Monthly Archives: April 2013

May 6th, Last Arts Club till September!

Hello All,
The Kilmainham Arts Club takes place next Monday, May 6th
The Patriots Inn, Kilmainham. Below is line-up not in order of appearance. Be there on time, seats 8pm Arts Club 8.30pm

As always, it promises to be a lively and eclectic night, but unusually, we have an emphasis on drama, rather than the visual arts, as our primary focus this month. We have a range of short dramatic pieces for you to enjoy:

We are delighted to support the Bealtaine Festival, an established Festival Celebrating Creativity As We Age. "Older – but no wiser…" is a presentation by Howard Linnane (CINE CAFE) which will consist of a small number of themed short films introduced interspersed with dramatic monologues from talented older-age actors who are part of the Bealtaine festival. Well-known monologues and soliloquies taken from stage and screen will be delivered by members of the drama group Ranelagh Players (est 2003) including: Howard Linnane (from ‘The American President’) Gertrude Kane (from ‘Lady of Letters’) and Joe Shortall (performing a piece by Brendan Behan)

In addition,we will have a performance based on Strumpet City, as part of Dublin City Council’s One City One Book in the centenary of the lockout that the book was inspired by. Against the backdrop of social agitation, Plunkett’s Strumpet City is about the attitudes of various strata of society—from Dublin Castle and people of property down to the destitute poor and the outcasts.
We are delighted to have actors Stephen Holland and Elizabeth McCollum to perform an excerpt: ‘Rashers Tierney’ and ‘Mrs Hennessy’ discuss the virtues of hunger and where the rich pickings are to be found in Dublin during the 1913 lockouts.

We love to feature newly published authors and learn about their journey to publication – Pat Upton will present his new book ‘City Portraits’ which he is self-publishing – this book featues 100 ‘literary portraits’ of everyday life in Dublin. He will chat about the process of publication and what inspired his work.

There will be music from Josephine Costello (guitarist/songwriter) and Maeve Toner (singer/autoharp). We feature Tango dance performances from Eddie and Maria – Irish Tango Dublin. And finally, our main music act will be a wonderful gypsy jazz performance with sensational group The Paris Bakery Quartet, who perform in the Paris Bakery on Moore Street every Friday evening.

Special Notice: The Kilmainham Arts Club is taking a break for the Summer months of June, July and August
Resuming again in September 2nd 2013
We will be kicking off Autumn with a special collaborative event featuring the poet Stephen James Smith and Enda Reilly.
Happy Summer to all our supporters, friends and artist contributors. Please keep us in the loop re your activities and we will be back in touch with you in August. Good wishes, Kilmainham Arts Club Team

Additional dates for your diary in May 2013:
Thursday 2nd May Open Mic contest with cash prizes in The Patriots Inn, 8.30pm performances from The Hungry Souls follow this fun night. audience votes.

Art from the Land of Sheba.Yemeni Artists’ Paintings With Guest of Honour Author Peter Sommerville-Large. Exhibiting Daily from the 25th of April to 9th of May 2013 At the Little Green Café 13 High Street, Dublin 8 Gallery Opening hours from 11am to 11pm

and finally:
The Importance of Being Oscar, one-man show based on the work of Oscar Wilde. featuring Michael Judd. Tuesday May 21st, Bulfin Court at 11am as part of the Bealtaine Festival.

Stay in Touch!


2 April, 2013 15:17

Thank you to the artists who shared their work and made our very full April Bank Holiday Arts Club such a memorable night and to you for coming along.

A special thanks go to Sonny Condell for his performance, his new cd is available soon

Our next Arts Club is Monday May 6th, we have space for visual artists to show their work and really appreciate your recommendations and referrals.

The sad news of Peter Doyle’s death recently came as a shock to us, Peter was a great photographer and a funny, kind and caring person, below I attach a photo of him at March 2012 Arts Club (first from left) – he will be missed.

In between now and Arts Club here are some (free) music gigs in The Patriots Inn which you may enjoy too:

Leo O’Kelly, Garvan Gallagher and Trevor Knight Friday April 5th.

Bad Boy Jake Thursday April 11th.

Minnie and the Illywhackers Friday April 12th.
Open Mic contest and The Hungry Souls Thursday April 18th.
The Bree Harris Band Friday April 19th.
Rev Jm’s Panic Worship Friday April 26th.

In addition, Marita Connolly, the original singer who you may remember from both Kilmainham Arts Club and the Kilmainham Arts Festival, is performing Saturday April 13th in Bewleys, I attach a flyer for this great gig.