Sklonište at Tiger Dublin Fringe 10th & 11th September 2015
Sklonište (live accordion, video, storytelling, prepared piano & violin) opened as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe on 11th September for three performances by Dermot Dunne (accordion) at Smock Alley Theatre Dublin.

“Sarajevo, 1994. The city is under siege. Sniper fire kills civilians every day. Ailís Ní Ríain (music), Dermot Dunne (accordion), Sarajevo-based Jim Marshall (images) and the citizens of Sarajevo combine to present an alternative reflection on the longest siege in modern warfare. Expect the surreal, the tragic and the humour of a people determined to survive.”

“Sklonište pays respectful homage to the people of Sarajevo, a timely reminder of how the horrors of war impact on innocent civilians. An excellent musical recital, Dermot Dunne’s discordant accordion playing lent a disturbing sense of immediacy. It’s discordant soundtrack, ever truly evoked a strong response.” The Irish Examiner

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