred sounds of the crystal quartz bowls to amplify the power of this united consciousness.”
The Crystal Bowls are made of the highest quality (99.992% pure!) quartz crystal and the finest in gemstones and precious metals making them incredibly RESONANT and PURE in tone.
Through PURE tones one can re-pattern the energy field organisation that ultimately affect the cellular expression of disease and of wellness.
The PURE sound of the crystal quartz bowls reverberates through the bodies , touching where it may and in so doing, creating balance.
All sessions start at 7.30 pm and last about 1 ¼ hours. As this is a structured training course it is best to start at the beginning. If you have attended before and cannot make the first session or two then you can join in later.
The whole course costs €40.
“Connect, feel & expand your inner sparkle hosted by Edel Greene, naturally gifted healer and psychic.
Morning Sessions – Starting Thursday, September 22nd
Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm – 6 week course €60
For more information call or text 086-6736977″
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!-
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.