Hello all, it may be a chilly bank holiday April 1st but we are rolling ahead with a warm feast of talent for you at Kilmainham Arts Club. We will kick of at 8.30pm sharp in The Patriots Inn, feel free to pass this along, there is no cover charge as usual and all are welcome.
We have a well-rounded artistic spread for you to enjoy, firstly, in the poetry/spokenword genre we have the young poet Daniel Wade and Raven of The Tongue Box performing some new material, here is a taste of on youtube that Sean O’Neill put up which was shot in The Patriots Inn.
Musically we have Gillian Tuite,a singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist from Meath, now based in Kilmainham. Gillian has recently recorded her debut EP from which she will be performing. Check her out by clicking here
Scott Anthony Kelly, performer and photographer, will show some of his fashion photography and landscapes.
Visual/Street artist EOIN will show his work and and chat about it, see here for examples of his innovative street art.
Painter Sean Rushe, here, who recently had his first solo exhibition in The Icon Gallery, will be showing a range of his work from his collection Seeking Scarlet Threads, the title is taken from Oscar Wilde:
"(Art) makes and unmakes many worlds, and can draw the moon from heaven with a scarlet thread".
Paul Timoney is an illustrator, performer, storyteller and painter – check out his lively blog
and finally, our very special guest is Sonny Condell, of ‘Scullion’ and ‘Tir Na N’Og’, is a prolific artists with 15 albums to his credit. His songs are lyrical, a fusion of jazz and trad, full of rhythmn and intensity. His brand new studio album "Swallows and Farms" will be released on April 26th 2013. The release of the album will be preceded by the release of the single "You in Yellow" which is released on March 29th 2013 and is available now for pre-order on Itunes. Sonny will be performing for us as well as showing some of his artwork. www.sonnycondell.com
note re the line-up: With the exception of Gillian Tuite it is an all-male line-up, this is very unusual for us – it’s just how it panned out. So, any women reading this who are not familiar with Arts Club can be assured, we usually have lots of female artists too!