Whole Lotta Love On Lott LaneApril 17, 2019
Easter Treasure Trail At KillrudderyApril 17, 2019
There was guy, an underwater guy, who controlled the sea…
Good to see Talking Heads’ seminal live concert film Stop Making Sense coming to town with a whole new band paying homage to the 1984 classic, whilst elsewhere, there’s a very special 15th anniversary screening of the classic Irish film Adam & Paul, Gary Duggan’s black thriller Spotless debuts, and there’s also all the usual grooviness in Lee’s, Molly’s, Dann’s and The Beach House.
As always, there are three diddley-aye fixes available each week – Tuesday’s open session in Dann’s, Brian Farrell and co gathering around the Horse fire on Wednesdays, and Ger Doyle caught in fiddle-driven time warp every Thursday in Dann’s. Forever. And ever.
The big one on Wednesday night was set to be the 15th anniversary screening of Adam & Paul, with writer and co-star Mark O’Halloran attending for a Q&A. In support, it’s Sean Treacy’s award-winning short, Rue, starring that Lennon feck. All for €10, and with free popcorn. Due to the fact that Greystonians are a lazy-ass bunch of spoilt couch potatoes, the screening has been postponed to Wednesday, May 15th.
On Thursday, it’s the bould Cat Fury’s Psychedelic Sessions over at The Mollys, making sure that your groovy weekend starts nice and early. And with a wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-BOOM!
The big one Friday night is the latest offering from multi-award-winning theatre company Rise Production, Spotless, the brand new play from writer Gary Duggan, and with Aoife Spillane-Hinks taking on directing duties. Part thriller, part jet black comedy, two women – Cork actress Emma Willis (Young Offenders) and Ciara O’Callaghan (Fair City‘s Yvonne Doyle) – suddenly discover that they’ve been dating the same man. A healthy double-dose of revenge is now on the cards…
To make sure your Friday night is a-hoppin’, Big Muddy will be country-rockin’ the crap out of Dann’s, whilst upstairs in The Hot Spot, Ailbhe’s taking it easy with a private party. Just say Dave said it was alright to come along, and you’re in.
Jumping from their usual Saturday to Sunday, it’s Big Digger at The Beach House, whilst over at Lee’s in Kilcoole, Nightlife will be rockin’ the Saturday, and DJ Darren will be pumpin’ up the jam on de Sunday.
The grooviest Saturday gig though is, of course, Playback taking on Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, the funkified Afro-beat blow-out of that seminal 1984 concert being the perfect soundtrack to a dancefloor freak-out. We caught up with head honcho Justin McCann here, or just go grab a ticket here.
On Sunday, you can choose between the hippy, hippy shake of The Hot Spot’s Fireside Sessions at 4.30pm – free in, but, donations welcome – or those bank holiday groovers, Big Digger and DJ Darren.
As always, don’t forget to check out The Whale (including Greystones Film Club goodies and those live satellite link-ups), Pluck’s, and The Hot Spot for all the groovy gigs happening over the coming weeks, plus, of, course, perhaps the finest bar on the planet, The Harbour Bar, which is always free, always groovy, and always should have been built in Greystones.