St. Patrick’s weekend will be our busiest yet with shows in Moscow, Sydney, Brisbane, Cork and Limerick.
Thanks to a mass of energy and talent, the support of fantastic bodies like Culture Ireland and the Arts Council, and the invitations of lovely people who run festivals and parades at home and abroad, we are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of performances far and wide.
The recently debuted Chaosmos will spread its wings to wow Russian audiences when the ethereal, magical, animalistic troupe perform at the request of the Irish Embassy, Moscow. It is Macnas’ second time performing for the Moscow St. Patrick’s Day Parade, having brought RUMPUS! there last year. The company’s performance is supported by Culture Ireland as part of Ireland’s EU Presidency 2013.
Cork and Limerick will be tickled by the arrival of the Cockroach and the Inventor as they conjure up crazy inventions and molecular muddles, blow things up, bellow sounds and confuse themselves, creating wild happenings that range from the caustic to the hilarious! Cork St. Patrick’s Festival runs over the whole weekend with Macnas taking to the aptly-named Patrick Street for the parade on Saturday. Limerick St. Patrick’s Day Festival will host the company on Sunday as part of their festivities.
The well-travelled Boy Explorer continues his Quest for Brilliant Ideas Down Under with appearances at Brisbane St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday 16th and Sydney’s Parade on Sunday 17th. This follows an appearance at Peter Gabriel’s International Music and Arts Festival, WOMADelaide, in South Australia. Although he tested his sea legs on a trip to Scoil Ronáin on Inis Mór in December, this is the Boy Explorer’s first time going overseas and casting his net further afield and he is very, very excited about making new friends and meeting the many Irish who will no doubt be lining the sunny streets over St. Patrick’s weekend.