Cork Midsummer festival


Opening today is Siamsa Tire’s What the Folk?, Dylan Tighe’s Record at the Half Moon Theatre and Ronan Leonard’s Adventures of a Music Nerd at the Crane Lane. The Gavin Bryars’ Ensemble’s one-off performance of The Sinking of the Titanic is at City Hall tomorrow.

The reaction to the first performance of Pagliacci at the Everyman on Wednesday night can best be described as ecstatic. The opera continues from tonight until Tuesday, with no show on Sunday.

Also continuing are Playgroup’s outdoor performance of Berlin Love Tour, Fabulous Beast’s Rian at Cork Opera House (today and tomorrow); Fearghus O Conchuir’s Starlight at Firkin Crane (until Sunday); Pat Kinevane in the award-winning Silent (at the Commodore Hotel in Cobh this evening, and CAT in Cork from Sunday); Catherine Wheels’ White at the Granary Theatre; and TPO Company’s Kindur: The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep at the Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music.

Also continuing is Parallel Cities, a series of eight theatrical experiences at various venues about the city — these include Kent Railway Station; the Maldron Hotel, and the Boole Library, UCC.

Several exhibitions in the festival programme are open throughout the week. These include Burke + Norfolk and Simon Fujiwara’s Museum of Incest at the Crawford Art Gallery; Josef Albers: Sacred Modernist at tha Glucksman, UCC; and Paul Gregg: Inductive Probability at Triskel Christchurch. Danny McCarthy’s The Memory Room opens on Sunday.

Carl Dixon

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