Once again we join forces to bring our FOURTH Creative Connexions festival to fruition, 23-25 October 2015, in Sitges, Barcelona. Our full Festival Programme and map is available to download here. More information on performers, and the Sitges Sessions can be found on the website. Slainte agus Que vagi bé!
Creative Connexions is a three-day, two-country, multi-venue showcase of Irish and Catalan Culture. This unique event will be delivered by Internationally recognised Irish and Catalan musicians, artists and performers through exhibitions, readings, lectures, workshops and performances.
Creative Connexions seeks to make creative connections between both cultures and will provide a showcase of high quality Irish and Catalan culture during the Creative Connexions Festival held in Sitges, Barcelona in 2015.
Some of the Performers 2015:
Artistic Director:Caroline Wynne, Artscope. Traditional Music: Gerry O'Connor
Bruel:Anaís Falcó, (voice and fiddle), Xavier Rota, (guitar and voice), Angel Laguna, (Catalan pipes)
Western Roots:Donal O’Connor, (voice /songwriter), Mossie Martin, (fiddle), Bernard Flaherty, (bouzouki and voice)
Corrandes són Corrandes: Christian Simelio, (voice), Gerard Diaz (accordion) and Anaís Falcó, (voice and fiddle)
Ballaveu: Xavi Rota, (guitar and voice), Patri Garcia, (voice and traditional percussion)
TraDITum: DIT Traditional Music Ensemble, Aimee Farrell Courtney, (Bodhan), James Mahon, (flute and uilleann pipes), Stephen Hurley, (accordion)
R&B: Recorder & Bodhrán, Laoise O'Brien & Aimee Farrell Courtney
Innerlands: An Eight piece Celtic Folk band from Valencia: Julio Arroyo (guitar and choirs), Marcos Carcelén (violin and choirs), Martín Domínguez (bodhran), Rubén Torres (whistles and flute), Amanda Vicent (voice and whistle), Vicente Merodio (cajón flamenco, djembe and other percussions), Santiago Álvarez (sound technician, ukulele, electric bass), Alfonso del Corral (guitars)
Craobh Phiarais: Traditional Music Ensemble (Dún Laoghaire)
ESMUC Traditional Ensemble
Good Dog Theatre present In On It,written by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Tracy Martin, performed by Owen Martin and Brian Burns.
Contemporary Catalan Painters Exhibition to be held at the Galeria Àgora 3: Ramón Vilanova, Royo, Àngeles Santos,Teresa Llàcer, María Dolores Rubio and Vives Fierro
Giles Le Bigot, Breton Guitar Player
Llibert Ribó, uileann pipes
Colm Treanor, Sean Treanor, Sean Nos & Set Dance
Ellen Cranitch, Broadcaster
Jon Berkeley, Illustrator
Minairons, Catalan Ensemble
Mediterrania Irish Dance School
and many more informal sessions and events . . .
Creative ConnexionsCultural Benefits
Creative Connexionswill increase an awareness of quality Irish and Catalan culture through the medium of visual arts, literature and traditional and contemporary performances. By creating partnerships, through creative working links, a more focused awareness of the range and expertise of Irish practitioners will nurture an appreciation of Irish culture on a world platform. By hosting events in Sitges between Irish and Catalan artists, Creative Connexionswill offer work opportunities, between both cultures, of a more developmental nature than that of a once-off presentation. Creative Connexionsas an annual event will increase an awareness of Ireland's high calibre artists and performers both at a professional working level and as a key event in Ireland's cultural tourism cross-cultural calendar.