We’re delighted to have been invited by Cairde Festivalto present our arts and disability projects as part of the Catfish Club, a new addition to this year’s Cairde programme, hich runs from the 6th – 12th July. The Catfish Club, which will take place on Tuesday 7th July from 7 — 10 pm, has been inspired by Cairde’s long running affiliation with Heart n Soul and their Beautiful Octopus Club in London. After the Festival The Catfish Club will become a regular feature in Sligo’s cultural diary showcasing music, theatre, dance and art by artists with disabilities.
The inaugural Sligo club night will feature The Model’s Touch the Sky performance group who will perform a new work HAUNT! As ghosts step in and out of paintings by Jack B Yeats, you will be led on a guided tour of a haunted mansion. Touch the Sky’s work challenges traditional forms of drama. Using theatrical device, they draw their unique inspiration from experiencing and interpreting The Niland Collection and contemporary art exhibitions at The Model.
The night will also feature a performance by The Karl Burke Sound Orchestra. Sound artist Karl Burke worked over a number of months with a dynamic group of individuals to create a SoundTrack for a Day. The workshops took place in the forest at Union Wood and the results of this unique collaboration can be witnessed at The Catfish Club.
We are also delighted to present a very special exhibition by Karl Burke, to be launched on Monday 6th July at 32-34 High Street, Sligo as part of Model Offsite for Cairde. The exhibition SoundTrack for a Day will be opened by artist Grace Weir.
SoundTrack for a Day will be open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, 7th – 11th July 2009.
The Karl Burke Sound Project was made possible by the kind support of the Arts Council, HSE West – Learning Disability Service, Sligo County Council and Sligo Borough Council, in particular John Truelove.