Thursday December 4th
Doors open at 7pm- performance begins 7.30 pm sharp
Site-Specific Performance for thisisnotashop
Dublin artist Michelle Browne’s practice is fundamentally performance based. Her more recent work focuses on issues intrinsic to performance itself: the body, duration and the relationship between the viewer and the performer. She is interested in how social structures and the design of our environment impact on the way we live.
Saturday December 6th
6pm – 10pm / 9pm sharp for main event
Come Back to Ireland
An Evening of Silent Film With Live Irish Traditional Music
Presented by Davis Watson of Junto Rímur Films Featuring a live traditional music trio with Banba Fitzgerald on the Uilleann pipes At sundown the show will begin with a short silent film on loop from the 1930’s titled “Come Back to Ireland”. Promptly at 9pm, a live trio of young Irish musicians will accompany a final projection of the film with an original arrangement of traditional tunes. A brief session will follow the performance. To end the night, Davis Watson will screen a short presentation from his documentary work-in-progress on Uilleann pipers. Banba Fitzgerald, one of the stars of the film, will close the event with a solo tune or two.
Sunday December 7th
5 – 7pm
The Urban Fires
Beating those December blues with winter coddle & a live music session with artists Neil Conlan (guitar/vocals), Aidan O’Donovan (percussion), Rory Conlan (saxophone), Neil McAvinia (electric guitar). In an attempt to warm up a winters evening, the culinary talents of Paula Dempsey have been summoned to stir a little of Old Dublin’s flavors into a mix showcasing tracks from Neil Conlan’s debut album, Know This(www.neilconlan.com), with hints of laid back Blues, Folk & Reggae from the band. Neil’s philosophy is that “through music we can elevate consciousness, reconnect to the Gaian mind, draw more energy to humanity’s heart chakra, and take our place in the grand march to our destiny in the stars.” Space is limited, so come early to secure some hearty fare & tasty tunes.