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Firstly, Many thanks to all who attended the very successful production of Kavanagh’s ‘The Great Hunger’ performed by Peter Duffy on January 7th. We had a full house, a wonderful audience and the feedback was brilliant, our special thanks go to Roli Lowry (soundscape) and Scott Kelly (lightscape).
We look forward to a great Kilmainham Arts Club this Monday February 4th 2013, we have a feast of talent for you! As we have a full night we will be kicking of at 8.30pm sharp so please aim to come for about 8pm. We are in The Patriots Inn, and as usual there is no cover charge and all are welcome. Below is a rough line-up for you:
Nicola Colton a freelance illustrator she graduated with a BA (hons) in Graphic Design at IADT and she writes "I love to draw animals and to create strange and wonderful creatures that are part animal and human; the type of creatures you might meet in fairytales and folktales. A lot of my work is slightly naive in style as I feel like a child at play when in the creative flow and hope that my work will resonate with the child like side in others."
Joseph Horgan was born in Birmingham, England, of Irish parents. He is a poet, author, journalist, and reviewer. His writings and poems have appeared in numerous literary journals in Ireland, the UK, Europe and America and have been broadcast on television and radio.He is a past winner of The Patrick Kavanagh Award and was short-listed for a Hennessy Award. His first collection of poetry, Slipping Letters Beneath the Sea, was published by Doghouse in 2008.Horgan’s second book, The Song at Your Backdoor, was published in 2010.It was selected as an RTE Book on One and his third book, An Unscheduled Life, was published by Agenda Editions in 2012.
Actress Carmel Rooney will give a performance of a short excerpt from her one woman play "One to Tango." Siobhain Cleary, an academic of ‘a certain age’, wryly intellectualise, and poignantly attempts to give meaning to a sexual encounter she had with a 30 year old ‘lad’, she met in a Dublin pub the previous night.
Musically we have Tiernan Jones, clarinetist extraordinaire, who has wowed Arts Club before. This time he plays with Shauna mc Daniel (guitar/voice) and Laura Ann Brady (autoharp/voice 15)
Alison Baker Kerrigan is a fine art photographer who will be presenting her work which draws on inspiration from personal relationships and the experiential. Highlighting awareness of issues that surround Breast Cancer has been a particular topic she has explored over the last three year period. Whilst predominantly working with digital photography she has also developed a keen interest in 19th Century Alternative Processing, Fine Art Printing and has enjoyed curating a number of Group Exhibitions.
Enda Reilly is a singer-songwriter who writes in both English and Irish, and his Irish songs can be heard on RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta and RTÉ 1. In 2012 hewon the Christie Hennessy Song Competition with “Follow The Water”( co-writer Christine Deady) and he has represented Ireland in Inverness at Nós Úr a minority language song competition 2009 and his song Dónal Ná Fág sung by Aoife Scott represented Ireland in Liet 2012 in Italy. In2011 the poet Stephen James Smith and Enda released ‘Arise and Go!’, a collection of poetry and original works performed in a uniqueway blending spoken word and song, a project which is going from strength tostrength with their video of Yeat’s September 1913 being aired on RTÉ’sTV show ‘The Works’. Enda will perform with
Christophe Capewell, a multi-instrumentalist and composer, born in Sheffield and currently based in Dublin. Outside of his busy touring schedule as fiddle player for folk band Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies, he is a composer of cinematic tunes and has written the music for various plays and short films, including the Carpet Theatre production ’50 Ways To Leave Dun Laoghaire’ and the Entre les Mots production ‘Madam’.
And … because it is Arts Club… there will be a few surprizes too!
Kilmainham Arts Club http://www.kilmainhamartsclub.com