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The 1916 Song Project comes to dlr LexIcon


dlr LexIcon Studio, Friday 22 April:
1pm Lunchtime Talk with Thérèse McIntyre
7.30pm Concert
All welcome to both events, no booking required


The 1916 Song Project is a national research and performance project devised and produced by Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert for the 2016 Commemoration Programme and features some of the country's most respected traditional singers and songwriters.

This will be Ireland’s premier traditional song event for the 2016 Commemorations and through the vision of Lambert and Fortune, combined with the skills of the singers involved, the project will launch a new body of songs into the traditional song repertoire for decades and centuries to come. The project includes singers from, and will tour to, places where there was significant activity in Easter 1916. 

The singers taking part in the project are:
Paul O’Reilly (Wexford), Rosie Ní Ghallóglaigh (Meath), Sandra Joyce (Galway), John Tunney (Clare/Galway), Jerry O’Reilly (Dublin), Fergus Russell (Dublin), Paddy Berry (Wexford), Aileen Lambert (Wexford), Larry Joy (Tipperary)

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Dylan Tighe - Headphones Concert


dlr LexIcon, Level 4
Friday 29 April 7.30pm
Tickets €10/€8 


Would you like to hear a full electric band in the newest coolest library in the country with breathtaking views across Dublin Bay? Look no further than this unique and unusual event. Singer songwriter Dylan Tighe presents an exclusive world premiere performance of his new song cycle and album Wabi-Sabi-Soul in the main lending library. Each audience member will receive individually wired headphones and this event promises to be intimate as well as uplifting.

'An exquisite songwriter' The Sunday Times
'The album’s taut concept of life’s fundamental questions of death, love and rebirth can be drawn upon or discarded, depending on requirements; that’s fine, because whatever way you chop it, Tighe has done us all a service by framing reflective music with remarkable eloquence.' The Irish Times 
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Offshoot Photography Society Exhibition 


Deansgrange library 19 April-16 May 2016

Offshoot is a photography society, formed in 2008 that meets weekly in St Brigid's GNS, Cabinteely. 120 photographs will be exhibited this year, which equates to approximately one for every club member.
Opens: Tuesday 19 April at 7pm.  
Refreshments served. 
All welcome.

Writer in Residence for dlr Libraries 2016-17


Closing date:12 noon on Wed 27 April 2016

Can you see yourself as the next dlr Writer in Residence, with an office space to write in on the top floor of dlr LexIcon? The residency is open to writers working in any genre (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, script-writing, etc). For 2016-17 the theme of creativity will have a particular emphasis on writing for 8-18 year olds.
 
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