Sile an tSleibhe OPERA

Date : 4th September 2012
Time : 7pm till about 8
Venue : The Back Loft, 7/11 St Augustine St Dublin
Admission €5

Síle an tSléibhe is a new chamber opera in Irish with the dramatic poetry of Cathal Ó Searcaigh, the great Donegal writer, and the music of Donegal-born composer Derek Ball. The opera has only just been completed and this partial first performance by soprano Elizabeth Hilliard is an unstaged 'workshop' type event featuring key moments from the opera, (hence the concession price). Throughout, you will be talked through what is happening (in English) so it's not a drawback if you're not fluent in Irish. The story is a simple but powerful one of love, loss and madness, at times stark, at times beautifully tender, and with a surprisingly serene ending. Oh, and there are tin whistles combined with electro-acoustic sound. 


MAMUSKA DUBLIN returns Friday 28th September 2012 @ THE BACK LOFT, 8pm

La Catedral Studios calls local, national and international artists to participate in the upcoming Mamuska Dublin! This is a unique occasion to present and view evolving works, raw ideas, unrehearsed visions, trials and errors, short masterpieces, playful nonsense, first steps... all in the context of an informal environment where like-minded artists meet, mingle, discuss and receive feedback from the audience. Be a part of it!

A maximum of ten artists will present their work, with lively musical breaks for discussion.

Submission criteria:

* open to works in the fields of dance, live performance, live installation, sound and video art
* all works must be under 10 minutes long
* all works must have very simple technical set up and requirements
* email title, duration and brief description of work submitted
* send short CV of people involved
* inclusion of supporting material is recommended (in the case of video material a link to the online clip preferred)

Closing Date For Submissions: 10th September 2012

Email all submissions to La Cat Salons curator Brigit McCone at Mamuska Dublin is supported by the Arts Council.

The open rehearsals

Improvised Music Theatre collective, The open rehearsals, invite you to join them for a lively and fun gig in Dublin's Back Loft. With music improvised afresh at every performance from material given by composer David Bremner, and the dramatic content drawn from Andrea Scott, singer Elizabeth Hlliard, violinist Aidan McWatt, actors Paul Nolan and Sandra Gonzalez Bandera, together with David and Andrea will weave a show of breath and space.

The collective's aim is basically to invent a traditional artform
from the ground up. There are resonances from traditions from around the world such as flamenco and Javanese gamelan, but the show is a unique blend of music, poetry, and physical theatre.

For this show we have conceived of the stage itself as a song, but one that doesn't have one progression from beginning to end, but is a free space in which unforeseen directions can be taken.

'often has the flavour of a strange, incomprehensible ritual...'

Wednesday August 15th │8.30 pm │Tickets 8 euro (5 concession) │BYOB

Doors open at 8 pm - come early to discover our playful, mysterious world

A Friendly Visit

LA CAT ACOUSTIC presents 'A FRIENDLY VISIT' brought to you by the crew of the "Kitchen Concerts"....

Wednesday 22nd August, 2012
Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7.30pm

Featuring: Tony Mac Mahon on accordion
and Steve Cooney on guitar

An intimate evening of soulful music, poetry & stories presented by numerous guests in the framework of an intimate Salon

Snacks provided - but bring your own bottle!

No cover charge, donations are welcome!

This event is supported by the Arts Council Small Festivals Scheme and is part of  "La Cat Salons", the in-house programming of la Catedral Studios curated by Bridgit Mc Cone and produced by Antonella Scanu.

RSVP, if possible, to (tel. 01-2881-821 or