Premiere of new show with music, song and word in Hawks Well Theatre.

John Carty sets out on a new theatre project.
John Carty from Boyle is leading a brand new collaborative project in music, song, dance and the spoken word.

John Carty from Boyle is leading a brand new collaborative project in music, song, dance and the spoken word.

The new show will be premiered at the Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo on Monday, August 5 at 8pm as part of this year’s 54th Yeats International Summer School. It bring together Carty’s work with poet, Ann Joyce entitled ‘Meadbh – The Crimson Path’ with a new element of collaborative dance movements choreographed by Melody Urquhart and performed by the Melody Academy of Dance.

The dramatic show will lead us on a journey through the legend of Meadbh, fabled warrior queen of the Irish province of Connacht.

The poetry, music, song and dance movement bring us through the ancient Celtic landscape of 1st century Ireland, through the wilderness of Connacht, and the journey to Cuailgne for the cattle raid.

Music will be provided by John on violin, flute and tenor guitar and Shane McGowan on guitar, Kieran Munnelly on drums, bodhrán and flute, Dónal McCague on violin and Maggie Carty as vocalist.

The John Carty Festival Band will play a unique spectrum of traditional music with influences from the 1920s to O’Carolan and beyond.

All these influences are interwoven into a carnival occasion of uplifting music and song.

Early booking is strongly recommended on (071) 9161518 and www.hawkswell.com