Ruti Lachs - musician, writer, performer
AUTUMN 2023 EVENTS
Talk on Cork Jewish history and traditions -
Friday 3rd November 12.30pm in the Crawford Gallery, Cork
Concert of Fresh Air Collective (klezmer/
world folk) -
Monday 6th November 8pm in Crosshaven - this is part of Cross Culture, a series of events I'm curating in 2, Point Road, Crosshaven (see poster). Each event includes a bit of music, a speaker with something interesting to say, and some nibbles!
Screening of my documentary film Cork Jewish Culture Virtual Walk at Cork International Film Festival (!!)
with Q and A - Thursday 23rd November 3.30pm at St Peter's Church in Cork
Irish Jewish Theatre Festival in 2024 - my application to the Arts Council Agility Award was successful, so I am now going full-steam ahead on the feasibility study to see if this can happen. This involves building a team of supporters for the project and lots of funding applications, as well as researching the potential content. It's really difficult to work on this project at present. It seems so trivial and scary and important and massive all at the same time.
The Irish Klezmer Suite
My newly-composed Irish Klezmer Suite is a series of seven klezmer-inspired pieces with elements of Irish trad, jazz, classical and dub reggae grooves, composed for small ensemble. Funded by the Arts Council Ireland.
The premiere concert in the Glucksman Gallery at UCC on October 20th was very well attended and received. I am most grateful to Paul O'Donnell and Kelly Boyle at UCC School of Music for facilitating this. It was great to perform it to such a prestigious audience in such beautiful surroundings.
Taster video is now available here!