Spring at Droichead Arts!

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Our doors might be closed, but the creativity continues.

We’ve got lots of exciting goings on at Droichead to tell you about this week! We’ve just announced our literature project Yours Sincerely, Donal Ryan, where 10 older members of Droichead’s audience have been selected to connect with the award winning writer by receiving, and sending hand written letters by post! We have lots of events to book for the month of May, with Theatre from Michelle Read and Brian KeeganMusic from Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend and Free Online Book Club with Sinéad Gleeson facilitated by Dani Gill!We hope you enjoy this season of events and as always you can find out more at droichead.com.

Taking place across 6 weeks from April – May 2021
Droichead Arts Centre, together with the LIVE Network are delighted to announce an exciting new letter writing project with acclaimed writer Donal Ryan, author of The Thing About DecemberThe Spinning Heart, and Strange Flowers. Donal will write a series of letters to members of Droichead’s audience, who we invited in April, as we reach out and connect with the community, and in particular older people. Each week, project participants will receive a letter from the writer which they are encouraged (but not obliged) to respond to by return post. At the end of the project, those who participated will be invited to meet Donal, joining him online for a virtual cup of tea.
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Jim MacArdle & Gerry O’Connor in Concert
8pm Sat 1 May – midnight Mon 3 May | €10 per device
Join us this May bank holiday weekend for an exciting concert presented by Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend, bringing together acclaimed fiddle player Gerry O’Connor and local musician Jim MacArdleCelebrate the music and songs of County Louth as Drogheda’s Jim and Dundalk’s Gerry bring you on a journey through the rich musical heritage of the region. Sit back and enjoy a one off special concert, of jigs, reels and polkas from composers such as Mary Ann Carolan and Peter and Tommy McArdle.
Part of Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend.
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Drogheda Book Collective presents
Sinéad Gleeson in Conversation
7pm Fri 7 May | FREE
Drogheda Book Collective in association with Droichead Arts Centre will present our second book club meet up with prize winning author Sinéad Gleeson, on Friday May 7th, at 7pm. The session will be introduced and facilitated by Droichead’s Literary Audience Development Officer, Dani Gill, and is a collaboration between Drogheda Book Collective, co-ordinated by Rita Hynes, and Drogheda Library. Readers will have the chance to enjoy an hour with Sinéad, discussing her work The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories.
The session with Sinéad will be an intimate book club style event, where people can join with a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy an hour in the company of a good writer.
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On A House Like A Fire
7pm Fri 21 May – midnight Tue 25 May | €10 per device

Bealtaine Festival/Age & Opportunity present On A House Like A Fire by Michelle Read & Brian Keegan in association with Droichead Arts Centre and Smock Alley TheatreIn this nostalgic, funny and moving show writer-performer Michelle Read collaborates with composer Brian Keegan, to remember her mother, Margaret.

Sometimes in a gesture, or in a turn of phrase, sometimes in a cherished object, or glimpsed in an old photograph a loved one reappears. On A House Like A Fire uses an evocative score of musical echoes to help create a personal portrait of Margaret as a younger and older woman in this highly relatable and affectionate personal story.

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