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Things to Note when Visiting Triskel

Triskel on Road to Re-opening

We look forward to welcoming audience members back again to Triskel Arts Centre.

As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of our audience members, team members, and in ongoing efforts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we implemented enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice before and during your visit. We continue to monitor all guidelines and will update and revise below accordingly.

We are committed to the Health & Safety of our staff and audiences. And we are operating under the agreed protocols described under “Guidance documents for the Safe Operations of Cinemas during COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021”, a copy of which can be found here.

 

Opening Hours

  • Triskel Gallery Space is open Thursday–Sunday 11am–6pm.
  • The Triskel Cafe is open Thursday & Sunday 11am–6pm; Friday & Saturday 11am–7.30pm.
  • Triskel Cinema will open for screenings.
  • Our Box Office staff will work remotely for the foreseeable future and so our Remote Box Office will open for phone calls only:
    • Thursday–Saturday 10am–12pm and 2–4pm.
    • Sunday 10am–12pm.
    • There will not be a physical Box Office at the venue and you will not be able to purchase, collect or check tickets at the Box Office.

 

Before your visit

Please note we ask that you do not visit Triskel if you:

  • are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell.
  • are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • are self-isolating or restricting your movements.
  • have been diagnosed with confirmed COVID-19 infection in the last 10 days.
  • are a close contact of a person who is a confirmed case COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2m for more than 15 minutes).
  • have been advised by a doctor to isolate or cocoon.
  • have returned from international travel and are not in compliance with government guidance.

 

Cleaning

  • We are frequently cleaning and disinfecting throughout the building, particularly of high-touch point areas.
  • Additional training and PPE have been provided for all employees.
  • Additional hand sanitiser dispensers are placed at key points throughout the building.
  • Additional signage to promote hand washing and best hygiene practices has been posted throughout the building.

 

Booking tickets

  • Booking is not required to visit Triskel Gallery Space although we will ask you to leave your details for contract tracing purposes.
  • Online booking is required for all audience members attending Triskel Cinema to ensure safe and comfortable capacity and limited contact admissions. You will not be able to purchase tickets at the venue as our Box Office is being operated remotely. We do not charge booking fees.
  • You will find the link to your e-ticket in your purchase confirmation email. You will need to show this e-ticket when you arrive. Alternatively, you can print the e-ticket at home and bring that.
  • If you have any queries, our Remote Box Office is open (phone calls only) on Thursday–Saturday 10am–12pm and 2–4pm and on Sunday 10am–12pm.

 

Arriving at Triskel

  • Entry for Triskel Gallery Space is on Tobin Street. We will ask you to leave your details for contract tracing purposes at our Box Office. Then go up the main stairs, turn to your left and the Gallery Space is at the end of the hall.
  • Entry for Triskel Cinema is on Tobin Street. Doors will open 15 minutes ahead of the screening time. Please arrive with enough time to get through the entry process and reach your seat.
  • Please note all performances in Triskel Christchurch begin at their stated time. Latecomers may not be admitted.
  • YOU MUST wear a face covering while moving through Triskel, e.g. while entering, exiting, queuing, in toilets, in the Gallery Space, in the lift. Once you’re in your allocated seat in Triskel Christchurch, you may remove your face mask for the limited purpose and limited time period necessary to consume food and beverages. Once you’re in your seat in Triskel Courtyard, you may remove your face mask. Triskel Arts Centre reserves the right to refuse admission to the venue where we believe the Health and Safety of Patrons, Artists or Staff is being compromised.
  • Please have your e-ticket open on your phone so that it may be scanned by a member of staff. Or, if you choose to print the ticket at home, please show that.
  • Only food and beverages purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises.
  • You must remain in your allocated seat throughout the screening/performance. This is to ensure adequate social distancing between audience members.
  • We may ask you to allow us to check your temperature. If your temperature is above 37.5˚C, you will not be admitted to the Gallery Space or Triskel Christchurch. We will refund your ticket in this case.

 

Social distancing and queues

  • We are promoting a one-way experience that reinforces social distancing guidelines.
  • You are reminded by signage to ensure you are socially distanced from others while in Triskel.
  • We will endeavour to keep queues as short as possible.
  • Please remain in your allocated seat throughout the screening/performance. This is to ensure adequate social distancing between audience members.
  • A maximum of four (4) people are permitted in Triskel Gallery Space at any one time.

 

Contract tracing

To help to ensure a safe controlled environment for our audiences, Triskel will be adhering to all Government Guidelines and visitors to our Gallery Space will be required to supply details for contact tracing purposes on entry. Anyone attending Triskel Cinema will leave their details when purchasing tickets online and will not be required to do so again upon attending at Triskel.

During the registration process, you will be asked for certain mandatory contact information. In the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in Triskel, Triskel is obliged, under HSE guidelines, to share the following information with the HSE for contact tracing purposes:

  • your name
  • the number of guests in your party
  • a telephone number
  • the date of your visit

This information may be shared with the HSE for up to 30 days following your visit. Please note that no other information will be shared by Triskel with the HSE.

 

Lift

  • Use of the lift/elevator will be limited to one person only (and a carer).

 

Bathrooms

  • The maximum number per bathroom is 4 people in the ladies’, 2 people in the men’s and 1 person in the accessible toilet, and therefore queueing at busy times may be necessary. This is supervised and a maximum number will be allowed to queue to ensure that we can implement social distancing. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.

 

What can you do to help us promote a healthy environment?

We are doing all we can to promote a healthy environment, and in doing so, we also rely on you to keep recommended self-care in mind for your safety and the safety of others. Throughout your experience, please be mindful of current Government and HSE guidelines as well as public health recommendations:

  • If you or a member of your party has a temperature or is feeling unwell, please visit us another time. We will refund your order up to 48 hours before the event date.
  • Wash your hands often, using soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Help us promote social distancing by remaining at least two metres away from others who are not part of your party and do not shake hands or hug.
  • Please keep your party together to help maintain social distancing with other audience members.
  • If you must cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow, not into your hand or into the air.
  • The wearing of face coverings is required while in an enclosed space as per the Government guidelines.

 

Our staff are here to assist you with a safe journey through the building. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Triskel Courtyard, Cork’s newest outdoor venue

Musicians Mike Hanrahan and Lorraine Nash and comedian Colm O’Regan are amongst the acts scheduled to appear at Triskel Courtyard, a new covered space that can seat up to 50 people in pods. Triskel is working with Verdant Productions, Cork Folk Festival and the National String Quartet Foundation to programme a range of concerts and spoken word events with three shows each day from Thursday–Sunday, starting on 29 July.

Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director at Triskel, commented, “We are delighted that the Arts Council and Cork City Council have invested in the creation of this exciting outdoor space for the summer. For three weeks, we will have 21 acts across 38 shows, and are looking forward to bringing entertainment to the people of Cork and visitors.”

Other acts include comedians Sinead Quinlan, Laura O’Mahony and Emma Doran, and musical acts Greenshine, Torcán and Little Hours, as well as Cork Cello Quartet, Ficino String Trio and student quartets Siciliana and Quay. Chris Kent and the often divisive David McSavage will also appear with more acts still to be announced.

Converting their courtyard into outdoor venue was made possible due to Triskel’s success in achieving funding from the In the Open/Faoin Spéir award operated by the Arts Council, along with funding from Cork City Council who are also partners in the initiative. In The Open – Faoin Spéir is an Arts Council initiative that encourages a curated programme of multi-disciplinary, inclusive arts activity in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland. Arts organisations and local authorities nationally competed for the funding.

Triskel Café will have picnic packages available with options to suit a variety of tastes. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 26 July on a phased basis, subject to licence. More details at www.triskelartscentre.ie.

Triskel and Music Network announce musician for RESONATE residency

Uilleann piper David Power has been appointed as the Music Network RESONATE Artist at Triskel Arts Centre in Cork City. As part of the residency, he will develop exciting new work with a number of collaborators to share with audiences in November.

Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director at Triskel, said, “David Power is undoubtedly one of the finest uilleann pipers performing today. We look forward to working with him over the next few months and to welcoming audiences to Triskel later this year to enjoy the results of his RESONATE residency.”

Throughout his distinguished career to date, David Power has travelled the world as a solo musician, in duos with fiddlers Martin Hayes and Willie Kelly and with harpist Triona Marshall. David has collaborated with many other artists, including the award-winning Music Network quartet Edges of Light, Masters of Tradition, Pipers Union, the baroque ensemble Camerata Kilkenny, ConTempo Quartet and pipe-organist Malcolm Proud.

During Power’s RESONATE residency in Triskel, he will collaborate with the Finnish baroque violinist Marja Gaynor and the Irish flamenco guitarist John Walsh. The trio will research and develop unique arrangements of music from the Irish, baroque and flamenco folk traditions for their combination of instruments.

RESONATE is a major new initiative between Music Network and six partner venues around Ireland and provides awards of between €6,000 and €10,000 in addition to a range of additional supports to facilitate the creation of new work and creative partnerships between July and November 2021.

Fiddler, singer and multi-instrumentalist Clare Sands has been appointed to glór (Ennis), songwriter and performer Emma Langford will be resident in Ionad Cultúrtha (Baile Mhúirne), guitarist Eamon Sweeney will develop work at The National Opera House (Wexford), violinist Larissa O’Grady will be resident at The Dock (Carrick-on-Shannon) and composer, improviser and performer Philip Christie has been appointed to Regional Cultural Centre (Letterkenny).

Each of the musicians in residence will develop exciting new work with a number of collaborators between July and November 2021, and audiences around the country will have opportunities to enjoy the new material created through live concert performances and online content. Dates for the concert performances will be announced in the autumn, subject to public health regulations.

Sharon Rollston, CEO of Music Network commented: “Music Network is delighted to embark on this new venture with six of our partner venues. Our shared aim was to create brand new opportunities for professional musicians. RESONATE is our most extensive residency programme to date and will provide the selected musicians with the vital time, space and income needed to devise and produce quality new work for audiences around the country. There was a very strong response to the programme, resulting in six very high calibre musicians working in a range of musical genres being awarded. We would like to acknowledge the time and effort that all of the applicants dedicated to applying for this residency opportunity.”

Summer Saturdays at Triskel Christchurch

The 6 Summertime Concerts Series is back at Triskel Arts Centre with a programme of lunchtime recitals. Starting on Saturday 17 July in Triskel Christchurch, the series features a wide repertoire of jazz, classical and improvised music from contemporary Irish artists. Tickets €12/€10 are on sale now. Pre-booking is essential.

Cellist Aoife Burke, curator of the series, said, ‘I’m delighted to be part of this line-up of wonderful musicians and to have the chance to play myself in the beautiful surrounds of Triskel Christchurch. Given the high level of artistry of each of the performers involved, I am convinced the people of Cork will thoroughly enjoy these lunchtime recitals.’ On Saturday 7 August, Burke, accompanied by Alexander Bernstein on piano, presents a programme of staple cello and piano repertoire, comprising the last of Beethoven’s five cello sonatas and Rachmaninoff’s mystic and passionate work for the same combination.

Matthew Berrill and Mike Nielsen will present the first concert of the series on Saturday 17 July at 1pm with a programme of new music and old favourites, all the while sharing a love of communication, spontaneity and fun. Drawing inspiration from jazz as well as the traditional Irish genre, this duo has creativity at its core, resulting in original sound worlds which are rooted in strong melodies and facilitate endless improvisatory possibilities.

The second recital in the series on Saturday 24 July at 1pm sees violinist Maria Ryan and pianist Gabriela Mayer join forces to present a varied programme of Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th-Century duo works. Pianist Fiachra Garvey presents an all-Rachmaninoff solo piano recital for the third concert on Saturday 31 July.

The penultimate concert in the series will present two inimitable and formidable jazz musicians, Corkonians Paul Dunlea and Cormac McCarthy, joining forces on Saturday 14 August in a set to include both standards and original compositions.

The Hifilutin Flute Quartet will give the final concert of the Summertime Concert Series on Saturday 28 August, showcasing the flute, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute and piccolo. They present a selection from their very wide-ranging and varied repertoire which is guaranteed to delight. From medieval to modern music, from classical works to the unexpected, from arrangements of orchestral and opera favourites to musicals and original compositions, the ensemble demonstrates the full versatility of the flute family.

The 6 Summertime Concerts are on Saturdays at 1pm from 17 July in Triskel Christchurch. Tickets are €12/€10 and pre-booking is essential. Book online or phone Triskel Box Office on 021-4272022.

Remote Box Office opening hours:

  • Thursday–Saturday 10am–12pm & 2–4pm
  • Sunday 10am–12pm

Triskel Gets To Know … Amanda Rice

AMANDA RICE: MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL WORLDS TRISKEL GALLERY SPACE until 12 September 2021

Artist Amanda Rice was born in Ireland and is currently based in London. Her latest exhibition, Material and Immaterial Worlds, is open in Triskel Gallery Space until 12 September. We got to know her a bit better.

Who is your hero? At the moment Palestinian activists Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd.

If you could exhibit your work anywhere, where would it be? I would love to exhibit in Mexico or Cuba – as these are countries I’ve never been to and have always wanted to travel to. Having a show there would be an excellent excuse to go.

What is your favourite thing about your career? It’s never monotonous or the same, the consistently changing nature of what I’m doing always keeps me interested and engaged.

What motivates you to work hard? I get energy from collaborating with different practitioners on projects. Seeing them do well in their practice, and someone enjoying something I’ve created motivates me as well.

What makes you laugh the most? Anyone with a dry sense of humour. I’ve only just discovered the show Parks and Recreation, that too makes me howl.

What would you sing at a Karaoke night? Usually some terrible power ballad like ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ by Foreigner, I think I’ve done that quite a bit as it’s so dramatic.

What superpower would you love to have? Why? The ability to teleport. There’s just been so many people throughout the pandemic that I’ve really missed hanging out with; teleportation would have been handy.

Name two pet peeves. I’m a pedant about noise in libraries, even only slightly disturbing noise. I can’t bare it. Poor driving etiquette – people who don’t indicate. Or just rude or aggressive drivers in general.

What three things would you take with you to a desert island? A sound system with music, a barbeque and sunscreen – because I burn like hell!

If you ruled your own country, what would be the first law you would introduce? There’s a few. Affordable housing for all, ending homelessness, free education and healthcare.

 

Visit Material and Immaterial Worlds in Triskel Gallery Space, Thursday-Sunday, 11am-6pm. No booking required.

Triskel Gets To Know … Katelynn Cremin

Still of Katelynn Cremin from Future Crimes

Katelynn Cremin is one of the young filmmakers involved in Future Crimes, which we will broadcast as part of this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 12 June 2021. We got to know her a little better.

Name your top 3 inspirations in the film world e.g. directors, screenwriters, etc.

  • Tina Fey (Screenwriter/ Actress) – she is inspirational as she shows that women can be funny and eloquent. She also challenges norms in the film industry, such as her going to court to lower the age restrictive rating on the movie by highlighting the inequalities between her film and male counterpart movies (Anchorman).
  • Anne Hathaway (Actress) – her passion for acting shines through all her works. She goes to great depths to properly relate to each of her characters, hence making her characters more believable.
  • Tim Burton (Director) – his approach to films is very distinct and unique. He has established himself in such a way that his style is iconic in itself. This showed me that you don’t need to follow the crowd to be great.

 

What are your top 3 films of all time?

  • Mulan – this movie at its core was about female empowerment something which I am very passionate about. It challenges social stereotypes that women are weak while showing how they are equal to men. It also shows the difference of treatment of others towards her when they discover her true identity.
  • Strictly Ballroom – this movie (which was directed by Baz Luhrmann) explores the trope of when the nerdy girl gets the guy. Luhrmann puts focus on both their difficult family backgrounds which both help and hinder the characters in their quest to become better dancers and individuals. This falls into one of my favourites as it is my favourite genre of movie (Romantic-Comedy) and incorporates a pastime of mine (dancing).
  • Mamma Mia! this is a household movie musical classic. It is an overall feel-good movie complemented by an amazing soundtrack. It uses ABBA’s music in a way that made sense with the movie plotline.

 

What three things would you take to a desert island?

  • Knife –  this could be used for protection, but also for hunting.
  • Box of Matches – for a fire to ensure that I don’t die of hypothermia.
  • Satellite Phone – this is a phone that can be used anywhere as long as there is a clear line from the antenna to the sky.

 

What are your pet peeves? My biggest pet peeve is slow Wi-Fi. Like many others have discovered over the last year and a half, slow internet is an annoyance. When I was doing online school it became an issue during virtual live classes. The worst part about it is that I cannot do anything to help or fix it.

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have? I would love to have the power of telepathy, as if you are able to read minds you can create a counter-attack and quick, effective defense.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? I like to think that Natalia Dyer would be most suited to play me based on physical attributes and I loved her acting in Stranger Things.

Do you collect anything? No, I don’t.

Who was your favourite teacher in school and why? My favourite teacher in school would have to be my business teacher. He is relaxed and can have a laugh with me and my class. While having fun, we still get all our schoolwork done and he doesn’t give us much homework.

Are you a clean or messy person? I like to describe my organizational system as organised chaos. To the outside viewer, it seems unruly and messy but I understand where everything is. I sometimes justify my mess as part of my creative process.

If you ruled your own country, what would be the first law you would introduce? The first law I would pass (apart from the obvious ban on murder and assault) would be an equality act that states that every citizen regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, religious background, etc. will be treated equally and fairly.

Future Crimes will be available to watch on Triskel’s YouTube channel from 2pm on Saturday 12 June.

 

Open call for RESONATE: Music Network Artist Residencies

Open call for RESONATE: Music Network Artist Residencies

Music Network is inviting professional musicians with a strong track record in music performance to apply for one of six new artist residencies presented in partnership with glór (Ennis), Ionad Cultúrtha (Baile Mhúirne), The National Opera House (Wexford), Triskel Arts Centre (Cork City), The Dock (Carrick-on-Shannon) and Regional Cultural Centre (Letterkenny).

Each of the six RESONATE residencies will provide a grant of €6,000 – €10,000 to enable musicians to devote time to the creation of new work and to facilitate new creative partnerships. The programme also provides opportunities to engage audiences by showcasing and performing new material during a live concert performance and on digital platforms.

Individual musicians with a strong track record in music performance, who are currently living in the Republic of Ireland, are invited to apply. Applications are welcome from musicians performing in a range of genres either as solo artists or on behalf of existing groups or new collaborations. Cross-genre and cross-art form collaborations (with music as a core element) are also welcome.

Music Network is committed to equity and inclusion, and particularly welcomes applications from under-represented musicians, including but not limited to musicians of colour, musicians with disabilities, Traveller musicians and LGBTQ+ musicians.

Information webinar Music Network will present a webinar on the RESONATE programme with a Q&A session on Tuesday 8 June at 11 am. Musicians wishing to attend this webinar can book a place here. Advance registration is essential. A recording of the webinar will also be made available on Music Network’s website and social media channels from Wednesday 9 June.

Guidelines & further information Please ensure that you download and follow the detailed information in the Guidelines document before applying.

Deadline for applications Completed applications must be submitted by 2 pm, Thursday 24 June 2021.

Apply now   

Further information For further enquiries please contact Andreas Ziemons at Music Network on operations@musicnetwork.ie or 01 475 0224.

Triskel Gets To Know … Lorraine Nash

Lorraine Nash

Newcomer Lorraine Nash is a multi-instrumentalist that has become one of the most played female artists on Irish radio. We’re excited for her concert online from Triskel on Friday 4 June at 8pm and wanted to get to know this talented musician a bit more.

Who is your hero? Musically, I would have to say Joni Mitchell.

What would you sing on a Karaoke night? ‘Islands in the Stream’ if I can find someone willing to duet with me.

What are your pet peeves? For some reason, I am extremely bothered when people don’t fully shut the door on the way out of a room.

What is your favourite hobby? Aside from music, reading is how I would spend most of my free time.

What motivates you to work hard? For me, I think seeing people enjoy something I’ve created or been involved in is a huge motivator.

If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would it be? Since I’ve come to terms with the fact that most of the music I make ends up sounding country, Nashville would be the dream.

What three things would you take with you to a desert island? Assuming I already have a way to feed myself, I would bring my favourite book, my guitar and something to write with so I could get on with writing the next album while I await my rescue!

What/who makes you laugh the most? I’d have to say my boyfriend or he wouldn’t be too happy with me.

What is your favourite thing about your career? What I enjoy most out of everything I do is probably the songwriting process.

If you had a choice, who would you collaborate with? Since I’ve already called her my hero I’d have to say Joni Mitchell once again.

Get your tickets to Lorraine Nash’s concert now!

Triskel Gets To Know … Cat Dowling

Did you know that music by Cat Dowling has featured on multiple tv shows? Check out Banshee, Witches of East End and How to Get Away with Murder with Emmy-winning actress Viola Davis. We wanted to know more about this versatile musician ahead of her gig here this Friday. And yes, we want to be on that desert island with her too!

Who is your hero? Traditionally I had many but today my hero is found among the ordinary people who quietly make things happen without any fanfare and the ones who deliver random unexpected gifts of kindness without even being heard.

What are your pet peeves? People driving slow in the fast lane.

What/who makes you laugh the most? I have a weird sense of humour so anyone who thinks outside the box makes me laugh. My kids crack me up. Laughing is everything.

What would you sing on a Karaoke night? Blondie ‘Heart of Glass’

What motivates you to work hard? Passion and a love for what I’m doing and a need to give the best I am and have. I inherited a competitive gene from my father.

If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would it be? Glastonbury.

If you weren’t in the music industry, what would your dream job be? Music is my greatest passion – I can’t even begin to imagine life without her. Life would be dark without music.

Who inspired you to be in the music industry? A nun called Una. She booked me for my first gig in Benildus Church in Waterford when I was 8 to sing front of a packed church. The seed was sown.

What is your favourite hobby? Swimming in the sea and getting lost in the hills. I’m an adrenaline junkie and love travelling off the beaten track and high octane adventures.

What three things would you take with you to a desert island? My gibson J50 rosewood, a grand piano and a ghetto blaster.

Cat Dowling will perform online from Triskel on Friday 28 May at 8pm. She’ll be joined by Gerry Horan and Marja Gaynor and you can get your tickets here.

Welcoming Singer-Songwriters Behind Closed Doors

Cat Dowling and Lorraine Nash Online from Triskel

Cat Dowling and Lorraine Nash are two exciting additions to Triskel’s Behind Closed Doors concert series. Dowling will perform on Friday 28 May at 8pm while Lorraine Nash will be online from Triskel on Friday 4 June. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Thursday 6 May.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Cat Dowling and Lorraine Nash to Triskel,” commented Tony Sheehan, Triskel’s Artistic Director. “Cat is a well established performer whose voice has been lauded as one of the most wonderful and evocative in Irish contemporary music, while newcomer Lorraine has quickly become one of the most played female artists on Irish radio. These concerts will be very special.”

Dowling will be joined by Gerry Horan, a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose career in music spans twenty years, and Marje Gaynor, a Cork-based violinist and viola player who specialises in Baroque music and plays with various Irish and European ensembles.

 Tickets for each concert are €10 per household – get yours now for Cat Dowling and Lorraine Nash.

Triskel Gets To Know … Adrian Mantu

Adrian Mantu, cellist with the ConTempo Quartet

Did you know that Adrian Mantu, cellist with the long-established ConTempo Quartet, recorded music of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ Band of Brothers? We wanted to know more!

Who is your hero? The unsung icebreakers, throughout the human kind history

If you could perform anywhere, where would it be? Besides Triskel 😉 anywhere there is 1+ person in the audience

What is your favourite thing about your career? Interacting with diverse artists & cultures

What motivates you to work hard? Injustice & past memories of my father

What makes you laugh the most? Teasing friends before a concert

What would you sing at a Karaoke night? Creep & La Donna è mobile

Would you rather win the Lotto or work at the perfect job? Why? Both: Winning the Lotto (actually the local village lotto 🙂 will give me the chance to fund & restart the RTÉ String Quartet Residency program. I’ve been working at the most imperfect perfect job since joining the ConTempo Quartet in 1995.

List two pet peeves Ambiguity & people’s wishes to start my rehearsals in time 😉

What three things would you take with you to a desert island? A knife, my cello & Murphy’s Laws book

If you ruled your own country, what would be the first law you would introduce? Actually there will be three:

  • compulsory 3rd level education free of charge for everyone,
  • implementing a new payment system based on credits and
  • the abolishment of the monetary system!

I know, it sounds like total anarchy so I believe  I should stick with the …. music 🎶😇

Adrian will perform with the ConTempo Quartet online from Triskel on Friday 23 April at 8pm. Don’t miss out on the finale of our Spring Quartets series in association with the National String Quartet Foundation. Get your tickets now!

Triskel Presents … The Films of Gregory Kohn

Gregory Kohn, an American director whose low-key character studies can be disarmingly simple and immensely effective

Our Triskel Recommends … series was so popular last year that we decided to bring you Triskel Presents …, which will be a mixture of independent features and short films which can be rented from our Triskel On Demand Service, as well as a series of visual essays produced by our head of cinema Chris O’Neill, which will be available to view for free on the Triskel YouTube Channel and Vimeo Channel.

The first films in the series are by Gregory Kohn, an American director whose low-key character studies can be disarmingly simple and immensely effective.

11 April – 11 May Northeast

18 April – 18 May Come Down Molly

25 April – 25 May Good People

Thanks to filmmaker and programmer Maximilian Le Cain for writing an insightful article on Kohn’s films – you can read it here.

The films will be available on demand for 30 days worldwide. Once you rent, you have 72 hours to watch.