A Night For Celia: With Seamus Ruttledge & Guests
The evening will be opened by writer Charlie Adley. Since arriving in Ireland 20 years ago Charlie Adley has had well in excess of a million words published in the Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Post, Connacht Tribune, Galway City Tribune and several other media in Ireland and the UK.
His ‘Diary of a Blow-In’ column ran in the Irish Examiner for 2 years, while his ‘Double Vision’ column has run in the Galway City Tribune for almost two decades.
The three short pieces he will read on the night concern the time he was incarcerated with thousands of cream cakes; drunken wretches who suffer memory loss the morning after and, to coin his own phrase, ‘Getting Galwayed’.
Seamus Ruttledge and Guests will provide the music for the evening. Ruttledge has to date released two critically acclaimed albums Songs To Have With Your Tea and New Boots, New Shoes.
He is an assured entertainer with a savage yet compassionate wit, who can hold an audience in thrall, to guarantee an evening of genuine warmth, laughter and fine music.
Ruttledge has headlined at the Spirit of Voice festival and has been playing to packed houses at Campbell’s Tavern and The Crane Bar and other venues and has also appeared on the Arts and music show Arena on RTE Radio 1.
He will be joined by special guests including acclaimed vocalist Michel Durham, leader of the Galway Gospel choir, and others. They will perform a specially chosen programme of songs, both originals & cover versions, for the night.
Sharing the bill are Sass and Niamh who have recently been wowing audiences with their interpretations of classic songs by Guy Clarke, Mary Gauthier, and the Magnetic Fields. The songs are stripped down and given sparse instrumentation and unexpected harmonies.
A very special guest on the night will be the legendary Don Stiffe.
Don (pictured) will close the evening with a very special performance of “Song for Celia”
This song is dedicated to the memory of Celia Griffin and received a huge reaction when he preformed it at the unveiling of the Galway Famine Ships Memorial.
Photographer and artist Jane Talbot will present a slideshow from the annual Croagh Patrick expeditions as a backdrop to the evening.
Proceeds from the night will be donated towards the Galway Famine Ship Memorial and the Celia Griffin Children’s Park.
Date: Thursday 26th July 2012
Time: 9:00 pm
Tickets: €7 available from the Róisín Dubh and OMG, Shop Street