Listen At - Archive

Below is an archive of all the Listen at Concerts over the years…

November
18th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

Another amazing night at Arthurs, we are just confirming the line-up, please check back again soon.


October
21st
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

Another amazing night at Arthurs, we are just confirming the line-up, please check back again soon.


August
19th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have another spring cleaning for the ears with Jazz and Soul infused SongsPiano Minatures, Bach and Ysaye and Art History.

Co. Clare singer and guitarist OMHA will be performing her beautifully crafted jazz and soul infused songs. Violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain will be performing poinient works for solo Violin by Bach and Ysaye. Peter Moran will be performing his impressionistic collection of 'Dublin Minitures' for solo Piano and to top it all off, we will have a Talk on Art History relating to Schoenberg by art historian Jessica Fahy

This night of eclectic music and spoken word is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network

Tickets are €10 at the door 


July
22nd
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have another stunning infusion of genres with Jazz, Cello Duo, Prose, Songs and a New Composition

We have a stunning cello duo of Yue Tang and Sokol Koka, who will be performing the Sonata for Two Cellos in G Major, No. 10 by Jean-Baptiste Barrière and The Butterfly Lovers Concerto by Zhanhao He / Gang Chen (Arr. For Two Cellos by Yue Tang). Writer and Songwriter Jona Xhepa will be reading from her new Novella intersperced with beautiful songs. Guitarist Michael Nielsen will be performing on his beautiful Microtonal Guitar with vocalist Ellen Demos and drummer Shane O'Donovan. The Dukes of Banjax: Joe O'Farrell (banjo) and David Bremner (live electronics) will be performing their wonderful composed/imporvised madness. And Finally, Soprano Elizabeth Hilliard will be performing excerpts from Christopher Fox’s Catalogue Irraisoné

This night of eclectic music and spoken word is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network

Tickets are €10 at the door 


June
17th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have another stunning infusion of genres with Jazz, Folk, Improvisation, Light Opera and Irish Storytelling

Pianist Francesco Turisi will be performing with his Taquin trio of cellist Kate Ellis and saxophonist Nick Roth. We will have Irish stories and myths from Sorcha and Aron Hegarty's Candlelit Tales. Vocalist and Composer Sue Rynhart will be performing music from her new album 'Signals' with double bassist Dan Bodwell and percussion and accordion from Francesco Turisi. And we will have some Bloomsday inspired Light Opera from Soprano Mary O’ Sullivan, and pianist Andrew Synnott

This night of eclectic music and spoken word is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network

Tickets are €10 at the door 


May
20th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have a wildly different mix of Stand-up Comedy and Classical Guitar, Unaccompanied irish traditional Voice, Medievel Bretanc Pipes and Avant-Garde Guitar.

Visual artist, Storyteller and Writer Helen McNulty will be performing a special and hilarious show all about her experiences of being Pregnant. Classical Guitarist Alec O'Leary will be performing music by Sergio Assad, and Isaac Albeniz. Irish traditional singer, Folklore and Ethnology lecturer Ciarán Ó Gealbháin will be performing unaccompanied songs with a unique heritage from Sean-Phobal, in the Waterford Gaeltacht. Guitarist / Producer Gavin Prior will be giving a special performance with his homemade 'Springthing' instrument

This night of eclectic music and spoken word is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network

Tickets are €10 at the door 


April
15th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

For this springtime edition of Listen At, we bring you a pastoral, liminal and contemporary night of music and spoken word. Featuring a piano recital by Dublin composer and wide-reaching musician Martin O'Leary, experimental poetry from renowned poet and curator Christodouls Makris, a blend of Irish and Scottish traditional into contemporary tunes from harpist Triona Marshall and vocalist Alyth McCormack, as well as mastermind of the uilllean pipes Mick O'Brien who will be joined by Martin O'Leary for a special collaboration. 
This series of concerts aims to bring together a blend of the traditional, the modern, and everything in between, creating one of Dublin's most eclectic arts showcases. Tickets are 10 euro which can be purchased at the door. 
We are grateful for the kind support of Music Network, the Contemporary Music Centre, the Association of Irish Composers and Arthur's Music Venue.


March
18th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have a mix of songs and compositions, contemporatryfolk and electronic music. Singer Songwriter and Gaeilgeoir Gráinne Holland will be performing her beautiful and innovative Songs. Soprano Michelle O'Rourke will be performing some new music by a selection Irish Composers. Singer, cellist, guitarist Anna-Mieke Bishop will be performing her unconventional folk music with her band and finally, from her artist residency in Christ Church Cathedral, American artist Rachel Austin will be performing her intuitive and deeply feminine electro-acoustic music.

This night of eclectic music, and film is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network and the The Association of Irish Composers.

Tickets are €10 at the door 


February
18th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have another eclectic mix of Traditional music, Contemporary music, Jazz and Avant-Garde music. Bodhran and Sarode duo "An Tara" with Tommy Hayes & Matthew Noone, will be performing their powerful traditional and borderless music. Composer Sam Kavanagh will be performing improvisations from his latest Album for solo Piano. Jazz Pianist Justin Carroll will be visiting us from his new home of New York and showcasing an exciting new band featuring Brian Wynne, Sean Maynard Smith and Gonzalo Del Val. And Finally Composer and Listen at co-manager Peter Moran will perform a programme of spoken word music, from a range of artists and composers including Jennifer Walshe, Tom Johnson and Kurt Schwitters, as well as his own work.

This night of eclectic music, and film is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by The Association of Irish Composers.

Tickets are €10 at the door or if you'd like to prebook, you can Cick Here


January
21st
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

At the first Listen at Arthurs of the New Year we have our first Comedian, Three very different Singers and some Hot Jazz.

Stand up Comedian Eleanor Tiernan (form Irish Pictorial Weekly) will be performing some new material. Elizabeth Hilliard will be perfoming music from her new Album "Sea to the West", a collection of works written for Elizabeth by Living Irish Composers. Singer Songwriter and Gaeilgeoir Gráinne Holland will be performing her beautiful and innovative Songs. Traditional Irish singer Padraig O Nuallain will sing for us some beautiful Irish airs with his rich deep voice. And to round off the evening, we will have some jazz from the 20's and 30's with the gypsy stylings of the The Tolka Hot Club.

This night of stand up and eclectic music, is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network and the Assoication of Irish Composers

Tickets are only €10 and are available at the door.


November
19th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

In 1947, Woody Guthrie wrote a letter to John Cage in admiration of his compositions for prepared piano, describing them as "… a keen fresh breeze … a welcome thing in the way of a healthy change from the old ways you hear a piano played … a whole forest and desert mountain full of these fine things…" 
This unexpected connection between these two very different but hugely influential artists is the inspiration behind this evenings' programme. Featuring songs and compositions, poetry and prose, rare video footage, and a unique experiment in audience participation, this is another great night not to be missed! 
With performances from: John Feeley (guitar), Mia Cooper (violin), Ye VagabondsPatrick FreemanLeila Jane and Peter Moran

Presented with the kind support of Music Network.
Tickets €10 at the door.
 


October
15th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have another eclectic mix of Songs, Film, Jazz and Classical music. We will have songs of vulnerability, humour and passion with Nova Scotian Singer-songwriter Erika Kulnys, joining us on her Irish tour. Italian guitarist Julien Colarossi will be leading his soulful jazz quartet in a stream of energy and beautiful arrangments. Clarinetist Paul Roe and Pianist Aileen Cahill will be performing Brahms, Schubert and new music from composer Kenneth Edge. And finally we will feature another first for Listen at, we will be screening "Buzzards" a short film by a young writer/director Seamus Hanley

This night of eclectic music, and film is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network

Tickets are only €10 and are available at the door.


September
10th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have another eclectic mix of Jazz, Poetry, Clectro-acoustic music and world music. Roca Reho is a super-group of Ireland's leading Jazz musicians featuring Nick Roth, Justin Carroll, Dave Redmond and Graham Hopkins. Justin Carroll will also be exploring sound, with equipment of a similar age as himself: a Fender Rhodes, analog synthesizer, ring modulator and tape delay. Poet Sean Ruane will be reading his work and Guitarist Patrick Groenland will be playing and singing a range of pieces from around the world, Tanzanian songs and West African traditional Kora music. It's going to be another extraordinary night.

This night of eclectic music, is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network and the Improvised Music Company

Tickets are only €10 and are available at the door.


August
20th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have another eclectic mix of Film, Poetry, Improv and Feedback loops. Insufficient Funs will be celebrating the launch of their new EP fresh from this year's 12 Points Festival in San Sebastian. Writer and sometimes performer Jona Xhepa will be reading her work inspired by modern Irish narratives. Drummer and songwriter Sean Carpio will be presenting music for Drums and Feedback loops with his new Trio. And to finish out the night, Unshaped Form will be performing their alternative soundtracks to film shorts and silent movies. This will be a cracker of a night !

This night of eclectic music, is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network and the Improvised Music Company

Tickets are only €10 and are available at the door.


July
16th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have tons of diverse musical talent. Izumi Kimura will be launching, not one, but two albums of her music with guitarist Tommy Halferty. Michelle O'Brien, Jesse Smith and Éamonn de Barra form one of the most potent traditional trios of recent times. Stripped back vocal and drum ensemble SELK with Anna Jordan and Dennis Cassidy bring together a mixture of vocal loops, electronic samples and percussion. And Composer and pianist Kian Geiselbrechtinger will be performing Scriabin's 'Poeme-Nocturne' and his own 'Behind The Door' for solo piano.

This night of eclectic music, is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network.

Tickets are only €10 and are available at the door or online


June
18th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This month at Listen at Arthurs we have the return of broadcaster Billy O Hanluain who will be reading some of his social / political prose. Joseph Houston and Aisha Orazbayeva will be visiting us from london with an Avant-garde programme for piano and violin including John Cage's duet "Two6". 
Mary and the Pigeons will be joining us with a lush collection of orchestral sounds, and finally, the all percussionist group 'Bangers and Crash' featuring Alex Petcu, Maeve O'Hara and Paddy Nolan. This is a powerhouse of a line-up with literally something for everyone.

This night of eclectic music, is kindly supported, in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network.

Tickets are only €10 and are available at the door.

 


May
21st
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

This Month we have: Leinster Poetry Slam Champion; Poetician John Cummins will be reading his latest work. The recorder virtuoso Laoise O'Brien will be performing music by Francis Fleynjan, Enrique Granados and Heitor Villa Lobos with guitarist Michael O'Toole. A beguiling tapestry of sound, ranging from Irish jigs to Persian 'dastgáh' from Navá, a group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. And last but not lease, Maeve O'Hara (Vibraphone) and Matthew Berrill (Clarinet) will be performing new music by composer Dylan Rynhart.

This night of eclectic music, is kindly supported  in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network.

TIckets are only €10 and are available at the door.


April
16th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

April's Listen at Arthurs will be very special. We will be joined by some masters of modern and traditional music. It will be our privilege to present American minimilast Composer Tom Johnson. Flautist Harry Bradley, TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year, 2014 will be performing with Sean McKeon (Uilleann pipes). Legendary Irish Guitarist Tommy Halferty and composer and pianist Greg Felton will present their new chamber project "Anda" with Derek Whyte (bass) and if that wasn't enough, Twin Headed Wolf, the eccentric folk flavoured twin-sister double act complete this massive night of music. This night of eclectic music, is kindly supported  in their infinite wisdom, by Music Network.


March
12th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

We continue in our concert series on the 12th of March, in our new space, Arthurs of Thomas St.

We have tradional and folk group The Sons of Mary who have specially prepared a selection of material from the early 1800s. Flautist Miriam Kaczor will lead a special trio of flute, harpsichord and cello performing a specially chosen program of Debussy, Bach and  Piazzolla. New vocals/bass/drums trio Berri with Jenna Harris, Derek Whyte and Matthew Jacobson will provide lush vocal loops with rolling beats and Kian Geiselbrechtinger will talk about Robert Emmet's Speech from the Dock (given that Emmet was hanged and beheaded outside the front door of Arthurs), and then recite it in full. This is a powerful program with something for everyone, see you then. 


January
30th
Saturday

Listen at Arthurs

At our first event in Arthurs on Thomas st, we will have the National Concert Hall Javanese Gamelan Orchestra, Singer-songwriter Inni-K, Poet Iggy McGovern and Pianists Kian Geiselbrechtinger & David Bremner performing Phillip Glass' 'The Hours'


January
22nd
Friday

Listen at Bello Bar

The Ardú vocal ensemble will be performing fresh settings of popular songs, exploring the use of the voice as an instrument // excellent young Dublin musician Siobhan Doyle, will be continuing our violinist series with support from Music Network // Olesya Zdorovetska's ‘Zvuky Skazu’ (The Sounds of Telling) is a sonic journey through contemporary Ukrainian poetry for voice and citera // Songwriter April Cleary will be performing her own acoustic-folk songs // and composer Dylan Rynhart will give a composer's voice talk, supported by the Contemporary Music Centre. Dylan will speak on his work with speech melody and new works, to be performed by the Fuzzy Logic Ensemble immediatly afterwards.

On Friday the 22nd of December at 7pm. Tickets are €15 on the door and €10 here online


December
22nd
Tuesday

Listen Refugee Child (Charity Event)

Eileen Carpio will be curating a special Charity Listen at event in Bello Bar. All funds go to "Refugee Child" an amazing charity set up by people like you and me who have put their lives on hold to help others, especially refugee children.
Come and hear the amazing wealth of talent in Dublin city on the 22nd of Dec at the Bello Bar, and in doing so save children's lives. Every penny makes an immeasurable difference and you can see exactly where your money goes with regular updates on Refugee Child's facebook page.
This very special event will feature many many short performances from some excellent musicians: Sleepers, Kate Ellis, Ed Devane, The BQ Trio, Sue Rynhart, Candice Gordon, Clang Sayne, Shane O'Donovan, Shane Latimer, Karl Him, Silver Kites, Stephen Fanning and more special guests.


December
17th
Thursday

Listen at Bello Bar

On Thursday the 17th of December at 7pm we will be continuing our monthly night of creative music and spoken word in The Bello Bar, 1 Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8, with 5 very different acts of exceptional music, for only €15.

On the bill… The audacious and seriously intelligent singer songwriter Dylan Tighe will be playing some new material // The powerful compositions of Composer Gráinne Mulvey with flautist Joe O'Farrell and Soprano Elizabeth Hilliard // The incredible traditional music group The Albiez Trio with Laoise Kelly (harp), Tola Custy (fiddle) and Cormac Breatnach (whistles) // Writer, filmmaker, and arts agitator Joe Ambrose will be ranting and gossiping about his adventures with drug smugglers and master criminals. // and Dylan Rynhart's Fuzzy Logic Ensemble will be performing new compositions with Sue Rynhart (voice), Nick Roth (saxophones), Izumi Kimura (piano), Derek Whyte (bass) and Matt Jacobson (drums)


November
19th
Thursday

Listen at Bello Bar

On Thursday the 19th of November at 7pm we will be continuing our monthly night of creative music and spoken word in The Bello Bar, 1 Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8, with 4 very different acts of exceptional music, for only €10.

On the bill… The courageous singer-songwriter Rebecca Collins // Traditional musicians Donal McCague (fiddle) and Tommy Fitzharris (flute/concertina) will be playing some remarkable tunes // Massimo Davi (composer) will be speaking about his work and performing with Monica Miuccio // and Sankhara an exceptional new duo of Joe O Callaghan (guitar) & Izumi Kimura(piano)


October
15th
Thursday

Listen at Bello Bar

We kick off our new season in a new venue of Bello Bar, just up the canal. Below the Lower Deck Bar in Portabello, Bello Bar offers more space, more stage and comfortable chairs, it's gonna be even better. On the bill this month is Songwriter Tommy Moore, thoughtful and inventive jazz piano trio CEO Experiment, Storyteller Aideen McBride will be reading from her new book and a Folk and family duo of Matthew and Naomi Berrill


July
17th
Friday

Listen at Wellington

This month Songwriter Miriam Ingram and her band will bring their unique flavour of dark, gothic folk. Pianist Justin Carroll will be Exploring sound, with equipment of a similar age as himself: a Fender Rhodes, analog synthesizer, ring modulator and tape delay. Poet Jona Xhepa will be treating us to some Poetry and Parody. Cathal Roche and Izumi Kimura will perform a sequence of short improvised duets, adopting pages from the 'I Ching' or 'Chinese Book of Changes'. Expect lyrical fireworks from poet Dave Rock with accompaniment from Pianist Greg Felton. And some fresh sounds from saxophonist Chris Engel and his jazz trio.