March 2017

March 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
Khalil Gibran

Sunday Services in March 2017

5th March – Service led by Rev. Bill Darlison
12th March    Faith Of The Heart – Rev. Bridget Spain
19th March    Two Different Reformations – Rev. Bridget Spain
26th March    Service led by Waylon White Deer (Choctaw Nation)

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in March 2016
Walking Club
The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

There is no walk currently planned for March but they have a google group where information is sent once plans are hatched.

Please make contact with Marcus McInerney at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (29th March in this case) at 7.30pm in the vestry of the church.
This month they are reading Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show.  This month, they will attend The Weir by Conor McPherson this Friday 3rd March – Patrick has one ticket left.

If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required

Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Film Club
The Film Club meets in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month (in this case tonight, 1st March) where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

This month they will watch I Wish (2011) – One of that year’s best films arrived quietly, unnoticed by the awards-season cheerleaders, but with its delicacy and complexity, it puts the Oscar-bait to shame. Hirokazu Koreeda’s I Wish … is a deeply considered Japanese family drama in the tradition of Ozu … – moving, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, often mysterious.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Publications
The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – March 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017
Aiken Promotions present
Orchid Collective
Doors 8pm
Tickets €15 from www.ticketmaster.ie

Orchid Collective – Consisting of David O Shea (lead vocals, guitar), Shea Tohill (lead guitar, vocals), Hugh O’Neill (bass, vocals) and Brian Roony (drums, vocals) have been gigging relentlessly across Ireland, developing their unique sound and quickly making a name for themselves as an unforgettable live act. The band are responsible for creating rousing alternative folk-influenced rock that would resonate with those who are fans of Villagers, James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver. Through their own distinct use of vocal harmonies and searing layers of reverbed guitars; Orchid Collective make themselves known as a band that set themselves apart from their contemporaries, offering a bold new imagining of the indie genre.

Upon releasing their latest EP, the band admitted: ‘It is both an exciting and terrifying time for us to put these songs out to the public and we hope everyone can relate to them the way we have.’
Produced by Rob Kirwan (Hozier/U2), the aptly named ‘Courage’ EP strives for daring new beginnings and showcases the certified brilliance in how Orchid Collective operate as a band, lead track ‘Courage’ demonstrates this through mesmerising guitar riffs and lead singer O Shea’s dulcet tones. ‘Waited on The Sun’ acts as the perfect ode to the final days of summer; a searing cut of blissed out melodies and optimistic vocals that ready us for darker evenings and colder nights. Tracks like ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Blindfold’ also play on their strengths, the first half of each track weaving in and out of sombre melodies and hushed lyrics – only to climax with Brian Roony’s explosive drum work.

Simply put, Orchid Collective are the band that can perfectly soundtrack the coming change of season, but unlike like the last days of summer, won’t be so easily forgotten.

“Lay As Stone” could have quite easily been written by Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens or Fleet Foxes. This Dublin four-piece has opened its recording account at a level that few young acts could possibly match.’’ – Dan Hegarty (RTE/ CBC MUSIC)

“A slow-burning mosaic of alternative-pop and indie-folk shimmer and glisten, ‘Courage’ is the sound of Orchid Collective fully realising their ambitious sound.” – The Last Mixed Tape

Sunday 19th March
Trinity College Dublin and the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation
with
Trinity Long Room Hub and the School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies
and
The Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin, Piazza del Mondo Cultural Association, the MotoContrario Cultural Association, the Sardi Celtici
present
a concert to open the conference
“Untranslatability in Literature and Philosophy”
7pm
Admission €13 available at the door

Francesca Placanica (singer)
MotoContrario Ensemble:
Emanuele Dalmaso (saxophone)
Andrea Mattevi (viola)
Cosimo Colazzo (piano)

With the participation of the poet Alberto Masala

Original compositions & improvisations from texts by Luigi Reitani, Emilio Villa and Alberto Masala.

Friday 31st March 2017
Old Flat Top presents
An Acoustic Evening with
Over The Rhine
Show 8pm
Tickets €21 from www.ticketsource.eu

“lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting musical mosaic,”
Paste Magazine
“mature, graceful and sad songs (and) intimate, soulful arrangements,” that “showcase Bergquist’s achingly beautiful voice.”
USA Today
“aggressively beautiful, like those ’60s protesters who confronted soldiers with flowers.”
Newsday

Rootsy pop / rock / folk from Cincinatti, Ohio.

www.overtherhine.com

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Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it.

Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at
www.dublinunitarianchurch.org.

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Brooksie Wells & Round Hill in concert

Sunday 2nd April
Brooksie Wells & Round Hill
3pm in the vestry
Admission free – donations encouraged to be shared between Church Restoration Fund and the artistes

With connections and friends in the Unitarian Universalist denomination, Brooksie Wells grew up in the South with parents who fought for Civil Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. She moved to New York City in the 1970s, where the thriving folk music scene heavily influenced her music. Bobby Darin discovered Brooksie at the age of 19, and she wrote for years for Chappell Music, with several of her songs used in recordings and movie soundtracks. After raising two children, Brooksie began recording again and her last album, Down Home Divas, went to #2 on the Roots Americana Charts. She comes to Ireland with a new album – North East Rising Sun – to promote and we are pleased to welcome her to Dublin Unitarian Church on her first visit to our country and our church.

She will be joined for this tour by Round Hill, a duo consisting of Lisa Kay Howard and Wally Hughes.

www.brooksiewells.com

Brooksie is also in Ireland playing a few other dates on a short tour. The other venues are

Mon. 3rd: Mick Murphy’s Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare (Ballymore Acoustic Gigs)
Tues. 4th: The Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Wed. 5th: Matt Molloy’s, Bridge St., Westport, Co. Mayo 7.00-9.00 p.m.
Fri. 7th: Tech Amergin Arts Centre, Waterville, Co. Kerry

We wish her well on this, her first visit to Ireland.

This concert is the first in a series of monthly Sunday afternoon recitals / concerts where the artist will contribute music to the Sunday service and then stay on to perform in the church in the afternoon. We invite all congregation and friends of the church to mark in their diaries and help spread the word.

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February 2017

February 2017 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.
William C. Bryant

Apologies for the lack of a January e-mail. Too much mulled wine at Christmas on the part of this correspondent. Back on track now !!!

Sunday Services in February 2017

5th February A Clear Mind – Rev. Bridget Spain
12th February Jesus & the Buddha – Rev. Bridget Spain
19th February Reasons To Keep Lent – Rev. Bridget Spain
26th February Domestic God – Keith Troughton

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com

** Due to building works in the church, the Lunchtime Service of Reflection will not happen until Wednesday February 15th after which they will continue to happen weekly. **

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in February 2016
Walking Club
The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

There is no walk currently planned for February but they have a google group where information is sent once plans are hatched.

Please make contact with Marcus McInerney at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the vestry of the church.
This month they are reading The Power Of One by Bryce Courteney.

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show. If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required
Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Film Club
The Film Club meets in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

This month they will watch How Green Is My Valley (1941), a tale of hard times in a Welsh coal mining village in the early days of the twentieth century. .

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Publications
The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – February 2017

After a busy Christmas period, and during building work in the church, there are currently no concerts scheduled for the month of February 2017. We look forward to welcoming concert and event audiences back later in the Spring.

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Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it.

Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at
www.dublinunitarianchurch.org.

Best wishes,
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2
IRELAND
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December 2016

December 2016 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?

~Dr. Seuss

Sunday Services in December 2016

4th December: A Limited Liberal: Rev. Bridget Spain
11th December: Let’s Be Fred: Rory Delany
18th December: Christmas Carol Service
25th December: Christmas Day: Rev. Bridget Spain
1st January: Service of Favourite Readings

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Special Services in December 2016

Saturday 10th December
18th Annual LGBT Christmas Carol Service
8pm

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in December 2016
Walking Club
The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

There is no walk currently planned for December but they have a google group where information is sent once plans are hatched. Please make contact with Marcus McInerney at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm.
As the last Wednesday of December always falls after the mad rush of Christmas, they take a break for this month. They will resume in january.

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show. If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required
Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Film Club
The Film Club meets in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

This month they will watch Talk To Her, a 2002 film directed by Spanish film-maker Pedro Almódovar – a ‘ravishing tale of romantic obsession. Loneliness and friendship. … A life affirming story of two tragic women and the men who love them

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Publications
The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – November 2016

TONIGHT – Friday 2nd December
Irish Composers Collective
in association with Note Productions
present
Collider
8pm
Ticket €15 / €10 from www.eventbrite.ie

From formal composition to improvisation, from the most delicate of acoustic whispers to the wilder discord, Collider brings together local artists and guests from around the globe to explore how music, in all its sonic manifestations, has the power to move us.

The Irish Composers Collective in collaboration Note Productions present a unique musical offering. 6 Irish based composers will invite an audience on a sonic adventure with the legendary, free improviser, Peter Broetzmann. Our aim is to present a musical collision, where formal composition is met by visceral counterpoint.

Saturday 3rd December
Factor One in concert
Show 8pm
Tickets €15 / €12 from www.tickets.ie

Factor One was formed in Dublin Ireland in 1985 by Andrew Basquille, Padraic Gilligan and Eugene Murphy. Following the success of their sell-out 30th Anniversary Re-union Concert last year, Andrew (guitar & vocals), Eugene (piano & vocals) and Padraic (guitar & vocals) are back for a very special concert on Saturday December 3rd in the Unitarian Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 at 8pm sharp.


This intimate evening will feature all their harmony-laden favourites together with new songs featured on their latest E.P which will be launched on the night.

Friday 9th December
Eleanor Shanley in concert
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €20 (general) & €18 (concession) from www.tickets.ie

Following her sold out concert with us at The Unitarian Church last December, we are delighted to welcome Eleanor and her band back for her Dublin Christmas show.

Eleanor & friends will also be joined by special guest Ultan Conlon at this year’s concert

Sunday 11th December
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley
Doors 8.30pm / Show at 9pm
Tickets €19.31 from www.tickets.ie

Following a recent sold out show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Cormac Begley embark on a nationwide tour this December.

The pair recently performed together as part of Ó Raghallaigh’s residency in the stunning Kevin Barry room at the National Concert Hall. They share a common interest in the traditional music of both Kerry and Clare, and both have an approach to music that revels in repetition and a deep meditative engagement with each tune.

Ó Raghallaigh’s distinctive sound can be traced back to an early interest in both the sound of the flat-pitch uilleann pipes and a love for the traditional music of Kerry and Clare. Twelve albums to date: solo, duos, trios, and with bands This Is How We Fly and The Gloaming. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center.

Cormac Begley is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He is founder of Airt and award winning Tunes in the Church concert series in Galway and Dublin. In 2014, he received the Seán Ó Riada Award for concertina playing. To date, he has featured on three acclaimed recordings – the first with fellow concertina player, Jack Talty (‘Na Fir Bolg’), the second (‘Tunes in the Church’), featuring his sister, Clíodhna (viola) and Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), and third, Ré, featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí, Maitiú Ó Casaide, Eithne Ní Chatháin and Peter O’Toole.

Throughout the concert, the pair play a number of very unusual instruments that extend the musical and sonic range available to them: bass, baritone and piccolo concertinas combining with a 10-string hardanger d’Amore fiddle and Dali-esque 5-string viola.

Friday 16th December
Ana Gog
Doors 8pm
Tickets €13.36 from www.eventbrite.ie

With a new release in the pipeline for 2017, the band will play a mixture of familiar and unheard material, returning to the stage on which they released their debut LP, “Making Trails”.

Support from Clang Sayne

Saturday 17th December
Steeple Sessions presents
Old Hannah
Advance Tickets €19 from www.steeplesessions.com

“Sublime band who straddle folk, country, bluegrass and more” (Irish Times).

This harmonic quartet who regularly rock out venues in their home town of Sligo have recently blazed a trail of the UK and Irish Festival circuits. This rare intimate Dublin appearance will be rather special gig – not to be missed!

Sunday 18th December in afternoon !! “”SOLD OUT””
Turning Pirate presents
Lisa Hannigan – At Swim
Doors open 2.30pm
Family-friendly show

‘At Swim’, Lisa’s third -and arguably most bewitching- album, has received universal critical acclaim since its release last month. Produced by Aaron Dessner, the record follows the double-platinum, Mercury and Choice Music Prize -nominated debut “Sea Sew”, and 2011’s “Passenger” which charted #1 and earned Lisa a second Choice Music Prize nomination.

After playing in support of ‘Passenger’ for nearly two years, Lisa Hannigan struggled at first to write new material for ‘At Swim’. A new relationship meant that she was dividing her time between Dublin and London: adrift and lost, she threw herself into distraction instead. There was an acting debut as a mermaid in the Oscar-nominated animation ‘Song of the Sea’, soundtrack work on ‘Fargo’ and the Oscar-winning score for ‘Gravity’, all the while founding and co-hosting the acclaimed ‘Soundings’ podcast (which saw Lisa turn interviewer, and speak to guests such as Harry Shearer, Sharon Horgan and David Arnold).

The breakthrough came when Hannigan got an email out of the blue from Aaron Dessner, guitarist with The National and producer for the likes of Sharon Van Etten and Local Natives. Taking up Dessner’s suggestion to work together and rediscovering the collaborative spirit she’d missed in Dublin enabled Lisa to see her time in London in a different light. So while ‘At Swim’ is in part about homesickness and isolation, it’s also – profoundly and very movingly – about love.

This concert is a family-friendly event. Children under 18 welcome where accompanied by adults.

Sunday 18th December in evening !!!
Steeple Sessions presents
The Voice Squad
Doors 6.30pm / Show 7pm
Advance Tickets €29 from www.steeplesessions.com

Let’s face it – It’s just not Christmas without The Voice Squad! This awesome a capella trio are the Godfathers of male vocal harmonies in Ireland. Come listen to their amazing version The Wexford Carol, The Coventry Carol and many more Christmas favourites. Phil Callery, Gerry Cullen and Fran Mc Phail make up the trio whom have recorded with many greats including Sinead O’Connor, Elvis Costello and The Chieftans. They enjoyed a sell out tour of Ireland last year following the launch of their fourth album “Concerning Of Three Young Men”. The Voice Squad have have also toured the UK and the USA. Watch them perform the iconic “Parting Glass” with Hermitage Green for a special RTE Christmas Eve Concert in Kilkenny Castle.

Monday 19th December
Steeple Sessions present
No Crows
Doors 6.30pm / Show 7pm
Tickets €21 from www.steeplesessions.com

Gypsy Jazz at Christmas – Listen to these Djangle Bells ring!

Fiddler Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Russian fiddle virtuoso Oleg Ponomarev, Cellist & Mandolin Queen Anna Houston, Catalan Guitarist Felip Carbonell, Sligo Fiddler & Guitarist Ray Coen and Big Sligo Bassist Eddie Lee make up this glorious freewheeling eclectic combination.

Tuesday 20th December
Fishamble presents
Silent
A play written & performed by Pat Kinnevane
A fundraiser for Mental Health Reform
Show 6.30pm
Tickets €20 from www.eventbrite.ie

Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino.

Pat Kinevane’s previous plays for Fishamble include The Nun’s Wood and The Plains of Enna. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, radio and television for the past seventeen years. Credits include Black Day at Blackrock, A Mother’s Love’s A Blessing, King Arthur, Ballykissangel, I Keano and The Late Late Show Murder Mystery.

Sunday 1st January 2017
First Fortnight presents
Sunday Assembly
Admission free by reserved ticket only.

Sunday Assembly is coming to Dublin to make sure that your New Year gets off to the perfect start.

Bring your New Year’s dreams, hopes and resolutions or whatever else you have with you for an evening of pure singalong classics, incredible talks and 100% celebration of life.

Hosted by Sanderson Jones (Radio 4, BBC, CNN) with music from Paddy Cullivan (Late Late Show), the Mellow Tonics Choir join NYFDublin and First Fortnight for an inspirational evening of music, comedy and poetry in the magical, spell binding surroundings of Dublin Unitarian Church.

The Sunday Assembly is now a global movement with joyful communities across the world.

Fun, funny and totally inspiring Sunday Assembly is the perfect way to step into 2017.

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Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it.

Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at
www.dublinunitarianchurch.org.

Best wishes,
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2
IRELAND
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November 2016

November 2016 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colours gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.”
– Elsie N. Brady, Leaves

Sunday Services in November 2016

6th: Back To Basics: Rev. Bridget Spain
13th: Remembrance Sunday: Rev. Bridget Spain
16th: The Age Of Aquarius: Alistair Smith
23rd: Keep Peddling: Rev. Bridget Spain

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Special Services in November 2016

Tuesday 8th November at 6.00 p.m.
Service of Remembrance for deceased family and friends.

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in November 2016
Walking Club
The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

They have a walk planned for Saturday 19th November on the Crone Woods Maulin Loop in County Wicklow. The walk will take about 3 hours and hiking boots and raingear are strongly recommended. Marcus’ proposal is to have a picnic lunch at a suitable (sheltered) spot along the route. The group will meet up at Enniskerry at 11 o’clock at Kingfishers Kitchen cafe and drive from there to Crone Woods at 11:30. The walk involves some climbimg but is not very steep.

Please make contact with Marcus McInerney at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm.
This month they will be in the vestry of the church on 30th November and the book will be The Thousand Autumns of Jacob deZoot by David Mitchell

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show. The next trip is on Tuesday 8th November to see “Donegal”, a new play by Frank McGuinness in the Abbey Theatre. If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required
Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Film Club

The Film Club meets in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

This month they will watch The Rocket which is a 2013 Australian drama film written and directed by Kim Mordaunt. It is set entirely in Northern Laos, and spoken in the Lao language. Ahlo’s family moves after his village is cleared to make way for a new dam. They come across a rocket festival and Ahlo takes the opportunity to build his own rocket and prove his worth

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Publications
The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – November 2016

Saturday 5th November
IN THE DARK
A Cosy Night of Stories for the Start Of Winter
8pm
ADM €10.00 (Free for AIRPI members)

At In the Dark we believe that sound tells the best stories. We find and commission the best in audio storytelling from around the world and share it at communal, lights-out listening events in special locations. We aim to create a mini-revolution in the way people think about spoken-word radio by lifting it out of its traditional settings and celebrating it in new and exciting ways. Over the last five years we have commissioned new works from producers around the world, and staged countless live listening events at festivals, theatres, cinemas and museums.

For our first ever Dublin event, In the Dark presents a specially curated night of stories told in sound to mark the beginning of winter. The event will showcase the work of the most innovative radio and podcast producers from around the world.

In The Dark is an independent collective of audio producers who curate radio and audio from around the world to play at communal listening events in special locations. Over the years we’ve presented stories of space in a planetarium, stories of the wild in a darkening wood, stories of the sea in an old boathouse and ghost stories in a ruined church at the heart of a historic graveyard.

We have put on events at festivals such as Womad, Latitude and Glastonbury and have hosted special events in partnership with the BBC, the Wellcome Collection, the British Library, the Empathy Museum and the Grant Museum of Zoology. There are branches of In the Dark in London, Bristol, Manchester and Antwerp, and we have put on events in Berlin, Detroit, Kilfinnane and Rejkjavik.

www.inthedarkradio.org

Sunday 13th November
Matt Rafter (cello)
Jack Hurley (piano)
3pm
Ticket price to be confirmed – check church website for up-to-date information.

Gustav Holst: Invocation op. 19
J. S. Bach: Suite for Solo Cello no. 3 in C major BWV 1009
Frederick Chopin: Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor op. 58
Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonata in E minor op. 38

Dublin musicians Matt Rafter and Jack Hurley present a varied programme of classical works for cello and piano. Ranging from Holst’s spine-tingling rhapsody Invocation to Brahms’s monumental Sonata in E minor, the performers will also perform separately, in a relaxed afternoon of chamber music.

Originally from Naas Co. Kildare, Matt Rafter has established himself as a cellist in Dublin since finishing his music studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Having previously studied cello under Vincent Hunt and William Butt, he is currently receiving tuition from Martin Johnson of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, and earned an ABRSM Diploma in Cello Performance in 2015. He enjoys playing regularly with numerous orchestras, string quartets, and Dublin bands, and is in regular demand for recording and session work. Jack Hurley is a musician from Dublin. He studied music composition at Trinity College, Dublin with Matthew Barnson and Evangelia Rigaki, and piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Marta Erdei and Archie Chen. He currently divides his time between teaching and composing.

Saturday 19th November
Alive Network presents
Pierre Bensusan
8pm
Tickets €22 from www.pierrebensusan.com or €25 at the door.

Pierre Bensusan is back in Ireland. Over the past 40 years, finger style acoustic guitar virtuoso Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique blend of world, Celtic, jazz and folk inspired music to all corners of the globe. Winner of the 2014 Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his triple live album “Encore”, Pierre is recognized as one of the great guitar players of the 21st century. Described as a ‘genius’ by the likes of Jon Gomm and Melody Maker, immortalised by the tune ‘Bensusan’ written in tribute by the late Michael Hedges, and referenced as an important inspiration to many other great musicians, Pierre Bensusan is a one-of-a-kind artist whose music transcends genre and time.

“How the guitar would want to sound if it could play itself” … in Pierre’s music there is an uninhibited sense of musical freedom and expression, a sense of something both playful and serious, otherworldly yet right here right now. His “manner” of playing defies classification – crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply “World Music”, “Celtic”, “Arabic” or “French”; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced. Not to be missed!

Pierre on YouTube

Friday 25th November
Pierce Turner – Love Can’t Always Be Articulate
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €25 from www.tickets.ie

Following a successful initial outing at the Unitarian earlier this year, Wexford singer-songwriter Pierce Turner returns with his ensemble to recreate the Love Can’t Always Be Articulate album in Dublin. One audience member described the first outing as “Phil Spector meets acoustic Rolling Stones”. Expect fireworks.

www.pierceturner.com

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Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it.

Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at
www.dublinunitarianchurch.org.

Best wishes,
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2

IRELAND

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October 2016

October 2016 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe

Sunday Services in October 2016

2nd: Work – A Spiritual Practice: Rev. Bridget Spain
9thh: Imagine – No Hell – No Heaven: Rev. Bridget Spain
16th: Lessons From Life: Dorene Groocock
23rd: Thanksgiving: Rev. Bridget Spain

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in October 2016
Walking Club

The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

There is nothing currently planned but this can change at any moment – maybe you would like to suggest a walk. Please make contact with Marcus McInerney at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm.

This month they will be in the vestry of the church on 26th October and the book will be Lustrum by Robert Harris

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show. If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required

Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Film Club
Film Club meet in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea.

Unfortunately, this e-mail was prepared too late to feature this month’s film. Apologies to the film club.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Publications

The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – September 2016

Saturday 8th October
ARCoPu (Puglia Regional Association of Choirs presents
Sounds of Puglia
Coro Giovanile Pugliese – Puglia Youth Choir
Luigi Leo, conductor
7.45pm
Tickets €19.50 from www.tickets.ie

Traditional and modern choral music from the Puglia region of Italy.

Puglia.ie
Facebook event for concert

Friday 14th October
The Lazy Band – In My Garden
8pm
Tickets €15 (includes CD) or €12 (basic ticket) available on the night.
Advance discounted tickets available from www.thelazyband.ie

The Lazy Band meet once a month in Arthurs on Thomas Street and play music for themselves and for their audience – a mix of trad, roots, folk, country, jazz, poetry and world music, their songs and tunes are from all those musical backgrounds and more and delight in sharing in good music and good company. Launching an album eight years in the making, the band are proud to present In My Garden, an album of traditional tunes, original compositions and covers that represent perfectly the mixed bag of musical joy they present at their monthly sessions.

www.thelazyband.ie

Saturday 15th October
** SOLD OUT **
Katie Kim – Salt (Album Launch Gig)
Doors 7.30pm / Gig 8pm
Tickets €15 from www.eventbrite.ie

Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Waterford singer Katie Sullivan, who performs slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Katie has been putting the finishing touches to her third full length album entitled “Salt” and is excited to announce a release date of the 14/10/16 with pre-orders now live here.

Salt was recorded in a self-built recording and artist space in Dublin called Guerrilla Studios which has become an integral part of the Independent Irish music scene. Guerrilla has hosted live performance video collective the Practice Tapes as well as being the studio where releases by The Jimmy Cake, Hilary Woods and much more have been recorded.

Salt is a departure from Katie’s previous albums and delves further into the drone side of previous releases with textured production added by producer John “Spud” Murphy, who is central to the album’s sonic feel. Salt comes four years after Katie’s previous album the critically acclaimed Cover and Flood and it shows an evolution musically. Since Cover and Flood Katie has toured the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium playing mostly sold out venues.

Saturday 22nd October
The Loafing Heroes – The Baron In The Trees (Album Launch)
Dylan Tighe
7.30pm
Tickets €16.55 from www.eventbrite.ie

Defying precise categorisation, The Loafing Heroes offer a cosmopolitan blend of folk, poetry, world music and pop, a tapestry of lush harmonies and contemplative lyrics that has been described in a review by Altamont Music Magazine as “beautiful without being afraid of being beautiful”. They have just released their fifth and most complete record The Baron in the Trees which draws on influences as eclectic as the members themselves, with haunting ballads giving way to smoky jazz numbers and then to dreamy folk song—tales of loss and rediscovery, of isolation and transformation. Their previous albums (Crossing the Threshold, Planets, Chula and Unterwegs) are a product of their years in Lisbon and Berlin.

Dylan Tighe released his second album ‘Wabi-Sabi Soul’ in April. This one-track mix of 13 songs was described by the Irish Times as “framing reflective music with remarkable eloquence” with RTÉ praising Dylan as “one of the most fascinating and inventive voices in the Irish underground”. ‘Wabi-Sabi Soul’ follows Dylan’s 2014 debut release ‘Record’ which was described by the Irish Times as “a deeply personal and deeply moving piece of work” and prompted the Sunday Times to declare Dylan “an exquisite songwriter”. Live performances have seen Dylan support Congolese legends Staff Benda Bilili at the Liverpool Philharmonic, along with gigs in Serbia, Spain, the UK, Czech Republic and New York.

Watch the Loafing Heroes on Youtube

Watch Dylan Tighe on Youtube

The Loafing Heroes on Bandcamp

Dylan Tighe on Bandcamp

Sunday 23rd October
“56”
Gyula Nagy – baritone
Judit Máté – organ
István Barnácz – violin I
Csilla Eszter – violin II
Yseult Cooper Stockdale – celo
7.30pm
Tickets €10 at the door.

A Concert Commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution on its 60th Anniversary.

The concert includes the organ arrangement of Beethoven’s ‘Egmont’ Overture, Op. 84, which became the unofficial anthem of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, followed by a lecture given by Dr Balázs Apor. The final piece of the concert is Bach’s Cantata No. 56 for solo baritone (accompanied by two violins, cello and organ).

Friday 28th October
The Pictures presents
Edward Scissorhands, a Tim Burton film
8pm
Tickets €13.50 from www.eventbrite.ie

A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being – the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg’s teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward’s hands make him an outcast.

Tim Burton’s 1990 allegorical fantasy will be shown using a 8k projector and a really big screen.

Saturday 29th October
Harmonyworks Trust presents
Music For Inner Peace
7pm (show) Doors 6.45pm
Admission Free – All welcome

A journey into the beauty, power and vastness of Sri Chinmoy’s musical compositions. Experience the resonance of mantric music, arranged with Eastern and Western instruments. A concert that will lift you heart, mind and soul performed by the music group Agnikana with members from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Switzerland. The group play a wide range of instruments including the Indian harmonium, guitar, concert and wooden flutes, santur and glockenspiel. Their music is soulful and ethereal blending angelic voices with acoustic instrumental arrangements of Chimnoy’s music to sublime effect.

www.agnikanasgroup.cz

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Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it.

Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at
www.dublinunitarianchurch.org.

Best wishes,
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2
IRELAND

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September 2016

September 2016 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”

― Ming-Dao Deng,

Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

Sunday Services in September 2016

4th: Science & Religion, Squaring The Circle ?: Elaine Harris – recording of sermon now available to download here.
11th: Get birth right and the world right ?: Dil Wickremasinghe
18th: Reformation: Rev. Bridget Spain
25th: The Sons Of Abraham: Linda Ballard

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com
All welcome.
Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in September 2016
Walking Club

The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

There is nothing currently planned but this can change at any moment – maybe you would like to suggest a walk. Please make contact with Marcus McInerney at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm.

This month they will return to the vestry of the church on 21st September (a one-off date change) and the book will be A View of Delft by Anthony Bailey)

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show. If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required
Facilitator – Patrick Rogers
Thursdays at Lunchtime

Thanks to all who opened the church at lunchtime on Thursdays over the last year. We hope to have a new series of cultural events in the Autumn. If you have any ideas for events or series of events that could utilise this spot, please let us know.

Film Club
Film Club meet in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea.

This month, at 7.15 on Wednesday 7th September, they will watch Cinema Paradiso (1988). A jaded film director recalls his childhood. He was a cheeky scamp helping out the old projectionist in the local cinema, a special place where movies were censored by the local priest. If ever a film came from the heart, this is it.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg

Publications

The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – September 2016

Friday 10th September
Aiken Promotions present
Morrissey & Marshall
Doors 8pm
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.ie

2016 started with a bang for Morrissey & Marshall and has grown massively from then on. After their captivating full band performance on the Late Late Show, M&M have been inundated with show offers. They have recently done their first European tour and are currently doing a festival tour of the UK. They will be doing their first ‘headline’ tour of Ireland with the full band throughout August and September (including the Unitarian Chuch which they are “buzzing” about).

They are also releasing their new single ‘STAND DOWN’ on August 24th.

“We felt this would be the perfect follow up to ‘Cold November Sunrise’ – it is a step in a direction that feels very exciting to us. We’re growing as writers, the (Morrissey & Marshall) band are growing in numbers and we’re loving it right now.”

“Lyrically, the song is inspired by those poor unfortunates (politicians) who tend to stop at nothing when striving for success… They will lie, mislead, instill fear and do whatever it takes to get the people on side, without any true regard for the people. This song sparks the idea that there will eventually come a time when we’ll come together, rise above the fear and use truth, honesty and love to start fixing all of the things that need to be fixed. I feel that now, more than ever ‘STAND DOWN’ is an important song for this time”

Cold November Sunrise on Youtube
www.morrisseyandmarshall.com
www.aikenpromotions.ie

Friday 16th September
Culture Night
5-11pm

Dublin Unitarian Church is pleased to open its doors during the annual Culture Night celebrations. Members of the public are encouraged to visit for spotlight cultural events on the hour or in the gaps between the events (generally the second half of each hour). Our programme this year is

5pm – “Sanctuary Tales” poems, stories and the odd song from the immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers of the Dublin City of Sanctuary group
6pm – “Echoes From The Past” a talk drawing on entries to the baptism book of Dublin Unitarian Church by Rev. Bridget Spain
7pm – Come & Sing with Ardú (choral workshop) – an introduction to choral music featuring melody, harmony and rhythm by using their voices, body percussion and even some beatboxing !!
8pm – Under Pressure: a rehearsed reading of a play about a family having to deal with the menace of drug dealers. Presented by Uncut Diamonds theatre group in the north inner-city
9pm – Come & Sing with Ardú (choral workshop) – an introduction to choral music featuring melody, harmony and rhythm by using their voices, body percussion and even some beatboxing !!
10pm – Dublin Capital City 1974 / 75 (film), a 1975 silent film featuring footage of Dublin city shot by Jim Mulkerns, improvised score performed by Josh Johnston, organist at Dublin Unitarian Church, with an introduction by the director’s daughter, Helena Mulkerns

There will also be items on display detailing the history of the church building and denomination. Visitors are welcome to ask the volunteers from the church congregation questions – if they don’t have all the answers, they will be able to find them for you !!

Saturday 17th September
Áine O’ Dwyer (Organ)
Doors 7.30pm / Concert at 8pm
Tickets – €10 + €1.43 booking fee from www.eventbrite.ie

Áine O’ Dwyer is a harpist, organist and composer from Limerick currently based in London. She has released albums on MIE Music, Fort Evil Fruit and Second Language Music and has performed widely as a solo artist and in collaboration with Mark Fry and the A-Lords, United Bible Studies and Charlemagne Palestine. This will be Áine’s first organ performance in Dublin and she will present a largely improvised solo organ piece.

You can listen to her most recent CD ‘Music for Church Cleaners’ here at Bandcamp.

Facebook event page

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Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it.

Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at
www.dublinunitarianchurch.org.

Best wishes,
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2
IRELAND

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Culture Night 2016 at Dublin Unitarian Church

Friday 16th September
Culture Night
5-11pm

Dublin Unitarian Church is pleased to open its doors during the annual Culture Night celebrations. Members of the public are encouraged to visit for spotlight cultural events on the hour or in the gaps between the events (generally the second half of each hour). Our programme this year is

5pm – “Sanctuary Tales” poems, stories and the odd song from the immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers of the Dublin City of Sanctuary group
6pm – “Echoes From The Past” a talk drawing on entries to the baptism book of Dublin Unitarian Church by Rev. Bridget Spain
7pm – Come & Sing with Ardú (choral workshop) – an introduction to choral music featuring melody, harmony and rhythm by using their voices, body percussion and even some beatboxing !!
8pm – Under Pressure: a rehearsed reading of a play about a family having to deal with the menace of drug dealers. Presented by Uncut Diamonds theatre group in the north inner-city
9pm – Come & Sing with Ardú (choral workshop) – an introduction to choral music featuring melody, harmony and rhythm by using their voices, body percussion and even some beatboxing !!
10pm – Dublin Capital City 1974 / 75 (film), a 1975 silent film featuring footage of Dublin city shot by Jim Mulkerns, improvised score performed by Josh Johnston, organist at Dublin Unitarian Church, with an introduction by the director’s daughter, Helena Mulkerns

There will also be items on display detailing the history of the church building and denomination. Visitors are welcome to ask the volunteers from the church congregation questions – if they don’t have all the answers, they will be able to find them for you !!

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July 2016

July 2016 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. “
Henry James

Sunday Services in July 2016

July 3 The Gnostics – Rev. Bridget Spain
July 10 Service led by Paul Jeffrey
July 17 Non-Violence – Rev. Bridget Spain
July 24 Tending The Holy – Pam McCarthy
July 31 Holy Mountain Sacred Space – Rev. Bridget Spain

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in July 2016

Walking Club

The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

There is nothing currently planned for July but this can change at any moment. Please make contact with Marcus McInerney at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney

Book Club

The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (27th July this month) in the vestry of the church (enter by the furthest right door on the front of the church – if locked, knock on the window to the right of it) at 7.45pm.

This month they are reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club

Patrick Rogers has initiated a new social club opportunity for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show – Patrick is away at the moment so it is unlikely there will be a July event but if you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required

Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Thursdays at Lunchtime

Many thanks to all those who supported our series of music recitals over the last three months. This series is now over. The church will remain open at Thursdays during lunchtime (thanks to an enthusiastic group of volunteers) for visitors and locals lookiing for a quiet space or to find out more about the church. We hope to have a new series of cultural events in the Autumn. 

Film Club

Film Club meet in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea. They will now take a Summer break till the first Wednesday of September when they will reconvene at 7.15pm. 

Publications

The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – July 2016
For eight weekends, the first of which was two weeks ago (on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), we are happy to welcome Cormac Begley and his team from Tunes In The Church. Having run for many years at St. Nicholas’ Church in Galway city, we are excited to see the possibilities that may unfold over the next few months. Tunes In The Church is a series of educational and fun traditional music concerts featuring some of the finest traditional musicians in the country. As well as a main set from a different musician each night, the evening is also interactive offering a tour of the church as well as an opportunity for the audience to ask musicians questions about the music and their instruments. A fantastic opportunity to enjoy high quality music or introduce it to visiting friends and family. 

Doors 7.30
Show 8pm
Over by 9.30pm

Tickets for all shows €15 available from
www.tunesinthechurch.com

1st July Mick O Brien
2nd July Dónal McCague

3rd July Seamus Ó Mongáin

8th July Liam McGonigle
9th July Micheal O Cathain
10th July Harry Bradley

15th July Oisín Morrison
16th July John Blake
17th July Doireann Glackin and Sarah Flynn

22nd July Danny Diamond
23rd July Fergus McGorman
24th July Aoife Ní Bhriain

29th July Jack Talty
30th July John Flynn
31st July Maitiu O Casaide

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Please feel free to spread the word about the Unitarian Church in Dublin by forwarding this e-mail onto others who you think might be interested in it.

Also, the church has a presence on Facebook and Twitter – please do come and visit us. All details that we have for all these events are up there as well as on our newly revamped website at
www.dublinunitarianchurch.org.

Best wishes,

Dublin Unitarian Church

112 St. Stephen’s Green West

Dublin 2

IRELAND

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June 2016

June 2016 at the Dublin Unitarian Church
People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed.
Ray Davies

Sunday Services in June 2016

June 5 Service led by Rev. Bridget Spain
June 12 Star Man – Keith Troughton
June 19 Looking To The Future – Rev. Bridget Spain
June 26 Favourite Readings – Rev. Bridget Spain

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy
www.meetup.com
All welcome.
Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in June 2016
Walking Club

The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

The next planned walk is a guided tour of Kilmacurragh Arboretum on Saturday 25th June. The rendezvous is 11.30 at the coffee shop in Kilmacurragh but, as usual, it is important to tell Marcus in advance (see below) if you are coming so he knows who he is expecting to meet.

Please make contact with Marcus at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for this or future walks or would just like more information.
Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month (29th June this month) in the vestry of the church (enter by the furthest right door on the front of the church – if locked, knock on the right to the right of it) at 7.45pm.

This month they are reading An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris.

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a new social club opportunity for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show – If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required
Facilitator – Patrick Rogers
Thursdays at Lunchtime

As part of a general push to open up the church more often to the public, Thursdays at lunchtime have been spotted as an ideal opportunity for small cultural and historical events. After two successful series of talks (both podcasted from the recordings page on our website), we are currently running music recitals in this slot. Thursday from just after 1 to just before 2. Admission free. All welcome. Details below.

Film Club

Apologies for missing the June Film Club night with this e-mail. Film Club will now take a Summer break till the first Wednesday of September when they will reconvene at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street to watch a new programme of interesting films in good company.

Publications

The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – June 2016

From Friday 17th June (on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for two months, we are happy to welcome Cormac Beglaey and his team from Tunes In The Church. Having run for many years at St. Nicholas’ Church in Galway city, we are excited to see the possibilities that may unfold over the next few months. Tunes In The Church is a series of educational and fun traditional music concerts featuring some of the finest traditional musiciains in the country. As well as a main set from a different musician each night, the evening is also interactive offering a tour of the church as well as an opportunity for the audience to ask musicians questions about the music and their instrumentes. A fantastic opportunity to enjoy high quality music or introduce

Thursday 2nd June
Music at the Unitarian Church 2016
Patrice Keegan (organ)
1pm
Admission free

Patrice will play music on the restored organ by Bach, Reger, Boëllmann and others.

Thursday 9th June
Music at the Unitarian Church 2016
Ciarán O’Connell (flute)
Siobhán Kilkelly (organ)
1pm
Admission free

Saturday 11th June
Pierce Turner
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets €25 from www.tickets.ie

Award winning Irish Musician Pierce Turner returns from Manhattan to launch his much talked about new CD “Love Can”t Always Be Articulate”. Recorded in a New York Church, the album has a bigness that one doesn’t hear anymore in our small digital studios. Everyone knows the power of a Pierce live performance and this is a rare chance to see for yourself. Pierce is excited to include the churches’ organist and the restored pipe organ in this performance – a really vibrant dynamic mixture of sounds and textures is evident on the album and he is looking forward to displaying that with the renewed capabitilies of the instrument at the church.

Support on the night will come from The Remedy Club

Pierce’s band will consist of:

Josh Johnston on organ and piano
Garvan Gallagher on bass and vocals
Michael Egan on guitar and vocals
Aileen Mythen on vocals and percussion

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Thursday 16th June
Music at the Unitarian Church 2016
Songs for Bloomsday
Sandra Oman (soprano)
Niall Kinsella (piano)
1pm
Admission free

Friday 17th June
Tunes In The Church 2016
Dermy Diamond
8pm
Tickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com

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Saturday 18th June
Tunes In The Church 2016
Helen Diamond
8pm
Tickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com

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Sunday 19th June
Tunes In The Church 2016
Eoghan O’Ceannabháin
8pm
Tickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com

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Thursday 23rd June
Music at the Unitarian Church 2016
David O’Shea (organ)
1pm
Admission free

Friday 24th June
Tunes In The Church 2016
Jesse Screech & Screech Bark Growl
8pm
Tickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com

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Saturday 25th June
Tunes In The Church 2016
Peter Browne
8pm
Tickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com

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Sunday 26th June
Tunes In The Church 2016
Aogán and Rónán Lynch
8pm
Tickets €15 from www.tunesinthechurch.com

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Thursday 30th June
Music at the Unitarian Church 2016
Carole O’Connor (organ)
1pm
Admission free

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Best wishes,
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2
IRELAND

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