To help raise money for Emmet McAviney's amazing 1000 mile run for Barnardos, Pine the Pilcrow have asked some extremely talented performers to join them to celebrate the final leg of his journey when he finishes the Dublin City marathon.
Doors at 7pm. First band at 8pm with a special international DJ performing to 3am. Limited tickets so book early. €10
PINE ¶HE PILCROW
Pine ¶he Pilcrow released their critically acclaimed debut EP in March and are making big waves in the Irish music scene. The piano, cello and violin 3 piece have received early reviews describing their music as "stunning", "cinematic" and "atmospheric, melodic gold". Recently nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Pure M awards and having just played a record breaking 4 stages at this years Electric Picnic, things are looking bright for this Dublin based folk trio.
Lowlight Gathering’s musical journey began four years ago in Monaghan, a small town with a big interest in music. Singer - songwriter, Charlie Livingstone, brought together a number of local musicians with the simple goal of creating some original music. Daniel Donnelly (guitar and vocals), Gregory O’ Neill (bass) and Michael McKenna (percussion and vocals) began working with Charlie and created the basis for Lowlight Gathering today.
The style of music these musicians created was unique from the very start. The genre proved hard to identify which led them to simplify it as ‘folk –rock’. Strong lyrics and fluid harmonies, backed up by a rigid rhythm section brought them across Ireland, playing shows in almost every county. The band worked hard and was rewarded for their efforts when they got the chance to support such acts as The Hothouse Flowers, The Riptide Movement, Red Empire and Ryan Sheridan.
Throughout Lowlight Gathering’s lifetime, additional musicians have joined the four initial members. Each brought their own style and ideas to the group and increased the band’s notoriety. In January 2016, Danny Mahoney (keyboard and vocals) and Shane Murphy (electric guitar) joined the band and made a significant impact to the sound that is Lowlight Gathering. The addition of two electronic instruments brought the band away from their acoustic roots and helped develop a truly unique sound. Intense harmonies now compliment most songs as they further try to push the boundaries of their original music.
With their new EP ‘Young Hearts’ scheduled for release in October, we patiently await what they have in store for us. In the meantime you can check out their first single from the EP which has been released on their Soundcloud channel.
Esther is mortified at the thought of writing a 100-200 worded descriptive blurb about her music.
Where to start? What to say? Should it be in third person? Must one add some poetic flair to it? Will it be funny?
...how many words have we got so far?
Born and rye bread in the Dutch/Flemish Sealand, Esther enjoys making songs of a salty wavy character. Written during gloomy evenings and performed with sad guitar play and floaty vocals, her songs have been known to make drunk women cry. Occasionally men too.
Good at funerals.
This Nick Drake at heart is mainly used to singing indoors, to her cat.
Now at times musically accompanied by a furry equivalent—Mick, a hairy fella from Tallaght playing keys like a boss, Esther is finding it all more sound & proper and is now up for playing outdoors. Preferably sitting down, and somewhere inside.
https://soundcloud.com/estherdrafts (decent recordings coming soon)