Orlaith Ni Mheachair Live at Spirit of Voice Festival An Taibhdhearc Galway Ireland on Friday 9 November 2012 .
Peneleapai Live at Spirit of Voice
Peneleapai Band playing Live at Spirit of Voice Festival Galway Ireland An Taibhdhearc on Friday 9 November 2012.
Fia Rua Live at Spirit of Voice
Fia Rua performing Live at Spirit of Voice Festival at An Taibhdhearc Galway Ireland on Friday 9 November 2012
Tom Portman Live at Spirit of Voice
Tom Portman Live at Spirit of Voice Festival An Taibhdhearc Galway Ireland on Sunday 11 November 2012 .
Miriam Donohue Live at Spirit of Voice
Miriam Donohue & Mike Chang Live at Spirit of Voice Festival, An Taibhdhearc , Galway Ireland Sunday 11 November 2012
Wildflowers Live at Spirit of Voice
Wildflowers playing Farewell My Lonesome Sparrow Live at Spirit of Voice Festival An Taibhdhearc Galway Ireland Friday 9 November 2012
Nanu Nanu Live at Spirit of Voice
Nanu Nanu playing Sonic State live at Spirit of Voice Festival Sat 10 Nov 2012 An Taibhdhearc Galway Ireland
Little John Nee Live at Spirit of Voice
Little John Nee with Laura Sheeran & Marc Aubele Live at Spirit of Voice Festival An Taibhdhearc Galway Ireland Sunday 11 November 2012
Good Vibe Society Live at Spirit of Voice
Good Vibe Society playing "Feck That" Live at Spirit of Voice Festival An Taibhdhearc Galway Ireland Saturday 10 November 2012
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WILDFLOWERS live on GBFM RADIO
ON THE RADIO THURSDAY
The Wildflowers will play live on GBFM RADIO Keith Finnegan Show this THURSDAY at 10.30am from Headford Rd Shopping Centre Galway as part of the Festival interview to listen .... http://tunein.com/radio/Galway-Bay-FM-974-s15126/
FREE MUSIC FOR YOU
LATEST UPDATE..FIA RUA is to launch his new EP "Drops" on Friday at his gig with one free for everyone in the audience !
BREAKING NEWS... the GOOD VIBE SOCIETY are giving away a copy of their new single to everyone who attends their Rap workshop on Sat in Taibhdhearc at 2pm
PHOTO EXHIBITION EACH NIGHT
"Instrumental" the latest photography project from acclaimed visual artist Vanessa Jordan is availlable to view for FREE each night of the festival from 7.30pm at the upstairs gallery in An Taibhdhearc
3 PAGE NANU NANU
Great preview in this months Galway Now Magazine featuring Laura Sheeran from NANU NANU
ARTS SHOW ON GBFM RADIO
Orlagh De Bhaldraithe playing live on the ARTS SHOW on Galway Bay FM Radio
WILDFLOWERS IN THE NEWS
read all about the band in this weeks Galway Advertiser Newspaper
LITTLE JOHN NEE surprise
Little John Nee will have very special guests to perfrom with him at his festival show, its a secret ..sssshhhh
VANESSA JORDAN EXHIBITION
"Instrumental" is the latest photography project from acclaimed visual artist Vanessa Jordan. In this collection Vanessa focus's on music, voice and performing artist's in Ireland. Travelling around the country over two year period Vanessa built up a powerful collection of live performance shots from some of the many musical acts from all genre's, uniquely capturing the spirit and atmosphere of the live performance. "Instrumental" is a marriage of sound and vision and will be free to view throughout the festival. www.vanessajordan.ie/music
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An Taibhdhearc Venue
This years event will take place at the newly refurbished An Taibhdhearc Venue, Middle St, Galway
Full line up schedule and ticket availability will be announced shortly
Spirit of Voice festival presents beatboxer WHITENOISE live at Galway Rowing Club on Saturday 12 November 2011
Orlaith Ní Mheachair LIVE
Spirit of Voice Festival presents Orlaith Ní Mheachair singing Live at Galway Rowing Club on Friday 11 November 2011
PRIZE WINNER MICHAEL PENTZIN
receiving the painting POLAROID by urban artist BAQSR at the Crane bar Galway on Sunday 13 November 2011
SEAMUS RUTTLEDGE live
Spirit of Voice Festival presents SEAMUS RUTTLEDGE playing "all the blooms" live at Crane bar Galway on Sunday 13 November 2011
MADU sunshine LIVE
Spirit of Voice Festival presents MADU live at Galway Rowing Club on Saturday 12 November 2011
Kayla McDonagh LIVE
Spirit of Voice Festival presents Soprano Kayla McDonagh singing "Silent O'Moyle" on Sunday 13 November 2011 at the Crane bar Galway
ERIKA FEENEY LIVE
spirit of voice festival presents songwriter from Sweden ERIKA FEENEY performing live at Galway Rowing Club on Saturday 12 November 2011
CASEY LEIGH live
spirit of voice festival presents CASEY LEIGH singing "your song" at Galway Rowing Club on Saturday 12 November 2011 www.spiritofvoice.com
DUB DOCTORS live
spirit of voice festival presents the DUB DOCTORS SOUNDSYSTEM playing live at Galway Rowing Club on Saturday 12 November 2011
Darragh McGann LIVE
Spirit of Voice festival presents Darragh McGann Irish Baritone singing "what a wonderful world" at Galway Rowing Club on Friday 11 November 2011.
Spirit of Voice Festival presents barbershop quartet CHILL singing “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson at Galway Rowing Club on Fri 11 Nov 2011
BUGLE BABES LIVE
Spirit of Voice festival 2011 the Bugle Babes singing " dont sit under the apple tree" by Andrew Sisters & "rum & coca cola" on Friday 11 November at Galway Rowing Club www.spiritofvoice.com
POST EVENT COMMENTS
A nice review of the Spirit of Voice Festival we sang at a few weeks ago. It was a mighty fun night it must be said! CHILL via facebook
Thank you so much to Spirit of Voice organisers, especailly Gerry Mulkerrins, their volunteers and sponsors for putting together a wonderful show last night. Thank you once again for inviting Casey Leigh over to perform. The crowd were brilliant, encouraging and had great taste in music. We look forward to working with your team again in the future....God Bless you all!!! TYRON VAN RYOON via facebook
An amazing night!! Can't thank you enough guys!!:) CASEY LEIGH VAN RYOON via facebook
Thanks to Gerry and Spirit of Voice for the lovely musical experience! Big up for MADU and their lovely reggae vibz! Wicked Jamming last night in the Rowing Club! Soundsystem in da session! Big Love to Zoltan and Bob for the amazing brass vibz.. One Love to all Galwegians for their dancing feet! ONE LOVE from the Dub Doctors Crew DUB DOCTORS via facebook
Great to hear from you, and many thanks for inviting me to perform!!
I had an amazing night, and it really was an excellent venue. The review is also Top Class!!
Kind Regards DARRAGH MCGANN via email
first off massive thanks for the opportunity to play at your festival. It was an absolute high point for us in terms of crew, set up, and treatment, so sincere thanks for all of that. Many thanks again, was a real pleasure working with you. Hopefully it won't be long before we can do it all again!! Salim MADU via email
Just a little note to say thank you from The Bugle Babes for having us at your gorgeous festival. We had a wonderful time, fantastic venue, lovely people, great meal, Darragh a scream and very entertaining off stage! Hotel lovely and very comfortable also, by the way. It was lovely to meet you, and I hope the rest of the festival was a great success also.
Best wishes Derby BUGLE BABES via email
I just want to send a big thanx for your invitation, great organisation and being!! I appreciated my stay in Ireland a lot. I hope, the job I did was not too bad. At least the feed-back in general and especially after my workshops was very positive and gave me new input and ideas for my following work. Wish you all the best and whenever you can make it come around Nina NINA VIERTEL via email
Just a note to say thanks again for the booking. Enjoyed the festival, and
was happy with my own stuff. Also, I noticed a guy filming through the night, would love a copy of my set if possible? Let me know if that can be arranged.cheers,Cian WHITENOISE via email
thanks to Gerry Mulkerrins for having me and for his work Kayla KAYLA MCDONAGH via facebook
REVIEW SUNDAY SHOW
On Sunday 13th November the spirit of voice festival moved across town into the cosy snug surroundings of the Crane bar venue in Galway city for the third and final stop of its journey. Once again an entertaining and diverse musical feast featuring 4 vocal groups presenting Folk, Opera, Poetry and Choral sounds.
Nina Viertel from Berlin began the evenings programme with an acapella version of her latest recording “Spell” and spoke about the time she lived in Ireland and the new occupy Galway movement. Nina’s atmospheric soothing vocals independently stood centre stage.
Following up was Seamus Ruttledge, a well respected musician from Tuam Galway, accompanied under spotlights by vocal coach Michel Durham.Together they played hit after hit from Seamus’ CD “songs to have with your tea” This set was no storm in a cup but an eloquent selection of poetic melodic charming tunes. Beginning on guitar with “all the blooms” and “journey” Seamus and Michel harmonised thoughtful lyrics to hear the drive behind this team. Seamus welcomed the late comers with “the bible and god” and “without a full moon” before intimately settling everyone again with his magic.
Nina Viertel and her guitar returned to sing “my love is like a red red rose” a song that suggests the hallmark of velvet underground. Rolf Huppert on percussion kept steady beats to “open the door to me” and “the closer I became”. Nina’s voice is soft, subtle, silvery and innocent seeming barely impelled by breath, her sparse feel of the guitar sits tightly with the backbeat to lighten up the minimal feel to acknowledge her splendid return to the west.
The power of the human voice was made so apparent when soloist Kayla Mcdonagh and pianist Mark Keane began their set. They excellently performed a number of classical songs, which allowed Kayla to transform the small room into the grandest opera house. Her superb vocal range created magic frequencies that in turn decided to shock the surroundings, bringing keyboard stands and pint glasses shattering to the ground. The science of sound was available for all to hear and see as Kayla received a standing ovation as a true star of the festival.
Jazz singer and choir leader Helen Webb from the UK took part in both the penultimate and final act of the evening to round off a fantastic weekend’s event. Firstly she played flute and sung 3 original songs in duo with Nathan Furey supporting on guitar opening with “the fall” followed by “love song” in which Helen showed her soul rhythm n blues roots.
In between the festival fun continued when the prize draw was made as MC Gerry Mulkerrins who asked a front row guest to pick the winning ticket. The name Michael Pentzin was announced but he was not in the house, so following a surprise phone call he arrived to collect the urban street painting by BAQSR and 188 euro was raised for a child with cystic fibrosis. Michael also received a rounding chorus of “happy birthday” to celebrate his day.
Finally The multicultural Sonke choir members took to the stage to harmoniously close the event, The groups world music repertoire requested hand clapping foot tapping and cheers amongst the crowd beginning with the Africa Day song “Fan Ban”. A choral treat for all.
Thanks to staff at the Crane bar, spirit of voice production crew Kevin (sound) Xavier (camera), Eileen (interviews) Fia, Merli, Wally, Rolf, Darren, Simfumene and Katya.
For support :Arts Council, Galway City Council, Lohans restaurant, Kinlay House Hostel.
Congratulations to Michael Pentzin who won the urban street painting "Polaroid" by BAQSR and also received a rounding chorus of “happy birthday” from the crowd at the crane bar on sunday 13 november to celebrate his day.188 euro was raised for a child with cystic fibrosis thanks to all involved
REVIEW SATURDAY SHOW
On the evening of Saturday 12 November at Galway Rowing Club the second Spirit of Voice festival show took place featuring 5 more acts in the wonderfully decorated community hall venue. At 9.30pm festival organiser Gerry Mulkerrins introduced the programme and thanked the events sponsors and production crew to begin a fantastic night of diverse musical styles.
First up on stage was a songwriter from Sweden named Erika Feeney who began her set with a traditional acapella Scandinavian song followed by a story of why she came to Ireland. Erika accompanied by her guitar created a subtle acoustic mood joyously received as the guests listened intently on every word and chord. Her original love ballads sold emotion with a song she wrote for a friend’s marriage ”månen och kärlek”. This flame haired beauty engaged the audience with her graceful song-stress charm telling tales about boys and loving plenty.
The second act of the night to take centre stage was extremely talented young soloist Casey Leigh from South Africa. Casey majestically showcased her vocal range opening with Ellie Gouldings “Your Song”. She continued to treat the audience to her tremendous vocal arrangement skills singing famous hits “Someone like you “by Adele, “Move like Jagger” by Maroon 5, “Spotlight” from Jennifer Hudson and”we found love “by Rihanna. Casey Leigh showed us her passion for music and we look forward to her future recordings and live shows.
Irish beatboxing champion Cian Sayles aka Whitenoise took the mic and shook the house down with mouth music that audibly suggested he was not alone on stage but surrounded by a full band and orchestra besides. The bass decibels increased as the drum n bass beatbox effects mashed in the air with urban cats and boots rhyme extravagantly sharing rhythm to the dance floor. The crowd wowed on in amazement at this performers own vocal technique, a unique way of keeping a funky house updown town loop. Whitenoise verbally explained his success with a collection of lip voice sounds that fitted accordingly.
Reggae group Madu played a festival headlining role with singer Aminah’s cool and sweet vocals, backed by brass section Bob and Zoltan as master mixer Salim controlled the dance hall reggae vibe. Together they pumped out a summer sound with songs from their latest CD “from the elders yard” They began with their festival promo theme song “the ticket” which instrumentally struck the right note for all the admitted fans as a busy crowd skanked and swayed to the dub beat tempo. Their song “striking gold” set the groove and Aminah received a rapturous applause dedicating “we are many” to the Galway occupiers. The saxophone trombone flute horns flanged and delayed perfectly with sublime vocals on “finding my own way” and “calling”. A great music selection from this popular group maintained the happy party throughout their set with songs “Killalae” and fans jumped the house down to the groups “Sunshine” single it was a great show.
Heavyweight DJ MC act the dubdoctors soundsystem direct from sprig studios kept the crowd moving and club sweltering with Jamaican and African tunes to match the red green and yellow atmosphere..Record Producer Donal Finn balanced the groove as MC Lukasz Sunchild Krzywon spoke the truth in ragamuffin style. They played tracks from their “lord of the technologies “album until closing another spiritual Saturday night voice show.
The festival held its annual singing workshops on Saturday 12 November at Galway Rowing Club from 11am presenting a variety of musical styles. Four vocal coaches facilitated classes beginning with the early morning chant workshop with Nina Viertel from Berlin. Kundalini yoga teacher, Natural Healer & Singer/Songwriter Nina started the day with Yogakria exercises for body and breath which created the space to free your voice and mind, and followed up with simple but strong Mantras for her guests to meditate together.
Just after noon, Helen Webb showed the group her vocal experience to embrace World singing whilst teaching tips and techniques that apply to a wide variety of traditions and styles. Helen explored the nature of song and highlighted an original music collective from Europe, Africa and the Middle East region for all age levels
After lunch, Singer Mallika McCarthy hosted a workshop that explored the connection between intention and song, featuring the voice in performance. Mallika chose playful songs to improvise and enrich woven soundscapes and her voice aligned emotional colour through breathing control plus deepen the singing experience for every welcome participant.
Irish beatboxer White Noise presented a new workshop explaining the origins of human beatboxing and showcased the skills used in the art form. Cian Sayles Beatboxing is all about using your vocal chords to imitate drums and other instruments and make rhythmic music. The session included a history of Beatboxing and explanation of the Basic Sounds and Advanced Techniques. A strong dynamic lesson that put the words “cats and boots” into a new dimension.
Once again Spirit of Voice festival provided an interesting and selective vocal training day
Thanks to Galway Rowing Club, all the facilitators and workshop production crew
Lisa Seary, Fia Borg, Rolf Huppert, Conor McNamara, Merli Hallik, Simfumene Yante,
Wally Nkitita & Eileen Coffey.
REVIEW FRIDAY SHOW
The event programme began on Friday 11 11 11 at the superbly decorated Galway Rowing Club venue which featured a centre piece vintage stage decorated with antique film props to showcase the variety of musical retro genres lined up to entertain in a jazz cafe style atmosphere.
Organiser Gerry officially welcomed everyone to the festival thanking sponsors and local businesses who helped create the 8th year of celebrating the power of the human voice. The audience settled into the comfortable ballroom surroundings for a schedule that featured five different voices.
The evening began at 9.30pm with the sound of German Songwriter Nina Viertel playing guitar accompanied by Lukasz Sunchild Krzywon on Cajun. They opened with “ My love is a like a red red rose” and Ninas set continued to return her thoughtful words and atmospheric chords to Ireland performing “Open the door to me” and “The Spell”, which was written in 1995. Nina’s poetry and music portrayed her Berlin velvet underground influence highlighted by the song “Sea of Green” from her album “Liquid”
Following up next to stage was Orlaith N i Mheachair from Carroroe direct from winning the all Ireland under 18 sean-nos singing champion trophy. She confidently introduced herself and announced a set of songs in both Irish and English language. Starting in traditional sean nos style with a poetic Love story and then stepped out of her comfort zone to deliver an English wedding tale. The crowd listened intently as Orlaith’s spiritual and melodic voice delivered a powerful vocal sound that led us back to the accapella roots of solo heart-warming songs.
The third act of the night saw 4 young men from Ennis step up to form the barbershop quartet Chill. Together they sung upbeat tunes beginning with the classic Drifters song “Under the Boardwalk”. They beautifully showcased their four part harmonies selecting the Beach Boys hit “In My Room” and received a tremendous round of applause following their acoustic renditions of tears for fears “Madworld” . “Silhouettes” by the doo-wop group and “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson
Next was the baritone voice of Corkman Darragh Mcgann who began with the Italian song “Nella Fantasia “from the film the Mission, following with Liam Lawton’s ” maybe someday” to continue the nights vocal journey that this festival so enjoyably takes you on.” Darragh told humorous stories from his singing taxi driver days and congratulated Galwayman Michael D Higgins on winning the presidential elections. His vocal quality raised the roof singing the Mat Monro west side story hit “Somewhere” and spoke of working with the film godfather Marlon Brando and recent appearances touring his latest album “Inside Out” featuring the Louie Armstrong classic “what a wonderful world” . The crowd wanted more as Darragh’s entertainment mixed a smooth performance and great sense of fun allowing fans and artistes every opportunity to join with him in joyful chorus.
Last act was female singing trio Derby Eileen & Lou aka the Bugle Babes who entered the stage in full army costume to a massive cheer as they kicked of the swing groove with the hit “Don’t sit under the apple tree” and “beat me daddy 8 to the bar” by the Andrew sisters. The Glamorous girls kept the 1940s in vogue with the Chortettes record “Mr Sandman bring me a dream” and sung Cuban calypso with the popular “Rum and Coca-Cola” composed by Lionel Belasco. The Babes stage 3 part harmony jive was rocking and rolling and in turn twists and steps filled the dance floor to Bing Crosbys “Don’t fence me in” The melodic swing sisters transformed the hall with war time sweetheart hit aptly named “boogie woogie bugle boy” As the girls say ”it don’t mean a thing if you aint got swing”. Looking and sounding as good as they do, these gorgeous babes will definitely survive “
A superb line up of acts and swish decorations made for a fantastic opening night of the festival
Thanks to Galway Rowing Club, Kevin (sound), Xavier (Camera) Julie Friedrich (photos) Eileen (interviews) production crew Fia, Wally Debbie, Darren, Rolf, Merli Katya Simfuene Conor, Donal Lukasz Helen,The Arts Council, Galway City Arts Irish Rail, Charlie Byrnes Bookshop Aria Stained Glass, Clada drinks, Props & Vintage, I supply, Hotels: Radisson, ClareGalway Pillo, Restaurants:Vina Mara Cavas Milanos Lohans Neat3 design.
GALWAY ADVERTISER 3 NOV
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REVIEW SAT 22 OCT 2011
JOHNSTONS HALL THE WORLDS BIRTHDAY PARTY
TULLYS KINVARA FESTIVAL PROGRAMME LAUNCH
Two Spirit of Voice music events took place this evening in Kinvara, Co Galway to celebrate social inclusion and launch the forthcoming festival programme. A feast of live multi cultural acts was on view free of charge with a line up that showcased African calypso, dub reggae, a multicultural choir plus electro swing sounds.
Beginning at 8.30 in the comfortable venue surroundings of Johnstons Hall Kinvara, Gerry Mulkerrins welcomed everyone to the occasion to celebrate social inclusion week and thanked Galway County Council for supporting the “worlds birthday party” show which featured 3 live acts playing their original musical style creating a listening and dancing atmosphere.
First up, Vocalist Helen Webb led the Sonke choir to sing traditional music from across the globe. They began with a Zimbabwean song “fan ban” followed by melodies originally heard in Eastern Europe and conducted the attentive audience to join in with the choruses. Their balanced voices majestically opened the vocally focused event .
They were followed on to stage by award winning African gospel singer Toluking. Together with his band they raised the guests up and kept the rhythm moving from the left to the right and back again. Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Toluking entertained the lively crowd singing his latest album hits and joining the dance floor to meet new fans. He had extra proud reason to feel good after the birth of his son the previous day. The bands calypso gospel soul groove is guaranteed to generate a summer party vibe and received a huge applause to continue on with the encore.
The Dub Doctors reggae soundsystem featuring Sprig studios producer Donal Finn on mixer and MC Lukasz Sunchild Krzywon pumped up the beats from their latest cd and brought some dread respect to the village. Their bass culture groove allowed skanking in the aisles and rub a dub style love.
Following the live acts, the party continued on across the road in Tullys bar from 10.30pm where the sounds of electro swing from UK Djs Ali Duvet and Cantina Bop maintained the tempo to launch the forthcoming festival schedule. A full house all round enjoyed the Saturday night compilation of tunes and bands, agreeing verbally and energetically with the poster that read
“let the spirit move you”
Thanks and praise to Galway County Council. Arts Council, Maeve at Johnstons, Ciara from Tullys,
Crew members, Kevin on Sound & Lights assisted by Darren, Rolf, Xavier on camera, and Debbie for refreshments, decorations Sofia, Wally, Fiona, Claire.
IRISH TIMES REVIEW
SOCIAL INCLUSION LAUNCH REVIEW
A CITY OF EQUALS MUSICAL CELEBRATION
club aras na ngael dominick st galway
Today at 12 noon the Mayor Of Galway City Cllr Hildegarde Naughton officially launched the City of Equals Intercultural Strategy to a packed lunchtime crowd at Club aras na nGael . She spoke of how important a public awareness campaign to highlight cultural diversity is to the city and is also one of the fundamental components of the strategy. She praised all the local community groups involved and thanked the Galway City Council Community and Culture and Spirit of Voice productions for promoting the days launch event. Speakers Declan Brassil from Galway City Partnership and Liam Hanrahan from Galway City Council said we are all working together towards an intercultural future.
The line up of music displayed Spirit of Voices Music Inclusiveness and access to culture as provided by firstly the Trad All Stars comprising of Michael Chang on fiddle and George Grasso on guitar. They played a fine set of reels jigs and instrumental Irish tunes. Next up was the voice of Casey Leigh, a young lady with great talent who showcased her vocal style to an appreciative audience and received tremendous applause after her rendition of the Adele hit “Make you feel my love”.
The third act on the launch menu to take to the stage was Award winning Gospel songwriter Nigerian musician Toluking and his backing band joined for the gig by percussive team Donal and Lukasz from the Dub Doctor soundsystem.
They played a lively tempo set of high life calypso gospel songs from Africa. The guests enjoyed the entertainment and danced the time away to the latest songs from Tolukings latest album. The crowd shouted for more and wanted to continue the musical revelries until the evening, but unfortunately an afternoon of community work post launch dictated the end of the song, just for now!
Thanks to Mayor Of Galway City Cllr Hildegarde Naughton, Liam Hanrahan from Galway City Council, Brid & Aine at Aras na Gael, Spirit of Voice team Gerry Mulkerrins , Sofia Borg, Kevin Hughes on sound assisted by volunteer crew Darren Long and Rolf Huppert, Fiona Wilson, Wally Nkitita and Xavier Rousseau on film camera. Margaret Nolan for stage backdrop design and BAQSR for donating his painting Polaroid , which made its first raffle prize appearance.
GALWAY ADVERTISER ARTICLE 20 OCT
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Connacht Tribune 14 Oct
REVIEW CULTURE NIGHT FRI 23 SEP 2011
CULTURE NIGHT GALWAY on Friday 23 September at the City Museum featured a special viewing of the Spirit of Voice Storytelling DVD “TELLING TALES” which is accessible for deaf people via sign language translation. The heritage film presents 21 original educational Irish mythical legend tales and humorous personal eye witness accounts recorded for the very first time.
The “U” recording story project was also produced on the day. 40 visitors to the museum participated with their own words and imagination to create the Culture shock whisper story. Produced by Gerry Mulkerrins , Sofia Borg and Eileen Coffey the project provided a welcome opportunity for members of the public to be involved in the cultural celebrations and consequently become immortalised digitally!
Thanks to innovative tellers Fia, Una, Declan, Diane, Eanoch, Andre, Maeve, Emma, John, Clive, Alex, Val, Connor, Debbie, Craig, Eileen, Sandra, Michael, Des, Emma, Brendan, Marie, David, Laura, India, Katherine, Mary, Dympna, Geena, Michael, Martina, Stephanie, Daryl, Majella, Gary, Barbara, Breaidh the Contempo Orchestra and Breandan, James and all staff at Galway City Museum.
The Spirit of Voice 05 Festival was captured on film and features 55 multi cultural singers and spoken word artists recorded live on stage. Musical styles include Gospel, Choral, Traditional, Folk, Rap, Slam, Barbershop, Opera, Jazz, and Overtone with many different countries and languages represented. To preview see our youtubes pages. live video
Originally launched in 2006 the DVD is available again to fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Galway branch. Artists on view include: Marty Mulligan, Julie Feeney, Aine ni Dhroihneain, Michel Brandt, NUIG Choir and Sandra Schalks.
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Live CD to support Cystic Fibrosis
This compilation mix album featuring a variety of performances from the Galway Venue between 2000- 02. The album was produced in conjunction with the Irish Sun newspapers Ciara