The Good Room presents..
As part of Cork Midsummer Festival
Fair Plé - - Karan Casey & Pauline Scanlon, The Whileaways, Kate Ellis, Anna Mieke, Julie Goo, Niall Vallely and many more.
Tickets €20 + €1.83 booking fee
Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm
FairPlé is an initiative set up to encourage and promote female musicians in Irish folk and traditional music. This concert will celebrate some of those strong female voices.
Cinder Well are releasing their album in May and will be playing a house show in Cork city! €5 entrance. Feel free to bring along sound friends. Limited capacity so arrive early!
Cinder Well is the haunting folk project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Amelia Baker. Born out of a collective love of 1970’s folk-rock, traditional ballads, and dance music of America, Ireland, and Scandinavia, Cinder Well’s sound is at once provoking and nostalgic. Their new full-length album The Unconscious Echo features seven original songs blending harmony vocals, resonator guitar, viola, fiddle, upright bass, and shruti box drones.
Amelia is joined on the album release tour by folk and punk music veterans of the Pacific Northwest and Norway: Marit Schmidt (Vradiazei, Sangre de Muerdago, Disemballerina), Mae Kessler (Ekstasis), and Magnus Nymo (Blackbird Raum, Lyngfarer, REGN).
Cinder Well’s new full-length album The Unconscious Echo is available May 11th, 2018.
The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O'Leary)
+ Anna Mieke.
Thursday May 10th. 9pm.
Tickets €10 on sale now. http://www.coughlans.ie/whats-on/
The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. They have performed and collaborated with artists across the folk spectrum including Beth Orton, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Anais Mitchell, and Sam Amidon.
“their great feat turns out to be taking what’s best of the classic Irish folk revival without falling into any of its clichés. The resulting album bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.” –Huffington Post
Eamon started playing Irish music while growing up in Dublin through his friendship with the Mayock family, traditional musicians from County Mayo. When he moved to New York City in the early 90’s, he immersed himself in the city’s traditional music scene and travelled widely, performing with many of the great players in Irish music. In 2004 he and fiddler Patrick Ourceau released the album Live at Mona’s. Eamon has taught at many traditional music programs in the US and also records and performs original music. His last solo record, Old Clump, was released in 2012.
Jefferson is a guitarist and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2013, in addition to The Murphy Beds, he and songwriter Anais Mitchell released Child Ballads, a collection of new adaptations of English and Scottish folk songs which won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. His original songs are featured on the 2016 album Great Shakes by Cambridge, MA roots rock ensemble Session Americana. In the Oct. 2013 issue, Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote, “A gifted guitarist and singer, Hamer is able to hit close harmonies… and weave gorgeous instrumental lines.”
Another Love Story are delighted to announce a new string to our bow, a furthering of the frequencies, a deepening of the process and a fluffing of the feathers of our little festival.
We love a party, and we can't wait for August to roll along for our annual ALS party extravaganza. (news coming soon!!)
BUT we also think there's more to us all being us and to you being you than just a party - there's more to all of this than meets the eye.
ALS SHORT STORIES are a new series of seasonal one day events, held in Killyon Manor, which will be based around talks, walks, food, thought, workshops, the investigation & interpretation of the things that interest & intrigue us, with a splash of music & performance added in to make it a pleasantly provoking yet entertaining Sunday spent in The Manor.
Broadly speaking the content of each event will be focused on addressing the relationship of the festival with the physical landscape it inhabits and the world it, and we, exist in.
SHORT STORIES #1 'REWILDING' :
FOOD : Katie Sanderson
THOUGHT : A series of talks on the issue of rewilding nature, and ourselves, how to bring the balance back to nature, while keeping the conversation moving in the contemporary sphere.
WORKSHOPS : Emily Robyn Archer
MUSIC : Michael Gallen (Ana Gog) performs his solo project Sudden Wells | Anna Mieke
& MORE TBA
GENERAL TIMETABLE :
11:00 - Welcome Tea & Address
12:00 - Manor Workshops
14:00 - Lunch
15:00 - Talks / Music
17:00 - Final Address
18:00 - Evening Farewell Tea
DAY TICKET & BUS PASS : €40 (including bus & lunch)
DAY TICKET & CAR PASS ; €45 (including lunch)
** CAR PASSES V LIMITED DUE TO SOGGY FIELDS SO V LIMITED PARKING AT THE MANOR
RETURN BUS : LEAVES DUBLIN (ST. PATRICK'S CLOSE) AT 10AM - RETURNING AT 19.00.
Numbers are limited - we've been discussing this for a long while, but we want to start to unravel the ball of wool of our own thoughts by inviting you all to partake.
Kids and Hund's (both wellbehaved) are welcome.
Come spend a special Sunday in The Manor with us and some wonderful friends, thinkers and doers.
Together Is the Most Important Thing
Sun 12th November
Show Start 8:30pm
Support from Anna Mieke.
Mongoose is a musical melty-pot combining the vocals, instrument-playing and songwriting of four women - Molly O'Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne. Their latest single 'Old Friend' was released in July, ahead of their much-anticipated EP ‘Four’, due for release in Autumn 2017. They are currently Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Musicians in Residence for 2017.
All four members are songwriters, which allows for rich and dynamic soundscapes. From harmony-lead delicate folk to hard-edged indie pop, their music has been constantly evolving since the release of their debut album in 2015.
Celebrated for their live performances in particular, they have made memorable appearances at numerous festivals around Ireland and abroad, including Other Voices, Body & Soul, Longitude and Electric Picnic. Mongoose recently supported Glen Hansard at his sold out Vicar Street gig and performed two of their tracks from ‘Four’ with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as part of Culture Night 2017.
“A vocal powerhouse with a line in charming yet incisive idiosyncrasy, Mongoose are an act unafraid of being true to their boundless, abstract and vibrantly coloured creative selves. A must for lovers of musical ingenuity and adventurous atmospherics.”- DervSwerve music blog, 2017.
“[Mongoose] have graced us with more stunning vocal arrangements and a catchy refrain” - Hot Press ('Old Friend' - single July 2017)
This month at Listen at Arthurs we have a mix of songs and compositions, contemporatry, folk and electronic music. Singer Songwriter and Gaeilgeoir Gráinne Holland will be performing her beautiful and innovative Songs. Soprano Michelle O'Rourke will be performing some new music by a selection Irish Composers. Singer, cellist, guitarist Anna-Mieke Bishop will be performing her unconventional folk music with her band and finally, from her artist residency in Christ Church Cathedral, American artist Rachel Austin will be performing her intuitive and deeply feminine electro-acoustic music.
This night of eclectic music, and film is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by The Association of Irish Composers.
Tickets are €10 at the door
Following the success of their sold-out Winter Longing show in 2015, Dublin band Mongoose return this year to host not one, but two evenings of music and poetry. Here you will find gems of the Irish music and poetry scenes, gathered for two intimate nights. Join Mongoose in Ballydehob on December 17th for the second of this double bill, featuring guest appearances from some of their favourite acts- Anna-Mieke, Niamh Regan, Maryanne Doyle and Emily Donoghue.