Bealtaine 2022: Love Song Part 1: Communities of Dissent – Silver Stars and Beyond
In partnership with the Abbey Theatre, Bealtaine Festival presents Love Song Part I: Communities of Dissent – Silver Stars and Beyond by Seán Millar.
With a choir of performers and guest singers, accompanied by musicians onstage, Seán Millar performed and contextualised a curated song-cycle of pieces from his decades long engagement with communities going through profound change.
Including works from the seminal Silver Stars right up to his most recent orchestral work Sometimes The Signal Jumps.
Featuring members of the original cast of Silver Stars and performances from Miriam Ingram, Neil Watkins, Martin McCann, Gillian O’Connor, Ray Corcoran, Pom Boyd, Tommy Coombes and Liam Burke, alongside featuring musicians Etaoin Gray and Zoe Ní Riordáin.
Seán Millar is a musician, writer and theatre maker from Dublin. Mainly known as singer and songwriter Doctor Millar, Seán has worked extensively across a wide range of Communities and in Theatre with Brokentalkers, THEATREClub, Neil Watkins and Veronica Dyas and Pom Boyd. He is seen as a key innovator in the area of community based collaborative arts practice.
Amongst many ground-breaking pieces his work includes: Sometimes The Signal Jumps, Songs of Grievance and Hope, The Last Ten Years, Silver Stars, Tower Songs 2006/7.