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Kilmainham Arts Club – Monday May 5th

Kilmainham Arts Club

Bank Holiday Monday May 5th in the Patriots Inn, Kilmainham.

(All welcome, no cover charge,seats 8pm)

Hello all,

It is our last Arts Club until September, as we take the summer off, so do try and make it along.

Thank you to those who sent in recommendations for artists. Please join our facebook group Kilmainham Arts Club Group – there you will find posts from the artists about what they are doing, exhibitions, performances etc.

We have a lovely line-up with two fantastic visual artists to enjoy and lots more, below are the details on the artists (click on their names to link to their websites) we are delighted to have for May’s Arts Club:

Songs from Joan Shields – a wonderful Jazz singer who represented Ireland at the European Jazz Festival in Athens. Joan is also a soloist with the DIT Big Band which has performed at the NCH, Cork Jazz Festival and Wigan Jazz Club among other places. Joan teaches Release Your Voice in The Lantern Centre, Synge Street. It is suitable for all styles and levels and is lots of fun.

Comedian Maxine Jones will do a short extract from her hilarious one woman stand-up show Embarrassing Mother. Maxine runs monthly comedy nights at ‘Wicked Wolf’ Blackrock and ‘Kiely’s’ Mount Merrion. for more info:

Visual artist Eimear Brennan works in pen and ink. Her work is inspired by a mixture of everyday things that she loves -mythology, folklore, fairytales, storytelling, nature, gardening. Eimear’s limited edition prints are available through her website and can also be seen in Cow’s Lane Designer Studios, Temple Bar.

Brian Cronly came to film making late in life – he is a volunteer in the Merchant’s Quay Project and he showed his work before at Kilmainham Arts Club (‘Toiling under African skies’ and ‘Fresh Roots’) This time he will show a film about the Asian University for Women in Chittagong in Bangladesh which highlights the imperative for female education.

Leila Pederson’s principal media are printmaking and drawing. Leila completed an MA in Fine Art Print at NCAD in 2008. The same year she won the RDS Printmaking Award, as well as the Norman Ackroyd Etching Award. Her work looks at beauty and hope derived from the fringes of society and the ways change and growth can come from the margins.

Darren Lynch is a folk musician who plays a mixture of folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America. Darren has performed in such places as the Grand Folk Club in Dublin, Trad Ash Festival, Donnycarney Trad Music Festival, and The Ballyshannon Folk Festival, Mountmellick and at the Fleadh Cheoil in Derry. Darren’s debut solo album will be out in 2014. For details on forthcoming gigs over the summer check out his website.

Other News:

A beautiful, large, airy and bright venue for classes/rehearsals/dance/music/parties is available in Inchicore – the Inchicore Sports and Social Club – email gerdoyle if this is of interest to you and pass it on, the centre really deserves to be used.

Donal Casey who presented his cartoon illustrations at Arts Club in April has workshops in which he teaches the art, check out:

Donal Casey Comics Workshops

Kilmainham Arts Club