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Idir Dhá Thrá is an explorative series of music/talks/performances that explore the harmonic resonance between landscape, language and psyche.  Following on from their 6 week series of events in the garden of Salmon Bookshop, Idir Dhá Thrá returns for two days on December 4th and 5th to host a number of intimate musical performances around Ennistymon town.  The performances will be spread across 4 venues in town, and will host an array of voices and sounds from both Clare and Ireland’s folk, traditional and ambient scenes.

December 4th :

Pearse O Shiel lives in Co.Clare where he works with Camphill Community Mountshannon. He has worked for many years in Steiner education and has supported groups in Ireland and elsewhere to establish kindergartens and schools. Pearse will deliver a talk entitled ‘Dear Earth’ in the upstairs conference room of Salmon Bookshop at 2pm followed by a performance at 3pm on Saturday December 4th. Hugh Healy is a multi award winning concertina player from Corofin in Co. Clare who released his first solo album Ceolaire in August 2021.

Branwen is a musician and performance artist who was raised on a diet of salty sea air and sideways rain in the West of Ireland.  She is a self proclaimed imaginary horse enthusiast.  Her work is imagination centric and is inspired by mythology and folklore from home and around the world.  Her live show involves an array of unmusical objects employed as instruments, as well as actual instruments including loop pedals, banjo and guitar.  Branwen will perform on Saturday 4th of December in Alfies Cafe in Ennistymon at 8pm.

She will be joined by Patrick Cross, a Cork native with a long history in electronic music. Patrick’s performative focus now rests on a cappella renditions of folk and traditional songs from Ireland and the British Isles.

December 5th :

Landless are Ruth Clinton, Meabh Meir, Sinead Lynch and Lily Power. They sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Irish, Scottish, English and American traditions in close four part harmony. Their repertoire features songs of love, death and lamentation, as well as work songs, shape-note hymns and more recently penned folk songs. Landless have performed in a variety of settings, both in Ireland and abroad, and are closely involved with traditional singing sessions in Dublin and Belfast.  Landless will perform  in the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon at 2pm.

Natalia Beylis & Eimear Reidy present an imagined musical woodland journey with their ‘Whose Woods These Are’ piece. The title of their arboreal music & research project ‘Whose Woods These Are’ is taken from Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping by Woods.’ The poem entered public domain on midnight Jan 1 2020 and now it is owned by no one/owned by us all collectively. ‘The woods are lovely, dark and deep.’ Who owns the trees? Who owns the woods? Is it the birds who build homes within the branches? Or the worms who create the nutrients among their roots? Or all creatures whose very lives rely on their oxygen? Imagine a public domain of trees where no one owned them & together we were their guardians.  Natalia and Eimear will perform their Whose Woods These Are show at Ohh La La Cafe at 8pm playing piano, electric piano and cello.


All events are free, but tickets must be booked in advance.

These are limited capacity shows in intimate settings.

The events will be held indoors in a socially distanced environment, and anyone seeking to attend is reminded to abide by the current restrictions in place for the Covid 19 pandemic.

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