Monaghan arts Network
September 2016 showcase
This month at the Monaghan Arts Network Showcase event in the Market House Monaghan on Wednesday 28th of September at 7.30pm we have: Julie Corcoran
Originally from Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, Julie moved with her family to an old farmhouse on the Cavan/Monaghan border seventeen years ago. Involved in cultural and arts projects all her life, Julie focused on her passion for photography after joining a local camera club a couple of years ago. She is currently secretary of Breffni Photography Club, Virginia, Co. Cavan. Julie is a creative photographer who is just as comfortable producing simple monochrome portraits as Photoshop processed seascapes. This year she earned her Licentiateship distinction with the Irish Photographic Federation and will have this panel of ten images with her on the night. She regularly enters FIAP International Photographic Salons and is currently working towards her AFIAP accreditation. For the month of September Julie is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her photographic exhibition entitled, My Daughter; My Muse. A preview of her work can be found on her website www.juliecorcoranphotography.ie.
Joanne Behan is a sculptor from Smithboro, County Monaghan. She graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art, Cork, specialising in sculpture in 1997. Her work is in private and public collections. Joanne’s work is predominantly figurative. She loves the plasticity of working in clay and wax, creating figures that are caught in a moment and then cast in bronze. Joanne exhibits her smaller scale sculptures, but more recently her work is commissioned based. Having a work space in Clones Art Studio has given her the opportunity to develop her work and apply for commissions.
David began his piano studies in Belfast at the age of 7. After moving to Galway aged 11, he continued studies with several teachers until pianist, Dearbhla Collins in Dublin took him as a student. At the age of 17 having found his love for classical piano, he moved to Dublin to study in the Royal Irish Academy’s Access course in 2006 under Reamonn Keary, and in 2007, the Diploma in Teaching and Performance, also with Reamonn Keary and John O’Conor. David has won several piano competitions around the country including competitions in Dublin, Wicklow, and Sligo. In 2013 David graduated from the Cork School of Music, having studied with Gabriela Mayer and Nicholas O’Halloran for his Bachelor in Music with particular focus on piano performance and pedagogy. Performing in a variety of stages including the Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin, he has a particular affinity to Chopin and Liszt. He now lives, teaches, performances and composes in Galway City, and this year has set up Galway Piano Studio. David has many fond childhood memories in Monaghan as his father Paddy is a native of Monaghan town which makes it extra special playing in the Market House.
Ellen is a student from Monaghan, originally from Galway. Her home has always been that of a musical one, and so from a very early age she started singing and experimenting with instruments that she thought of more as toys. Ellen’s mother got her to start piano lessons when she was 8 years old, and she then decided to teach herself the guitar. She gained confidence by singing in concerts through the years. Ellen was on TG4 for the Junior Eurovision in September, for which she wrote and composed my own song. Since then she has taken to writing her own compositions.
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