Clonmel Junction Arts Festival
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival

Excited to announce that I will be telling stories once again with The Art of Collaboration at Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2019. The show will be based on subject matter inspired by Professor Jim Lucey's book 'In My Room'.

http://www.junctionfestival.com/programme/events

TAoC will create an immersive, creative experience for the audience through dialogue, music, story, visuals and spoken-word. In the process they will collaborate with the audience to create new work to be performed in the course of the day. This creative dialogue will take the form of music, spoken and visual inputs from members of the collective that will be interwoven with collaborative working with the audience to develop ideas, to facilitate new work with audience participation.

Tickets are available here.

Hope to see some familiar faces there!

Some information about the book (and the theme of our show), which is available to buy here.

`The room is a space for the mind, and a metaphor for the mind at the same time. Most of us will never find ourselves on a psychiatrist's couch and yet our lives would be perilous if we did not make space for our mental health. In this space, we can hold up a mirror and acknowledge our search for meaning. By going to the room, life becomes more resourceful and rewarding. In showing up there, we show up for life itself.'

Jim Lucey has been working for more than 25 years with patients suffering from mental health problems. When people at their most vulnerable present to his room at St Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin, they reveal their fears, traumas, and very real human predicaments. Most of the assessments described in this book took place in this room. While the patients' stories are diverse, one common theme emerges - that of recovery. The psychiatrist and patients show us that recovery is possible, if we can find a way to engage.

Many of us find it difficult to speak of the mind, and care of the mind requires an ability to listen and to reflect. This inspiring book will give you many moments of reflection as you journey with Jim's patients towards recovery, and will restore your faith in the human experience.

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The Art of Collaboration: Comhtháthú (Integration)
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

The Art of Collaboration: Comhtháthú (Integration)

This concert series comes to a close with this programme exploring aspects of collaboration in music and life. This time I’ll be waxing philosophical in between the music of Paul Roe and Mick O’Brien.

The concepts of cycles, transitions, emergence, divergence and convergence are aspects we all grapple with in life. This concert represents all of these elements with the featured musicians collaborating across genre, where leaning into VUCA (vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) is essential to find an integrative approach to working and making music. Music is the perfect vehicle for this exploration. The Art of Collaboration is an open-ended invitation to audiences to participate by reflecting on their own personal experiences whilst mindfully engaging with the performance experience through embodied presence in the moment.

With special guests: Shayan & Shahab Coohe, Ultan O'Brien, Kenneth Edge and Matthew Berrill

Mick O'Brien is one of our best-loved uilleann pipers, performing regularly as a solo artist, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and with the Norwegian groups Vamp, Hanne Krogh, and Secret Garden. His first solo album 'The May Morning Dew' (1996) was received with great critical acclaim, and his duo album with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh 'Kitty Lie Over' (2003) has since become a classic. He comes from a great Dublin musical family, and now his own children are fine performers in their own right. Mick's music has crossed many boundaries and styles through the years, but it is as a traditional uilleann piper that he is best known. His traditional style shows great delicacy and subtlety, strong in rhythm and enlivened by his unique inflections and nuances, his performances always throw new light on even the most familiar tune. 

This concert will be recorded for future radio broadcast Near fm: nearfm.ie

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The Art of Collaboration: The Timeless Wisdom of Music & People (with Dr. Cyril Kirwan)
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

The Art of Collaboration: The Timeless Wisdom of Music & People (with Dr. Cyril Kirwan)

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The third concert of this series will be presented by:

Temenos - Laoise O'Brien recorders & Paul Roe clarinets
with Dr. Cyril Kirwan (learning and development coach/consultant)

Music by: 
Derek Ball, Ailis Ni Riain, Ultan O'Brien, CPE Bach, Tawnie Olson, Division on the cantus firmus La Spagna & L'Homme Armee.

The series continues with this programme exploring aspects of collaboration in music and life. This concert will speak to the theme of human communication and how the challenges we find in life can be explored and understood in the context of music making. We will consider the journey of the individual and her/his relationship to self (identity) within the broader collective of society and how ultimately integration points the way to becoming a rounded individual and also a more cohesive society. Music is the perfect vehicle for this exploration. The Art of Collaboration is an open-ended invitation to audiences to participate by reflecting on their own personal experiences whilst mindfully engaging with the performance experience through embodied presence in the moment.

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Challenge Framing: Sustainability
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Challenge Framing: Sustainability

I will be hosting a meet-up session with the tenacious Colette Henry in an effort to figure out how our sustainability efforts might be more action-orientated in a variety of contexts. This is part of a larger effort to transform the Kinder to Earth awareness group into a catalyst for action.

We will be framing a series of actionable challenges based on the needs and insights of the group. There is an open invitation to all interested parties so please do get in touch if you would like to take part and meet some like-minded people.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.

You can find out more about Colette Henry here:

http://www.fireandmuse.com

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The Art of Collaboration: Dances and Fantasies (with Dr. Seán Roe)
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

The Art of Collaboration: Dances and Fantasies (with Dr. Seán Roe)

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This is the second in a series of concerts at HLG curated by Paul Roe exploring The Art of Collaboration with a range of musicians and distinguished thought-leaders in education, design, science and business. We have collaborated together to frame a concert performance that invites the audience to participate in stories of collaboration and their experiences of education.

Profiles:

Dr. Paul Roe: Project Director.

International Performer and Pedagogue. Lecturer Royal Irish Academy of Music and DIT Conservatory of Music and Leadership Coach. He is a leading figure in performance, education and coaching in Ireland and Internationally.

Detailed information here:

www.paulroemusic.comwww.paulroecoaching.com

Seho Lee

Internationally renowned pianist who teaches, coaches and lectures across the world. He holds positions at the Royal Irish Academy of Music-Dublin, Guizhou University (Beijing/China). He has won over 50 competitions.

Seho is in particular demand as a collaborative pianist for his deep musical understanding and empathy.

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The Art of Collaboration: Weaving (with Tulca and Professor Jim Lucey)
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

The Art of Collaboration: Weaving (with Tulca and Professor Jim Lucey)

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This is the first in a series of concerts at Hugh Lane Gallery curated by Paul Roe exploring The Art of Collaboration with a range of musicians and distinguished thought-leaders in business, design, education, science, and mental health. The first concert is entitled Weaving featuring Tulca and Professor Jim Lucey.

Tulca

Tulca are Shayan Coohe (Santoor) and Shahab Coohe (Tar/Tombak), Ultan O’Brien (Fiddle/Viola)  and Paul Roe (Clarinets)

With Professor Jim Lucey - Readings

Overview of concert

New and existing works blending Contemporary, Traditional Irish and Persian idioms co-created during an extensive collaborative process.

Music uplifts the soul to realms above.
The ashes glow, the latent fires increase:
We listen and are fed with joy and peace.

Rumi

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