Ruti Lachs - musician, writer, performer
SPRING 2024 - latest news
Irish Jewish Theatre Festival
Scheduled for November 2024
I have almost completed the feasibility study. The study was funded by the Arts Council through an Agility Award, and involved me working with mentors Theresia Guschlbauer and Marcus Bale, researching Irish Jewish plays, talking to theatre people and stake holders worldwide, and building a team of supporters for the project.
I am now applying for funding for the full festival, which will take place from 6.30pm on 2nd November 2024 (starting with a dance workshop!) until 4th November.
The draft programme will be available in June of this year.
I would like to thank the Arts Council, JACI, LCYP and Cork Jewish Community for their support so far.
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!