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Due to circumstances beyond our control the Dublin Burning concert scheduled for this Friday 1st April is cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Coastguard Cultural Centre Friday 1st April 8pm
Written and performed by Brendan Begley (accordion/ vocals) and Mike Hanrahan (guitar/ vocals). This show will illuminate and educate – but most of all it will entertain. The show’s visit to the Centre is part of a national tour that has been selling-out venues all over the country.
Brendan Begley and Mike Hanrahan have created a show, which tells a story of Ireland’s 1916 rising through songs, music, poetry and stories of the era spanning 1890 to 1916. We find songs so familiar to generations of Irish people and shine an extra light on their significance. Songs such as Oro se de Bheatha abhaile, The Tri coloured Ribbon, A Nation once again, James Connolly and A Soldiers song which would eventually be translated to Irish and becaome our National Anthem.
The show also includes original compositions, like the eponymous ‘Dublin Burning’, ‘March To Freedom’ and ’The Frenzy Polka’, which were written specially for the presentation. While any event which deals with the Rising may court controversy, it is the experience of the people that is most important to Hanrahan and Begley. “We are not historians but just two writers, musician and singers who happened to read a small library concerning a group of extraordinary people, men and women who lived in Ireland around a hundred years ago, many of whom were writers, musicians, singers, dancers, artists, poets, painters, sculptures and dreamers.
It was a momentous time in our history and our hope is that the show Dublin Burning will draw people to the story, educate, entertain and start a ripple that will send them away seeking more information and understanding of a very poignant, powerful, sad, sometimes gruesome, heroic and extremely important period of our history. The people as a nation should embrace with pride the events of 1916.”
Coastguard Cultural Centre Tramore
Address: LoveLane, Tramore 051 391656