Music for Galway: For the Atoll

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Music for Galway: For the Atoll

Jane Robinson with the Far Flung Trio. A beautiful and thought-provoking cycle of poetry, music and song.

By University of Galway Arts in Action

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Wed, 29 Mar 2023 13:00 IST

Location

O Donoghue Centre O Donoghue Centre National University of Ireland Galway Ireland

About this event

Jane Robinson with the Far Flung Trio:

  • Katherine Hunka violin
  • Dermot Dunne accordion
  • Malachy Robinson double bass

‘For the Atoll’ is a beautiful and thought-provoking cycle of poetry, music and song – with texts written by Jane Robinson set to music by Malachy Robinson. The piece is concerned with arms testing at Bikini Atoll and elsewhere, compounded now by rising sea levels resulting from climate change; and engages with the challenge to imagine a more peaceful and harmonious future. Premiered online at the Killaloe Music Festival and in-person at the Red Line Book Festival in 2021, For the Atoll is to be enjoyed equally by music and literary audiences. Supported by the Arts Council, this performance coincides with the publication of Jane’s second poetry collection ‘Island and Atoll’ (Salmon, 2023)

THE LUNCHTIME SERIES IS SUPPORTED BY SAP

About the organiser

Arts in Action brings a world-class programme of concerts and events to the University of Galway community.