So tomorrow our DIY Arts Festival, The Trash Culture Revue, kicks off. At last. We’re here. In the flesh. The real world. Our online arts skills exchange is physically present and tomorrow evening, in Cork City, we’ll be hosting a number of film and music events.
First on up is the Moving Image Mini Film Festival that’s being held in The Camden Palace Hotel on Camden Quay at 6pm. It’s free and should be good fun.
At 8pm we have two documentaries screening at Solidarity Books on Douglas Street. The first is ‘Jana Sanskriti – A theatre on the field’, the second ‘D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist‘. I wrote up on these two films on my post earlier on today so you can read up about them there. The screenings are free and a great opportunity to see two films you’d rarely get the opportunity to see.
At 9pm doors open at The Roundy on Castle Street for our only gig of the night, Cormac O’Caoimh and Ants On Glass.
Cormac is a singer-songwriter, classical guitarist and former member of ‘The Citadels’ who received critical acclaim on various releases over the last 10 years. His debut solo cd “Stark a spark” was released in 2007 and received glowing reviews. For his new album “A New Season For Love” he re-united with ex-bandmates Art O Laoire and Eoghan Regan, who also were in The Citadels.
He is an admirable songsmith and each track from his forthcoming album “A New Season For Love” contains a catchiness and accessibility at their core that outweigh any stylistic definition. Though he may be likened to the hypnotic Nick Drake, or the inverse Elliot Smith, it is his slow and gradual soft low – key vocal delivery that inspires repeat listens. Here’s what people have had to say about his music:
There is a lot of good stuff coming out of Ireland …people like Damien Rice and David Kitt and I got a cd recently from Cork which I really like.
More than your typical singer-songwriter, O’Caoimh mixes pop sensibility with finely tuned song writing wrapping it all up in his soft melodic confidence and sharp lyrical commentary
the fresh confident songwriting of Cormac O’Caoimh suggests a promising future
Tom Robinson, BBC
Ants On Glass on the other hand are a recently formed string – duo incorporating rhythms and melodies from different parts of the world into their own original compositions. They’ll bring you on a musical journey from India to Africa via Brazil and the mountains of Austria. They’ll be offering you rare, exotic and catchy melodies in combination with intricate grooves, exploring the violin’s potential to act as a percussion instrument in combination with loops and effects. Modal improvisation, vocal harmonies and yodelling offer a truthful expression of the violinist’s passion for traveling, connecting with people and their music. The duo’s unique merging of cultures reflects the musician’s search for their own authentic transcultural identity.
This gig is for a very reasonable €5 so you have no excuse to miss it and you’ll regret it if you don’t.
I’ll have more info for you on Fridays events tomorrow.
Oh and by the way every day there are two art exhibitions on. The first is by Pretty Handsome Studios who are exhibiting their screen prints in The Roundy and the second is an exhibition of illustrations by Anna Giersz and Estera Mianowska in The Woodford on Paul Street.
Remember, if you want more info just go to our skills exchange website.
You might even decide to join up. It’s free.
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