27/09/2018

Making Waves: Galway 2020 Hosts Renowned Croatian Quartet

> Sorcha Nic Aodha

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Galway 2020 is excited to host the internationally-renowned ‘Zagreb Guitar Quartet’ at its Merchant’s Road space this weekend.

Co-hosted by Croatian Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Ivan Mašina, and 2020, the much-lauded Croatian Quartet has been described by Classical Guitar Magazine as “one of the most extraordinary and vivid guitar experiences”.

The quartet – Tomislav Vasilj, Krunoslav Pehar, Melita Ivković and Frane Verbanac – has performed in 30 countries including the USA, Canada, Russia, China, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and all throughout Europe.The Quartet was founded in 1990, when renowned guitar teacher and artistic director, Prof. Ante Čagalj, assembled his best students together.

Expect a wonderfully entertaining evening of world-class music this Saturday 29 September from 6pm to 7.30pm at 16 Merchant’s Road, Galway. Tickets are free but limited, and must be booked in advance on eventbrite.

 

Step Back in Time with Fisherwives

This Sunday 30 September will see Small Towns Big Ideas project, Fisherwives being performed at the Spanish Arch.

Together with Claddagh Community School, Galway City Museum and Atelier für Physisches Theater (Berlin), Bru Theatre’s Fisherwives will create a street performance based on the Fishmarkets of Galway 100 years ago.

Mixing masks, folklore and fish, the Fisherwives will be silently weaving their way through the Spanish Arch selling their catch during this year’s Oyster Festival. Pop down to the Spanish Arch at 3pm for what will be an entertaining historical re-enactment.

For more details see here.

 

Photo Credit: Julia Dunin

Cultural Café Evenings

Small Towns Big Ideas’ Cultural Café Evenings will see its first pop up café event taking place this Friday at the ARD Family Resource Centre in Doughiska.

In collaboration with Fionnathon Productions, the pop-up cultural café has been created as a space for creating intercultural dialogue.

Due to its popularity, this weekend’s event is already at capacity, but more events will follow in the coming months.

 

 

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