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Music at the Fringe

What’s going on at the Dublin Fringe Festival in terms of tunes?

Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 16:31


The Dublin Fringe Festival launched last night (or to give it it’s sponsored name now: Tiger Dublin Fringe). The festival will run from September 5th to 20th, and there’s always so much stuff to check out.

Over the next while, I’m going to be looking at the Fringe programme through pigeonholes of my own construction. First up: tunes.

To the fore in the physical programme this year are musical highlights, which have steadily become a solid part of the festival. So, what’s there to listen to?

Together Disco
The staunch Ryan Skelton gets the family together for a good aul shindig at Meeting House Square on Saturday the 13th of September.

HARP: A River Cantata
This looks awesome. Ulysses Opera Theatre (FLATPACK) are turning Santiago Calatrava’s Samuel Beckett Bridge into Ireland’s largest instrument. There will be musicians and opera singers and drummers and dancers. It’s a free and unticketed event, so head down to the quays on September 6th from 8.30pm for the 35 minute show at 9pm.

DJ Kormac AV Show
A new AV show from the Irish festival stalwart happens at Meeting House Square on September 6th at 9pm. Tickets are €18.

Richie comes home for a gig at Meeting House Square on September 12th with support from Dimman. Looking forward to hearing some new tunes. Tickets are €16.

Tanya Tagaq
On September 7th, Bjork collaborator and Canadian Inuk throat singer Tagaq seeks to reclaim the 1922 documentary Nanook of the North. €17.

Dancing Suns / I Am The Cosmos
A double header from Nina Hynes and co and Cian Murphy and Ross Turner’s electronic music project at Meeting House Square on September 10th for €16.

I’m looking forward to checking out this ‘Gems’ AV show from these electronic dudes at the Button Factory on September 12th. €15

Camille O’Sullivan
It’s hard to quantify that Camille O’Sullivan is on her TWENTIETH YEAR of sold out Fringe shows, but that is indeed the case. A perfect performer, here she’ll go through her repertoire in Meeting House Square on the 11th and 12th.

Maud in Cahoots and The Well Rested Terrorist
The Well Rested Terrorist by Maud In Cahoots is a play with music exploring “fear and action, desire and fulfilment, fame and infamy” at the Peacock from the 9th to the 13th. Maud In Cahoots also play a gig at Smock Alley on September 19th.

Life Has Surface Noise #2
Siobhán Kane is joined by John Kelly, Kevin Barry, Peter Toomey, Daragh O’Halloran and others to talk about tunes on September 15th at the Project.