Press Release: Feast of Musical Entertainment for 15th Annual Terryglass Arts Festival

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Feast of Musical Entertainment for 15th Annual Terryglass Arts Festival

Monday 8th July 2013- A feast of musical entertainment is on offer for this year’s Terryglass Arts Festival which runs from Wednesday 14th- Sunday 18th August 2013. Organisers have programmed a diverse line up of performances featuring nationally acclaimed musicians in addition to up and coming performers.

Kicking off the festival on Wednesday 14th August is a specially conceived event showcasing two emerging and exciting young local talents. Terryglass born singer/songwriter Riona O’Madagain and tenor Conor O’Meara from Portumna blend a fusion of styles touching on all the senses.

It’s music of a different nature on Thursday 15th August, when the Bee - Loud Glade take to the stage in the Derg Inn.  This exciting gig features four amazingly multi-talented actors & musicians who will present a rocking musical cabaret performing famous and contemporary poetry. Roger Gregg and The  Bee-Loud Glade are set to rock the house with   their  spirited punk version of Yeats's ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’, a rollicking reggae version of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy from Joyce’s Ulysses and their Goth version of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Harlot’s House’ .  These, plus poems from  some of the most exciting contemporary Irish writers as well as some classic international all-time hits will be performed with gusto to bouncing pop, driving rock,  and groovy jazz

Billed as the headline act of the 15th Terryglass Arts Festival , Slovakian born violinist Vladimir and his band of exemplary classical musicians will perform a unique, fresh hybrid of music called ‘Classical Twist’  on Friday 16th August.  From Bach to Beatles, The Stones to Strauss – Vladimir’s superb virtuoso performances have delighted audiences throughout the country and charmed tv and radio audiences.

The music continues on Sunday 18th August with 6 piece local band Ebony performing in the Village Green. With a repertoire spanning Bruno Mars to Joe Dolan, Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble and the Saw Doctors, the final fling of the 15th festival will get off to a rocking start.

Closing the festival will be West Cork based energetic gypsy blues and alternative folk band, The Calvinists. Their infectious harmonies and driving rhythms drawing inspiration from the spirit of gypsy musicians and American troubadours will guarantee the 15th festival ends on a high note.

Festival Chairperson Valerie Cotter said that this years Terryglass Arts Festival programme features a rich diversity of musical entertainment catering for every taste.”

“Terryglass Arts Festival is a well loved family festival which has seen its reputation grow over the past 15 years. We are delighted with the rich variety of musical items on this year’s programme and in particular our young talents Riona O’Madagain and Conor O’Meara.”

Tickets for festival events can be booked online on www.terryglassartsfestival.ie from 16th July or by phone on 087 2181663.

For more details check out www.terryglassartsfestival.ie or follow Terryglass Arts Festival on Facebook www.facebook.com/TerryglassArtsFestival.