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Jane Clarke, Cormac Breatnach & Eamon Sweeney - MUTM 2019

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Music Under The Mountains are delighted to kick off our 2019 programme with an intimate night of Poetry & Music featuring Jane Clarke (Poet), Cormac Breatnach (Flute & Whistles) & Eamon Sweeney (Guitar).

Jane Clarke grew up on a farm in Co. Roscommon and now lives with her partner in Glenmalure in Co. Wicklow. Her first collection, ‘The River’, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. She was awarded a literary bursary by the Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon in September 2017 for the completion of her second collection and her work on a sequence in response to a soldier's letters from the Front during World War 1, in collaboration with the Mary Evans Picture Library, London.

“The virtues of Jane Clarke’s writing include a broad sympathy that never usurps the voice of the other, that guides the reader to understanding and respect; a pleasure in ingenious objects and crafts that is deftly transmitted; and a clarity which does not deny mystery but makes room for it.”

- Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Ireland Professor of Poetry.


Her poems have been published in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and various other publications, Jane has also had poems broadcast on RTE Lyric FM, RTE Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany, Arena and the Poetry Programme.

Jane's second collection, 'When the Tree Falls', will be published by Bloodaxe Books in September 2019.


Cormac Breatnach has been immersed in the Irish musical tradition from his early childhood. Throughout his career, which has spanned the last three decades, he has performed with Donal Lunny, Arty McGlynn, Iarla O’Lionaird, Matt Molloy, Micheál Ó’Súilleabháin, Paul McSherry, Elvis Costello and countless others. Cormac’s music takes it roots from deep within the Irish tradition but is also highly influenced by Jazz and Blues.

Cormac made his mark with Deiseal in the 1990s and, later, duetting with Martin Dunlea on 2001’s ‘Music for Whistle and Guitar. 2012’s Éalú brought Cormac’s Jazz, Galician and Basque influences centre stage in an altogether more personal odyssey. Cormac’s latest album, ‘The Whistle Blower’ was released in 2018, it is a deeply personal work that explores and express musically how a particular traumatic event, his brother Osgurs wrongful arrest and conviction for involvement in the Sallins Mail Train Robbery in 1976 ,affected Cormac from his early teens into adulthood. Cormac also produced a short film to accompany the album, which was screened in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, The Galway Film Fleadh, The Wexford Film Festival & The Cork Film Festival.


“Cormac Breatnach’s portrayal of the Sallins Mail Train Robbery case evocatively captures that dark period in Irish policing and criminal justice, and its enduring ramifications for his brother, his family and himself.”

- Professor Dermot P.J. Walsh MRIA, Kent Law School, University of Kent.


“An extraordinary project that Cormac undertook a couple of years back as a result of an arts council funded initiative: he uses the music a suite of pieces to tell the story of the Sallins Mail Train Robbery, in which his brother Osgur was wrongly accused; it’s a wonderful piece of work and the music is just gorgeous with co musicians Daire Bracken and Martin Tourish…”

-Ellen Cranitch ‘Vespertine’ RTÉ Lyric FM


Eamon Sweeney studied classical guitar at the DIT Conservatory of Music, while there he was exposed to the Baroque guitar, igniting his fascination with the style and inspiring his doctoral research into the guitar’s role as a continuo instrument in the court of Louis XIV, an unexplored area of French Baroque music. He has since performed on stage, radio and television, both as a solo artist and with various ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Orchestra and Opera Theatre Company.

Eamon teaches and performs extensively, including giving broadcasts, lectures and seminars in Ireland and abroad. He has performed at many International Music Festivals including Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, Bath International Guitar Festival, Dundee International Guitar Festival, Guitar Festival of Ireland and the City of Derry Guitar Festival. Eamon teaches with the KWETB in Bray Music Centre and in post–primary schools throughout the county.


FAQs:

Where is the venue?

St. Kevins Church of Ireland is located in the small picturesque village of Hollywood in County Wicklow and has been the main venue for the festival since its inception in 1991. It is the oldest church in Leinster still in active use and dates back to the 12th century!

GPS coordinates: 53.091104, -6.595665


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Hollywood is a small picturesque village at the foot of the Wicklow mountains, bearing that in mind there are few public transport links in the area. Street parking is available in the village. The 65 Dublin Bus route provides a link to Blessington/Ballymore from Dublin city centre and local taxis are available in Blessington.

Music Under The Mountains will be providing a subsidised bus service for all event ticket holders, the bus will drop concertgoers within a 10km radius of the village, this would cover Ballymore Eustace, Donard, Blessington, Dunlavin and Valleymount. To avail of this service you will need your printed ticket or screenshot on your phone for verification. The bus will operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at two fixed collection times. Further details on musicunderthemountains.com & our facebook page.


What facilities are availave at the venue?

Bearing in mind that this is a 12th century church the facilities on site are limited. There are no toilet facilities on site, however the two pubs in the village have no issue with concert patrons using their facilities. The chuch is accessable to those with limited mobility or wheelchairs, if you have a specific need that must be catered for then please let us know and we will do our utmost to help!


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You will need to bring your printed ticket or confirmation email on your smartphone for entry to the concert.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, but in this case we will need a physical copy of the ticket presented.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to contact us with any quetions or queries through facebookor our website.

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