3 Jul. 2017

Undercurrents, Divergent Paths in Contemporary Folk

The Model is delighted to announce a new series of music curated by composer and musician Emer Mayock,which will run throughout autumn and winter 2017.

The series features a distinct range of contemporary folk artists each exploring their contrasting influences and approaches to song, dance or music; while also challenging audiences’ perceptions of the genre.

The Murphy Beds
Sat. 19 Aug., 8pm, €15 / €12 (conc.)

The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) present original and traditional folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. They have performed and collaborated with artists across the folk spectrum including Beth Orton, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Anais Mitchell, and Sam Amidon.

this is an Irish dance: studio series 1
Jean Butler and Neil Martin
Sun., 1 Oct., 5pm & 7pm, €25 / €20 (conc.)

Specially re-imagined for The Model’s East Gallery, this is an Irish dance: studio series 1 is a duet for dancer and cello that explores the often invisible interplay between dancer and musician in live performance. The movement and music created simultaneously through improvisation raises questions about who is leading and who is following. Choreographed by Jean Butler and composed by Neil Martin with Design by Frank Conway, the piece reveals an intimate, playful and dramatic dialogue between body
and instrument, cello and cellist, cellist and dancer, and ultimately a man and woman.