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From 6pm-9pm on Culture Night (19 September 2014), 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:
Gar Tiernan is a 27 year old singer songwriter from Dublin. He is not defined by genre and writes as he puts it "Wherever the song wants to take me".
Which usually takes him from folk, pop, ballad, rhythm & blues all the way to acoustic hiphop without ever losing his authenticity, his distinctive voice and in-depth, clever and well-crafted writing ability. He has been described as organic and not like anyone else, and his slow ballads and acoustic hiphop stories have been hailed as lyrical genius by some of Ireland most accomplished artists. He has supported the likes of Damien Dempsey and Aslan and is currently spending most of his time recording his much anticipated debut album. https://m.soundcloud.com/garytiernan/new-dress
Performance time: 6pm
Damh is the current front, back and side project of Tiger and Panda collaborator Ox (David Burke to the census-taker). Launched in Dublin in 2013, after much idle chit-chat in Donegal, Galway, Bristol and London. Debut EP - the curiously-monickered Toby's Lament - is out now on Box Store Records. It is a loose concept piece about a melacholy boy racer. But really it's just choons innit. Full digital download available on https://damh.bandcamp.com
Damh plays Whelans this Monday night, the 22nd September.
Performance time: 6.30pm
Irish born and based, Cathal Johnson grew up playing various music genres on his guitar and harmonica. He was recently appointed by Hohner Harmonica manufacturors as Service Repair for Hohner for All Ireland. Cathal studied as a harmonica technician with harmonica guru Brendan Power. In 2010, Cathal attained a degree in Applied Music specialising in Solo Performance playing Irish Traditional Dance Music on diatonic and chromatic harmonicas. He plays and sings music using harmonica rack with guitar, melodeon and accordion. A keen harmonica player, Cathal also took time to study harmonica under the tutelage of Rick Epping of “Pumpkin Head” and inventor for Hohner Harmonicas. Cathal attended workshops with harmonica virtuosos Mick Kinsella and Rick Epping at the Miltown Malbay summer festival and the Murphy Brothers’ Festival, in honour of their father Phil Murphy, the well known Irish harmonica player, in Waterford. Cathal Johnson has successfully managed music events for numerous parties, pubs and clubs in Galway, Donegal and Louth, street performances for the Louth County Council and festivals over the years. Other events including raising funds for volunteer groups such as Louth Nature Trust of which he is one of several directors. http://cathaljohnson.com/
Performance time: 7pm
Emly is an indie-folk singer , whose main focus so far is to work on song re-arrangments and singing covers in her own style , which has a bit of a jazzy feel. She also has written music to poems ,which she has performed at Sunday Roast and Zodiac Sessions. She is urrently exploring her own songwriting and working on material for her first EP. Check out some of Emly’s sounds here: https://soundcloud.com/dot_em/i-always-knew
Performance time: 7.45pm
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. http://cappellachoir.com/
Performance time: 8.30pm