ON TOUR The acclaimed Vanbrugh Quartet and Michael McHale will perform in the Linenhall this Friday at 6pm.
The Linenhall Arts Centre is hosting The Vanbrugh and Michael McHale with their ‘Moonlight Tour’ this Friday, January 21.
The Vanbrugh is a string ensemble with over 30 years’ experience featuring Keith Pascoe on violin, Simon Aspell on viola and Christopher Marwood on cello – and they will be joined by the internationally celebrated, Belfast-born pianist Michael McHale. The performance will take place at the earlier time of 6pm, in accordance with public-health guidelines.
The Moonlight Tour features Beethoven’s exquisite Moonlight Sonata, as well as new compositions by Linda Buckley and Michael McHale, and Brahms’ epic G minor piano quartet. For over three decades, The Vanbrugh (also known as the Vanbrugh Quartet) has delighted audiences on an international scale with their repertoire of chamber music, a range that encompasses both classic and contemporary pieces. This performance is a must-see for music enthusiasts.
Coffee and creativity
The Linenhall hosted its second Creative Coffee morning yesterday (Monday), with guest speaker Alex MacNaughton. A children’s illustrator and co-owner of minimal waste store, ‘The Habit Store’ in Castlebar, she is also known as Lexie Mac. With a background in textiles, Alex realised her passion for illustration after graduating and draws inspiration from nature, citing animals as her biggest inspiration.
This series of events, which was introduced in December 2021, is designed to create a social focal point for the artistic community in Co Mayo, a relaxed networking environment for creatives of any media, at all career stages.
Creative Coffee takes place monthly, with each event being led by a new artist, covering a wide variety of disciplines. These events are free of charge – but booking is essential.
The inaugural Mayo International Film Festival will place at the Linenhall next month, from February 25 to 27. A new initiative established by the Linenhall Arts Centre, the Mayo International Film Festival is a submissions-based festival, dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers and smaller production companies by offering a dynamic platform to showcase their work. A whopping 73 films will be screened, including 13 titles from the Best of Mayo category.
For more information on all upcoming events at the Linenhall, please visit their website www.thelinenhall.com