Kilkenny Animated A Festival of Visual Storytelling Hosted by Cartoon Saloon Kilkenny, Ireland Feb 23rd – 25th, 2018

23/01/2018

 

Kilkenny Animated is a brand new festival of visual storytelling, incorporating cartoons, animation and illustration in a series of exhibitions, talks, performances, workshops and experiences that celebrate the creativity and craft of the visual image. The festival has been developed in partnership with Fáilte Ireland as part of the Ireland’s Ancient East brand. Tickets are on sale now through our website, check out www.kilkennyanimated.com for all shows and ticket prices.

The festival is hosted by twice-Academy Award ® nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon and is set against and inspired by the backdrop of Kilkenny’s medieval streets and slipways at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Kilkenny Animated is the first festival of its kind in the world to bring together so many different aspects of visual storytelling for the enjoyment and appreciation of wider public audience.

There’s hilarious stand up comedy with 2D animation and anarchic projections from Bec Hill and Howard Read; spell-binding and award-winning dance with live animation from Hungarian group Bandart; the premiere of animated series Cul an Ti (TG4, Paper Panther, Cartoon Saloon) with live music from Kila, Lisa Hannigan and special guests; and the Hometown Gala Premiere at the Watergate Theatre of Cartoon Saloon’s Golden Globe-nominated feature The Breadwinner, with a special post -show interview with director, Nora Twomey.

There’s an amazing programme of workshops, talks and slideshows from some of the world’s greatest character designers, illustrators, animators and cartoonists who, between them, are responsible for work at Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar, New Yorker magazine. The New York Times, The Irish Times, Washington Post, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and the Jim Henson Company among many, many others. A huge exhibition of more than 200 pieces from these artists will take place over the weekend in the Goods Shed at MacDonagh Junction.

There’ll also be a spectacular exhibition of street art and graffiti in one of the old Smithwick’s Brewery buildings in the Abbey Quarter featuring local artists Mick Minogue and Dan Leo and a sketching walking tour of historic sites in Kilkenny city that inspired and feature in the forthcoming Cartoon Saloon feature, Wolfwalkers.

The full programme for Kilkenny Animated is live at www.kilkennyanimated.com tickets for all shows on sale now!

Róisín Dubh Comedy in association with Mandy Ward Artist Management presents REGINALD D HUNTER SOME PEOPLE v REGINALD D HUNTER

23/05/2017

 

Irish Tour 2017

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Irish Tour 12th – 30th Oct 2017

 

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Thu 12th Oct – Spirit Store, Dundalk

Box Office : George’s Quay, Dundalk | 042 935 2697 | www.spiritstore.ie

 Fri 13th Oct – An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny

Box Office – Port Rd, Letterkenny | 074 91 20777 | www.angrianan.com

 Sat 14th Oct –  Visual, Carlow

Box Office: Old Dublin Road, Carlow | 059 917 2400 | www.visualcarlow.ie

Sun 15th Oct – Vicar Street, Dublin

Box Office :  Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide | 24hr Credit Card Bookings: 0818719300 | www.ticketmaster.ie

Wed 18th Oct – Cork Opera House

Box Office: Emmet Place, Cork City | 021 427 0022 | www.corkoperahouse.ie

 Thu 19th Oct – INEC Acoustic Club, Killarney

Box Office : INEC, Killarney | 064 66 71 555 | www.inec.ie

Fri 20th Oct – Theatre Royal, Waterford

Box Office : The Mall, Waterford | 051 874 402 | www.theatreroyal.ie

Sat 21st Oct – Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford

Box Office : 1 North Main St. Wexford | 053 91 99199 | www.lantern.ie

Sun 22nd Oct – Ulster Hall, Belfast

Box Office: The Ulster Hall, Bedford Street,  Belfast | 028 9033 4455 | www.ulsterhall.co.uk

Wed 25th Oct – The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Box Office : 9 Market St, Armagh | 028 3752 1821 | www.marketplacearmagh.com

Thu 26th Oct – Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

Box Office: O’Connell St, Limerick | 061 953 400 | www.limetreetheatre.ie

Fri 27th Oct – Halloween Howls Comedy Festival, Portlaoise

Venue & Box Office : Dunamaise Arts Centre | 057 866 3355 | www.halloweenhowls.ie

Sat 28th Oct  – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Box Office: Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Sq | 091 569 777 | www.tht.ie

 Mon 30th Oct – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Box Office: Temple Street, Sligo | 071-9161518 | www.hawkswell.com

“REGINALD D HUNTER JOINS THE TOP RANK OF STAND-UP COMEDIANS WORKING TODAY…A COMEDIAN GOING FOR BROKE, FLYING IN THE FACE OF RECEIVED OPINION IN A WAY THAT IS SIMPLY EXHILARATING……THIS IS COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE” ««««« Times

Reginald D Hunter returns to Ireland in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show following a hugely successful year performing across Europe.

In the years that he has been living and performing in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. In the past twelve months he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of the UK as well as performing across Europe. His appearances on television have included 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South which documented Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.

“STAND-UP COMEDY’S COOLEST CUSTOMER” Telegraph

Reginald has been in the UK for just under two decades and in that time he has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on subjects including race and sexuality.  His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on, even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs.

“EACH SUCCESSIVE SHOW CRACKLES WITH ANTICIPATORY ATMOSPHERE” i Newspaper

He is a well-known face on primetime television shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You. He has appeared in Argumental for Dave Channel and Would I Lie To You and Live At The Apollo for BBC1.

His highly popular debut DVD – Reginald D Hunter Live – was one of the top sellers in the DVD comedy charts as was his follow up DVD – Reginald D Hunter: In The Midst of Crackers.

He is animated… as he burns brightly through ideas’ The Times ****

www.reginalddhunter.com

Tickets on sale Thursday 25th May 2017 at 9am

For further information, images & interview requests please contact: SorchaO’Flanagan PR

Email sorcha@sorchaoflanaganpr.com or call (086) 021 7556

 

Project Arts Centre Presents… Emmet Kirwan’s five-star spoken word odyssey about brothers, Dublin and dance music DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL

10/01/2017

 

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Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray – 21 Jan 2017

National Theatre, London – 24 – 31 Jan 2017

Project Arts Centre – 3– 4 & 13 – 18 Feb 2017

Civic Theatre, Tallaght – 7 – 8 Feb 2017

The MAC, Belfast10– 11 Feb 2017

A play about brothers, Dublin and dance music

Following a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre, a dirty weekend at Cork Midsummer and a pitstop at Electric Picnic, the Dublin Fringe smash hit and winner of Best Fringe Performers Award, Dublin Oldschool is back for a small tour taking in dates in Dublin, Belfast & The National Theatre in London!

Join Jason, a wannabe DJ on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel.

Daniel is an educated, homeless addict, living on the streets of Dublin. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in three years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips, their history and their city. Two brothers living on the edge, perhaps they have more in common than they think, but how long can this the buzz last?

Dark comedy, family drama and spoken word odyssey – Dublin Oldschool is a new play that snaps, crackles, raps and rhymes, with high octane performances by Emmet Kirwan (Sarah & Steve) and Ian Lloyd Anderson (LOVE/HATE), directed by Phillip McMahon.

Tickets from €15-20, on sale now from local theatres.

Praise for Dublin Oldschool:

“Exceptional acting squared with exceptional writing … unmissable.” ★★★★★ – The Sunday Times

“Kirwan’s late night trip through the city makes for incredible theatre” ★★★★★ – The Evening Herald“ Volcanic vortex of verbal dexterity”★★★★★ – Edinburgh Reporter
“…the pace is electrifying, the atmosphere crackling with energy, and the stage alive with an exhilarating love for language itself…. Highly recommended★★★★ Sunday Business Post

LISTINGS INFORMATION:

Venue: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (SOLD OUT)

Dates: 21 Jan 2017

Booking Information: +353 1 272 4030 or mermaidartscentre.ie

 

Venue: National Theatre, London (SELLING FAST)

Dates: 24 – 31 Jan 2017

Booking Information: +44 20 7452 3000 or nationaltheatre.org.uk

 

Venue: Project Arts Centre (SELLING FAST)

Dates: 3– 4 & 13 – 18 Feb 2017

Booking Information: + 353 1 8819 613 or projectartscentre.ie

 

Venue: Civic Theatre, Tallaght

Dates: 7 – 8 Feb 2017

Booking Information: +353 1 4627477 or civictheatre.ie

 

Venue: The MAC, Belfast

Dates: 10– 11 Feb 2017

Booking Information: +44 28 9023 5053 or themaclive.com

 

REVIEWS AND ACCOLADES

WINNER: Writer Emmet Kirwan – Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary 2014

WINNERS: Performers Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson – Best Performer Award, Dublin Fringe 2014

 

CREDITS

Written by Emmet Kirwan

Directed by Phillip McMahon

Performed by Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson

 

Emmet Kirwan is an actor and writer from Dublin. His work for theatre includes RIOT (Dublin Fringe) The Train (Rough Magic), The Good Father (Axis Ballymun), Assassins (Rough Magic), The Three Penny Opera (The Gate), Major Barbara, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Alice in Funderland (Abbey Theatre), The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (15th Oak), Bogboy (Tall Tales), Chicane, Shay’s Story (Guna Nua), In Real Time (Brokentalkers), Mushroom (Storytellers), Monged (Fishamble), No Messin’ with the Monkeys (The Ark), Where He Lies and Lovers (Island Theatre), One (Pan Pan), Election Night (Bewley’s Theatre), Alone It Stands (Lane Productions), The Indian Wants the Coombe (Purple Hart TC), Ladies and Gents (Semper Fi /Traverse Theatre), Car Show 3 (Corn Exchange / Barabbas), Rent (Olympia Theatre), Buzzin to Bits and Pericles (DYT). His work for radio includes Fighting Cowardice, You’re Not from Here, The Head, Bogboy, The Offering, We All Fall Down (RTÉ). His work for film and television includes Pursuit (An Pointe), Jack Taylor: Shot Down (ZDF/ TV3), 71 (Warp Films), Just Saying (Kennedy Films), Two Hearts (Calipo Films), The Silence (BBC), The Take (Sky One), Legend and The Big Bow Wow (RTÉ 2), The Boys and Girl from County Clare (Metro-Goldwyn), Inside I’m Dancing (Universal) and  Ella Enchanted (Miramax). Emmet also wrote and starred in the RTÉ 2 comedy series Sarah and Steve (Accomplice). Other writing includes Escape Plans (Calipo Films), Half 3 Heroes (Dublin Youth Theatre) and Outside (Still Films). Emmet is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

 

Ian Lloyd Anderson is an actor from Dublin his work includes Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive (Lyric Theatre, Belfast and Dublin Theatre Festival). He played the role of Dean in RTÉ’s LOVE/HATE. Other theatre work includes Our Few and Evil Days, Sive, The Risen People, Major Barbara, Shibari, Alice in Funderland, Macbeth, The Rivals and The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Abbey Theatre), Every Doris Has His Day, Big Ole Piece of Cake and The Bruising of Clouds (Fishamble: The New Play Company), Richard III (Fast and Loose Theatre Company), Ride On and Observe the Sons of Ulster Riding Towards the Somme (Livin’ Dred Theatre Company), End Time (Project Arts Centre), Danti Dan (Galloglass Theatre Company), The Colleen Bawn (Bedrock Productions and Project Arts Centre), Bad Sunday (TILT Theatre Company), Ferry Tales and 50 Ways to Leave Dun Laoghaire (BDNC and Carpet Theatre Company). Film and television credits include The Clinic, Raw and LOVE/HATE (RTÉ), The Wild Colonial Boy (TG4), Dorothy Mills (Mars Distribution), Shadow Dancer (BBC Films and Element Pictures) and Standby (Black Sheep Productions).

 

Phillip McMahon is a writer based in Dublin. His plays include RIOT, Elevator, Pineapple, Investment Potential, All Over Town, Danny and Chantelle (still here), and the musical Alice In Funderland which

premiered at the Abbey Theatre and was nominated for Best Production at the Irish Theatre Awards in 2013. Phillip was Writer in Residence at the Abbey Theatre in 2009/10, and his most recent play Come On Home is under commission with the Abbey Theatre. He is currently developing an original screenplay with Element Pictures. Theatre directing credits include Dublin Oldschool by Emmet Kirwan, The Year of Magical Wanking by Neil Watkins, In These Shoes?, All Dolled Up, A Woman In Progress, All Dolled Up Restitched and High Heels In Low Places, all written and performed by national treasure Panti. He is also one half of pop culture outfit THISISPOPBABY responsible for many explosive events, including WERK (Performance/Art/ Club), THISISPOPBABY venue at Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival 2008/9/10, Queer Notions cross-arts festival, and many theatre productions including Trade by Mark O’Halloran.

 

Project Arts Centre is Ireland’s leading centre for the development and presentation of contemporary art, dedicated to protecting and nurturing the next generation of Irish artists across all forms of the performing and visual arts. Project has been at the forefront of contemporary artistic practice for over 50 years. A multidisciplinary arts centre in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, annually the centre presents over 620 events and curates and co-ordinates 5 exhibitions, as well as supporting the presentation and touring of the work of a number independent artists as part of its Project Artist initiative.

 

Project Arts Centre is supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council

 

For further information or interview requests contact sorcha@sorchaoflanaganpr.com or call (086) 0217556

 

DANNY O’ BRIEN “Who breaks up with Stella?” Plus special guests Fri 18th & Sat 19th November 2016 “Upstairs in Whelan’s”

07/11/2016

 

 

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Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara Ó Briain – Danny was hand-picked this year to perform as part of the iconic “Best of The Edinburgh Fest” Show and has just returned from Australia touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After selling out Whelan’s last year with his critically acclaimed show “Ah Jaysus!” Danny returns to Whelan’s for two nights only with his brand new solo which has just finished a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! This new show looks at O’ Brien’s unique take on performing down under, being forced to do a show in Gaelic, the worst Tinder date in history, living life, losing love and the question everyone needs an answer to… “Who breaks up with Stella?”

 

Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for over seven years, playing regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals to worldwide audiences, as well as being the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin, one of Ireland’s most successful comedy clubs. With his friendly, anecdotal style, this Irish charmer draws in an audience and brings on the big laughs with ease.

 

He performed his first solo show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to rave reviews and scooped the title of “Dublin’s Funniest Comedian” at the prestigious Stand Up For FM104 that same year. In 2013 Danny took part in Irish TV show The RTE Comedy Awards and released his first comedy album on iTunes as part of the Irish Underground Comedy Show. He also beat sixteen of Ireland’s best up-and-coming acts to take the coveted Toilet Duck Award at Tedfest, the now-famous Father Ted celebration.

In 2014 Danny performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with his second solo show ‘Back To The Hills!’ and had a hugely successful sold-out run, returning in 2015 with ‘Ah Jaysus!’, performing another triumphant run to full houses followed by shows in Ireland, the UK and Europe and appearances at The Forbidden Fruit Festival, Longitude Festival, and Vodafone Comedy Festivals.

 

In addition to his fourth solo show at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival Danny was asked to perform as part of this year’s “AAA Stand-Up” (total sell-out from 2005-2015) at The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh as well as The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Latitude Comedy Festival (UK), BugJam Festival (UK), The Vodafone Comedy Festival, Ravlóid (Irish speaking) Festival, Electric Picnic, The Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Aberdeen Comedy Festival as well as a host of International shows in Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels, Malmö, Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. He also appeared on The Comedy Central Show “Brexit at Tiffany’s” which will be aired on Comedy Central Australia on Foxtel next month.

 

Quotes

 

“O’ Brien took to the stage like a force of nature…one suspects it won’t be too much longer before stadiums come calling” (The Examiner ****)

 

“A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance!” (Great Scott ****)

 

“Danny is destined for stardom!” (The Laughter Lounge)

 

Tickets from €12 on sale now from WAV Box Office 1890 200078

http://www.whelanslive.com/

 

 

For further information or interview requests contact sorcha@sorchaoflanaganpr.com

or call (086) 0217556

VODAFONE COMEDY CARNIVAL GALWAY Full programme revealed!  

06/09/2016

 

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The line-up for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway has just been announced and the week-long event is set to keep Galway roaring with laughter.  It’s time to step right up and ride this comedy carousel which is set to consume the city this October Bank Holiday weekend. The 2016 Vodafone Comedy Carnival runs as part of Vodafone’s Centre Stage programme and will see the return of the iconic Spiegeltent to Eyre Square accompanied by its brand new sister venue ‘The Red Box’.

The Vodafone Comedy Carnival runs over 7 days from Tues Oct 25th to Mon Oct 31st and comedy fans can look forward to over sixty shows within the programme.

Tickets on sale now through www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com and via OMG, Shop Street, Galway.

Festival organisers searched far and wide to fill the ‘Eyre’ with laughter to bring the funniest acts on the planet to what has always been acknowledged but only recently proclaimed as Ireland’s cultural capital, Galway. From home grown ringmaster Tommy Tiernan to Edinburgh award nominee Al Porter to Manchester megastar Jason Manford and the planet’s best one-liner man, Milton Jones – this week-long funny fest will not disappoint.

For comedy fans who like some musical accompaniment with their humour, acts like David O’Doherty, The Dan Band from The Hangover and Old School movies, The Rubberbandits Halloween hullabaloo and the hip hop improv of Abandoman will provide a musical spectacle throughout the festival in the city of the tribes.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the hit improv comedy show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ will be joining Stephen Frost’s Improv All Stars for the weekend and also performing what they say is ‘the longest running international improv show on planet earth’ – The Colin & Brad show. Police Academy sound effects genius Michael Winslow will splutter into town in his 80’s reg clown car. America’s Got Talent’s The Boy With Tape On His Face still hasn’t shut up about his appearance.

Ireland’s, if not the world’s, best sketch group Foil Arms and Hog, and the superb Pajama Men will be getting their sketch on during the festival along with Today FM duo Dermot and Dave who will bring their brand new live show to the west.

Add world class silliness from PJ Gallagher, Jason Byrne, Sam Simmons, Paul Currie and Lords of Strut to superb stand up from a stellar line-up of comic geniuses Aisling Bea, Sofie Hagen, Joe Lycett, Andrew Maxwell, Joe DeRosa, Tom Stade, Glenn Wool, David McSavage, along with Jonathan Pie and the celebrated Shazia Mirza performing ‘the bravest piece of comedy you will ever see’ and now you’ve got a festival worthy of an aspiring European Capital of Culture.

Bring on 2020. It’s time to send in the clowns!

Festival Director Kevin Healy said ‘We’ve worked hard to deliver a top notch comedy programme with something for everyone. We would especially like to thank Galway City Council for allowing us to build our festival hub in Eyre Square and to squeeze in a new venue – The Red Box. My hope is that anyone making their first trip to Galway, be they customers or performers, get to experience some of the magic that residents and regular visitors feel so intensely. I’d also like to express my gratitude to our main sponsors Vodafone whose outstanding commitment to live comedy is remarkable and allows us to put on such a great show. Simply put, the Comedy Carnival wouldn’t exist without them.

Robert Hyland, Senior Sponsorship and Brand Engagement Manager, Vodafone Ireland commented, “The Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway has been such a success over the years and we are delighted to be involved once again as part of Vodafone’s Centre Stage programme. The Comedy Carnival is one of the highlights of the country’s entertainment calendar and with the high calibre of comedians performing this year, teamed with the brilliant atmosphere in Galway city, the Vodafone Comedy Carnival is the must attend event of the Autumn.”

For full details of The Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway line-up and programme information visit www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com

LINE-UP FOR 2016 CAT LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL – PROGRAMME REVEALED!

08/04/2016


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The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s programme is now live on our website. Check out the array of cracking International and home-grown talent which will take place in Kilkenny over this June Bank Holiday weekend. Click here for more www.thecatlaughs.com

Highlights include debuts from our first Russian comic at the festival, Igor Meerson One of GQ’s ‘Five new faces of Russian humour’ another debut act, Adam Hess definitely “One-To-Watch” he joins the line-up as well as the fabulous Tiff Stevenson who was one of the best reviewed shows at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Birmingham’s Joe Lycett fresh from his Chortle’s Best Show Award of 2016 will be there! Nish Kumar who has received a plethora of brilliant reviews earning him a spot in the Top Ten of Channel Dave’s “Ten Funniest Jokes on the Fringe”. Also don’t miss Shazia Mirza with topical show “The Kardashian’s Made Me Do it” about being a Muslim woman in the UK.

As well as new acts we have our festival firm favourites including Maeve Higgins who

Will be flying in from New York especially to perform her first stand-up in Ireland in nearly a year! As always, this year’s line-up brings together the best in Irish comedy including David O’Doherty, Al Porter, Deirdre O’Kane who will be performing her new solo show, Barry Murphy, Andrew Maxwell, PJ Gallagher, Bernard O’Shea, Jason Byrne, Karl Spain,  Neil Delamere, Sean Hughes, Foil Arms & Hog, Eleanor Tiernan, Eric Lalor, Chris Kent, and rising stars Waterford Whispers News and Joanne McNally.

Our international list includes The Last Leg’s host Adam Hills, Manc favourite Jason Manford, Reginald D. Hunter with his brand new show Aluminum Negro, Canada’s finest

Glen Wool, the grouchy dead-pan genius that is Rich Hall, Dom Irrera will be there with Uncle Dom’s Fireside Chat and many many more.

What better way to round off the weekend than going to Races!

Cat Laugh Goes To The Races with host Hector and Waterford Whispers News will be live and dangerous at Gowran Park Racecourse on Monday, June 6th, presenting live coverage and commentary together with many other comedians.

All Tickets on sale now from www.thecatlaughs.com

Check us out at www.facebook.com/kilkennycatlaughs / www.twitter.com/catlaughscomedy and instragram.com/thecatlaughs

 

Aiken Promotions presents Live at the Marquee, Cork – 13 July 2016 Iveagh Gardens, Dublin – 14 July 2016 Tickets on sale this Monday 21 December at 9am

17/12/2015

 

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Joey Santiago, Black Francis, touring bassist Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering

 

Today, Pixies announced that they will play two dates in Ireland next July, Live at the Marquee Cork on 13 July and Iveagh Gardens Dublin on 14 July 2016. Tickets go on sale this Monday 21 December at 9am.

Having played a 125-date global trek over a 21-month period to support Indie Cindy, its first new album in two decades, Pixies look forward to another world touring schedule in 2016 and 2017.  The tour will start in Spain in July where the band – Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and touring bassist Paz Lenchantin – will headline the Bilbao BBK Live festival, and it will include two dates in Ireland, Live at the Marquee Cork on 13 July and Iveagh Gardens Dublin on 14 July.

ABOUT THE PIXIES:

While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans are discovering their iconic “loud quiet loud” signature sound.  After five genre-defining studio albums, Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds all over the globe for seven years, a longer period of time than they were a band originally.  But writing, recording and releasing new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time, so they secretly booked studio time in Wales for the fall of 2012.  Six days into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band; Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on, working with a variety of touring bassists, something they’d never done.

The Pixies surprised everyone on June 28, 2013 with the brand new song “Bagboy” (“…a vintage Pixie-ian meld of garage punk and anthemic pop choruses” – Mojo), and then regularly released new songs digitally over the course of the following 10 months.  On April 29, 2014, fans could hold in their hands Indie Cindy, Pixies’ first full album of new material in more than 20 years, and released 10 innovative music videos, racking up more than five-million views.  As the UK’s DIY put it, “They’re back.  They’re still brilliant.  God save the Pixies.”

The Pixies are looking forward to what 2016-17 will bring to the band and their fans.

Tickets priced €53 on sale this Monday December 21 at 9am and will be available from:

 www.ticketmaster.ie

Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide

24hr Credit Card Bookings:  0818 719300 (ROI)

24hr Credit Card Bookings:  0844 277 4455 (NI)

FOR MORE CONCERT INFORMATION CHECK www.aikenpromotions.com

 

 

REGINALD D. HUNTER “THE ALUMINUM NEGRO” IRISH TOUR – JUNE 2016

15/12/2015

 

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Wed 1st June – Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

Thu 2nd June – Seapoint Galway

Fri 3rd June – Cork Opera House

Sat 4th June – Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

Mon 6th June – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Wed 8th June – An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny

Thu 9th June – Millennium Forum Theatre, Derry

Fri 10th June- Barbican Theatre, Drogheda

Sat 11th June- Vicar Street, Dublin

Sun 12th June – Mandela Hall, Belfast

 

 

“Reginald d hunter joins the top rank of stand-up comedians working today…a comedian going for broke, flying in the face of received opinion in a way that is simply exhilarating……this is comedy of a rare scope” ««««« Times

Reginald D Hunter returns to Ireland in June 2016 for the inaugural Tour of his brand new show “The Aluminum Negro”. Surely everyone at some point in their life has wondered what it would be like to be a Negro? To try to address this, well-loved (but occasionally rejected) comedian, Reginald D Hunter, sets out to take his audience on a bountiful romp through today’s politically correct minefield whilst, at the same time, attempting to shield them from any truths they would much rather avoid.

“In an age when comedians tend to hammer audiences with material, and play the self-promotion game for all it’s worth, he’s a refreshing change, stand up comedy’s coolest customer” Telegraph

Reginald has been resident in the UK for just under two decades and has become one of the Comedy Industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive, no holds barred, take on subjects including race and sexuality.  His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on, even when focusing on his own principles or beliefs.

“Searing social commentary, deep south wisdom and juicy punchlines are pretty much guaranteed’’ – Independent

As well as his frequent live appearances he is a well-known face on TV shows such as  8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You. He has appeared in Argumental for Dave Channel and Would I Lie To You and Live At The Apollo for BBC1.

Following a hugely successful year touring the world Reginald returned to his birthplace in America in 2015 to film the critically acclaimed BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South, which documented his epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.

Tickets priced from €25 – €28 (including booking fee) are on sale Wednesday December 16th @ 9am throughwww.ticketmaster.ie & venues Box Office. Ticket info www.reginalddhunter.co.uk

 

 

Aiken Promotions Presents LITTLE GREEN CARS Iveagh Gardens, Dublin Saturday July 23rd

09/12/2015

 

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Tickets priced €33 (including booking) on Monday December 14th @ 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie & outlets nationwide

http://youtu.be/9C1IwbWF1DU

Little Green Cars return to Iveagh Gardens Dublin next year to play the venue they headlined with a stunning show in 2014. The band have been busy working in the studio on their as yet unnamed second album.

The Dublin band released their no #1 debut album Absolute Zero on Glassnote Records (Mumford & Sons, Phoenix) in 2013 and went to perform a run of Irish dates including numerous sold out nights at Vicar Street. The band released three singles, The John Wayne, Harper Lee & My Love Took  Me Down to the River to Silence Me to great acclaim and heavy radio coverage in Ireland. They were invited to perform at key American festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza as well trips to Australia and tours of UK, mainland Europe and North America and a guest spot on the Jimmy Fallon Show.

The John Wayne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEVkuNsEi0

Harper Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHwMDr6dMHI

My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmo9zGw1IX4

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For further information contact sorcha@sorchaoflanaganpr.com or call (086) 0217556

 

 

 

DJs, decks, drug busts and ninja flips, Project Arts Centre presents Dublin Oldschool – Back by popular demand

03/12/2015

Project Arts Centre presents…

Dublin Oldschool

A new play by Emmet Kirwan

12-16 January 2016 – SIX PERFORMANCES ONLY

 

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A play about brothers, Dublin and dance music

Following a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre, a dirty weekend at Cork Midsummer and a pitstop at Electric Picnic, the Tiger Dublin Fringe smash hit and winner of Best Fringe Performers Award, Dublin Oldschool returns to Project Arts Centre, Dublin, this January.

Join Jason, a wannabe DJ on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one misguided misadventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel.

Daniel is an educated, homeless addict, living on the streets of Dublin. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in three years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips, their history and their city. Two brothers living on the edge, perhaps they have more in common than they think, but how long can this the buzz last?

Dark comedy, family drama and spoken word odyssey – Dublin Oldschool is a new play that snaps, crackles, raps and rhymes, with high octane performances by Emmet Kirwan (Sarah & Steve) and Ian Lloyd Anderson (LOVE/HATE), directed by Phillip McMahon.

Tickets on sale at Project Arts Centre now.

Praise for Dublin Oldschool:

“Exceptional acting squared with exceptional writing … unmissable.” ★★★★★ – The Sunday Times

“Kirwan’s late night trip through the city makes for incredible theatre” ★★★★★ – The Evening Herald

“…the pace is electrifying, the atmosphere crackling with energy, and the stage alive with an exhilarating love for language itself…. Highly recommended★★★★ Sunday Business Post

LISTINGS INFORMATION:

Venue: Project Arts Centre

Dates: 13 – 16 January 2016

Preview: Tuesday 12 January 2016

Time:  7.30pm

Extra performance: Saturday 16 January 2016, 9.30pm

Tickets:  €20/18

Booking Information: 01 8819 613 or http://projectartscentre.ie/dublin-oldschool-january-2016/

CREDITS:

Written by Emmet Kirwan

Directed by Phillip McMahon

Performed by Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson

Project Arts Centre is Ireland’s leading centre for the development and presentation of contemporary art, dedicated to protecting and nurturing the next generation of Irish artists across all forms of the performing and visual arts. Annually the centre presents over 620 events and curates and co-ordinates 6 exhibitions, as well as supporting the presentation and touring work of a group of independent artists as part of our Project Artist initiative.

www.projectartscentre.ie

 

Emmet Kirwan is an actor and writer from Dublin. His work for theatre includes The Train (Rough Magic), The Good Father (Axis Ballymun), Assassins (Rough Magic), The Three Penny Opera (The Gate), Major Barbara, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Alice in Funderland (Abbey Theatre), The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (15th Oak), Bogboy (Tall Tales), Chicane, Shay’s Story (Guna Nua), In Real Time (Brokentalkers), Mushroom (Storytellers), Monged (Fishamble), No Messin’ with the Monkeys (The Ark), Where He Lies and Lovers (Island Theatre), One (Pan Pan), Election Night (Bewley’s Theatre), Alone It Stands (Lane Productions), The Indian Wants the Coombe (Purple Hart TC), Ladies and Gents (Semper Fi /Traverse Theatre), Car Show 3 (Corn Exchange / Barabbas), Rent (Olympia Theatre), Buzzin to Bits and Pericles (DYT). His work for radio includes Fighting Cowardice, You’re Not from Here, The Head, Bogboy, The Offering, We All Fall Down (RTÉ). His work for film and television includes Pursuit (An Pointe), Jack Taylor: Shot Down (ZDF/ TV3), 71 (Warp Films), Just Saying (Kennedy Films), Two Hearts (Calipo Films), The Silence (BBC), The Take (Sky One), Legend and The Big Bow Wow (RTÉ 2), The Boys and Girl from County Clare (Metro-Goldwyn), Inside I’m Dancing (Universal) and  Ella Enchanted (Miramax). Emmet also wrote and starred in the RTÉ 2 comedy series Sarah and Steve (Accomplice). Other writing includes Escape Plans (Calipo Films), Half 3 Heroes (Dublin Youth Theatre) and Outside (Still Films). Emmet is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

 

Ian Lloyd Anderson has recently finished performing in Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive (Lyric Theatre, Belfast and Dublin Theatre Festival). He also recently reprised his role as Dean in the fifth series of RTÉ’s LOVE/HATE. Other theatre work includes Our Few and Evil Days, Sive, The Risen People, Major Barbara, Shibari, Alice in Funderland, Macbeth, The Rivals and The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Abbey Theatre), Every Doris Has His Day, Big Ole Piece of Cake and The Bruising of Clouds (Fishamble: The New Play Company), Richard III (Fast and Loose Theatre Company), Ride On and Observe the Sons of Ulster Riding Towards the Somme (Livin’ Dred Theatre Company), End Time (Project Arts Centre), Danti Dan (Galloglass Theatre Company), The Colleen Bawn (Bedrock Productions and Project Arts Centre), Bad Sunday (TILT Theatre Company), Ferry Tales and 50 Ways to Leave Dun Laoghaire (BDNC and Carpet Theatre Company). Film and television credits include The Clinic, Raw and LOVE/HATE (RTÉ), The Wild Colonial Boy (TG4), Dorothy Mills (Mars Distribution), Shadow Dancer (BBC Films and Element Pictures) and Standby (Black Sheep Productions).

 

Phillip McMahon is a writer based in Dublin. His plays include Elevator, Pineapple, Investment Potential, All Over Town, Danny and Chantelle (still here), and the musical Alice In Funderland which

premiered at the Abbey Theatre and was nominated for Best Production at the Irish Theatre Awards in 2013. Phillip was Writer in Residence at the Abbey Theatre in 2009/10, and his most recent play Come On Home is under commission with the Abbey Theatre. He is currently developing an original screenplay with Element Pictures. Theatre directing credits include Dublin Oldschool by Emmet Kirwan, The Year of Magical Wanking by Neil Watkins, In These Shoes?, All Dolled Up, A Woman In Progress, All Dolled Up Restitched and High Heels In Low Places, all written and performed by national treasure Panti. He is also one half of pop culture outfit THISISPOPBABY responsible for many explosive events, including WERK (Performance/Art/ Club), THISISPOPBABY venue at Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival 2008/9/10, Queer Notions cross-arts festival, and many theatre productions including Trade by Mark O’Halloran.

 

For further information or interview requests contact sorcha@sorchaoflanaganpr.com or call (086) 0217556

 

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