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Winter's Mist & Mellow

 

Saturday 11th December, The Lost Brothers 7pm

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

(…) thou has thy music too

Join us for an intimate evening of music with The Lost Brothers in the magical historic venue of Hilton Park. Doors will open from 19.00.

The Lost Brothers are Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, from Meath and Tyrone. – they have been making music together since 2007. Their sound is inspired by a range of influences that include the writings of Patrick Kavanagh and John Fante, the music of Billie Holliday and Patrick Sky, and the paintings of Jack B Yeats. The Guardian described their most recent album, ‘After The Fire After The Rain’, as ‘sublime’ while The Irish Times stated that the album was ‘deeply soulful’.

When Iggy Pop played ‘After The Fire’ on his BBC 6 Music Show he described it as ‘so nice.’ The release was their sixth album to date. Pre-production took place in Dublin with Stephen Shannon – the album was then recorded in Brooklyn NYC with Tony Garnier and Daniel Schlett at the production helm.

The release features guest appearances from a range of artists including M Ward, Jolie Holland, Steve Wickham, Mike Coykendall and Howe Gelb. Mojo Magazine, The Irish Times and Hot Press included the record in their ‘Albums Of The Year’. The album was also shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2020 and awarded ‘Album Of The Day’ from BBC6 Music and ‘Album Of The Week’ at RTE Radio 1.

The lock down on live music struck two weeks before the band were due to tour these new songs – catch them now.

⭑⭑⭑⭑ THE GUARDIAN

⭑⭑⭑⭑ IRISH TIMES

⭑⭑⭑⭑ MOJO

⭑⭑⭑⭑ UNCUT

⭑⭑⭑⭑ RECORD COLLECTOR

⭑⭑⭑⭑ HOT PRESS

⭑⭑⭑⭑ NME

‘PURE MAGIC’ – ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE FRANCE

‘A duo at the top of their game’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

  • Parking will be available onsite, carpooling is encouraged.
  • BYO and leave no trace waste policy.
  • Sorry, no dogs as we are a working farm.
  • This is an adult-only event.

The event will follow the latest government guidelines regarding indoor public events. As things are constantly changing, the concert may be cancelled or rescheduled should official Covid public health measures deem it necessary.

Produced under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme, with generous support from Monaghan County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

 
 
 

  Sunday 12th December 16.00Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, (…) thou has thy music tooJoin us for an intimate late afternoon of music and art, starting at 16.00 with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on the hardanger d’amore, Kate Ellis on the cello, Sean Mac Erlaine (multi-instrumentalist) and Nicholas Hamilton (installation artist) in the magical historic venue of Hilton Park.At 18.00, Emma Langford will usher us into the early evening with her band.Doors will open from 15.30.

  • Parking will be available onsite, carpooling is encouraged.
  • BYO and leave no trace waste policy.
  • Snacks and Refreshments available.
  • Sorry, no dogs as we are a working farm.
  • This is an adult-only event.

The event will follow the latest government guidelines regarding indoor public events. As things are constantly changing, the concert may be cancelled or rescheduled should official Covid public health measures deem it necessary.Produced under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme, with generous support from Monaghan County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

 

 

The Moth literary weekend
 
Friday 3rd December
Wendy Erskine and Nicole Flattery 

Join two of Ireland’s most exciting new short story writers, Wendy Erskine and Nicole Flattery, for an intimate evening of storytelling …

Wendy Erskine’s first collection of stories, Sweet Home, was published by The Stinging Fly Press and Picador, and has been translated into Italian and Arabic and optioned for TV. Her story ‘Inakeen’ was longlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Prize 2019.

“Spiky and funny, dark and stylish – Wendy Erskine is a natural-born storyteller, and this is a brilliant debut collection.” Kevin Barry

Nicole Flattery’s first collection of stories, Show Them a Good Time, was published in 2019 to rave reviews. Her novel Nothing Special will be published by Bloomsbury next year.

“I truly admire Nicole Flattery’s writing … a master class in the short story – bold, irreverent and agonizingly funny.’ Sally Rooney

Welcome drinks and nibbles included

Tickets €40

Up-to-date HSE guidelines require all attendees to observe social distancing and all other directives as laid down by government at the time of the events.

Produced under the Local Live Performance Scheme, with generous support from Monaghan County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Saturday 4th December 

Fiona Benson & Stephen Sexton, with renowned violinist Vladimir Jablokov 7PM

Join Fiona Benson and Stephen Sexton, two of the finest contemporary poets writing today, in the beautiful setting of Hilton Park for an evening of poetry, with music by renowned violinist Vladimir Jablokov.

Fiona Benson is the recipient of the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Both collections were shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her third collection, Ephemeron, is forthcoming with Jonathan Cape.

“This extraordinarily moving collection is a bold confrontation of violence against women. Vertigo & Ghost is one of the darkest, bravest and most unsettling collections I have read in a while.” Kate Kellaway, Observer

Stephen Sexton’s collection If All the World and Love Were Young won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the E. M. Forster Award and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His second collection, Cheryl’s Destinies, was published earlier this year by Penguin.

“A poetry debut fit to compare with Seamus Heaney … up there with the greats.” Sunday Times

Welcome drinks included

Tickets €30 

Up-to-date HSE guidelines require all attendees to observe social distancing and all other directives as laid down by government at the time of the events. 

Produced under the Local Live Performance Scheme, with generous support from Monaghan County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

 

Sunday 5th December 

Helen Macdonald 3PM 

Nature writer extraordinaire, Helen Macdonald, joins The Moth’s Will Govan to talk about her work and to read from her Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller Vesper Flights – “thrilling dispatches from a vanishing world” (Observer), “a book of ideas and urgent beautiful writing” (Spectator)

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. Her book H is for Hawk won many prizes, including the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Costa Book of the Year, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France, and in the US was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and lives in Suffolk.

Tea, coffee included

Tickets €20

Up-to-date HSE guidelines require all attendees to observe social distancing and all other directives as laid down by government at the time of the events. 

Produced under the Local Live Performance Scheme, with generous support from Monaghan County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.5

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