Anthony Keigher

Xnthony and Public Discussion about Roscommon

Hi Roscommon! 

For the next few months I will be a regular artist in residence in Roscommon Arts Centre. The reason I am there is to develop a new, exciting, music production about...Roscommon! 

The piece if called 'Confirmation' and it's inspired by my Confirmation Booklet from 2002 and Roscommon County's rejection of the marriage equality referendum in 2015. The show aims to investigate and change the perception of Roscommon and rural life in general. 

As part of this I want to talk to as many people as possible about what Roscommon means to them (among other things). For that reason I am holding a public discussion, open to all, at Gleesons Cafe on Thursday January 25th. This is for everybody, so please feel welcome to come!

The project is funded by Arts Council Ireland, Creative Ireland and Roscommon Co Co. It's an ambitious project which we aim to tour nationally and internationally, with its first showings at Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018 and Roscommon Arts Centre soon after. 

Please share to all who might be interested!

Grow up in Rural Ireland? Then get in touch!

Calling Roscommon People (and more!).

During the week of January 22nd - 26th I'll be based in Roscommon Arts Centre starting a period of research and development for a new show I'm making followed by one week sessions into April.

The show is called CONFIRMATION and is inspired by Roscommon Counties rejection of marriage equality in 2015 and my Confirmation booklet from 2002.

I'm looking to talk to anyone and everyone who has something to say about growing up in Rural Ireland, the marriage referendum and how your queerness relates to your experience of country life. You don't need to be strictly LGBT+ to get in touch, I want to hear all stories from all walks of life.

During the week I will organise a large group session and one on one interviews. If you'd like to express interest in taking part in my research just get in contact below. I'd LOVE to hear from you. The project is supported by Arts Council Ireland, Creative Ireland and Roscommon Co Co. Please share this post to spread the word and get in contact below. 

Image by Caitriona Keigher.

Werk in Progress at The Glory

XNTHONY takes over for Jonny Woo's WERK IN PROGRESS while WOO is off touring OZ.

The Glory's doors are still open to all performers with new work in development. This is a programmed 'open mic' evening of all performance styles for queer artists. Whether its lip-sync, spoken word, live music, live-art or stand-up, all are welcome. It's free to come down and watch. To take part email Jonny at jonny@theglory.co. Show at 8pm, and it's free (but donations for the artists are welcome!).

Upcoming dates: January 30th, February 27th & March 20th (all Tuesdays!).