Crash Ensemble

Ducketts Grove, Carlow / Tue 13 June / 9:15pm / FREE but ticketed BOOK NOW

In the ruined splendour of the gothic Duckett’s Grove at dusk, and closing out Carlow Arts Festival 2017, Crash Ensemble present Crashlands - a groundbreaking new music project. This ambitious collaboration commissions and showcases new work from 20 Irish and international composers. A live performance of two of these pieces will be premièred at Carlow Arts Festival to mark the 20th anniversary of the company, who are at the cutting edge of contemporary classical music.


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This event is part of SITE WORKS, commissioned by Carlow Arts Festival and Carlow Arts Office. 

SITE WORKS ’17 presents six new site specific works of art. Inspired by Carlow and its rich narratives, these works create new perspectives on old stories and inhabit locations in unexpected and refreshing ways. There’s a long tradition of inviting artists to Carlow to make and present works of art. SITE WORKS continues on this legacy offering a unique platform for artists to come, explore and respond.

This year SITE WORKS was selected from open call by Connie Byrne, Arts Facilitator, Sinead Dowling, Arts O cer, Carlow County Council, Emma-Lucy O’Brien, Curator SITE WORKS ‘17 and Jo Mangan, Festival Director.