Monthly Archives: December 2018

Raven and The Crone

Raven and The Crone

at The New Theatre, Dublin

9th – 11th Jan 2019, 7.30pm

Presented by The New Theatre, Dublin, in association with First Fortnight

Spoken Word Theatre performed by Raven, Nicole Rourke, and Claire Fitch

Directed by Deirdre Molloy

Raven & The Crone are looking for trouble… and worries, your worries, so bring the rough stuff with you. Give it a night out on the town. You might just leave it there. 

Tickets at The New Theatre

Written by: Nicole Rourke, Raven, Deirdre Molloy
Performed by: Nicole Rourke, Raven, Claire Fitch
Directed by: Deirdre Molloy
Music Composition and Sound Design by: Claire Fitch

Spike Alternative Cello Festival


FESTIVAL LAUNCH: Claire Fitch/Open Mic Cellists

Spike, Dublin’s alternative cello festival, will be back for its third installation Friday 8th-Sunday 10th February 2019 in venues across Dublin. After the festival’s hugely successful, entertaining and innovative 2017 & 18 incarnations, the 2019 programme will present unique events with some of the most talented and exciting cello artists & friends from home and abroad.

Then, in the first of the evenings at The Workman’s Club, Irish games composer and cellist Claire Fitch will premiere an interactive gaming piece for cellos and a big screen, commissioned by Spike. Claire, formerly a cellist in the RTÉNSO, has been writing music and creating sound effects for games since 2003, ranging from loud action shooters to quiet and cute educational games. For Spike she has created a project which will call on two cellists to react to movements on screen, as if playing a game, to create a piece of music. After this performance there will be an open mic chance for visiting and resident cellists to perform their own works in five fifteen-minute slots hosted by the festival.

This is a live recording of the performance at the Workman’s Club, Dublin.

Laptop: Claire Fitch
Cello: Lana Kostic
Cello: Awen Blandford

Streets of Dublin

Streets of Dublin 

Streets of Dublin. Ruarí O

Ruarí O  has recorded a version of the classic Ralph McTell song from 1969 ‘Streets of London‘.

It is 50 years since the original release but things haven’t changed – different year, different city, different country but same story.

Filmed in Dublin in 2018.  Click to see and hear the video

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Thanks to Anlúan O Coileáin, John Leader, Claire Crehan, Claire Fitch, Eimear Crehan, Jamie Crehan, Tadgh Reilly & Saoirse Lawlor for their help in recording this song and filming this video.

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