FOOTSBARN THEATRE : GLEN HANSARD : BREANNDÁN Ó BEAGLAOICH

FOOTSBARN THEATRE : GLEN HANSARD : BREANNDÁN Ó BEAGLAOICH

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V92 KD3H - 450M FURTHER ON R549 TOWARDS MOUNT BRANDON - A FIELD IN WEST KERRY COORDINATES 52°13'35.6"N10°20'23.4"W

BALLYNABUCK

DINGLE PENINSULA

V92 KD3H BOHERBOY

Ireland

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MAGICAL EVENINGS FOR ALL! Theatre with Footsbarn, Glen Hansard and Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich + concerts, food, drinks and the impromptu!

About this event

In the magical Footsbarn Tent, pitched in a field in Ballynabuck, on the wild Atlantic Way you will be entertained firstly by a theatrical performance of 'The Crock of Gold' with live music by Glen Hansard and Breanndan O Beaglaoich. Then, after an interval enjoying the offerings of the food and drink tent, relishing views of the sea and enjoying fresh ocean air upon the land, there will be a musical concert with opening act SADIE JEMMETT followed by INTERFERENCE featuring Glen Hansard...

UNDER 16'S FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT

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This Footsbarn Theatre production stems from a love and desire to celebrate James Stephens’ unique novel, The Crock of Gold.

The essence of the idea was to create a piece of theatre with multi-national artists, which reaches way out beyond the boundaries of language, class and culture. Glen Hansard and Brendan Begley, who share the same respect for the novel as Footsbarn, came on board to write and play the original music that accompanies the performance live.

THE NOVEL

The Crock of Gold, written in 1912 by James Stephens, is a modern, dense and delectable fable.

With a comic and intricate web of philosophers, leprechauns, pagan gods and policemen, this tale leads us from darkness to light whilst asking some of life’s fundamental questions:

Should one apprehend the world through thought at the expense of the heart and the senses? Can we be happy living alongside another's misery? Can we hold our heads up high while being unemployed? How can the balance of power between men and women lead to harmony?

The main character, the philosopher, leaves his family and his dark den in the forest in search of a girl kidnapped by the God Pan, free in love equally with Aengus Óg. On the way he meets a multitude of characters and incredible situations that illustrate the on-going problems of our society. His journey becomes an odyssey that will change him forever.

This unique, comic novel is a fertile mixture of Irish folklore, modern fable and mythology. Extremely funny and full of wisdom and magic, it and its author have been somewhat forgotten in the canon of Irish literature - however this sad fact has given us a terrific opportunity to restore it to the place where it should still be – a vital part of Ireland's rich cultural heritage which can only deepen the connection between people, place and the past.

This entrancing production is woven together with original music by both songwriter Glen Hansard and man of many musical talents, Brendan Begley who both appear live on stage each night throughout the performance. Together with the superb creative expertise of Footsbarn Theatre, it is a powerful collection of souls who are very well suited to bringing the magic of this piece to life on the stage and onwards to villages, towns and festivals of Ireland, English and Irish and French languages entwined, the essence of the idea to create a piece of theatre with international artists which would reach out beyond the boundaries of language, class and culture.

This show is not just aimed to all the ages of the family, but is a wordless gift to every human heart and imagination.

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INTERFERENCE with Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard will join with members of Interference to perform an evening of Fergus O’Farrell songs in the magnificent venue of the Footsbarn Theatre Tent this Summer. This show will take place in Baile Na bPoc on the Dingle peninsula in beautiful West Kerry on Saturday 20th August. Paul Tiernan, James O’Leary, Maurice Seezer and Anthony Noonan will play alongside Glen and revisit Fergus’s songbook for a musical journey which will have us sailing on silver moons in a night not to be missed....

Opening act for tonight will be SADIE JEMMETT

‘Singer-songwriter, musician and activist Sadie Jemmett packs a potent punch with some powerful themes and her powerful voice, a soulful and soul-searching tour-de-force, effortlessly oozing with empathy for the downtrodden and crackling with a caustic and creative anger aimed towards the current crop of morally bankrupt global power-mongers‘ – Dexter Bentley, Resonance FM https://www.sadiejemmett.com/

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