Sgt. Pepperoni’s Heart Club BandSeptember 13, 2019
Here Comes The KnightSeptember 14, 2019
It’s that time of year when all of Ireland’s finer arts centres throw open their doors for a free night of music, comedy, dancing, poetry, acting and beyond.
And Greystones is no different, with two major love-ins happening in the town, and one possibly colossal love-in at the library.
Firstly, leading the way, 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.
Our Culture Night fun starts early, with The Whale’s Wicklow Voices kicking off at 6.30pm, and boasting photographic explorations of The Great Famine, our native town history through Snapshots Of Greystones, presented alongside The Greystones Players and Jade Phoenix, plus, a drama workshop with the Making Waves Youth Theatre, the unveiling of a new portable escape room, courtesy of those FourFront nutters, and Battle Of The Bands winner Nicolaas Walle showcasing his new album, III.
At 8pm, you can choose between an Eclectic Carnival Of Culture at The Hot Spot (with just about every fecked-up furry freakiness you can imagine, including tribal drummer Ronan O’Snodaigh, twister troudabour Liam De Siun, the torso-twisting Zoryanna and Gaelic rapper Oisin Mac Ghiolla Bhride), or a chinwag between Dr Ciara Kelly and Ruth Fitzmaurice down at the library. Nice.
You can check out the full line-up for the night here.
To make sure your Friday night is a-boppin’, Big Muddy will be country-rockin’ the crap out of Dann’s.
Returning to The Whale to launch her new album, rising Cork singer/songwriter Sara Ryan will be bringing her full band to Greystones this time out. This is a rare chance to catch a true talent on the rise, with music blogger Hans Workman describing the Cork-based singer with the line, ‘If Kate Bush would decide to reinvent herself as the toughed-up torch singer, fronting a kick ass band, she might have sounded like this‘. Yowsa!
Making sure that your joints are rockin’ on a Saturday night, Quest For Ted are over at Lee’s, Austin Prior returns to Pluck’s, and Take It Easy are in The Beach House.
Those who actually know a thing or two about culture will most likely want to get themselves along to The Whale on Sunday afternoon, for the latest in their satellite link-ups – this time, to a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto on Lake Constance. Kick-off is 4pm…
Also on Sunday afternoon, over at The Hot Spot, it’s one of Pat’s Fireside Session, kicking off at 5pm and winding down around 1974. Nice. Free in, donations welcome.
As always, don’t forget to check out The Whale, Pluck’s, and The Hot Spot for all the groovy gigs happening over the coming weeks – plus, of course, the finest bar on the planet, The Harbour Bar.