LASTA – A National Arts Programme for young people by young people │ June 11 to 20 2021
In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the Nasc venues to programme a festival of work for children and young people from 11 to 20 June 2021, delivering for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people.
Lasta at glór has been curated by Mary Nagle and Doug Reddan.
Something BOLD, Something NEW, Something YELLOW, Something BLUE – Video Series spotlighting Young Performance Based Artists in Co. Clare
It is no surprise that Co. Clare houses some of the top artists in the country. From musicians to dancers, poets to actors, Clare’s got it going on.
In this digital video series we look at 5 upcoming and emerging performance based artists in Co. Clare. Something BOLD, Something NEW, Something YELLOW, Something BLUE offers a stage to these artists, showcasing their artistry, giving an insight into who they are and exploring the roots of their work.
Over two days from Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th June, this series of short videos will platform five emerging musical artists from Clare. Filmed in glór, each artist will give a bespoke performance and we’ll chat to them to find out what they have been up to over lockdown.
On Saturday 19th June we will premiere performances from emerging artist, gifted harpist and concertina player, Aisling Lyons (Saturday at 12pm) . Aisling is now working on an album of her own compositions, fusing trad with her eclectic style.
19-year-old Craig McIntyre follows on Saturday at 3pm. Craig tears up the keyboard with his original versions of hits like Somebody to Love and Don’t stop me now. Craig’s YouTube channel Craig Sounds is expanding its reach everyday and more people tune in to Craig’s unique sound.
Finally, Conláed Ó Cearbhalláin (Sea Oh When) will take to the stage (Saturday 7pm). Conláed describes his music as romantic, melancholic and indie. He uses a loop pedal to layer live sound. He has been part of interesting collaborations including The Ladskis and his band Falling Arcadia.
Sunday 20th June will see 19-year-old Ali Woodford (Sunday 12pm) performing from glor. Ali has always been singing, she gigs and busks regularly and loves to see people’s reactions. She has released two songs of her own, most recently in April.
Completing our short series platforming young and brilliant Clare artists, trad multi-instrumentalist, Sean Lyons performs his set on Sunday at 3pm. In December 2020 Sean released the haunting single Lady Winter. He has been busy writing new material over lockdown.
The participating NASC Network Venues are Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), Pavilion Theatre (Dún Laoghaire), Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Port Laoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).
Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020.
Please click on the link https://linktr.ee/lastafestival2021 to find out more about all events nationally.
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