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Cathy Davey and The Bare Bones

[ April 22, 2010 ]

This Sunday sees platinum selling, Meteor prize-winning and ridiculously talented, Cathy Davey take to the stage in the intimate surrounds of The Dock Black Box space. This is ahead of the release of her new album, The Nameless, on 7th May. If her last two albums, Something Ilk and Tales of Silversleeve, are anything to go by this is definitly one we will be adding to our CD collection. The album features guests such as Neil Hannon and long time collaborator and Villagers front man Conor O'Brien. This is part of The Bare Bones Tour which is explained by Cathy below.   

THE BARE BONES TOUR!! What is this magical thing of which I speak? It's a chance to play intimate venues without being too noisy for sensitive ears. Re arranged songs to better suit candlelight. Three of us playing as many instruments as we can fit in our suitcases and the chance for me to babble nonsense if I so choose as the bigger venues tend to echo unpleasantly, and I do so hate the sound of my own voice.. don't we all. That's the Bare Bones Tour. It's nice. And slightly special. Also the first single from The nameless, Little Red, is available to download on Friday. You can get a sneak preview of it at The Torture Garden, a quality music blog which I really recommend checking out. Also joining Cathy on stage will be the excellent our little secrets aka Rhob Cunningham who can be seen below at the Airfield Sessions. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHiOpVP-G1Y] So get ready for a chilled out Sunday evening in the company of Cathy and Rhob. You can get your tickets from 071 9650828 and we strongly advise pre booking. See you there!

Narrative…Propositions…Landscape…Architecture…and people

[ April 21, 2010 ]

The Dock’s new exhibition titled Journeys to the Centre of the Earth is all about conversations – conversations on architecture, planning, landscape, and people.  There is so much talk in the Irish media these days about ‘thinking our way out of the crisis’ we’re in.  Guest curator for The Dock, Maurice O’Connell gives us an opportunity to do just that by presenting various examples of groups of people who are thinking, talking – and taking action– in response to the complex of challenges we face in our rural, urban and in-between landscapes.  It’s the latest installment of an ongoing series of exhibitions that have taken place at The Dock these last five years under the heading of Architecture. Maurice O’Connell, originally from Dublin, now living in Cornwall, is an artist who works with architects, theatre practitioners, private business and local community developers to create enterprises, educational programmes, theatre manifestations and structural development plans.  He is a regional adviser in the community/voluntary sector, director of a private philanthropic business, a theatre director and a lecturer at Combined Universities, Cornwall. We hope to have some footage of the install which is happening at the moment up over the next couple of days so stay tuned!

  The Dock invites you to take part in the conversation! Come to the exhibition opening where guest curator Maurice O’Connell will initiate an informal talk about how what is displayed in the galleries might be relevant to our locality.  Friday, April 23rd at 5:30 p.m., The Dock. Visit The Dock’s galleries to see examples of creative solutions and questions posed by various groups of people in response to environmental, economic and social challenges we all face, wherever we live.  A variety of films, connected to the exhibition, will be screened daily in Gallery Three. Pick up a schedule when you visit. The Dock’s galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Watch this space for information on further talks and events that will develop as a result of the exhibition’s presence in Carrick-on-Shannon. Enjoy a specialty coffee and continue the architecture conversation in the comfort of The Jury Room, where homemade cakes and other treats are available daily.
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