And Very Briefly...

 

THE Clancy Brothers, those jumpered ambassadors of Irish song, are hanging up their bainins. Farewell gigs are at the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan, 13th; Inn on the Lake, Dungannon, 14th; Ulster Hall Belfast, 16th; the Longford Arms, 17th and the NCH on the 18th. Cameron Mackintosh is holding open auditions today (for women at The Dance Centre, Digges Lane, Dublin, 10 a.m.) and tomorrow (for men, same time, same venue) for his new production of Boubil and Schonberg's Martin Guerre - performers should have excellent singing voices, well developed movement skills and tap, clog and flamenco ability would be an advantage. Rehearsals begin in March ... Art Access is inviting applications from disabled people with artistic talent for a unique arts education programme which will help them use their creativity to open up education and career possibilities - phone 01 8780269... The School of English in TCD is holding a series of lectures called Reading Poetry this month and next, with studies of poets as varied as Donne and Larkin, and the contribution of contemporary poets - phone 01 6082301 for further details...