Sonnets for the Cradle
Performer: Laoise O Brien, director
Event Date: Fri, 10 May 2013
Venue: An Taibhdhearc, Middle St
Tickets: 18/ 15 / 5 Euro
This is a collaborative project between Laoise O'Brien and Lorna Donlon. Lorna's collection of craft pieces is inspired by the repertoire and idea put together by Laoise. Inspired by the fairy tales collected by the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Anderson, Giambattista Basile and Charles Perrault, this multi-media concert takes a look at the dark side of fairy tales. We are used to the modern re-tellings where everyone lives happily ever after - but in the original stories, things weren't so rosy! The programme illustrates these fairy tales with a surprising variety of music, from ageless nursery rhymes and anonymous Nordic, Arabic and Irish tunes to compositions by Adam de la Halle, John Dowland, Francois Couperin, and Purcell, not forgetting baroque ballads and dances.