Hope you are also enjoying the long days as we approach summer and leave the winter behind. Do come along to:
Monday April 7th Kilmainham Arts Club
which is as usual in The Patriots Inn, Kilmainham. Seats at 8pm, we are earlier starting these days. No cover charge, all welcome.
It is going to be a great night of talent for you all to enjoy.
Below is the line-up (not necessarily in order of appearance):
Tenor Seán ó hEarcáin will sing us a couple of songs from the pre-war years.
Raven, the hugely talented performance poet, will shortly be releasing his first collection. He will be sharing his work with you. He is a wonderful performer and artist and if you are not familiar with his work check it out:
Photographer Peter Doyle, recently deceased, was a great friend of Kilmainham Arts Club. We will show some of his work, including his black and white photography project Dark Walking
Photographer Abigail Denniston has recently completed her MA in photography in NMTC. She will show some of her recent work which includes her work with sound – transforming virtual data into material photographic compositions.
Joan Harman & Mairead O’Donnell will play some tunes for us in the folk/trad genre with guitar, fiddle and vocals.
Donal Casey, cartoonist, illustrator and lecturer will show some of his new work. He is going to show us a variety of cartoons he has done over the past few years in Irish, which have appeared in books like Enjoy Irish and in magazines like ‘Magill’. This section will be bi-lingual, in Irish and English.
Kate Gisbourne – Woodlark – will perform original material from her new album which is available on this link Woodlark
below is some info specifically on Woodlark:
"Woodlark" were formed in 2011 . Their style could be described as alt/folky blues and they take their influences from musicians as diverse as Gillian Welch, Fairport Convention, Mark Lanegan and Fleetwood Mac. Kate Gisbourne (Vocals and songwriting) and Andrew Valentine ( guitar and songwriting) have just been joined on double bass by Conor Jerram and on violin by Jessica Valiente. They have a shedload of original songs and so far have played venues like The Grand Social and The Mercantile and supported artists like Hazel ‘O Connor, Leslie Dowdall and Sarah Mcquaid. Their first EP "Cross my Heart and Hope to Die" was launched at Whelans last June . ("Could be compared to a softer version of Stevie Nicks", Artree Records, "I highly recommend", Unsigned IMusician.org.)They currently play every Tuesday at Whelans as part of The Folk Club, are busy writing and rehearsing new songs and are planning a new EP, "The Skeleton Tree" for later this year.