Every year, the Space Inside takes part in The Wicklow Arts Festival, which runs over the first two weekends in May. Check out www.wicklowartsfestival.ie for more great events
Al O’Donnell’s love of folk music began during the revival of story telling songs during the 60s, while he was an art college student in Nottingham. He started playing gigs in local nearby folk clubs and became a singing regular at the Nottingham Folk Workshop. His career in folk music has had many highlights. He accompanied Luke Kelly on one of his finest performances of Raglan Road on RTE TV. His two solo studio album’s spawned two top ten hits, ‘Spanish Lady’ and ‘Sammy’s Bar’. He appeared on ‘The Late Late Show’ and at Lisdoonvarna festivals, sharing the stage with Emmylou Harris and Rory Gallagher. He toured with Tommy Maken, The Chieftons, The Dubiners and many others.
His latest CD, ‘Ramble Away’, was released in November ’08. Check out his website at
Indiivara are a tribal dance group. They dance American Tribal Style Ballydance Dance, which takes its influences, both in its dance moves and dress code, from tribes from around the world.
The group trains under Wendy Marlett a renowned teacher who herself trained with the originator of tribal dance, Carolina Nericcio. The basis of Tribal dance is a community of dancers coming together in dance.
The dance itself is unchoreographed with the dancers relying on a variety of cues, move cues or voice cues to enable the dancers to stay together. Members are made up of many nationalities including Irish, Scottish, Spanish, French and American.
We welcome the dancers back to the Space Inside and look forward to their colourful and entertaining performance.
Carol Boland is a published author and poet. She spent her formative years in Dublin, with the following 25 in the UK where, as a mature student, she obtained a degree in Media Studies from Sussex University. In 2000, Carol moved to Wicklow Town and became involved with various writers’ groups, including the Wicklow Writers, Shed Poets and Wicklow Poetry Reading Group. Carol performs her poetry, with the help of a Conga drum, in various venues, and these have included the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Kilruddery House and the Courthouse Café (Tinahely). She now lives in Gorey, Co. Wexford.