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NEW SOUNDS IN AN OLD PLACE

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NEW SOUNDS IN AN OLD PLACE

GlasDrum's latest venue, St John the Baptist’s Church in Drumcondra, resonates to a new sound on September 29th 2017 as we present our newest northside venture: NEW SOUNDS IN AN OLD PLACE. The soulful vocals of R&B singer Soulé, who plays a special acoustic set, the beautiful and heart-breaking lyrics of the inde-folk singer songwriter Maria Kelly, and the poetic wizardry of spoken word artist John Cummins are brought together by local arts professionals GlasDrum in the first of a series of live events at the 18th century church.

Date: Friday 29th September

Time: Doors 8pm, First Act 8.30pm

Venue: Drumcondra Church of Ireland, Church Avenue

Artists: Maria Kelly

John Cummins

Soulé

Pre-concert and interval drinks in the Café Dock All Hallows. Access pedestrian gate on Church Avenue, beside the gate of the Church of Ireland.

Tickets: Open seating. Tickets can be bought online at Eventbrite, or in person at DCU St Patrick's Campus Library (during Library opening hours)

Parking: Limited paid on-street parking. If possible use public transport: Dublin Bus routes 1, 11,13, 16, 33, 41, 41c, 44 all stop on the Drumcondra road (closest stop is DCU St Patrick's Campus main gate).

Up-dates: Facebook and twitter

Brought to you by GlasDrum and supported by the Croke Park Community Fund

The Artists

Soulé - whose debut song Love No More won the 2016 RTÉ Choice Music Prize ‘Song of the Year’ - has been captivating audiences at festivals ranging from Forbidden Fruit to Sea Sessions. She recently returned from performing in Berlin Other Voices and has been dubbed by Hot Press as ‘one of the hottest young acts in the country’ (May 2017). Unconventional R&B and urban electronic, Soulé’s vocals take centre stage. Soulé will perform an acoustic set, which, when played at the Other Voices Music Trail in 2016, brought the house down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYr7fJf6OEw

Maria Kelly has crafted her sound over many years into what she describes as ‘a combination of atmospheric-indie-folk’. With her delicate sound and lyricism, she weaves sophisticated vocal patterns to create a spellbinding effect on her audience. Named by the Irish Times as one of ’50 People to Watch’ in 2017, her tracks Before It Has Begun and Stitches, both on Veta Records, have received wide praise. Maria's current EP ‘The Things I Should’ is receiving extensive radio play. Live, Maria has toured across the UK and Ireland supporting the likes of KT Tunstall, James Vincent McMorrow and Wyvern Lingo. Most recently, she embarked on a co-headline Irish tour alongside Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy, including a stop at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Maria will play as special guest to Paul Noonan of Bell X1 for his forthcoming autumn tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P45CRczpE24

John Cummins is Dublin to the bone, a spoken word artist with electricity sparking from his every rhyme. Poet Laureate of the Lingo festival 2014, he was billed then as ‘zen-master of language…part rapper, part poet, all artist’. Regularly featured at festivals and events throughout Ireland, his is a unique voice and one of Ireland’s most skilful wordsmiths with a delivery second to none. John’s inimitable performances uplift and inspire with lyrical content that is both socially aware, wise and witty. The Irish Times describes him as ‘the real deal, a curious musical staccato flow, brilliantly nostalgic with visceral tales of festival, childhood, football and chippers (March, 2017).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ki1Wv6h4zY


The venue: We are privileged to be able to use Drumcondra Church of Ireland as a venue. An 18th century heritage building hidden off the main Drumcondra Road, St John the Baptist Church of Ireland on Church Avenue has many stories to tell. Rebuilt in 1743 in memory of the wonderfully named Marmaduke Cowghill, who lived first across the road in Belvedere House on what is now the St Patrick’s Campus and, when that was deemed too small, in a newly built Drumcondra House on what is now the All Hallows campus of DCU. There are memorials to notable figures in the graveyard. The architect James Gandon, the Jameson Family (of Whiskey fame) crypt and Patrick Heeney (who composed the music of the Irish national anthem) are among the notables found in this graveyard. The Church is still in active use with regular services and is part of the diocese of Dublin: Parish of Drumcondra, North Strand and St Barnabas.

GlasDrum is a north Dublin voluntary organisation of arts professionals dedicated to bringing high quality arts events to Glasnevin and Drumcondra and creating a vibrant cultural environment in this area. Established in 2015, we present the annual Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival, now in its 5th year, in the beautiful setting of Belvedere House. Other recent events have included the Mácalla exhibition - unique glass sculptures by Róisín De Buitlear in the contemporary building of the Cregan Library - and Mácalla performance by Liam Ó Maonlaí and Peter O’Toole. Visit our website for other forthcoming events in this neighbourhood and join the mailing list at www.glasdrum.ie

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