From 6pm-9.30pm on Culture Night (20 September 2013), the following acts will perform on the Wintergarden Stage in the Gallery Restaurant. Read more about the artists who will be performing on the night below, in their own words:
Nigel Place is as refreshing a songwriter as you are likely to hear. A troubadour of the 90s Dublin singer/songwriter nights that gave us Damian Rice, Declan O’Rourke and Damien Dempsey, Nigel has himself found his own unique voice and distinct style.
His recent release, “Broadcast To Anyone Who’ll Listen” recorded with producer Len Arran paints a series of snapshots in time, like long forgotten polaroids with a charm that is difficult to categorise. Nigel’s voice was used for Graham Cantwell’s TV drama “The Coalboat Kids” based on Pat Larkin’s series of children’s books. He has toured and played extensively throughout Ireland and UK over the years but his recent appearance as a songwriter on RTÉ’s “The Hit” has brought him to a much wider audience. You can listen to some of Nigel's music here.
Stephen Cummins aka Uke Gnome is an entertainer first and foremost and a gifted ukulele player somewhere around sixth or seventh. His musical influences are the 1920's, 1930's and The Muppet Show. He's a tummeler of sorts, a jester who sees music as the fastest route to collective happiness and the ukulele as the people's instrument: cheap and unpretentious. He has made appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin's Ukulele Hooley and multiple venues in London and Dublin. He also busks in markets in Kildare and Dublin.
Caitríona O’Leary is known for her intense and passionate performances of early music and traditional Irish song. She has been featured with leading ensembles such as Sequentia, The Harp Consort, Joglaresa, and her groups eX & Dúlra and has performed at many of the world most renowned concert halls and festivals including The Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Belfast Festival at Queens, Festival Interceltique de Lorient amongst others.
Caitríona has made numerous recordings for labels including Virgin Classics, BMG Deutsche Harmonia Mundia, Vox, Avie and Heresy/Naxos.
Gerry Gormley is a singer/songwriter that hails from the bog lands of County Meath. He is also the front man and rhythm guitarist for new rock outfit 'Sugar Cane Flame'. He recorded his first solo EP last year titled 'November Tuesday' and has been fortunate enough to grace the main stage of such venues as Whelan's and The Grand social. His influences stem from all musical corners including Blind Melon, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Nick Cave and Credence Clearwater Revival to name but a small few.
Cappella is a mixed voice choir, with approximately 30 members, based in Dublin. Our present formation dates from 1998 when Vincent Whelan became Musical Director. From the outset it was decided to combine competitive singing with concert performances. Cappella has made its mark on the competition circuit, winning prizes in Ireland and Britain. We have sung for the President of Ireland, and performed with international artists at the National Concert Hall. We have performed in Britain, France, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in recent years. We welcome new members.
Thomas Doyle & Kid Coy. Kid Coy are an Alternative/Pop/Electro band from Dublin, Ireland. The band have just completed their debut album with acclaimed producer Karl Odlum. Stay tuned to the band's facebook page for upcoming tour and release dates.