Art Briefs

Springtime concert Athlone Choral Society will present a Springtime Concert on Sunday, April 27th at 8 pm in the Radisson SAS hotel in Athlone. Special guests include Soprano Breda O Connor, pianist Darren Lane and a return visit from popular Alexander String Quartet. One-act plays Roscommon Drama Group presents three on-act plays, ranging from tragedy to comedy, in Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of April at 8 pm. The three plays are ‘Cecily’ by Gillian Plowman, ‘Joining the Club’ and ‘Last Tango in Little Grimley’ by David Tristram. Booking at the Arts Centre (090) 66 25824. Ballinasloe set dancing Set dancing workshops will take place in the Gaelscoil, Ballinasloe on Saturday 12th April and Sunday, 13th April, with Aidan Vaughan. There will be a céilí on Saturday night at 10 pm with music b y Carousel and a céilí on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm with the Davey Ceili Band. The fee for the set dancing workshop and the two ceilidh is €40. Registration at 10.30 am. Workshop starts at 11 am. Contact Michael at (087) 4114749. There is also music and singing workshops on Saturday 12th April on bodhrán Junior Davy and Martin Gavin, button accordion Martin Donoghue and Emer Dunning, fiddle Liz Kearn and Maureen Brown, English singing Sarah Corcoran. Registration at 10.30 am. Workshop starts at 11 am. Fee €20. Contact Mary on (087) 2902684. Ballinasloe Singers Circle is on the 10th April in The Dunlo Traven Dunlo St.All singers welcome come early for a seat. For further information, contact, (090) 96 43448. Boyle Camera Club Members of Boyle Camera Club look forward to their second field trip on Sunday, April 6th, when they meet for a trip to Bricklieves and Carrowkeel Tomb. Members should meet at the Crescent in Boyle at 8.20 am for car pooling. For insurance reasons, this is strictly a members-only event.  Meanwhile, the subject for next month’s motivational competition is ‘Water’, with a deadline of Friday, April 4th. The competition is open to paid up members of the club who can submit up to three images each via .  Previous images can be viewed by following the links at . The monthly Club meeting takes place in King House on Wednesday April 9th, starting at a new earlier time of 7.30 pm. The club has more than 60 members since its inaugural get together in September. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Tony Murphy (Technical Adviser) on (087) or via . Boyle book club The next meeting of Boyle Library Book Club will take place on Thursday, April 3rd at 6.45 pm in the Town Council Room of the library.  The book under discussion will be ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ by Salley Vickers. Next on the agenda will be ‘The Grass is Singing’ by Doris Lessing for the May meeting. The club meets on the every first Thursday of the month. New members are welcome – discussions are very informal and fiction and non-fiction regularly come under scrutiny. More information is available from Matthew Gammon at the Library on (071) 9662800.