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UCD Culture Trail 2024

UCD Culture Trail // Conair Chultúrtha UCD

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A  lunchtime ‘pop up’ festival of world cultures,  bringing you music and dance from Africa, Ireland, India, Indonesia and Japan.

5, 6 and 7 March 2024 at 1pm

An Cuas, ground floor Newman Building.

As we move towards the ‘grand old stretch’ and into Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick's day, we weave the UCD Culture Trail into the tapestry of Irish and world cultures at UCD, through the spoken and written word, music, tae and caint, dancing and music.  This three-day chapter of the UCD Culture Trail focuses on IRELAND AND THE WORLD: and shines a spotlight on our talented and diverse students and staff. No booking required.

Day 1 - Tuesday 5 March at 1pm

Tae, Bia, Teanga & Ceoil - Pop-up Café

You are cordially invited to join us for the first event in the Arts and Humanities UCD Culture Trail series: A gathering of the Irish language community and UCD colleagues who have an interest in speaking the ‘cúpla focal’ at our pop up café. A life-sized white board will be on display for people to write up their favourite Irish word. 

Cuirtear fáilte romhat bualadh isteach chuig an chéad ócáid i Sraith chultúrtha UCD de chuid Choláiste na nEalaíon agus na nDaonnachtaí: Tionól phobal na Gaeilge i UCD idir chainteoirí líofa agus iad siúd a bhfuil dúil acu i labhairt na teanga le ‘cúpla focal’ ag ár ‘Pop-up caife’. Beidh Clár bán ollmhór ar fáil dóibh siúd ar mhaith leo an focal is ansa leo a chur air. 

The event will include some welcome words from the President of UCD, Professor Orla Feely and the UCD Gamelan Orchestra, led by Dr Peter Moran will perform.

Day 2 - Wednesday 6 March 2024 at 1pm

African Society will present a performance titled “Contemporary Afro Beat dance and music” 

Trad Group will play a set of traditional music, titled “Reels, Hornpipes and Jigs”.

Day 3 - Thursday 7  March 2024 at 1pm

UCD Indian Society will present “ A series of Bollywood dances as a vibrant and popular art-form, inspired by the colourful world of Indian cinema." 

UCD Japanese Society will present Taiko Drummers with a range of Japanese musical performers.

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