Celebrate the Irish language in an engaging, accessible bilingual way, through sourdough bread and home-churned butter. Join Manchán for 70 minutes of insights into the wonders of the Irish language- exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the glory of the natural world. The show is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked sourdough and butter the audience churn themselves.
We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language - about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp.
What can the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her calf, diadhánach, teach us about our current methods of food production? Why does one need to orientate oneself to the sun to give directions in Irish?
Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.
The show is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream. (Knowledge of Irish is not required.)
Seats are strictly limited because of theater capacity, so book early to avoid disappointment - call the museum on 518 427 1916. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.