A note from the Artistic Director
October is bookended with two significant Cork festivals kicking off with CORK FOLK FESTIVAL celebrating its 35th year. The GUINNESS CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL at the close of the month features Quercus, Sounds of the Nordic Islands, Ensemble Ériu, The Vanbrugh Quartet, Francesco Turrisi, Hakon Kornstad and Lulu Reinhardt at Triskel Christchurch. A late night electronica strand brings Cape Grace, Dimman, Sleep Thieves and Slow Skies to Triskel Auditorium.
Cork world music outfit PITAK celebrates the sound of French Caribbean Guadeloupe Saturday 11th. BellX1’s David Geraghty brings his solo outfit JOIN ME IN THE PINES on Friday 10th. We have MURIEL ANDERSON, a record-breaking finger style guitarist Friday 17th and on Saturday 18th IN MY MIND – contemporary fiddle player Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaigh dueting with virtual friends through projected film footage. Lunchtime October 9th we host the opening concert of EAST CORK EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL.
Access Cinema’s Films from Southern Mediterranean tour visits us October 6-8. Sunday 19th we open film NORTHERN SOUL followed by a Wigan Casino experience in Gulpd with Phil Hope and friends until late. Thursday16th we welcome INDIE CORK with a great film line up and festival highlight The Film Feast.
IMLÍNE is our visual art exhibition, a solo outing by Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, and the second in the series Calling Up The Vangard by guest curator John P Quinlan.
Halloween is our favorite time of the year. For little ones (4-12) we have magic and juggling show JACKULA Saturday 18th. On Halloween Night Twisted Celluloid presents a triple bill: FRIDAY THE 13th, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and CHILDS PLAY….not for the fainthearted!
October at Triskel