VISUAL presents Lady Gregory: Life and Legacy Celebrating the Carlow-Yeats 2015 Connection
The story of an extraordinary Galway woman. Tale of the Gael highlights the many and varied facets of this fascinating woman who lived life on several levels and was friend to many.
The traditional music core of the group enhanced by classical overtones creates the perfect backdrop for the complex Lady Augusta who was equally at home in Gort workhouse as she was in the ballrooms of aristocratic London…
George Bernard Shaw and his wife featured among Lady Gregory’s closest friends, and she sought and trusted his opinion on many literary matters. During her later years, she frequently visited the couple in their English country house in Ayot St. Lawrence. She also persuaded him to visit Coole, where among other things, he thoroughly enjoyed the company of her grandchildren.
Tale of the Gael revel in weaving elements of Irish history, story and anecdote into a musical context, and the end result is an astute and entertaining perspective, full of warmth, charm and grace, fluently delivered. The group has represented Ireland abroad as cultural ambassadors on many occasions, and between them have performed across Europe, the Americas, Australia and Africa, and this is their third visit to Carlow.
- Robert Tobin silver flute/whistle
- Mickey Dunne uilleann pipes / fiddle
- Deirdre Starr voice
- Tricia Keane voice
- Catherine Rhatigan harp
- Prannie Rhatigan percussion
- Dave Aebli bouzouki / double bass
GBS Wednesday, May 13th 8pm. Tickets 15 / 12 euro
More info from Visual Carlow website