Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Francophonie - Special Concert

Friday 23 March at 9pm (doors open at 8pm)

Niwel Tsumbu in concert

Opening act: Barrie Cassidy and friends

Since arriving in Ireland in 2004 from the Congo, Niwel Tsumbu has developed an enviable reputation as a masterfully elegant and fluent guitarist, vocalist, musician, collaborator and composer. He has performed with the finest Irish and International musicians while continuing to craft his own distinctive fusion of new jazz, rumba, world, flamenco, rock, soukous and classical.

“Tsumbu’s guitar playing is nothing short of exceptional and the wall of sound that hits you once you press play is infectious. If you’re one of the many unfortunate ones who can’t afford a holiday this year, pick up Song of the Nations and experience the world from the comfort of your armchair” HOT PRESS, Song of the Nations album review, April 2009

“His superb, percussive guitar style is always at the fore, punctuating each song with energy and fluidity, always skirting a half dozen genres and ultimately imitating none. He invokes Django Reinhardt and George Benson; he plays flamenco, rock and rumba simultaneously”. ROOTS WORLD, review 2010.

Admission free for AF members/ €5 Non-members
The Village
Wexford Street
Dublin 2

Concert - Jour de la Francophonie

Rejoignez nous vendredi 23 mars à The Village, Wexford Street Dublin 2 pour fêter la journée internationale de la fracophonie avec un concert du Niwel Tsumbu & Co précédé par une première partie de Barrie Cassidy et ses amis. (concert 21h, ouverture des portes 20h)
Venez-nombreux célébrer cette journée internationale sous les couleurs de la francophonie.
Une première partie un peu reggae, guitare voix pour chauffer la salle avant l'arrivée du très demandé Niwel Tsumbu qui nous fera danser sur des airs venus du Congo.

Admission 5 euros pour les non-membres de l'Alliance Française de Dublin / Gratuit pour les membres
Booking http://www.entertainment.ie
Nous comptons sur vous!

Monday, February 20, 2012

13th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival !

Now a significant date in Dublin’s annual literary calendar, The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is ready for its thirteenth edition, continuing the tradition that led to Dublin’s nomination as a UNESCO City of Literature. Who could have predicted such longevity for the modest gathering of authors from two different cultures but sharing the same love of literature?

The event will take place in in the Coach House situated in Dublin Castle and in the Alliance Française on 20th, 21st, and 22nd of April 2012.

This year, we will host Irish and French writers and also one each from Canada (Quebec) and Germany.
Authors include Salim Bachi (France), Kevin Barry (Ireland), Marie-Claire Blais (Québec), Pat Boran (Ireland), René de Ceccatty (France), Colette Fellous (France), Cécile Guilbert (France), Seamus Heaney (Ireland), Jennifer Johnston (Ireland), Claire Keegan (Ireland), Michael Kleeberg (Germany), Mathieu Lindon (France), Siobhán Mannion (Ireland), Thomas McCarthy (Ireland), Belinda McKeon (Ireland), Darach Ó Scolaí (Ireland), Chantal Thomas (France), Sabine Wespieser (France).

The theme of the thirteenth edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival, Pleasure, Plaisir, Pléisiúr, will be discussed through four round-table discussions:

● Autour du plaisir - What is Pleasure? - Céard is pléisiúr ann
● Ecrire, lire et plaisir - Writing, Reading and Pleasure - Scríobh, léamh agus pléisiúr
● Plaisirs interdits - Forbidden Pleasures - Pléisiúr faoi thoirmeasc
● Plaisirs des sens - Pleasure of the Senses - Pléisiúr na gcéadfaí

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of April 2012!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Exclusive concert Rendez-vous Celtic Bretagne/ Ireland

Avant tout Bonne Année à vous tous qui suivez l'Alliance Française de Dublin!

Pour bien commencer l'année, nous vous proposons de nous rejoindre le vendredi 20 janvier à 20heures dans les locaux de l'Alliance au 1 Kildare Street Dublin 2 pour profiter du Concert Celtic Rendez-vous - Bretagne / Ireland qui vous est proposé par Gerry O’Connor (Fiddle), Gilles Le Bigot (Guitar) et Jean-Michel Veillon (Flute)

Admission: €12 / €8 AF members – Bookings: info@alliance-francaise.ie

Il vous est possible de réserver une table au restaurant de l'Alliance, La Cocotte, avant le concert pour 18h30.

Information & Booking:

Ne prenez pas le risque de rater cette super soirée sous les couleurs des drapeaux français et irlandais!

www.gerryoconnor.net www.jmveillon.net www.gilleslebigot.com

Exclusive concert. One of Ireland's most outstanding fiddle players meets two renowned French traditional musicians!

"Sparkling" and with "Dazzling Ability" were words used recently by the national press to describe the music of Gerry O'Connor (fiddle); Gilles Le Bigot (guitar) is a famous guitarist in the world of Celtic music with over 25 years of musical adventures; Jean-Michel Veillon (flute) was a child prodigy on the bombarde and achieved widespread recognition as one of world’s premier traditional flute players.

Friday 20 January at 8.00pm
€12 / €8 AF members
Information & Booking:

Optional pre-concert dinner available at La Cocotte from 6.30pm (only those staying for the concert will have access to the café)