Celebrating Cultures, Promoting Integration
This evening presents brilliant and exciting Celtic Jazz music from Melanie O’Reilly & Trio and Frank Martin on the Piano. Melanie O’Reilly and Frank Martin have become known as one of the most formidable vocal /piano duos in the Bay Area, California & the West coast of USA and together they will perform their unique, exciting, exhilarating sound fusing two great traditions – Jazz and Celtic. Their repertoire will include original compositions – inspired by Irish literature such as James Joyce’s works, contemporary Irish poetry by Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill , Sean O Riordain and stories of Ireland, – as well as the duo’s unique take on jazz standards.
Where: Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin
When: 8pm to 10:30pm
People Before Profit local representative Gillian Brien is delighted to host the very special screening of the 2015 film Viva with a discussion with writer Mark O’Halloran. Gillian is a manager with BeLonG To – a national organisation where she has spent over ten years supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland.
Viva is the beautifully crafted story of a complicated father-son relationship, amidst the Havana drag scene. In 2016 Viva made it onto the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film.
Mark O’Halloran came to fame with the ground-breaking Adam and Paul and this award-winning screenwriter and actor went on to work on acclaimed film and tv series such as Garage and the RTÉ mini-series Prosperity.
Where: The Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin
When: 7pm to 9:30pm
How much: €15
Hannah, Fiachra, and Ciaran began writing music together in March of 2018. Their shared interest in artists such as Ben Howard, Alice Pheobe Lou, King Krule and Peach Pitt helped cultivate their early sound. As the group became more serious they enlisted the help of bass player Aran Hopkinson in September 2018. They played their first headline show to a sold out crowd at Whelan’s on the 25th of October, 2018. On foot of this performance, they were immediately booked for shows at the Button Factory and the Workman’s club as well as recruiting the final member of the band, drummer, Cian O’Leary Hegarty. The group plan to gig and tour extensively for the summer. The band are currently recording in Temple Lane studios and plan to release in mid-2019.
Where: Crowbar, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
When: 8pm to 11pm
How much: Admission free