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A note from the Artistic Director

Cork is the city of Festivals, and for many people Cork’s Festivals are the pillars around which we build our cultural activities.  April is no exception and we pleased to be hosting three festivals this month.

Along with our colleagues at The Gate Cinema, we host The Japanese Film Festival.  Now in it’s sixth year, the festival is a continuation of the highly successful collaboration between the Embassy of Japan and access>CINEMA, with support from the Ireland Japan Association and the Japan Foundation. We have four incredible screenings beginning 6th April.

Triskel works closely with Cork City Library to bring you The Cork World Book Festival.  Established by Cork City Library The Cork World Book Fest is now celebrating its 10th year.

What started as a one day Festival during Cork’s year as European Capital of Culture, is now an established fixture in Cork’s festival calendar and has extended over five days, April 22-26 2014.

Events taking place at Triskel include readings by the highly acclaimed writers Jane Gardam, Lara Marlowe, Peadar King, Mary Kenny, Tony Flannery – as well as the launch of Madeleine D’Arcy’s first collection of short stories and a ‘book into film’ screening.

Towards the end of the month we host some special concerts for The Cork Choral Festival which has a number of lunchtime concerts in the beautiful surroundings of  Christchurch beginning on Wed 30th April and finishing on Saturday 3rd May.

We are especially delighted to be hosting the world premiere of ‘Teampall Fuaime’, a major new choral work for Triskel Christchurch, composed by Ian Wilson in collaboration with Cork Choral Choir.

Our live music brings some of Ireland’s most renowned solo artists, and a mixture of the eclectic and the sublime.

To celebrate Easter, we are bringing two very special concerts – music that references the spiritual in its broadest sense.  The Voice Squad have just released their much anticipated new album “Concerning three young men” and will perform for us a special programme of traditional Irish songs, unaccompanied.

Their music is beautiful and complex harmonically -  truly distinctive.    To continue the celebration Freddie White has devised a concert for us that will reference the spiritual his music as well as his timeless old favourites, in what is his only Cork concert in 2014.

Patrick Altes continues to show in the Christchurch gallery for April, while in The Black Mariah, two artists – Miranda Blennerhasset and Carol Anne Connolly have created two works that seem to meld into one extraordinary installation.

Easter at Triskel.

 

Sonas Oraibh!

Tony Sheehan
Artistic Director
Triskel Christchurch