Listen at Arthurs

8pm Saturday the 15th of October

Erika Kulnys

Erika Kulnys

Erika Kulnys opens hearts with her vulnerability, humour, passion, and commitment to social change. Described as "possessing the ingenious activist zeal of Ani DiFranco combined with the poetic skepticism of Leonard Cohen," Erika's powerful voice and carefully crafted songs are reaching people across the globe. Based in Nova Scotia, Erika has performed internationally at venues ranging from the Bitter End in New York to the World Social Forum in Caracas. She won a Watson Fellowship to study and play music for social change in eight countries, and was a finalist for the International Acoustic Music Awards for her song Had to come Home:
Erika's albums WINGS and Angel on the Road received international airplay, stayed in the top ten in local charts, and Angel on the Road won the 2015 Music Nova Scotia Award for Inspirational Recording of the Year.
You can watch the new studio video of Angel on the Road here:
"Her achingly honest, yet beautifully created craftsmanship is as vast as the North Atlantic Ocean. Spin the cheekiness of Dolly Parton with the overt sexuality of Kinnie Starr, then dash the toe-tapping rhythms of Newfoundland’s Colleen Power to conjure up a sense of her multi-dimensional musical talents.” – Shannon Webb-Campbell for

Julien Colarossi Quartet

Julien Colarossi Quartet

“A highly satisfying debut that hits the gut and touches the heart, “Note to Self” introduces a fine quartet and makes the case unequivocally for Colarossi as an emerging talent embarking on an exciting journey.” All About Jazz

Originally from Italy, guitarist and composer Julien Colarossi, has established himself as one of the most exciting young guitarists to emerge in recent years on the Irish contemporary jazz scene, gaining a strong reputation not only as a performer but also as a composer and teacher. He will perform with Darragh Hennessy (piano), Dave Redmond (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums). High energy, effective arrangements and collective improvisation are the main feature of the quartet, alongside the capacity to drag the crowd into the stream of energy projected by the band’s soulful and thoughtful music.

Paul Roe and Aileen Cahill

Paul Roe and Aileen Cahill

Paul Roe is a musician with particular interests in performance, education and coachng/mentoring. He has a PhD in Performance Practice from the University of York, a Masters Degree in Community Music from the University of Limerick and is a Fellow of Trinity College, London. He has an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching and as a member of the International Coaching Federation he works with a wide range of individuals as coach/mentor. He is a performer (clarinet and bass clarinet) of international repute and was Associate Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland from 1987-2000. He has been a member of Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble since 1989 and has given solo, ensemble and orchestral performances throughout Europe, Asia and America.

Aileen Cahill is no stranger to either this remarkable series of music performance in a cabaret-style setting or to Sligo. A native of Tubbercurry, she has performed many times in Sligo both as an accompanist and a soloist.  She completed her solo studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2007, graduating from Dr John O’Conor’s Masters class. She then continued her studies at the Conservatory of Music, DIT, completing a Masters in Accompaniment in 2011. It is there she met Gavin and the two have been an ensemble since. This year, they were awarded an ensemble residency with RTE Con Tempo Quartet and the Galway Music Residency. This involves a year of masterclasses and concerts throughout the country. With the Sligo Baroque Orchestra she has performed Mozart piano concertos and she appeared in a Young Con Brio concert with Jamie Rock. On Sunday Aileen will play Chopin and will accompany a programme of music by Philip Glass, Villa-Lobos, Wagnein and others. 


Buzzards by Séamus Hanly

Buzzards by Séamus Hanly

“Following the life of an unusual maintenance worker as he tries to piece together some form of luxury in his menial ritualistic life.”

Science-Fiction, Drama, short film, written & directed by Séamus Hanly, from Enlightenment Pictures.

Where is Arthurs

28 Thomas Street Dublin

Arthur's is the nearest pub on the route to The Guinness Storehouse, one of the city's foremost tourist attractions. It is popular both with locals and tourists. Naturally it has the freshest pint of Guinness in all of Ireland.
Arthurs is a classic Dublin pub, old style but well appointed. It has been a pub for over 200 years, and has many historical connections, being beside St. Catherines Church, outside of which the patriot, Robert Emmet, was hung, drawn and quartered in 1803.
We light a real turf fire everyday, play an eclectic mix of Irish music and have live music sessions in the evenings. We offer wholesome food at reasonable prices, seven days a week.

Arthur's Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin


Spring cleaning for the ears

Cormac Larkin The Irish Times

A monthly transcending of all genres

As indefinable as it is thrilling

Bernard Clarke Nova, Lyric Fm

I was moved by both the captivating and frivolous mood

I was impressed by the range of sonic and artistic display on offer, and I was moved by both the captivating and frivolous mood created by the artists performing.

Stewart Killeen

Rapidly assuming unmissable status

Composer/impresario Dylan Rynhart’s monthly salon at the Wellington is rapidly assuming unmissable status for those looking to know where creative music is headed in Ireland these days.

Cormac Larkin The Irish Times

Eclectic line-up

An eclectic monthly night that encompasses a variety of styles drawing from jazz, classical, singer-songwritery and the bardic across the spread of creative music and spoken word

About Listen at

About Listen at Music

Embracing musical diversity in a cosy environment, just sitting back to listen, is something we are passionate about. Following the success of Listen at Lilliput, in Lilliput press, we wanted to expand this ambitious “Listen” project across the city and perhaps eventually, the country, with collaborative evenings of music and spoken word. Audiences can enjoy a showcase of Irelands finest musicians and artists and will unquestionably hear something new that will inspire them.

Also look out for our posters and flyers as visual artist John O'Reilly ( and graphic designer Peter Murray, will be creating bespoke artwork for each event.

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We are hugely grateful to these organisations for all their help and support: