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SPRING HIGHLIGHTS AT TRISKEL

Spring has finally arrived and with it an exciting and diverse array of events at Triskel Arts Centre for art lovers, music lovers, book lovers, movie lovers and social butterflies.

Cork World Book Fest brings a feast of literary delights to Triskel Christchurch on 23 April with workshops, readings and book launches from a host of local and international talents including Paul Durcan, Paul McVeigh, Evelyn Conlon and Louise O’Neill to name but a few of the gifted writers who will be sharing their wisdom and words.

May starts on a high note on the 1st with Ré and Tunes in the Church. Laim Ó’Maonlaí is joined by Cormac Begley, Maithú Ó’Casaide, Eithne Ní Catháin and Peter O’Toole on their first countrywide tour playing in evocative church venues around Ireland. Speaking on the significance of playing in churches Ó’Maonlaí says “there’s a contemplative and historical presence in these surroundings that tends to elicit a rawness of feeling, a drive and a strong sense of connection.”

On 9 May World class fiddler April Verch, and her band perform high octane, foot-stomping American roots and bluegrass at Triskel Christchurch. April Verch is a champion Ottawa Valley stepdancer. With her “absolutely captivating” voice she is accompanied by banjo player Cody Walters and Hayes Griffin on guitar.

Our first exhibition of the Summer is from Patricia Burns and runs from 8 May. Her work is concerned with the places we encounter every day: roadways, housing estates, bungalows and the edges of towns. Currently based in Cork city her paintings are mysterious and evocative.