The tenth Soundwaves festival is moving along, and we feel that another roll of thanks is due. We hope we don’t forget anyone:
- Nunce and team (especially the Transition Year students) for facilitating John Bowker’s mesmerising Tribal Drumming Workshop and Performance in the Little Theatre on Wednesday
- Angela and team for bringing the Shadows and Light of Joni Mitchell’s music to a delighted audience in a packed Joe May’s on Wednesday
- Rockabill Film Society for launching their Autumn Season as part of the Soundwaves Festival
- Michael and the other members of Skerries Camera Club for their photographic coverage of our events – keep the pictures coming!
- The Bubble Room for selling our tickets and answering many, many questions so patiently.
- And most importantly, the people of Skerries (and from further afield) who come to the events and are, time and again, the best of audiences.
As the evening of Thursday draws near, North Dublin Opera are getting ready for their Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration at 7.30 p.m. (please note: The show begins at 7.30 p.m.). Both the Moore School of Performing Arts and Skerries Theatre Group claim the impresario & active member, Chris Kelly, as one of theirs, and we are promised an evening of favourite melodies from the musicals.
And later tonight, there’ll be an evening of theme-based poetry and music upstairs in Joe May’s – Words and Music where Poems by Darren Hughes, Marie Bashford-Synnott, and Enda Coyle-Greene along with music played by Laura McGuire are themed and blended to complement each other in what promises to be a unique event.
Then it’s on to Friday with Skerries Got Talent Matinee and Finale. The Finale (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.) sold out so fast that a matinee was added (5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.), basically the same show, just earlier and without the judges. Tickets for that are still available at The Bubble Room, but we wouldn’t advise you to leave it too late… they, too, are selling fast.
Thérèse Fahy’s piano recital in Holmpatrick Church has the fitting title “Sublime.” The programme includes Débussy and others, and the candle-lit church will boast a Steinway, specifically brought in for the occasion. Wow.
Saturday’s events we will highlight later, just one bit of good news for those of you who cannot make it to The Bubble Room in Skerries to buy tickets for the main gigs in Skerries Mills:
CREDIT CARD BOOKINGS: Can’t get to the Bubble Room on Strand Street for tickets for RYAN O’SHAUGHNESSY or HAM SANDWICH? Advance tickets for Ryan and Ham Sandwich can be bought by credit card from Skerries Mills, please phone 849 5208. We will have your tickets waiting for you at the door.