Blooming in Winter
The five short films with accompanying music specially commissioned for the ReJoyce Dublin 2004 festival receive a further screening on Sunday, 28 November.
Following a showing on 20 November at the Darklight Digital Festival in Dublin, the upcoming screening takes place in the unusual setting of the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, in conjunction with a performance of Michael Holohan's music.
The event celebrates the centenaries of James Joyce and Patrick Kavanagh through poetry, prose and music and marks the reopening of the historic Palm House following extensive renovation.
Compositions by Holohan to be performed include The Snot Green Sea, Leafy-with-Love Banks, Walking into Eternity (premiere), Raglan Road and His Final Journey. Performers include Susan Doyle (fl), Síle Daly (ob, Conor Sheil (cl), Ian Dakin (hn), Bernard Reilly (perc) and Cathrina Smith (perc) as well as Prey, Brian Dunning (fl) and the actor Donal O’Kelly.
His Final Journey was commissioned jointly by the Contemporary Music Centre, Temple Bar Outdoors and the Association of Irish Composers for the 2004 ReJoyce in Music project.
All five music videos which were created for that event will be screened on a loop in the Lecture Theatre of the Education and Visitor Centre throughout the day.
Two of Holohan’s works, Leafy-with-Love Banks and Raglan Road will receive their premieres two days prior to this in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inishkeen, Co. Monaghan, as part of the Patrick Kavanagh Centenary Weekend. This performance precedes a lecture by poet Seamus Heaney.
Blooming in Winter takes place at 3.00 pm on Sunday 28 November 2004, in the Palm House, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Admission free. Limited seating on a first come, first served basis. Further information: Felicity Gaffney, National Botanic Gardens, 01-804 0300.