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A new play by acclaimed actor and writer Peter Gowan, 'The Chronicles of Oggle' comes to Kilworth's Village Arts Centre for one night only (Friday April 26) following its run at The Everyman Palace (in association with Asylum Productions).
This new, one man show, is the debut production of The Everyman County Touring Initiative and and will have its premiere at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal on Thursday 18th of April before transferring to The Everyman where (April 22-25) and finally to Kilworth.
In 'The Chronicles of Oggle', we meet Pakie - an orphan, a storyteller, an adventurer, a survivor. He may not be the sharpest sandwich in the toolbox, but Pakie knows a thing or two about the history of his native town – from the vicious Vikings, to the less-than Christian Brothers. Pakie’s a laugh a minute . . . but Pakie’s got secrets. Secrets the God fearing people of Oggle may not be ready to hear.
Written and performed by Peter Gowen (Love/Hate, The Butcher Boy/Hairy Ape), who was born and raised in Youghal), and directed by Donal Gallagher, this is a hilarious and heart-breaking story of small towns and even smaller minds. The Everyman presents “The Chronicles of Oggle”
“. . . and poor Walter Rally: got his head chopped off. Okay, he did bring the lung cancer and the famine to Ireland, but he didn’t know that at the time, and he didn’t mean to. He was only trying to impress the queer wan over in London . . . ”
Tickets at all venues are €15 – (€9 concession). Booking for The Everyman through www.everymanpalace.com or call 021-4501673 and for Kilworth from the usual Arts Centre outlets: Fermoy - Avondhu office (025-32227); Kilworth - Cotter's Bar (025-27109 after 5pm); Mitchelstown - Hyland's Bookshop (025-24528) or call 087-6492514.
On Monday night next, April 22 at 8.15pm, two real-life cowboys, Skip Gorman and Ron Kane, bring their unique brand of cowboy songs with perhaps a little mix of bluegrass and country to The Village Arts Centre.
As a working cowboy on the Meghan ranch on Horse Creek, Montana, Ron Kane's interest in 19th-century vocal and fiddle styles gives his performance a particularly authentic feel. He performs a large repertoire of old fiddle tunes.
Skip Gorman was born in Rhode Island in 1949 and was introduced to traditional music early in his life at the age of eight, when he received his first guitar and a Jimmie Rodgers' record. Aside from being a masterful cowboy singer and fine fiddler, Gorman is one of the premier mandolinists in the style of Bill Monroe.
So, come along to Kilworth on the 22nd and hear some great Western songs and tunes, sung and played with fiddles, mandolin, guitar, banjo and concertina, by two former members of the Deseret String Band in Utah.
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