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Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present

Paper Boat

This show is now over. Please see our full listing for other shows you might enjoy.

in association with Irish National Opera

A new community opera for Galway, to celebrate 700 years of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

On midsummer’s eve, a young homeless man, and a mysterious mother and a child arrive in St. Nicholas’ Church to claim sanctuary from very different threats. But an army from the past is gathering outside the doors, threatening to repeat the destruction of Galway perpetrated by Cromwell’s army centuries ago. Now the people of Galway are being asked to risk their own safety to protect the strangers who have come seeking their aid, and the leaders of the fourteen tribes must decide.

Join a professional cast of singers and musicians enhanced by children and singers of Galway and find out what the tribes decide.

Elaine Agnew music
Jessica Traynor libretto
Conor Hanratty director
Sinead Hayes conductor
Paul Keogan Set and Lighting Designer

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