Luke Kelly’s life and work relived at the Nenagh Arts Centre

OVER the past seven years ‘The Legend of Luke Kelly’ show has amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues with the regular attendance of the Kelly family. Saturday, the 18th of May, brings the visit of the act to Nenagh Arts Centre.

OVER the past seven years ‘The Legend of Luke Kelly’ show has amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues with the regular attendance of the Kelly family. Saturday, the 18th of May, brings the visit of the act to Nenagh Arts Centre.

Popularity has seen the band touring abroad even as far away as Australia. Lead singer Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke while his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined on stage by accomplished musicians who all consider it an honour to bring Luke’s memory to the stage in the ultimate tribute to the King of balladeers.

It was said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Luke Kelly in 1984 and this show is a fitting tribute to his work.

‘The Legend Of Luke Kelly’ brings the magic alive on Saturday, May 18th at 8pm at Nenagh Arts Centre. Admission is priced at E20. Tickets from 067 34400.

Amour

Amour is the Cannes award-winning French-language film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The films screens at Nenagh Arts Centre on Thursday, May 9th.

The story focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a stroke which paralyses her on one side of her body. The film goes on to detail the struggle the couple have in remaining together while the matter of Anne’s illness becomes a core issue in their lives.

Riva and Trintignant are stalwarts of European cinema. Riva, famous for her role in Hiroshima Mon Amour in the 1950s, was at 85 years of age the oldest person to be nominated in the Best Actress category in this years Oscars for Amour. Trintignant had the lead in the ‘60s art-house classic A Man and a Woman, which at the time was the most successful French film ever and has also been the star in Bertolucci’s (1970) and Kieslowski’s Three Colours Red (1994).

Amour screens at 8pm on Thursday, May 9th in the Nenagh Arts Centre. Tickets are priced at E7 on the door or online at www.nenagharts.com.