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Musictown Hits Dublin’s Music Library

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As part of The Music Library’s Emerging Artists series, Dublin City Public Libraries and the Musictown Festival present Cult Called Man and The Motives for an afternoon of music, song and chat. Both bands will play a 30 minute set and take part in a Q&A with the audience, with compere Marky Edison (Hey, that’s me!) hosting.

Conceived in a Dublin psychiatric ward in 2012, Cult Called Man have always held an appreciation for the strange side of the human condition. ‘When we play, it's a church. We preach, and people either get on board or get freaked out.' In the wake of 2014's Mr Wednesdae EP recordings, the Cult cloistered themselves within Tyrellstown’s Camelot Studios ,to write and record their debut album, Cult Fiction.

The Motives are an alternative rock band from Wexford that formed in 2001. The members are Geoff Morrison (vocals, guitar), Joe Bernie (drums, vocals), Allan Kinsella (guitar, vocals, harmonica, keyboards) and Dean Redmond (bass, drums) they have been compared to The Divine Comedy, Jonathan Richman, and Talking Heads, difficult to define and get restless slotting into any one genre. The Motives have a singular voice that will appeal to encyclopaedic music nerds and casual listeners equally.

Both acts will then play a set together to close the show, showcasing the festival’s spirit of collaboration. The event will take place in the activity room of the Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry St, on Saturday April 21 from 2.30 – 4.30 pm

This is an all-ages event. Admission is free and booking is essential.

Phone 01-8734333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your place.




Musictown Festival 2017 Launched

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Now in its third year, MusicTown celebrates the rich music heritage and contemporary artistic lifeblood of Dublin City, one of the world’s most musical cities. Full programme details will be announced in the coming weeks. Over 11 days and nights in April the beat of the city will be set by the eclectic mix of musical performances and events taking place across Dublin.

Founded by Dublin City Council, and programmed by Aiken Promotions, this jam packed programme running from 7-17 April, encompasses and celebrates the various types of music created, performed and waiting to be enjoyed in the city; from classical to pop, trad to rock, psychedelic to opera, electronic and everything in between. A myriad of concerts, masterclasses, collaborations and workshops, bringing together an exciting mix of composers, singers, musicians, producers, DJS, and artists right across the musical spectrum to celebrate the best, the next and the unexpected.

As well as my own event featuring Naoise Roo and Hvmmingbyrd, festival highlights includes the first concert of the inaugural Dublin International Choral Festival, Craig David, Our Lady’s Choir present Handel’s Messiah, world music Concert Globe, Brady and Irvine: A Tribute, John Prine, Bronagh Gallagher, Music Together, Young Hearts Run Free & Nialler9 present Darkness to Light, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Melanie C, Sound of Silents 2017 – An improvised music and silent film project, The Egyptian Book of the Dead is the inspiration for this recital of songs at Chester Beatty Library, Ficino Ensemble, Mary Black, Katie Kim and Crash Ensemble, 5 exciting events from the RIAM, Matt Simons, Yuseef Kamaal, Weyes Blood, Kevin Rowland, Dylan Tighe’s Wabi-Sabi Soul: 3D Listening Event, Kid ink, The Fureys, Chelsea Wolfe, PWR BTTM, Ryley Walker, a musical Walking Tour on Easter Monday and events for children including a delightful music, storytelling, and puppetry performance The Quiet Tree and a fun participatory contemporary music event for children entitled Our Tunes.

Find more details at www.musictown.ie



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