HATS OFF TO CLARE
A one-man show performed by Gerry Howard
Written and directed by Paul Brennan
Saturday 30 April
The Gig Room, Kinvara Community Centre, 8.30pm (doors open 8pm)
Admission: €12/10 members/concession
A hilarious and surreal romp through time with some of County Clare’s most famous characters, real and fictional. How might they have interacted, had they met?
In this one-man show, they all meet on the West Clare Railway.
What will Mr. de Valera make of Percy French? How will the famous clown Johnny Patterson and submarine inventor John Phillip Holland get on?
Gerry Howard is a native of Lisdoonvarna and an advanced performance graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting.Read more: Hats Off to Clare-feat
KAM's annual fundraiser, The KAM Table Quiz, was held at the Merriman Hotel on Thursday, March 3. Sponsored by: The Merriman Hotel & Restaurant, Kinvara Pharmacy, Bee Loved Skin Care, Kinvara Skin Care, Pier Head Restaurant, Tide Full Inn Trattoria, The Gentian Cafe, Dirk Flake Organic Wines, Green's Pub, and Londis Grocery Store.
First prize was won by team 'KAM Asutra' and second prize by team 'KAM Sangwiches'. A good night was had and funds raised for the continuing development of The GiG Room and other KAM projects.
An initiative was recently floated at a Community Council meeting to start a Kinvara Community Radio station. The idea is to set up a studio capable of streaming live radio on the internet and also to broadcast on FM to a local area of 5 km radius, the legal maximum for community radio. The right to transmit via FM is licensed and requires more equipment. So this is a slightly longer process. However, getting the basic equipment in place (microphones, computer, sound desk, etc.) is the only thing necessary for streaming.
Since the idea was mooted some few months ago, several workshops have taken place with local groups invited to send a representative. Kinvara Area Music was invited and, as it happened, Eilish O'Connor, Martin Ryan, and Frank Hall were all able to attend. The basic training in operating a sound desk, organising programming, tweaking microphones, and so forth,Read more: Kinvara Community Radio
Upcoming GiG Room concerts: 'Hats Off To Clare' with Gerry Howard, April 30, Benefit for Road to Hope, May 14, with Sharon Murphy, et al..
At a recent concert, the GiG Room was expanded by approximtely 1/4, allowing a capacity of around 130±. The intimacy of the room was not at all compromised, the acoustics, if anything, were possibly enhanced by incorporating a few reflective surfaces to balance the quietness of the curtained off space. The seating was more comfortable, and the hall tended to fill up from the front, as the audience chose to be closer to the stage.
The expansion was made possible by the purchase of two more hoists & cabling by KAM with the assistance of the Community Council. A great debt of thanks is owed to Paddy Geoghegan whoRead more: GiG Room Update
To play in random order.
Mardi Gras, February 2013