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Free Concert, July 4th! Community Centre

2015 Kinvaras

What could be better than an American guest conductor on American Independence Day, Saturday 4th July in Kinvara Co Galway? Come and join the celebration! Admission FREE in Kinvara Community Centre, Glebe Rd, Kinvara, Co Galway, at 8 pm. An Intergenerational Community Orchestra from CRUMLIN Dublin 12 (ages from 7 - 83 years young) with guest conductor Dr Sandra Dackow from New Jersey, USA, will perform pieces from America and around the world. The Crumlin orchestra is a true community project featuring people who have come to string orchestral music only recently in their lives, be they young or older.

The Concert at the Kinvara Community Centre will also include an appearance of Kinvara's own Brass Band, with Andrew Collins, Peter Brazier, Paul Gunning, Helen Smith, Frank Hall, and Rags Ferguson.

Renowned American music conductor and music educator Dr Sandra Dackow hails from New Jersey USA and is flying in to Ireland to conduct the two concerts with St Agnes Summer Strings Orchestra, the intergenerational community orchestra of St Agnes’ School Violin & Orchestra Project based in Crumlin, Dublin 12.  After a week of intense rehearsal and the concert in Dublin, St Agnes Summer Strings Orchestra is travelling to Galway for the second concert in Kinvara, home of the Orchestra’s regular Irish conductor, Eimear O’Grady.  Sandra Dackow will conduct a programme of music not just of  American music, but with pieces representing continents around the world! Dr Dackow is a distinguished music educator and conductor who has travelled the world from Alaska to Australia inspiring professional and amateur orchestras, and importantly those who work in the development of equal access to music for young people in many countries of the world.  The group of 60 will visit the Burren and Aillwee Caves while in the west, and dip their toes in the Atlantic Ocean, a first for many of them! Come and enjoy a concert in holiday mood. There will be something for everyone – not forgetting a bit of traditional Irish music!



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There are no concerts planned for the Summer. KAM's regular concert seasons are Autumn/Winter and Winter/Spring. Planning is ongoing for the Autmun season.

KAM is an all-volunteer, community-based group of music afficianados who occasionally meet, plan and organize various events, mostly concerts, to further the already lively and diverse musical scene in the local area. Do you have an artist, band, act you would like to bring to Kinvara? Or are there local artists you would like to showcase? Would you like to assist in bringing these events to fruition? Consider volunteering to help in one of any number of ways (concert production, promotion, event planning, website management, etc.) and join in the fun.

Don't have time, but like the mission? Join KAM for as little as €10, and support the efforts while also getting concession rate to all KAM events.

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John Spillane
confirms KAM gig
Sat Nov 28

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Two-time Meteor award winner, John Spillane has confirmed with KAM for a GiG Room performance Sat, Nov. 28. John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland today. Among those who have covered his songs are Christy Moore, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Cathy Ryan, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane, George Murphy, to name a few. He performs to audiences large and small everywhere.

John’s performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent Cork humour. If you are looking for a night of good ‘craic’, a John Spillane show should not be missed.

Music Generation Clare / Clare Memory Orchestra Summer School:
Ballyvaughan. Co. Clare

Music Generation Clare is partnering with Dave Flynn and the Clare Memory Orchestra to deliver a week-long summer school for 12-17 year old students of violin, fiddle, flute, whistle, oboe, drums, percussion, bodhrán and guitar in Ballyvaughan National School, between July 20th and 24th Masterclass with CMO Artist in Association, Martin Hayes on Friday afternoon, July 24th.  

Performance in St. John the Baptist Church, Ballyvaughan on July 24th, with Martin Hayes and the core group of the CMO.  Additional opportunity for students of string to perform in glór, Ennis, with entire CMO on Saturday, July 25th.  

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