2 Snows: 2 Gigs in March 2018
Good evening folks !
What can one possibly say of a second snow in March?! this is what poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox said :
Snow in March
Let the old snow be covered with the new:
The trampled snow, so soiled, and stained, and sodden.
Let it be hidden wholly from our view
By pure white flakes, all trackless and untrodden.
When Winter dies, low at the sweet Spring's feet
Let him be mantled in a clean, white sheet.
Let the old life be covered by the new:
The old past life so full of sad mistakes,
Let it be wholly hidden from the view
By deeds as white and silent as snow-flakes.
Ere this earth life melts in the eternal Spring
Let the white mantle of repentance fling
Soft drapery about it, fold on fold,
Even as the new snow covers up the old.
not sure even how I feel about that poem ... but there's a gentleness in it .... and I guess if we get two snows in March, then the past is truly past and ....we can surely look forward to the release of a spectacular spring and splendid summer!
And in the meantime, and, anyway, .. there's music!
Eventbrite: Sunday, March 25 Emilie Conway Brazilian Jazz Quintet @ Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh
Join me and some of Ireland's finest musicians in jazz and Brazilian music to explore the evocative melodies and grooves of the music from Brazil.. As you may remember, some years back I created Emilie Sings Elis, a tribute to Brazil's brilliant and tragic genius, singer, Elis Regina .. Maybe it's the double winter that has driven me to the music of sunny Brazil - it's the first outing for this new group on Sunday and I'm very excited about working with them as we re-discover and re-imagine this music .. Johnny Taylor, piano, Paddy Groenland, guitar, Dave Mooney, bass and Andre Antunes, drums. And BYOB!
Eventbrite : March 23, 8pm, Dublin Bach Singers Lenten Concert Pro Cathedral
Dublin Bach Singers : JS Bach (BWV 106, the 'Actus Tragicus') Cantata
5 Lenten motets by the Czech composer Antonín Tučapský,
2 works by the Italian composer Antonio Lotti, the famous Crucifixus and Vexilla Regis.
Spence School Select Choir from New York CIty. This stunning ensemble of 12 singers will perform a varied program of works by Palestrina, Maurice Duruflé, Ola Gjeilo, in addition to folk hymns and spirituals.
And tickets are now on sale for our lunchtime concert at the National Concert Hall on May 4. Estrada do Sol !! Tickets here: Estrada do Sol: Emilie Conway Quintet at the NCH. More about this later !
Stay warm, have a good week and thank you for supporting live music and art.