The second edition of the charity night Dublin Songs and Stories takes place in the Sugar Club this September.
The first Dublin Songs and Stories charity event held last June raised more than €2,000 for Pieta House. The Rape Crisis Centre is the very worthy charity chosen by the organisers, Come Here To Me, for this second event, taking place in the Sugar Club on Thursday, 3rd September.
Dublin Songs and Stories Part II features a great line-up of exciting guests, including:
Beep is well known to us all, and has certainly lived a colourful life. Immersed in the world of music all his life, this rock’n’roll Renaissance man has been involved with the likes of Johnny Thunders, Led Zepplin and T Rex, rubbing shoulders with The Beatles along the way. He now fronts his own combo, BP Fallon & The Bandits.
Front man of one of Ireland’s most original bands, the now defunct Republic of Loose, Pyro is known for his diverse musical tastes, but is also an avid reader and even has an MA in Renaissance literature.
One of Ireland’s most established street and stencil artists, ADW has used the city as a canvas over the years, producing thought-provoking and humorous works. Like his ‘tribute’ to Bertie Ahern.
Steve Averill has had a hand in producing all of U2’s album covers since day one, and also plays with The Trouble Pilgrims, keeping the spirit and passion of the iconic Dublin punk band The Radiators from Space (of which he was a founding member) alive.
Music on the night comes from John, who plays with Skipper’s Alley, a young traditional / folk band based in Dublin, who bring a new energy to the genre.
Ailbhe Smyth is a veteran campaigner for change in Irish society, lending her name to various feminist and LGBT campaigns.
As An Talamh
As An Talamh (Notes on Rave in Dublin) deals with 20 plus years of Dublin rave and club culture, focusing on venues and nights like Sides and the now legendary raves in the Mansion House. It is the story of Power FM, the Banana Boys, bedroom promoters and more.
The Cricket Bat That Died for Ireland
Brenda Malone runs The Cricket Bat That Died for Ireland blog. She is an historian and museum professional with an interest in the Irish Wars of Independence.
Dublin Songs and Stories Part II takes place at 8pm on Thursday, 3rd September, in the Sugar Club, raising funds for the Rape Crisis Centre. Tickets cost from €10 + fees and may be reserved online.
The Sugar Club
8, Lower Leeson Street
Lead image © DUBLIN BUZZ; all other images courtesy Come Here To Me