This month at the Monaghan Arts Network

Spooktacular Showcase event

in the Market House Monaghan

on Wednesday 26th of October

at 7.30pm we have

Enda Galligan 14717071_10100362225327195_5760438652740091744_n

Enda is a Monaghan Town native who grew up in Tully in the 1960s. After a number of years working and studying in New York and London, Enda returned to pursue a career in the old NEHB and latterly the HSE. Enda has always had a passion for both local and national history and with the reconstitution of the Old Monaghan Society in December 2012 he assumed the role of Secretary. Along with a small group of fellow enthusiasts, Enda began a process of incrementally building a local historical organisation that is committed to researching, documenting, archiving, and sharing the rich history of Monaghan Town and its wider hinterland. Enda’s passion for history is matched by his interest in Gaelic football, cricket, creative writing, and classical music as well as devoting time to his hobbies in gardening and photography.

The Cantemus Chamber Choir 14666072_10100362225322205_8694346102086117678_n

The Cantemus Chamber Choir, formed in 2010 by Lorraine Cotter, was a female ensemble. In November 2015 the choir evolved into a mixed voice group with the addition of 8 male voices. The choir has an eclectic repertoire ranging for haunting medieval to well-known standards, and from classical to rhythmic celtic tunes.

Lorcan McGrane: “Scaring Ourselves to Life: A Cultural History of the Horror Film” 14606282_10100362225362125_8524993517700749098_n

Before starting stand up in 2007, resident Monaghan Arts Network MC Lorcan had a long career as a lecturer in Media and Film Studies built on a life-long love of Horror, Science Fiction and Superhero movies, television and comics. Lorcan has a degree in Media Studies from the University of Ulster, where his main thesis was Fascism, Fetishism and Fandom: Political and Psychoanalytical aspects of Judge Dredd (1996) and an MA in Media Studies from DIT, where he gained a distinction and wrote the thesis New Flesh for Film Studies: David Cronenberg and the Horror of the Corporeal (2001). He has lectured at the University of East Anglia, the Norwich University of the Arts and Lowestoft College, creating courses on such topics as corporeality theory, gender studies and the history of graphic design. He has had entries published in the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast (2014), Comics Through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas (2014) and the Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2010). For our Halloween showcase, Lorcan will present a fast-paced illustrated lecture on the cultural history of the Horror Film from the birth of cinema to the present day.

Barry Quinn barry-quinn

Barry started playing guitar in his teens, performing in bands, theatre productions and music projects in Monaghan and Dublin for over a decade. His playing has included indie, rock, blues and jazz outfits, he has had masterclass sessions with gypsy Jazz guitarist Lollo Meier, played Fringe festival’s Spiegeltent and his music has been featured by popular music blog Nialler 9 and radio DJ Donal Dineen. Barry’s predominantly improvised music is a blend of blues/folk guitar, field recordings, piano and ambient electronica, using layers of notes and rhythms to create textures and expressive melodies.

All MCced by the always entertaining and endearing actor pat-deery, who has been a stalwart of the dramatic arts scene in Monaghan for many years.


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