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Before We Change our Mind”

New Music and Live Visuals: A special one off performance.

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Trailblazers in the visual arts collide with one of Ireland’s best known trad super groups.

Beoga and Lightscape are at the forefront of their trades, and for one special tour come together to perform a live show of newly composed music against the backdrop of a stunning visual display of projections. Lightscape are the first artists in Europe to use these techniques. The coming together with Beoga is a rare opportunity to see and hear a new imagining of traditional music and a new wave of Irish artistry. The show will travel both North and South, taking in Belfast, Cookstown, Sligo, Galway and Dublin.

The visuals created by Lightscape are inspired by Beoga’s newly composed music from their new album “Before We Change our Mind”, and the space and structures of the stage will be transformed into stunning 3D visual installations that make the music come to life. This is a once off tour that will showcases some of Ireland’s leading talents in music and art, and is an exciting new creation that will set the stage alight and delight audiences across the country.

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Who are Beoga??

the best traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century’, The Wall Street Journal.

Beoga (gaelic for ‘lively’) are a five-piece band based in County Antrim, Ireland. Formed in 2002, they have become one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish music. Their unique sound features the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray. In 2005, the lineup was complete, with the addition Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland’s premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle. With fresh new compositions for a 2016 album, along with their unique blend of inventive arrangements, virtuosi instrumental talents and beautiful vocals, Beoga’s popularity continues to flourish as they captivate audiences on a global scale.

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Who are Lightsscape?

Brian Kennyis a visual artist and designer whose work focuses on the transformation and manipulation of structures and spaces using digital lighting and projection technologies. He is a founding member of Lightscape.His work has been shown extensively throughout Ireland and internationally in Germany, America, Jordan and South Africa. The company specializes using video mapping and 3D visual technologies to create a visual display and light show. Lightscape are also a creative force within the art world in Ireland and beyond, and are pioneers for new ideas and interesting approaches to creativity.

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Tour Dates

Traditional Irish music and contemporary art together on one stage, for one live show.

May 2016
4th Dublin, Whelans
5th Monroe’s, Galway
6th Duncairn Art Centre, Belfast
7th Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown
8th The Hawkswell, Sligo

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€15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.