MfG Lunchtime concert: For the Atoll
In association with Arts in Action, University of Galway
Jane Robinson with the Far Flung Trio
Katherine Hunka violin
Dermot Dunne accordion
Malachy Robinson double bass
‘For the Atoll’ is a beautiful and thought-provoking cycle of poetry, music and song – with texts written by Jane Robinson set to music by Malachy Robinson. The piece is concerned with arms testing at Bikini Atoll and elsewhere, compounded now by rising sea levels resulting from climate change; and engages with the challenge to imagine a more peaceful and harmonious future. Premiered online at the Killaloe Music Festival and in-person at the Red Line Book Festival in 2021, For the Atoll is to be enjoyed equally by music and literary audiences. Supported by the Arts Council, this performance coincides with the publication of Jane’s second poetry collection ‘Island and Atoll’ (Salmon, 2023)
THE LUNCHTIME SERIES IS SUPPORTED BY SAP
Although these concerts are free, it is advisable to register to avoid disappointment.
These concerts are relaxed performances, intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment.
Image credit: ‘Green Oak’ a sculpture by Lucy Robinson, photographed by Robert Taylor