Monthly Archives: November 2014

Monday December 1 Kilmainham Arts Club

Kilmainham Arts Club
The Patriots Inn, Kilmainham
Seats 8pm show 8.30pm sharp

Kilmainham Arts Club is, quite simply, a brilliant event which lights up Dublin’s artistic scene; thanks to the talented artists who show their work, share their stories and perform for an appreciative and warm audience.

This month we feature two visual artists: ​the accomplished and popular painter Robert Shaw, whose new work is all about seascapes.

​A​nd Fiona Aryan will show her illustrations of foxes which she modelled from some urban foxes she got to know, and tell the story of what inspired her illustrations​.

We have two contrasting book presentations, the first from Pat Upton – his new, self-published work Mayoings: Hillwalking, the Landscape Poetry of Ancient China, and Mayo.

Secondly, Bobby Aherne’s debut work D’You Remember Yer Man? published by New Island Books, is a light-hearted romp through Dublin’s street characters.

The comedian Eleanor Tiern​an will perform stand-up comedy.

​Eleanor, a fast, honest and smart comedien, has performed at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, the Galway Comedy Festival, in Best of Irish at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the Vodafone Comedy Festival.​

We will screen the short film ‘I’ve been a Sweeper’ which was winner of Fingal Film Festival Best Student film. This beautiful film was directed by Ciaran Dooley and produced by Mark Holland.

The fantastic new accapella group Vocal Point (Paul Glennon,Gwen Moore,Colm Fewer and Alison Daniel) will perform.

Our main music act for the night is the extraordinary guitarist Pat Coldrick. Pat is hugely versatile and talented, known both as a session guitarist and a classical guitarist. His latest album ‘Cayendo’ is out now and available from iTunes

All of that, plus a fun crowd and it’s free with just a raffle for costs. Spoiling you now.


Join our Facebook group page Kilmainham Arts Club Group for updates on our events, more information about the artists that we feature, forthcoming exhibitions and so on.


Kilmainham Arts Club – November 3

Kilmainham Arts Club Monday November 3rd 8pm
The Patriots Inn, Kilmainham.

This event is brimming over with artistic talent to enjoy in our uniquely warm and intimite atmosphere. As usual there is no cover charge and all are welcome. This is the line-up, not in order of appearance:

Orla Martin, the quirky and off-beat poet, musicician and songwriter who runs the Muse Poetry and Music Open Mic, will perform some entertaining pieces.

Artist Frank O’Dea will show a selection of his work. Working with oils he has developed his own unique style; bright colours and simplicity of form. The attached image is from his recent astronomy range.

Poet Nessa O’Mahony reads from her brand new collection Her Father’s Daughter (Salmon Poetry 2014). In it O’Mahoney examines eternal bonds exploring two very contrasting father-daughter relationships from contrasting periods of Irish history; her grandfather, Michael McCann, a quintessential Irish nationalist of the early part of the 20th century and her own father, whose decline and death she charts with painful honesty. The result is a meditation on love and losing and on what is retained through narrative and memory.

We will see two short films. Firstly, The Wild Geese – a short poetic piece made by Ailbhe Fitzpatrick, who will present her film. It is based on the real life experiences of a swimming group off the coast of Malahide, who gather together each day to take the plunge into the Irish Sea.
Secondly,we will screen Damien O’Connor’s animation After You. O’Connor, of Brown Bag films, presented his animation Anya in October’s Arts Club. Watch it and share it HERE

Our main music act for the night is Robert Doyle:

Robert Doyle is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and singer who plays a mixture of traditional and original material. His debut album, Life in Shadows, was released in 2011 and the follow-up is scheduled for 2015. As a past student of French-Algerian master musician Pierre Bensusan his guitar playing has received notable acclaim.

"Fingerstyle guitar expert…. with a unique vocal edge." Irish Music Magazine


Join our Facebook group page Kilmainham Arts Club Group for updates on our events, more information about the artists that we feature, forthcoming exhibitions and so on.