December 3, 2001October Workshop Graduation!Although we are well into the NovemberWorkshop, we wanted to post the October Grad photos. 12 of the 18 workshop participants became short or long-term residents!Not pictured: Anthony and Mac[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Workshop Wrap-upDuring seminar week Alexandra was caught doing handstands in the Vaults. Some of the Workshop divided their time between construction and the Planning Department.Planning is charge of the design as well as drafting the drawings of the East Crescent Complex. Chris and Dennis used the Hilte in unit 10 of Phase V of the East Crescent Construction. Anthony and Mac hosted a barbeque & basketball tournament in Camp on one of the sunny weekend afternoons. Close-up of some of the graduates. Picking and curing our olives for Arcosanti Organics was a major project for the Landscaping Department.Liz shows off some of the harvest. Game spectators Chris, Carrie and Marlene.
Local band John Deery and the Heads will open the concert.Derry band John Deery and the Heads will share the stage with one of the best known bands in the world when they support the Beach Boys at their open air gig in city’s Ebrington Square tonight.The local five-piece beat off some serious competition to secure the support slot for the American legends at the event, which was offered by Derry City Council as part of its Music City programme for 2014.The concert is one of the main highlights of the hugely successful LegenDerry Maritime Festival currently taking place in the city. The appearance by the Beach Boys is one of the highlights of a packed nine-day programme of family friendly events currently taking place during the LegenDerry Maritime Festival, which has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the city.Tickets are still available for tonight’s concert.Contact the Millennium Forum Box Office on 028 71264455, or at the Festival Village located along the Quay as part of the Legenderry Maritime Festival. bandbeachboysconcertdeeryDerryheadsjohn DERRY BAND TO BRING GOOD VIBRATIONS BEACH BOYS SHOW was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: ShareTweet Like the Beach Boys, John Deery and the Heads are renowned for their vocal harmonies, and according to singer-songwriter, John Deery, the band takes inspiration from the US stars who have influenced generations of music lovers.“Our band ‘John Deery and The Heads’ has been working hard in the city for the last number of years building up a fan base and feel this will be an excellent opportunity to get our music out to a wider local audience,” he said.The Beach Boys.“The Beach Boys’ vocal harmonies have inspired our own band’s four part harmony style, which has helped us increase our profile hugely this year.“We’ve been lucky enough to feature regularly on national TV and radio as well as becoming Soundcloud’s worldwide Artist of the Day with four-part harmonies on the track ‘Moonlight Sinatra’.”
Those who lost their lives on a Sunday evening on March 20th, 2016 were Sean McGrotty, his sons Mark, 11 and eight-year-old Evan, his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels and her teenage daughter Jodie-Lee Tracey.Four-month-old baby girl Rionaghac-Ann was saved by Mr Walsh.The hearing was formally opened by Coroner for Donegal, Dr Denis McCauley.He stressed at the outset of the 20 minute hearing the aim of the pre-evidential hearing which was held in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana. Sean McGrotty, Louise James with their children Mark, Evan and baby Rioghnach-AnnA pre-evidential hearing held today into one of Ireland’s worst coastal tragedies in which five people from Derry drowned has heard the inquest will take two days and will hear from at least 12 witnesses.Five members of the same family perished when an Audi Q7 4 X 4 vehicle in which they were traveling slipped off Buncrana Pier and into Lough Swilly in Co Donegal in March 2016.An infant baby girl was saved when her father passed her out the window to local man Davitt Walsh who bravely tried to come to the family’s aid. AT LEAST 12 WITNESSES TO BE CALLED FOR TWO-DAY INQUEST INTO BUNCRANA PIER TRAGEDYDavitt WalshDR MCCAULEYLouise JamesSEAN MCGROTTY ShareTweet Dr McCauley said the aim of the hearing was to promote an effective process and to prevent an adjournment in the inquest.He said he intended to hold the inquest over two days on November 22nd and 23rd.Among those present was Michael Staines, solicitor for Donegal County Council, Eoin Armstrong for the motor insurer as well as Inspector David Murphy for An Garda Siochana.Members of the family of the late Sean McGrotty, who was driving the Audi Q? when it slipped into the water, were also present.Dr McCauley revealed how there were 69 draft depositions taken following the tragedy from local people in the area at the time of the tragedy.However, he estimated that he has whittled this down to 12 depositions which will be heard during the inquest.He said “This was a terrible tragedy and having looked at a lot of the evidence, I think because of the scope of the inquest I would propose is that we have to look a the events of the night and what actually happened.“We should always look and fully explore the facts of the case and I also propose that we look at piers and slipways of Donegal and get as much information as we can about that,” he said.He said he had also contacted the Irish Water Safety Authority and the Raod Safety Authority of Ireland in relation to the inquest.He said he would like to be able to discuss what people should do in relation to situation when their cars may enter water.He had also contacted car manufacturer Audi but he had not heard back from them.Solicitor for Donegal County Council, Michael Staines said a report into piers and slipways in Co Donegal was currently being undertaken and would be completed by the time the formal inquest takes place.Mr Staines added “We will co-operate completely and thoroughly with the inquest.”Coroner Dr McCauley added that he will swear a jury in to sit at the inquest.The hearing was adjourned until September 27th for mention.AT LEAST 12 WITNESSES TO BE CALLED FOR TWO-DAY INQUEST INTO BUNCRANA PIER TRAGEDY was last modified: June 16th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:
Prehen House reopening for singer/songwriter Terry MonaghanPREHEN House is delighted to reopen its doors this May as part of the City of Derry Jazz Festival, welcoming singer/songwriter Terry Monaghan who will be performing, with his full band on the Thursday evening (May 2).He will perform a more relaxed set on the Sunday afternoon, May 5. CITY OF DERRY JAZZ FESTIVALDerry and Strabane CouncilPrehen House reopens its doors for City of Derry Jazz Festivalsinger/songwriter Terry Monaghan Terry has also been compared to Paul Brady, with fleeting glimpses of various singer / songwriters like James Taylor and the ‘nicely obtuse poetry’ of Nick Drake – gentle, quiet and subtle. Each time you listen to his songs, they emerge a little more, they are sophisticated although spare and not instant.Terry will perform in the atmospheric surroundings of the library at Prehen House; places for this intimate gig are limited so early booking is highly recommended.Dates are Thursday, May 2 with full band at 7.30 pm for 8 – 10 pm (Tickets £12 on Eventbrite); and Sunday, May 5 for a more relaxed afternoon set between 2 pm and 4 pm (Tickets £10 on Eventbrite).You can also pay at the door but early booking is advised as these are expected to be sell out shows.Prehen House reopens its doors for City of Derry Jazz Festival was last modified: April 24th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet Terry is a singer / songwriter / psychologist living in Gortahork in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht.He has been composing and recording music for the last 25 years. He is inspired by the trials and tribulations of everyday life swathed in the lyrical landscape. His old band mate, New York based guitarist, the acclaimed Sten Horsfelt had this to say about his new album ‘Mercy’:“Diggin’ the new album from my old buddy/bandleader Terry Monaghan. Always a treat. Pure Irish soul, the way only Terry can do it. He has been described as a cross between Jeff Buckley and David Byrne, but he really most significantly has his very own thing. His music echoes and carries the spirit of his band Monkey Mind, a key creative catalyst featuring a who’s who of the early 90’s Boston (and eventually global) scene including Mike Rivard (Club D’Elf ), Tim Luntzel (Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones), Takuya Nakamura (Brazilian Girls, Quincy Jones, The Streets).”