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Lifting the Door’s Latch

Ultan O'Brien & his band

This is a show about unification and reflective practice, exploring how different aspects of culture come together, inform one another, and help to create anew. Mythology, stories and poetry become the starting point for newly composed works of Irish music. The poetry is thematically unified as the poems have undercurrents of the idea of cultural healing and of the theme of the Outsider (those who have in them a hunger for experience, a desire for a greater intensity of life and a constant growing to maturity).

The show is inspired by works by John Moriarty, James Stephens, Michael Hartnett, Margaret Ryan, Charles Weekes, Micheal O’Siadhail, Francis Ledwige, and Padraic Colum.

Artistic Team:

Ultan O’Brien- fiddle/viola/composition
Alex Borwick- Sound design
Paul Roe- clarinets
Niamh Regan- voice

7pm – Ultan O’Brien & his band – “Lifting the Door’s Latch” – live concert

Ultan O’Brien – fiddle/viola/composition; Alex Borwick – Sound design; Paul Roe – clarinets; Niamh Regan – voice

Listen to The New Voices of Ireland of Series Radio

Room 101 did a drop in radio station over Culture Night for the New Voices of Ireland Series.
Click the image opposite and have a listen

Listen to Part 1 - The Guardian, Live From Culture Night In Dublin, with John Adams and plenty of guests:
Julie Griffith,
Monika Sapielak,;
and Ian Oliver,;

Listen to Part 2 - The Guardian, Live From Culture Night In Dublin, with John Adams and plenty of guests:
Rita Gibson,
Seanie Vaughan,
Shane Connolly
and Skipper’s Alley LIVE,

Listen to Part 3 - The Guardian, Live From Culture Night In Dublin, with John Adams and plenty of guests:
Ultan O’Brien (Skipper’s Alley),
Tammy Bradley,
Tadgh O’Ciardha Vocal Improvisation,
Joe Ryan,
and Seanie Vaughan Band LIVE,

Read more from the New Voices of Ireland Series

Valentines Edition – New Voices of Ireland 4

Celebrate with us a different & very social Valentines evening! Enjoy a participatory, frivolous performance, dream while listening to a heart-warming poetry reading. Celebrate your mate, great company of other people, a really cool venue and a glass of your favourite drink from the pub downstairs.
Catch up with old CFCP friends, meet new people and spend the night in he-arty style.
We are looking forward to seeing you in the Harbour Bar!

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