Clonmel Junction Festival 2011 Brochure

1–10 JULY ’11
OUR TOWN, OUR PLACE, OUR FESTIVAL
www.junctionfestival.com
CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + FUNDERS
The 2011 Festival is brought to you with the assistance of
FUNDERS
Clonmel Junction Festival acknowledges the support from South Tipperary Development Company, The Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs and the EU
The European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development:
Europe investing in Rural Areas
COMMUNITY PROGRAMME SPONSOR
FEATURE EVENT SPONSORS
MEDIA PARTNERS
ALSO SUPPORTED BY
South Tipperary VEC
R A H E E N H O U S E H OT E L
M U LC A H Y ’ S B A R
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + INTRO
We are delighted to be able to present to you the programme for the 11th annual Clonmel Junction Festival.
This year’s theme is Our Town, Our Place, Our Festival. The banners and flags created by the artistic
team, with the help of nearly 250 people in the local community explored this topic and now transform the
town with their vibrant colour and creative splendour. The Cafés Carte Blanche return again with a new
range of exciting flavours and entertaining drop-in activities.
The theatre programme is, we believe, most exciting with several international shows and three new
shows created by Irish theatre makers in collaboration with Clonmel Junction Festival. Two of these are in
the Emerging Artist Series; the third is City of Clowns, a co-production with Barabbas Theatre Company
which will incorporate over 50 performers from Clonmel working with Raymond Keane in the run up to the
Festival. Local performers will also be involved in the Festival Choir with two concerts focussing on Austrian
music this year.
Once again, the Old Chadwicks building on Queen Street will be our focal point, housing the popular
Playlounge family space and café, the now familiar theatre and Jackie’s Catering Tent where one and all can
come to share a hearty meal.
We are deeply appreciative of all the support we receive both from the national funding agencies, local
funders, sponsors, patrons and from the public, who support us and enjoy the Festival as volunteers, friends
and audiences. It comes but once a year and offers so many opportunities for new adventures, wonderful
encounters and magical moments. Join us in the many venues around town and be a part of it.
From the Festival team
Keep up to date with all the news. Join us on:
www.facebook.com/clonmeljunction www.youtube.com/clonmeljunction
www.twitter.com/clonmeljunction www.junctionfestival.com/blog
Shop window competition
Clonmel Chamber of Commerce will be running a
shop window competition on the theme of
Our Town, Our Place, Our Festival from June 18th.
What’s your favourite Show?
We want to know which is your favourite festival show? Vote on line or at any one of the festival venues
or cafes in support of the show you think is the best in one of following catagories:
• Best theatre show
• Best concert
• Best street performance/free event
Sponsored by The Association of Clonmel Traders. Local potter Doirin Saurus has been commissioned to make special prizes.
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + THEATRE
Bear Trap (UK) presents
Bound
By Jesse Britton
Bound is a thrilling tale told with imagination and song that will live in your memory long after the lights
go down.
The threat of bankruptcy forces this incongruous crew out to sea in treacherous weather conditions.
Not only do they have to battle the relentless storm, they must also battle each others egos.
Their lives are not the only thing they could lose.
Why we picked the show:
We saw Bound in Edinburgh last year and were captivated by this gripping adventure, told with
enthusiasm and energy. The sea shanties sung in four part harmony are the icing on the cake.
If you loved Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer back in 2004, you will love this!
“Bursting with fresh talent” The Times
“An emotional storm” The Telegraph
Winner Fringe First in Edinburgh
Date
Fri 1st & Sat 2nd July @ 8pm, Sun 3rd July @@9pm Venue Junction Theatre @ Chadwicks
Tickets €16 (Concs €12), Family Tickets €49 4
CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + THEATRE
Barabbas Theatre Company in association with Clonmel Junction Festival presents
City of Clowns
With Raymond Keane, Directed by Maria Fleming
A clown show with a difference - A clown story like no other
In a warehouse full of empty boxes emerges Fibril the clown. On seeing the audience he is confused
and frightened. But slowly he warms to his audience and grows mischievous. But Fibril’s new found
contentment is short lived as he realises he must earn his place in the City of Clowns.
Barabbas Theatre Company have been one of Ireland’s most important independent theatre companies
for over twenty years. Don’t miss this magnificent and magical collaboration between Barabbas and
members of the local community who populate the City of Clowns.
Why we picked the show:
We saw City of Clowns as a work in progress last autumn and fell in love with Raymond Keane’s
endearing clown Fibril. We were also captivated by the magic of the city of clowns.
An amazing family show.
Date
Sun 3rd July, Mon 4th July & Tues 5th July @ 7pm, Wed 6th July @ 9pm Venue Junction Theatre @ Chadwicks
Tickets €16 (Concs€12), Family Tickets €49
BE A PART OF IT
Discover your inner clown:
We are looking for 50 local
performers to take part in ‘City of
Clowns’ show, so if you have ever
dreamed of being on stage, here
is your chance! Try one of our free
taster workshops and discover
your own unique clown.
Register
by text @ 086 2619366 or email
[email protected] and if
you enjoy it, you can choose to be
in the show!
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + THEATRE
Rannel Theatre Company (UK) presents
Flhip Flhop
Classic comedy routines updated for the hip hop age with witty repartee, slapstick comedy,
laughter, breakdance, beatbox and Dj’ing… All creating a turbo charged comedy for all!
Two painters are doing a job in a friend’s flat. Acting more like Laurel and Hardy than two
decorators, things go horribly wrong when they try to outdo each other with their moves.
Throw into the mix an utterly brilliant police chase acted out to increasingly ludicrous
sound effects and you get a really manic show suitable for all the family.
“Wonderfully fresh and fine comic actors… superb funky moves and breaking…
A comedic gem.” The Scotsman
“An hour of genuinely breathtaking physical comic theatre. This is a laugh-out-loud funny
show, skilfully executed with razor sharp timing and intrinsic hip hop skills.” The List
Why we picked the show:
Another hit show from Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Flhip Flhop is snappy, slick, funny and
wonderfully performed. Think Laurel and Hardy meets Led Zeppelin, or The Marx Brothers
with beat box grooves and flipped baseball caps.
Date
Thurs 7th July @ 9pm, Fri 8th & Sat 9th July @ 7pm Venue Junction Theatre @ Chadwicks
Tickets €16 (Concs€12), Family Tickets €49
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + THEATRE
The Theatre Project presents
The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead
Directed by Breege Brennan
Rhonda is 43, happily married and settled into family life in the quiet suburban neighbourhood of
anytown… until Graham walks out on her and is seen with a “gorgeous blonde”. Lynette, the well-meaning
next door neighbour urges Rhonda to confront the woman and that’s when things begin to spiral out
of control…
Misinformation, mistaken identity, lies and half truths lead to a series of unexpected events, some comic,
some tragic. A story in which friends and strangers are drawn together, and relationships are torn apart.
“It is a wonderful piece of writing…we are constantly blindsided and misdirected by a very clever script
and characters so real they are often hilarious and truly frightening… you shouldn’t miss it…” Sunday Mail, Adelaide
“A fascinating play, Hewett’s script is ingeniously written.” Cincinnati Citybeat
Why we picked the show:
A great scenario for a fun piece of theatre and what a great name for a play?
Think Desperate Housewives on the Coleville Road!
Date
Tues 5th – Thurs 7th July @ 8pm Venue The White Memorial Theatre Tickets €16 (Concs€12), Family Tickets €49
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + THEATRE
Bunk Puppets (Canada) presents
Sticks, Stones and Broken Bones
Canadian puppeteer Jeff Achtem’s show is one of a kind. His effortless transformation of bits and bobs,
balloons and borrowed shoes into surreal shadow puppets is mesmerizing. His imagination is a wonder,
bedazzling the audience with flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas!
“Something really exceptional. His imagination is glorious…you can’t help but be captivated”.
Advertiser, Adelaide ****
“He’s a master of the art. He’ll leave you wanting more” Glam, Adelaide
“The laughs began within seconds of the show starting… a truly captivating performance”
Independent Weekly, Adelaide
Why we picked the show:
Jeff Achtem’s creativity and charm are just amazing. The Festival Director loved every minute of this
unusual and wonderful show. Don’t miss it!
Winner of Edinburgh Prize
Date
Wed 6th – Thur 7th July @ 3pm and 7pm Venue Junction Theatre @ Chadwicks
Tickets 3pm: all tickets €8
7pm: €16 (Conc€12), Family Tickets €49
(please note the 3pm performance is a children’s performance)
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + THEATRE
Anu Artistic Company (Iran) presents
Directed by Ahmad Kache Chian
Trio
Supported by The Iranian Dramatic Arts Centre
A moving story of three courageous young Iranian women and
the boundaries they have learned to live with. Boundaries which
are self-imposed, enforced by peer groups, society, or the
state. Haunting images abound in a performance bristling with
tension that holds the audience in perfect stillness.
Why we picked the show:
The Festival Director’s visit to Tehran was a profoundly moving
experience. He felt that this show captured some of the
country’s extraordinary contradictions; creativity, censorship,
enthusiasm, despair, energy and lethargy.
Date
Fri 8th & Sat 9th July @ 9pm
Venue Junction Theatre @ Chadwicks
Tickets €12
Cheery Wild Productions in association with Clonmel Junction Festival present
Love All
Directed by Donal Gallagher
From the Wimbledon finals to the hangman’s noose, this is the true and terrible tale of Irish
sporting legend Vere St. Ledger Gould. A whopping great hangover kept him from the
Wimbledon prize, but a head in a hat box almost sent him to the gallows…
The electrifying new theatre company ‘Cheery Wild’, have
starched their whites, re-stretched their racquets and are ready
to serve a virtuoso volley of Victorian melodrama. And if you’re
lucky you might even get strawberries and cream…
Why we picked the show:
Similar to One Small Step which played in Clonmel Junction
Festival 2009, Love All is a madcap comedy sure to leave you
astounded by our forgotten sporting hero. It’s sure be to be a hit!
Date
Sat 2nd – Mon 4th & Thur 7th – Sat 9th July @ 8.15pm Venue The Emerging Artists Theatre Space @ Russell Court
Tickets €12
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + EMERGING ARTISTS
Iris Park Productions presents
I am a Man
Written & directed by Iris Park
The checkout operator, unnoticed, invisible, scans — Beep
— Beep — Beep — butter, bread, bananas, transform into
barcodes, your choices noted and numbered. — Beep — Beep
— Beep — The checkout operator, unnoticed, invisible, looks up,
smiles – you pack your bags. Looks up, smiles – you take out
your card. Looks up, smiles – you leave.
Ever wondered what the check out girl is thinking as she scans
your groceries? I am a Man by Dublin playwright Iris Park gives
us a glimpse of what she might be thinking…
Why we picked the show:
Daydreams, fantasies, we all have them….. But what is the shop
girl dreaming about? I am a Man gives us an insight into this
world and it might just change the way you shop!
Date
Sun 3rd July @ 6.30pm, Mon 4th – Wed 6th @ 7.30pm Venue Superquinn check out (limited capacity)
Tickets €12
Entre Les Mots in association with Clonmel Junction Festival present
MaDam
Directed by Eleonor Nicolas
Playing is easy for children. But where does it all go when you
grow up and it all gets so very serious? Too much time spent
thinking, worrying and fretting! Too little time playing! MaDam
is the story of four women who decide to do something
about it, to connect their heads back onto their bodies and to
remember how to play.
Why we picked the show:
In 2010 Eleonore Nicolas brought her adorable production
of A Spoonful of Silence to Clonmel Junction Festival.
This year she is back with a new show which promises to be
quirky and playful.
Date
Tues 5th – Fri 8th July @ 10pm Venue The Emerging Artists Theatre Space @ Russell Court Tickets €12
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + CHORAL CONCERTS
Choral concert and performance project
Following on last year’s very popular choral project, Clonmel Junction Festival is
pleased to present a classical choir project led by Austrian conductor
Elisabeth Attl. The project will culminate in two performances - a public Mass
and an Austrian Music Evening with highlights from the opera.
Festival Choir Choral Concert
With special guest Kelly Lonergan
Saturday 9th July @ 8pm | Old St-Mary’s Church
Tickets: € 16 (Conc € 12), Family Ticket €49
The Festival Choir Choral Concert Choral Concert will present a selection of
music traditionally sung in Austria: Austrian jodlers and canons in 3 part harmony
and other acappella songs of Mozart and Mendelssohn. There will also be a
selection of pieces from the young Austrian choral composer Wolfgang Sauseng.
Favourites from operas such as Carmen and the Marriage of Figaro and
numbers from musical theatre will complement the evening, with a special guest
appearance by Clonmel-born singer, Kelly Lonergan.
Festival Choral Mass
Sunday July 3rd @12noon | St Mary’s Church, Irishtown | Admission Free
The Festival Choir will be preparing a selection of Austrian choral music and
excerpts from Schubert’s German Mass for this special Festival Mass in the St
Mary’s Church in Irishtown.
Be part of it. Be in the choir!
If you are a singer and would like to take part in this project, it may not be too late
yet: rehearsals start on Thursday 23rd June and will continue almost daily from
7pm to 9pm. Some daytime coaching may be available for interested participants.
Children are also welcome. There is a registration fee of € 25 per person. For more
details, go to : www.junctionfestival.com/arts projects/choral
Guest Conductor
Clonmel Junction Festival are delighted to welcome Elisabeth Attl to Clonmel
to lead this years choral project. Elisabeth received her musical education in her
hometown of Vienna. In 1995 she took up conducting. She studied with James
Moore in the US, Michael Gielen in Salzburg and Leopold Hager in Vienna. In 1998
Elisabeth was engaged as assistant conductor at the Vienna Volksoper, where she
made her debut with Le Nozze Di Figaro. Since 2003, she has regularly conducted
there, becoming staff conductor and building up a broad repertoire of operas,
ballets and musical theatre.
Clonmel Junction Festival acknowledges the support from South Tipperary Development Company, The Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs and the EU
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + CAFÉS CARTE BLANCHE
Cafés Carte Blanche III: The Soul Salons
This year’s Cafés Carte Blanche have a strong community link as they aim
to strengthen people’s resilience and belief in their ability to improve and
change their lives. Hence the Soul Salons: places to go to pamper and discover
yourself in the company of others, share skills, pick up new knowledge, explore
unchartered territories and discuss new areas. Here is the opportunity to have
exciting experiences and uncover new talents that you never knew you had,
new ideas you never knew existed. And all for free!
Start out at the Common Thread Café, the Festival’s year round
community Café on Parnell Street, where you can get further details on the
Cafés Carte Blanche daily programmes and meet some of the visiting artists.
Go on, be daring! Give it a go: discover a whole new world close to home…
OPENING HOURS:
Fri 1st July: 4-6pm/ Sat 2nd to Sat 9th July: 11-6pm (except Sun: 2-6pm)
At time of going to print, the location of the Café venues was not finally
confirmed. For more detail and specific timetables, go to the Cafés’ page on
the Junction website: www.junctionfestival.com/cafescarteblanche or check
out the Cafés’ Facebook page.
Solar Café
With the Art Hive artists’ collective
Art Hive will create a hot art space which echoes the upbeat feeling generated
by the heat of the summer sun on your face: Pure gold...
Yellow will be
strongly featured in the space with its association with laughter, happiness,
self-knowledge, creativity and good times. Art Hive’s Solar Space will offer a
range of drop-in and structured creative workshops for the public, using a wide
range of creative processes such as clay sculptures, theatrical installations,
suspended multiple artworks, wall-based painting, print techniques, textiles
and experiential art where the viewer becomes an active part of the artwork.
Dream City
With Jeffrey Gormly
Dreams are a trapdoor for the mind into a parallel universe of fantastic
adventure and hidden knowledge. Through this portal,all kinds of inspirational
ideas and strange intuitions leak into our waking lives, providing us all with
the power, strength and creativity to move on, make change, and follow our
hearts’ desire. During a visit to Dream City you may become drawn into
activity that translates the bizarre logic of dream into art, or be inspired
by the dream journeys of others. The menu features beautiful music, social
dreaming get-togethers, free association, and lots of nooks and crannies
where you can catch up on your own dreamtime. — MAKE A FEAST OF IT —
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + CAFÉS CARTE BLANCHE
Sound Lab
With Maurice Caplice and associates
Artist Maurice Caplice will be setting up The Sound Lab where he will be
joined by guest artists and musicians who will be rethinking ways of hearing
and seeing sound.
Sound Art is a rich area of contemporary art making; a place where
sound is just another tool in the artists bag of tricks, to be used towards an
idea and not the other way round. So whether you are a musician, a DJ, a
sound engineer, an artist in search of a new discipline, or just an interested
visitor, come explore the exciting world of sound art in all its forms. Bring
your instruments, your voice,an old tin can or a motorized fan; the limits to
noise are endless.
Storyhouse
With Nina Tanis and Fiona Dowling
Stories foster empathy and assist in understanding our own cultural heritage
as well as that of others’. In our technological age, modern storytelling is an
invaluable tool using the simple power of the human voice to teach, comfort,
and entertain.
In Storyhouse, you are invited to practice and partake in creative
storytelling, workshops, games, and activities with a twist, that will help you
find a personal style and become more comfortable with your ability to tell
stories, practice new ones or sharpen old ones. Or you can simply drop by for
a cuppa and watch and listen.
Suir River Café
With Lyn Mather, Landscape Interface Studio & South Tipp County Heritage Office
Suir River Café welcomes you to explore the watery world of the Suir, as
we travel with it on its journey’s past, present and future. Navigate your
way through our artistic installations, multimedia creations and community
mapping, where your ideas and thoughts on the river and how we can
integrate the river into our communities and our lives will be explored.
We hope to rekindle a connection with the river that has shaped not only
the landscape but also our town and our past livelihoods. The Café will be
a space to reflect and contemplate memories and create a shared vision of
how we can help the river flow into the future. Come and be inspired! Your
river needs you!
Clonmel Junction Festival acknowledges the support from South Tipperary Development Company, The Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs and the EU
The European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development:
Europe investing in Rural Areas
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + CAFÉS CARTE BLANCHE
Breakbox Café
Banxy
Hip-Hop/Breaking and B’boy & B’girl workshops will form part of the Café, where we will work with local
dancers and the community with a crash course in the original foundation of breakin’. All workshops offer
participants the chance to learn new and challenging moves, explore their own creativity and engage
positively with others whilst learning in a fun and safe environment.
Workshops/classes from aged 5+ will be individually tailored to meet the needs and experience levels
of each group. Opportunities for showcase performances for a wide range of groups and participants –
from amateur to proficient and
guest slots by Matt Bailey and Joey D. of Rannel, Theatre Company (pg 6)
will be included.
Dancing in the Streets @ Showgrounds Shopping Centre
12pm - 2pm: Breakbox Crew Demo
Showcase performance of the Breakbox participants
2pm-5pm: Street Dance Competition
With cash prizes and the Clonmel Junction Festival Dancing in the Streets Trophy on offer, we
are expecting entries for this open street dance competition from all over Ireland. Enjoy an
afternoon of Hip Hop, break dance and free style on a large stage with booming PA.
Hot Food Stands & Craft Exhibition
(11am – 5pm)
Between the dances, grab a kangaroo burger or peruse a selection of local handcrafts in the
mall at Showgrounds Shopping Centre
Trainee Scheme
In conjunction with the Cafés project, we are running a part-time trainee programme for people
interested in picking up specific skills in the designated areas of specialty. For more info on the trainee
scheme, go to website or call into the Common Thread Café for an application form.
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + HELP ME CHOOSE
Help me choose
For Young
For
For
Something
Something
Girls Night
Theatre
Children
Family
Teenagers
Different
Funny
Out
Lover
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Bound
City of Clowns
Flhip Flhop
Mise
Sticks, Stones
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and Broken Bones
The Blonde, the Brunette
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and the Vengeful Redhead
I am a Man
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Love All
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MaDam
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Trio
Stone Soup
Saber Tooth Tigers
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Frozen in Time
Festival Finale
Royseven – All Ages Gig
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Time
Company
F RI D
13:15
20:00
20:30
23:00
A Y 1 S T J U L Y Under the Arches
Main guard
20
Bound
Chadwicks
60
Fight Like Apes plus support
O’Keeffes
-
DJ Rachel
Hearns
-
SATU RDAY 2ND
13:15
Under the Arches
20:00
Bound
20:30
Love All
20:30
Jack L plus support
21:30
The Waheys
23:00
DJ Rachel
Venue
Duration
Audience
Page
All Ages
10+
18+
18+
18
4
23
18
J U L Y Main guard
20
All Ages
18
Chadwicks
60
10+
4
Russell Court
70
12+
9
O’Keeffes
-
18+
23
Mulcahy’s
-
18+
18
Hearns
-
18+
18
S U N D A Y 3 R D J U L Y 12:00
Choral Mass @ St. Mary’s Church
Irishtown
-
All Ages
14
18:30
I am a Man
Superquinn
45
15+
9
19:00
City of Clowns
Chadwicks
60
All Ages
5
20:30
Love All
Russell Court
70
12+
9
20:30
Gemma Hayes plus support
O’Keeffes
-
18+
23
21:00
Bound
Chadwicks
60
10+
4
23:00
DJ Rachel
Hearns
-
18+
18
M O N D A Y 4 T H J U L Y 13:15
Under the Arches
Main guard
20
All Ages
18
15:00
Stone Soup
Chadwicks
60
5+
20
19:00
City of Clowns
Chadwicks
60
All Ages
5
19:30
I am a Man
Superquinn
45
15+
9
20:30
Love All
Russell Court
70
12+
9
20:30
Colm O’Regan
O’Keeffes
-
18+
22
21:30
Ryan Brothers
Bakers
-
18+
18
23:00
DJ Rachel
Hearns
-
18+
18
T U E S D A Y 5 T H J U L Y 12:00
Stone Soup
Chadwicks
60
5+
20
13:15
Under the Arches
Main guard
20
All Ages
18
15:00
Sabre Tooth Tigers Frozen in Time
Chadwicks
55
All Ages
21
19:00
City of Clowns
Chadwicks
60
All Ages
5
19:30
I am a Man
Superquinn
45
15+
9
20:00
The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead
White Memorial
140
12+
7
20:30
Future Sounds
O’Keeffes
-
18+
24
21:00
Constelaciones
Raheen House
-
18+
26
22:00
Madam
Russell Court
60
15+
10
23:00
DJ Rachel plus guests
Hearns
-
18+
18
W E D N E S D A Y 6 T H J U L Y 13:15
Under the Arches
Main guard
20
All Ages
18
14:00
Royseven – All Ages Gig
O’Keeffes
-
12+
24
15:00
Sticks, Stones and Broken Bones
Chadwicks
60
All Ages
8
19:00
Sticks, Stones and Broken Bones
Chadwicks
60
All Ages
8
19:30
I am a Man
Superquinn
45
15+
9
20:00
The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead
White Memorial
140
12+
7
21:00
City of Clowns
Chadwicks
60
All Ages
5
21:00
Breathe Owl Breathe and Little Wings
Raheen House
-
18+
26
22:00
Royseven plus support
O’Keeffes
-
18+
24
22:00
Madam
Russell Court
60
15+
10
23:00
DJ Rachel plus guests
Hearns
-
18+
18
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Time
Company
Venue
Duration
Audience
Page
T H U R S D A Y 7 T H J U L Y 13:15
Under the Arches
Main guard
20
All Ages
18
15:00
Sticks, Stones and Broken Bones
Chadwicks
60
All Ages
8
19:00
Sticks, Stones and Broken Bones
Chadwicks
60
All Ages
8
20:00
The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead
White Memorial
140
12+
7
20:30
Love All
Russell Court
70
12+
9
20:30
Jamie Lawson plus support
O’Keeffes
-
18+
25
21:00
Flhip Flhop
Chadwicks
60
10+
6
22:00
Madam
Russell Court
60
15+
10
21:00
H’Sao
Mulcahy’s
-
18+
27
23:00
DJ Rachel plus guests
Hearns
-
18+
18
FRI D
12:00
13:15
15:00
19:00
20:30
20:30
21:00
22:00
21:00
23:00
A Y 8 T H J U L Y Mise, Scéal Cailín
Chadwicks
50
5+
21
Under the Arches
Main guard
20
All Ages
18
Mise, Scéal Cailín
Chadwicks
50
5+
21
Flhip Flhop
Chadwicks
60
10+
6
Love All
Russell Court
70
12+
9
Declan O’Rourke plus support
O’Keeffes
-
18+
25
Trio
Chadwicks
60
15+
10
Madam
Russell Court
60
15+
10
La Zikabilo
Mulcahy’s
-
18+
27
DJ Rachel plus guests
Hearns
-
18+
18
S A T U R D A Y 9 T H J U L Y 11:00
Music @ Farmers Market
Clonmel Farmers Market
120
All Ages
19
11:00
Family Fun Day
Various Locations
-
All Ages
19
19:00
Flhip Flhop
Chadwicks
60
10+
6
20:00
Festival Choir Concert Old St. Mary’s
120
All Ages
14
20:30
Love All
Russell Court
70
12+
9
20:30
The Nualas
O’Keeffes
90
18+
22
20:30
Bipolar Empire plus support
O’Keeffes
-
18+
25
21:00
Trio
Chadwicks
60
15+
10
21:30
Super Soul Machine and Ruairi de Leaster Mulcahy’s
120
18+
18
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Hearns
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + OTHER EVENTS
The Waheys
The Waheys are a five piece covers band who
have played extensively throughout Munster.
They have been together for the last three years,
working hard to build up their reputation as one
of the most fun and entertaining acts on the
scene. Be sure to check them out for a once in a
Festival Finalé
lifetime experience. Wahey!
A regular fixture of the Festival since it was
Date
Sat 2nd July from 9.30pm started in 2001, the Festival Finalé celebrates
Venue Brewery Bar @ Mulcahy’s
the end of another year by bringing together a
Tickets Free
selection of the visiting bands with some surprise
afternoon tea or early supper and reminisce
Ruairi de Leaster &
Super Soul Machine
about your favourite events of the week in the
A double bill of two of the most exciting local
beautiful surroundings of Raheen House.
acts. Ruairi de Leaster was the overall winner of
collaborations. Enjoy the music, a late lunch,
Date
Sun 10th July @ 4pm 2011 Tipp’s Got Talent and will be just returning
Venue Raheen House Hotel
from his London debut where he is supporting
Foy Vance. Super Soul Machine is a new outfit, a
Tickets €10 (Concs €5) Family Tickets €25
phoenix like rebirth of the musicians from Strange
Festival Club
Brew. This racy local double-bill should make for a
great night in Mulcahy’s as the 2011 festival draws
New York DJ Rachel returns with her Macbook full
to a close.
to bursting with a selection of sumptuous sounds
from around the world. You might also be lucky
and catch a short acoustic set with one of the
Fri 1st – Sat 9th July from 11pm Venue Town Hall Bar, Hearn’s Hotel
Sat 9th July from 9.30pm Venue Brewery Bar @ Mulcahy’s
Tickets Free
visiting bands.
Date
Date
Tickets €5
Under the Arches
Take a break from your busy working week and
wander up to Main Guard each weekday during
Ryan Brothers
the Festival to catch excerpts from some of the
Get the festival week off to a good start with a
plays or a few tunes from the visiting bands.
visit to the weekly Trad session in Bakers Bar. The
Date
Weekdays @ 1.15 – 1.45pm
Ryan Brothers and friends will be putting on a
Venue The Main Guard
bit extra for the festival and we hope some of the
visiting artists will be inspired to join in.
Tickets Free
Date
Mon 4th July 9.30pm admission free
Venue Bakers Bar
Tickets Free
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + OTHER EVENTS
FAMILY FUN SATURDAY – 9TH JULY
Various locations around Clonmel
A fun day for all the family on the streets of Clonmel with street entertainment, music and surprises
galore at selected locations around the town throughout the day. The day ends with a free gala concert
from Banna Chluain Meala as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations. So take in an exhibition or two
(see page 28), visit one of the many Festival Cafés on their final day (see page 11-13) and enjoy a Festival
atmosphere in a day long celebration of Our Town.
Clonmel Farmers Market
@ St Peter and Pauls Primary School
Street Dance Competition
Under the Arches
@ Showground Shopping Centre
11am - 1pm: Live music
12-5pm (see page 14)
12pm: H’Sao African Drum and Dance
Mick Delahunty
Square
One of this year’s visiting resident festival bands, H’Sao, from
2.30pm: H’Sao African Drum & Dance
Chad, will do a public outdoor drum and dance workshop for
3.15pm: The Fanzini Brothers present
adults and children.
Cannonball Circus
12.45pm: Broken Glass on Broadway
4.15pm: Babcock and Bobbins
Local rock band Broken Glass on Broadway make their Festival
5.30pm–7pm: La Zikabilo Fanfare & Banna
debut with a set of their high energy pop punctuated with
Chluain Meala
infectious hooks and memorable melodies.
French Cuban band La Zikabilo take
2pm: The Fanzini Brothers present Cannonball Circus
to the street with their french style
Guido and Ronaldo Fanzini promise a show with no expense
Fanfare to entertain the audiences
spared and no concern for personal safety! They guarantee an
as they assemble. Banna Chluain
amazing variety act; dancing ladies, a motorbike of death, the
Meala will give a special Festival
flying trapeze, and the world famous Moroccan Chicken Thrower.
performance on the occasion of their
3pm: Babcock and Bobbins
40th Anniversary, which will include
Fire juggling, giraffe unicycle, and acrobatics abound in this all
concert pieces and a rousing finale
round street circus performance which has been entertaining
from the marching band.
@ The Main Guard
audiences around Ireland for many years.
4pm: Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company in collaboration with Equinox
Theatre present IN MY BODY ARE THESE ISLANDS.
Croi Glan, Ireland’s leading integrated dance company, who
performed in Junction Theatre in 2009, return with this new work
which explores the theme of local landscape, the stories and
associations we all have about the place that we are from.
Four Croi Glan dancers will be performing In My Body Are These
Islands, with 4 members of Callan’s KCAT Equinox Theatre.
The piece is a site specific work created in response
to and for The Main Guard.
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME
Playlounge:
“If you go
down to the woods, today…”
The hugely popular Playlounge
Space returns this summer by
popular demand.
Puca Puppets (Ireland) presents
Stone Soup
Deep in the worst winter of their history, starving villagers are
surprised by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. How has she
crossed the snow-blocked mountain passes? How can they feed
her when they struggle to feed themselves? Doors are slammed
The giant tree, with its inviting
in her face, but a young boy helps her tease the community into
nooks and crannies, its host of
making and sharing her very special Stone Soup.
insects and forest creatures, will
awaken after a long winter of
hibernation.
Why we picked the show:
Puca Puppets appeared at the very first Clonmel Junction
Festival with Mary Mary’s Last Dance. We are delighted to have
Children can roam freely amongst
them back with this enchanting and inventive show.
toadstools and stuffed creatures,
relax between beanbags or explore
the hideout while parents relax and
enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or
hot chocolate in this unique family
Date
Mon 4th July @ 3pm, Tues 5th July @ 12noon
Venue Junction Theatre @ Chadwicks
Tickets €8
For children aged 5-10 years or a family audience.
friendly social space.
The Playlounge project was
designed by a team of enthusiastic
makers, seamstresses, and aspiring
and emerging artists who in 2010
worked together as a creative team
under the watchful eye of Brigid
Teehan, a Clonmel based multimedia and community artist in
tandem with Participation Director
Theresia Guschlbauer.
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME
Breathe Owl Breathe and Friends present
SABRE TOOTH TIGERS FROZEN IN TIME
Chadwick’s Mural
Drizzly sprinklers, sparkling sunsets, and a big bad train wreck.
Following the theme of Our
Dancing sabre tooth tigers with walkie talkies trapped in
Town, Our Place, Our Festival,
glaciers. So many wonders to explore…! Join our travelling
CJF arts worker Catherine
band of US folk musicians on a journey of discovery and song.
Starling devised and facilitated
An interactive magical fairytale world full of fun stories and
the design by local youths of
fantastic fantasy. A truly beguiling show for kids of all ages
the mural on the front hoarding
complete with a Mexican wave…
at Chadwicks which adds a
strong new feature to the local
Why we picked the show:
streetscape.
Two years ago we introduced the kid’s gig in our programme
and it’s been a great success. These fun loving American folk
Sticks, Stones and
Broken Bones
musicians are brilliant at the kids’ gig and have promised us an
afternoon of laughter and participation.
Date
Tues 5th July @ 3pm
Venue Junction Theatre @ Chadwicks
Children’s performance
Date Wed 6th-Thur 7th [email protected]@ 3pm
Tickets Junction theatre @ Chadwicks
Tickets €8
Tickets €8
See page 8 for full details
Branar Theatre (Ireland) presents
Mise, Scéal Cailín
This is the story of a little girl that can’t sleep and a
cloud that won’t leave her.
With beautiful puppetry, live music and animation,
Branar tells the story of the night the girl couldn’t
get to sleep and the adventure she had trying.
Why we picked the show:
Branar’s adorable little girl in Mise learns one of
the hard lessons of life in this charming show
which we are excited to be bringing to Clonmel.
The live music and delicate movement of the little
girl puppet adds to the wonder filled experience.
Date
Fri 8th July @ 12noon & 3pm
Venue Junction Theatre @ Chadwicks
Tickets €8
For children aged 5-10 years or a family audience.
Mise, Scéal Cailín is supported by the Arts Council and is produced in
association with Draíocht. For this show Branar had the pleasure of working
with Espen Dekko of Dekkoart Theatre Norway as artistic consultant.
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + COMEDY
The Nualas:
Older, Wiser, Heftier
Take That, Take That – The Nualas can do a
reunion too! 3 divorces, 6 children and 200 botox
Colm O’Regan
injections later they’re back. Described as a witty
antidote to the po-faced and cadaverous Corrs,
Dislike!!! A Facebook Guide to the Recession
The Nualas are new, improved, yet somehow
exactly the same (a bit like your favorite washing
Colm O’Regan pokes the profile of our greatest
powder). Find out what Nuala, Nuala and
economic disaster to try and explain where it all
Nuala have been up to - How they’ve coped
went wrong. Along the way, you’ll see what Ann
with the celebrity negativity equity, the radical
and Barry can teach us about the bank guarantee,
episiotomies and the changes in showbiz culture
the real reason why Rapunzel’s house has no
since they last trod the boards.
stairs and what to do if a billionaire developer
tries to sue you for defamation.
“The Nualas re-launched in Dublin’s Vicar on
March 25th – to an instantaneous standing ovation.
Colm O’Regan is a rising star in the stand up
Phenomenally funny.” The Herald, Scotland
circuit. He has made people laugh all over the
world including the Montreal Just for Laughs,
“Dripping kooky, faux glamour, they will win
Electric Picnic, Kilkenomics and Cat Laughs.
you over with their nutty lyrics, zany tunes and
endearingly silly dresses.They had a capacity
This smart and very funny show was the sell
crowd eating out of their hands.”
out smash hit of the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival
The Evening Standard, London.
this year.
Date
Sat 9th July (doors 8.30pm)
Date
Mon 4th July (doors 8.30pm)
Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes Venue Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes Venue Tickets €12
Tickets €12
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + ROCK MUSIC
Fight Like Apes
Support Superblondes
Fight Like Apes unleashed their 2nd album ‘The
Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner’ in
2010 when the album caused a furore, charting
at # 1 in the digital. The Dublin alt-rockers
have already garnered a reputation for their
raucous on stage antics and quirky track titles.
A barnstorming set at Electric Picnic last year
confirmed this is Ireland’s no.1 live indie band.
“This is a quirky blend of tender indie-pop and
jangly mayhem…dominated by May Kay’s wailing
Debbie Harry-ish vocals steering the band
through familiar off beat terrain.” The Sunday Times
Date
Fri 1st July (doors 8.30pm)
Venue Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes
Gemma Hayes
Support dREA.
Tickets €16
Tipperary’s Gemma Hayes has
long established herself as one
of Ireland’s top musical talents.
Gemma plays songs from her
Jack L
recently released much anticipated
Plus Support
fourth studio album. The album is
Jack L with his band makes a long awaited return
a collaboration with producer
to Clonmel when he plays at the Festival on
David Odlum, and features Paul
Saturday 2nd of July. Be prepared to fall under
Noonan of Bell X1 and Ann Scott,
Lukeman’s spell.
among others.
“He can caress a song….his full power and range is
Over the years, Gemma’s songs
the musical equivalent of being caught in the eye
have appeared in countless TV
of the storm” . The Sunday Times
programmes and films - from Grey’s
Datee
Sat 2nd July (doors 8.30pm)
Venue Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes
Anatomy to One Tree Hill.
Tickets €16
Date
Sun 3rd July (doors 8.30pm)
Venue Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes
Tickets €16
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + ROCK MUSIC
Future Sounds
A joint headline gig of
John Smith and
Crow Black Chickens.
Plus Support
Crow Black Chicken
This 3 piece Blues/Rock band
have been playing together since
early 2009 and have just released
their debut EP Organic Part I. They
have had an amazing 2011 winning
Best Band at Tipp’s Got Talent and
winning a national competition to
represent Ireland at Glastonbury.
Royseven
This is blues at its very best.
Plus Support by The Codes
John Smith
Sell-out tours, Top 10 hit singles, a Top 20 album;
A dazzling and inventive guitarist,
a Meteor Award and the Other Voices Viewers
with lightning-fast fingerpicking
Choice Award are just some of the campaign
and jaw-dropping, unconventional
highlights for Royseven’s debut album in Ireland.
percussive techniques, this Essex
Round two: it’s time for Royseven to resume
born songster shot to prominence
the good fight. “We Should Be Lovers”, the 2nd
this year with an amazing
single taken from their hit new album (“You Say,
performance on Other Voices.
We Say”), was at the Number 1 in the Irish Charts
Date
Tue 5th July (doors 8.30pm)
for several weeks. This is a triumphant return not
Venue Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes
to be missed.
Tickets €8
The Codes are one of Ireland’s top emerging
bands. Their debut album Trees Dream In Algebra
was the winner of Best Album 2009 in Phantom
FM annual awards, is featured in Hotpress
magazine’s top 200 Irish albums of all time. Their
soaring, anthemic music combines the best of
Muse and U2 with a sprinkling of Radiohead.
Date
Wed 6th July (doors 8.30pm)
Venue Main Bar, O’Keeffes
Tickets €16
ALL AGES GIG:
Doors 2pm Support at 2:15pm €10
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + ROCK MUSIC
Jamie Lawson
Plus Support
The album ‘Wasn’t Expecting
That’ has received an unbelievable
response from Lawson’s Irish fan
base since its release in April. Jamie
has travelled far this year. He started
out living in a caravan overlooking
the sea in Cornwall before being
discovered by the Ian Dempsey
Declan O’Rourke
Breakfast Show. What followed
was a meteoric rise with acclaimed
Plus Support
appearances on the Late Late Show,
Following a couple of years shaping a new batch of songs,
and finally a No.1 Irish single and a
Declan O’ Rourke returns with his full band, performing his
sell out show at Vicar Street in May.
just released third studio album, “Mag Pai Zai”. Not only is the
Jamie brings his full band to Clonmel
record another intriguing stage in his creative life, it is also a
for what has the potential to be one
collection of his best songs to date. The new album has caught
of those “Dandelion Market” gigs.
the imagination of both critics and the public at large. It’s a
Date
Thurs 7th July (doors 8.30pm)
Venue Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes
Tickets €16
great time to see the artist on a critical and commercial peak.
Date
Fri 8th July (doors 8.30pm)
Venue Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes
Tickets €20
Bipolar Empire
Following their album release in April, their fast-growing army of supporters and the
critics are in agreement - 2011 promises to be a massive year for Bipolar Empire.
“U2 gain some young stadium rivals: Witnessing Bipolar Empire at close quarters
performing live on the set of the video shoot for the title track of their debut...
yours truly was reminded of the unbridled passion, energy and dynamism of ‘80s
rock that is so often missing in these days of introspective indie… This is music with
a big heart. It deserves a big audience.” Hot Press Magazine
Date
Sat 9th July (doors 9pm)
Venue Bar 4 @ O’Keeffes
Tickets Free
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25
CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + WORLD MUSIC
Constelaciones
No Support
An evening of Flamenco with Mary Lambourne and her band
Constelaciones is an evening of exquisite music from one of Barcelona’s most
exciting young flamenco singers. The show takes as its starting point the roots
of traditional Flamenco, Tangos, Alegrías and Soleá, fusing influences from
other styles and offering a repertoire tuned to the particular delight of Mary
Lambourne’s mesmerizing voice.
Joining Mary will be Mayte Beltrán, an extraordinary Flamenco dancer
from Almería (Spain). A fine example of her talent can be seen
in the latest film by Carlos Saura ‘Flamenco Flamenco’.
Why we picked the show:
Listening to Mary Lambourne and her band in a cafe bar in
Barcelona was a mesmerizing experience. We are delighted
to be able to bring this magical moment to you, here in Clonmel!
Date
Tues 5th July (doors 8.30pm, concert begins 9pm no support)
Venue Raheen House Hotel
Tickets €16
Breathe Owl Breath
Support Little Wings
An evening of American folk
Hailing from a Lincoln-log style cabin in the woods of East Jordan, Michigan, Breathe Owl Breathe have
been making intimate, delicate and captivating music since 2004. Although reminiscent of other logcabin indie folk contemporaries such as Bon Iver, Breathe Owl Breathe is a much more assuring musical
experience - uniquely blending stunning harmony and clever instrumentation with elements of storytelling, humour, and composition. Breathe Owl Breathe demonstrate a deep musicality and craftsmanship
in their songs that are ephemerally simple and yet remarkably enduring, crossing genres and generations.
Little Wings’ music is haunting, understated, and deeply personal. Within the lyrics we hear the natural
world and the seasons, as if they have been woven in with the scenery in which the music was created be it the countryside of southern California or the pervasive, stubborn fog of San Francisco.
Why we picked the show:
This is a wonderful opportunity to see two of the most sought after Indie Folk artists in the USA.
Their work manages to be both intensely real and yet infused with a dreamy whisp-like quality.
Date
Wed 6th July (doors 8.30pm, Little Wings on stage 9pm)
Venue Raheen House Hotel
Tickets €16
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + WORLD MUSIC
H’Sao
No Support
Drawing from gospel, traditional African music, including
their Chadian roots, H’Sao display clear soul, pop, and R&B
influences. All the members of this Montréal afro-pop group
are singer songwriters; elements of their various influences are
smoothly blended with African rhythms to create fresh songs
in a unique style. Masterful acapella singing sets them apart on
the vast soundscape of world music.
Why we picked the show:
We just love this Chadian outfit for the love of life they put into
their performance. Revel in life with their soulful acapella songs,
traditional grooves and the high energy pop numbers.
Date
Thurs 7th July (doors 9.00pm, concert begins 10pm sharp)
Venue Brewery Bar, Mulcahy’s
Tickets €16
La Zikabilo
No Support
La Zikabilo are a French six piece band led by Cuban singer
and trumpeter Barbaro Teuntor Garcia, who joined the band
after having spent time touring with Afro Cuban All Stars, and
Buena Vista Social Club. This is a band that promises a night
to remember with its mixture of brass instruments, accordion,
percussion and silky vocals. A great live band, guaranteed to
get you dancing. Atmosphere muy caliente!
Why we picked the show:
This promises to be a hot night in The Brewery Bar. Think
Bermudas, dancing shoes, and Mojitos! A real taste of the back
streets of Havana.
Date
Fri 8th (doors 9.00pm, concert begins 10pm sharp)
Venue Brewery Bar, Mulcahy’s
Tickets €16
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + OTHER EVENTS
Iridescence
An Exhibition by Gerry O’Mahony
Gerry O’Mahony graduated from Limerick School
of Art and Design. He embarked on a period of
travelling that lasted for almost nine years. During
this time he lived for long periods in both Israel
and Malawi in South East Africa. His experiences
during this time – including encountering the
work of 19th century Calligrapher Mishkin Oalam
had a deep impact and changed his focus from
sculpture to Painting.
Gerry O’Mahony has work in private and public
collections nationally and internationally and has
exhibited work in Brussels, USA, Israel and the
Collaborative Arts Symposium
Czech Republic and throughout Ireland.
In collaboration with Create Ireland
Date
July 2nd – August 5th 2011
Are you an artist or community group looking
Venue South Tipperary Arts Centre
for different ways to stretch yourself both
Tickets Free
professionally and creatively?
Banna Chluain Meala
Clonmel Junction Festival Participation
40th Anniversary Celebrations 1971–2011
Programme in collaboration with Create Ireland is
holding a one-day Collaborative Arts Symposium
Banna Chluain Meala celebrates its 40th
that will offer examples of collaborative arts
Anniversary this year and a number of events are
projects and professional development resources
planned to mark the occasion. A Photographic
that can make a positive impact in your area of
and Memorabilia Exhibition, in association with
practice. Meet hands-on professionals who will
South Tipperary County Museum will be on display
share their knowledge and expertise, promoting
at the Museum from June 4th to July 9th 2011.
a positive profile for collaborative arts and the
See www.bcmyouthband.ie for further details.
creation of new opportunities for making, learning
Contact museum on 052 61 34552 or email
and networking.
[email protected]
10am–6pm: Symposium
www.southtippcoco.ie/museum
7:00 pm Dinner at Junction Tent at Old Chadwicks
9:00 pm City of Clowns by Barrabas Theatre Company
Date
Wednesday 6th July 2011
Venue County Museum
Date
June 4th – July 9th
Venue County Museum
Tickets Free
Tickets €35 for combined ticket Symposium, dinner and performance.
€
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CLONMEL JUNCTION FESTIVAL + PARTICIPATION
Abbott proudly supports the Community Participation Programme
Schools and Community Banner Project
Our Golden Story With Miriam Robinson
Our Golden Story is the theme for the tenth year of the Festival’s Banner Project. This year we invited
participants from local schools and community groups to express what was special, unique and valuable
in their lives, their homes and the town community in which they lived.
The project process, which took place in April and May, explored the language of symbols and their
expressive power through both the Celtic and the Aboriginal Art traditions. The development of personal
symbols for each student was supported through a series of visual activities by employing a range of
drawing and art tools.
Throughout the process, participants engaged in both individual and group art activities and in the creation
of original banners which transform the town centre, in both a unique and deeply meaningful manner.
Participating schools: Powerstown N.S., Presentation Primary, St-Mary’s CBS, St-Oliver’s N.S., Lisronagh N.S.
Participating community groups: CYTE/Active retirement, NLN/Marian Court, Rehab Care, Bridgewater House.
Date June 15th–July 15th
Venue
On display throughout Clonmel Town Centre
Brilliant Bunting
With Aishling Egan
This exciting textile art project ran over a three months period up to the Festival. Textile artist Aishling
Egan, a graduate of NCAD and specialist in embroidery, worked with over 40 volunteers from total
beginners to craft fanatics - who wished to learn new sewing skills or improve their current ones.
The inspiration for the bunting project is drawn from the rainbow, in all its shades, tones, gradients and
glory. Participants applied surface decoration to their flags by exploring a variety of sewing techniques
including embroidery, stitch, layering, appliqué expressing traditional skills in a contemporary way.
The project was a unique opportunity to create something for the community while meeting new people
and exchanging skills in the friendly relaxed atmosphere of the Common Thread Café. The bright and
brilliant bunting will be hung the length of Mitchell Street to celebrate Clonmel’s civic spirit during the
Festival. The bunting will also be kept as a resource to be used by other groups and organisations for
future occasions.
Date June 15th–July 15th
Venue
On display throughout Clonmel Town Centre
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FESTIVAL PATRONS
Golden Apples
Dennis Slizys
Duggan Jewellers
Binchy Solicitors
Tivoli cards
Phil Carrolls
Silverwood
Michael Leehy
Jay & Bill White
VisionID
TicketSolve
Lion Print
LittleSeal Studio
Castle Stage Hire
South East Scaffolding
Ward & Burke Construction
Gerry Lundberg PR
FESTIVAL TEAM
Friendly Bees
Artisan Frames
Bob Fitzgerald
Bergins
Brendan Daly
Brian & Finola O’Sullivan
Cartridge World
Cathy O’Reilly Hair Salon
Collier Sheehan Accountants
Clonmel Travel
Curtains & Blinds
Daly’s Bar
Dowling’s
Dr Martin Manseragh
Dr Molly Owens
Dr. Paud O’Regan
Drs John & Rosaleen Carey
Emporor Palace
Ethel Reynolds
Eurotech
FBD Insurance
Fieldmaster
Fidelma Morris
Gladstone Street Surgery
HR Direct
Hally & Sons LTD
Ignite Business Solutions / JJ
Killian
Jim & Kay Finn
Jim Keating
Lyons Takeaway
McCarthy’s B&B
Mary St. Medical Centre
Michael Clinton
Moroney’s Footwear
Mott MacDonald
Mr. Bumbles
Niamh’s Restaurant
O’Gorman’s Pharmacy
O’Shee Murphy & Co
O’Sullivan Insurances
O’Sullivan Motors
Patricia Prendiville
Quirke’s Pharmacy
Sam Kingston
Scott Ryan Solicitors
Sinclair Property
Speciality Ireland Tours
Suirway Forklifts
The Book Centre
The Honey Pot
The Narrow Space
Western House Medical Centre
Westgate Antiques
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Festival Director
David Teevan
Participation Director
Theresia Guschlbauer
General Manager
Nollaig Healy
Participation Assistant
Catherine Starling
Admin Assistant
Neal Shirran
Artist Liaison
Anissa Chabi
Production Manager
Colin Everitt
Box Office Manager
Chloe Teevan
Front of House Manager
Aoife Duffy
Cafés Co-ordinator
Katie Valova
Participation Intern
Josie Lee
Public Relations
Gerry Lundberg
Graphic Design
LittleSeal Studio
Printers
Lion Print
Website
Stormweb
Photographers
John Kelly
Berit Altis
Jonathan Ryan
Brian Dowling
Justyna Kielbowicz
Health & Safety
Europlan
Accountants
Jim Gilligan & Co
Runner
Sliabh Wells
Production Assistant
Slacks Ryan
Board of Directors
Damien Martin
Claudia Woolgar
Tracy McCormack
Fergal O’Keeffe
Bess Hughes
Eleaner Noonan
Michael Murphy
Aisling Kilroy
Eddie Meeghan
HOW TO BOOK
You can book tickets for Clonmel Junction Festival 2011 in the following ways:
ONLINE
www.junctionfestival.com/booktickets
BY PHONE FROM JUNE 18TH
11am - 6pm daily (except Sundays)
+353 (0)52 61 28521 / +353 (0)52 61 89315
IN PERSON FROM JUNE 18th
Clonmel Junction Festival Box Office
Market Place, Clonmel
Mon – Sat 11am – 6pm
DEALS
Make a Night of It - purchase tickets for 2 shows on the same night and save €5
Make a Week of It - purchase tickets for 3 shows and save €9
Make a Feast of It - purchase tickets for 5 show and save €20
(These deals are for full price tickets only, and do not include children’s shows.
Tickets for Declan O’Rourke and the Festival Finalé cannot be purchased as part of these deals.)
Concession tickets available for Senior Citizens, Students, Children (under 12) and the Unwaged.
€1 per ticket charge will be applicable to all credit card bookings.
Please make special needs or seating requirements known to us at time of booking.
No late entry to theatre shows.