And so to conclude Phase 3 of the journey, what better way to do it than by turning The Revival of Live and the South Dublin County Performers Network, into a mini-festival!
Over three days Artscope will present the very best of performances and will open the event with a work commissioned by composer Martin Tourish in celebration of the return to live music, the return to the stage and the return of an audience, the work is entitled Climbing the Light and is written for up to 15 performers on a multitude of different instruments and across many different genres. Artscope is absolutely delighted to be able to premiere a new work for local performers as part of the Local Live Performance South Dublin County. This is definitely an event not to miss and one we could only have imagined, ever or never, happening some two years ago!
On night two, and following a busy day of Ruaille Buaille events in the park, we are delighted to showcase some of the best traditional performers in the country, live in Lucan. Martin Tourish, accordion, Claire Sherry, fiddle & banjo, Tony Byrne, guitar and with special guest singer Cathy Jordan (Dervish).
Another big moment of the new festival will be The Dublin Song goes Live. Many of you will remember the launch of the film series of Dublin songs, stories and moments, filmed by Artscope in lockdown. This multimedia show will now have the opportunity of going live and where better to place a commemoration of Dublin songs than in the heart of Lucan. A line-up of steller names, Mary Byrne, Ian Drew, Simon Morgan, Lou Van Laaek, Mick McNamera, Lucan’s own Jay Rankin to name but a few. This event will mark the finale of the festival.
As well as these three highlight events who knows what else will pop-up at this inaugural The Revival of Live: The Festival
Paul Kelly, Claire Sherry, Martin Tourish, Mick McNamara, Ciara-Lee Jenkinson, Ian Drew, Mary Byrne, Simon Morgan, Caitríona Sherlock, Oleg Ponomarev, Lou Van Laake, Jay Rankin, Richie Buckley, Gavin Barr, Siobhan Buckley, Brian Fleming, James Mahon, Esosa Ighodaro, Vincent Lynch to name but a few.