Busy schedule for leading Mayo arts centre

The Linenhall Arts Centre is ringing in a new month with the brilliant Patrick Coldrick, pictured, back on stage on Tuesday, October 1, at 8 p.m. 

From his days busking on Dublin's Grafton Street to his current success and sold-out gig at the National Concert Hall this is all the sweeter.

One of Ireland's finest and most versatile guitarists his music has been described as 'emotionally connecting' and 'uplifting' - the perfect antidote in such strange times. 

After hugely successful 2019, including a sell-out show with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Pat Coldrick takes to the Linenhall stage this autumn. 

Pat Coldrick is an Irish classical guitarist and composer who has been working for the last six years at home but has also performed recitals in Europe, the USA and Russia.

Pat has been described as ‘pushing the boundaries of classical guitar’ with his musical interpretations and compositions and has made classical guitar exciting, interesting and more accessible to music lovers in general.

Pat’s skilful and atmospheric connection with his audience is an art form in itself and is in total contrast to other more formal classical performances. Pat is attracting worldwide attention in classical quarters and beyond. Catch him now in the intimate setting of the Linenhall. 

“It doesn’t happen that often where a player can offer a programme of well known standards and include his own compositions the stature of which easily stand up comfortably alongside these renowned items,” - Classical Guitar Magazine.

And nine-year-old Morgan McLelland will take over the Linenhall stage in her opening set for her uncle, comedian Ger Staunton on Wednesday next, September 30, at 8 p.m. 

Skater, tiktoker and comedian, Morgan (9) is looking forward to her first ever show in her hometown and we’re expecting her to steal the show so get to your seats early! 

On the same night Ger Staunton puts on a return-to-stage show at the Linenhall Arts Centre. 

"It's going to be a night of old jokes and stories, along with some more recent corona-inspired observations" says Ger. The gig is sold out.

The film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, will be screened at the venue on Tuesday, October 6, at 3 and 8 p.m.

Directed by award-winning Celine Sciamma, in her fourth feature film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay.

Described as cinematically 'gorgeous', 'exquisite' and a 'deeply stirring romance...' with a searching and haunting soundtrack, this is certainly one not  to miss.

Artist Marianna has been employed in 1760 by a French countess to paint the wedding portrait of her daughter Héloïse. 

Furiously opposed to the idea of marriage, Héloïse has refused to pose for any painting.

Marianna passes herself off as Héloïse’s walking companion, allowing her to observe her subject closely without arousing Héloïse’s suspicions.

Soon she finds herself attracted to Héloïse. 

Film information: 122 minutes | France | 2019 | 16

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