Spoken Word

Gig Guide




Candlelit Tales

The talented storytellers behind Candlelit Tales who combine Irish mythology and traditional Irish music for a riveting storytelling experience present The Champions Portion this December.

It’s the time of year for feasting, for gathering around a roaring hearthfire to break bread (and tastier morsels) with your nearest and dearest. And we all know what happens next: the biggest, baddest of fights!

Sit back and relax over a drink as they transport you to the world of Irish myth and legend.

Fundraising for Homelessness - The Champions Portion - with special guests
9th December/8.30pm
Whelans, 25 Wexford St, Dublin

19th December/6.00pm
The Stags Head, Dame Lane, Dublin

More information: https://www.facebook.com/candlelittales/


Weekly Open Mic and Jamming session Intercollective is on every Sunday in The International Bar, Dublin with an in-house musician and featured acts scheduled throughout the month. Sign up on the night!

Every Sunday/8.30pm
The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin
Entry Free
More information: https://www.facebook.com/theintercollective/

Open Michelle

OpenMichelle the monthly comedy open mic specifically for women on 9th December. The aim of the night is to provide a space for new and seasoned comics alike to work on their material. Come out and support women in comedy!

9th December/8.00pm
The Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin,
Entry Free
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205124389656587/

The Circle Sessions

The Circle Sessions, performance collective of musicians, poets, spoken word artists and comedians meet every Monday night in the basement of The International Bar, Dublin.

Fundamentally, the show is an open mic without a mic. The emphasis is on listening and on performance of original works. Acts can be pre-booked or simply turn up on the night. We guarantee all walk-ins a 5 minute slot.

Featured acts vary week on week and there is an event page for each night on our Facebook page.

10th/17th December/8.00pm
The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin
Entry Free
More information: https://www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Ó Bhéal

Ó Bhéal: Cork's Weekly Poetry Event begins with a selection of poetry-films, screened between 8.30-9.30pm. The Five Words poetry challenge starts at 9.30pm. Guest poets begin around 10.00pm, for between 30-45 minutes, after which follows the usual Open-Mic session. Be sure to come early to get good seats!

Full list of guests can be found on the Ó Bhéal website: http://www.obheal.ie/blog/guest-poets/

10th December/9.30pm
Long Valley Pub, Winthrop St, Cork
Entry Free

Poetry Circle

Writers in Sligo!

Join the Poetry Circle every Wednesday morning for around the fire in Yeats Memorial Building to read your favourite poems, join in on the chats about the poets and share your stories in poetry.

12th/19th December/10.30am-12.00pm
Yeats Memorial Building, Bridge Street, Sligo
Entry €3
More information: https://www.yeatssociety.com/poetry-circle.html

Limerick Poets’ Society

Weekly Open Mic hosted by Limerick Poets' Society every Wednesday in Brendan O'Brien's Pub. Formerly the White House Poets, they have moved venue and re-organised this year. Everyone is welcome to listen, read their own poetry and enjoy a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

12th/19th December/9.30pm
Brendan O'Brien's Pub, 45 Roches Street, Limerick
Entry Free
More information: https://www.facebook.com/limerickpoetssociety/


Spokes Poetry night is opening up to new forms of spoken word, comedy, rants, philosophising, rhyme, song, story. Super special guest poet, Lismore based and Dublin born, Alan Murphy AND guest musician Klaus Harvey (ex of band The Good Rain). Come along to listen or speak. 14th December for the deep winter Spoke on the wheel of the year. Upstairs Phil Grimes. Listeners also welcome!

14th December/8.00pm
Phil Grimes Pub, 60 Johnstown, Waterford
Entry €5
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1975464849423690/

Modwords & Mistletoe

#Modwords And Mistletoe hosted by Modwords presents the wrap of party of the year. Have it be festy.

Bring your words, music, mistletoe, your party piece, your dancing shoes (legend of a DJ on the go), whatever it is you drink and probably a jumper!!

All are welcome. Newbys and all that have sniffed about before welcome. Anything goes. All types of humans and groups welcome.

15th December/8.00pm
The Garage, O'Connell st Waterford
Entry Free
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2363647710342929/

The Dublin Story Slam

Dublin's only open mic competitive storytelling night The Dublin Storyslam hosted by Broadcaster, Author & Comedian, Colm O'Regan is on December 18th are looking for your short true stories inspired by the theme Home.

18th December/7.00pm
The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin,
More information: https://www.thedublinstoryslam.com/the-next-dublin-story-s…/

Dolcáin's Cellar Open Mic

Dolcáin's Cellar Open-Mic, Clondalkin's new monthly open mic down in the cellar of the Laurels. Poetry, music, singing, comedy, etc all welcome!

20th December/8.00pm
The Laurel’s Pub, Clondalkin Village, Dublin
Entry Free
More information: https://www.facebook.com/dolcanscellar/

January 2019

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