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New Short-Term Residency Programme Announced

New Short-Term Residency Programme Announced
20 March, 2017

The Hawk’s Well Theatre are delighted to announce details of three short residencies for artists to take place at the theatre this year. The theatre has offered a four-week residency to three artists who will work on creative projects throughout the year. The artists involved are Sligo musicians Kieran Quinn and Oisín Mac Diarmada and actor Nichola McEvilly.

Kieran Quinn will be using the time to focus on song writing and collaborate with other artists. 
One of my main aims musically at the moment is to work on my song writing. I am extremely grateful to the Hawk's Well as this residency will afford me some valuable time to do just that, both on my own and with others, I hope'. Kieran will also host three concerts at the Hawk’s Well Theatre this year as part of the residency including a second concert in the successful 'Songs' series, a night with up and coming artists in Sligo and a night with some of the musicians he hopes to collaborate with as part of the residency.

Nichola Mac Evilly will use her residency to explore the possibilities of adapting Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept for the stage. Nichola says it is a book she’s been dwelling on for some time. ‘I’ve had this anxiety that someone else might get there before me. I’m keen to unlock the language with a mind to sound and song. It’s amazing to be gifted the time to indulge in a personal project. I would have found it hard to take time out otherwise. There is a need in artists to keep developing skills and exploring different ways of making work. With the support of the Hawk’s Well you start to think anything is possible – and well, it is.’ 

Traditional musician Oisín Mac Diarmada aims to create an educational structure to support the development of fiddle playing in the Sligo region with a series of four weekend fiddle workshops in September and November along with tuition programme. There will also feature a residency concert during the summer and a Sligo Fiddle Project Concert on Sunday, November 12th.

For all further information on these three residencies and their resulting projects, keep an eye on the Hawk's Well website.

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