Spoken Word

Gig Guide

AUGUST 2018 


Candlelit Tales

 Lugh, sun god of the Tuatha de Danann, is celebrated every August. But even a sun god can have a dark side. In Irish myth, we hear tales of the “Good People”. It’s very important that you call them the good people. And what kind of people demand that you go around calling them “good”?Irish mythological storytelling, told as never before. Set to a live musical score. Don't miss the first installment of Candlelit Tales in The Harbour Bar on the 1st August at 8.30pm.
Next event in Stags Head Dublin on the 8th of August.
Tickets are €10 buy them here: https://www.eventgen.ie/lughnasa
Last event of the month is in the Irish Whiskey Museum on the 17th August.

Limerick Poets’ Society Open Mic

The Limerick Poets' Society hosts a Poetry Open Mic Night every Wednesday at 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.

Brendan O'Brien's Pub, 45 Roches St, Limerick
Entry Free
More info: https://www.facebook.com/limerickpoetssociety/

The Circle Sessions

The Circle Sessions weekly gathering of performance collective of poets, musicians, comedians meet every Monday night in The International Bar, Dublin between 8pm and 11.15pm

6th/13th/20th/27th August/8.00pm
The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin
Entry Free

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2111373165770372/

Ó Bhéal

This month Ó Bhéal: Cork's Weekly Poetry Event presents Jane Commane and Peter Raynard, David Butler, Matthew Geden and Eriko Tsugawa-Madden, Meg Bateman and Paddy Bushe. Every Monday from 9.30pm in Long Valley Bar.

13th/20th/27th August/9.30pm
The Long Valley Bar, 10 Winthrop Street, Cork
Entry Free

More information: http://www.obheal.ie/blog/guest-poets/

Open House Festival: Poetry & a Pint

Starting tonight in Bangor, Poetry and a Pint at Open House Festival is an exciting series of events showcasing five renowned local poets alongside their poetry friends in the intimate and unique setting of the back bar of Fealty's.

Tuesday 7th August: Headlined by Amy Wyatt Rafferty and Paul Daniel Rafferty with poet friends: Gaynor Kane, Linda McKenna and Nathan Elout-Armstrong. The second half of each night will allow local poets to take to the floor for 4 minute slots of OPEN MIC. Spaces are limited for open mic slots. First time reader or bit of a pro- you are welcome to bring your words, or just come along and listen and enjoy a pint.

Tuesday 14th August: Headlined by Stephanie Conn with poet friends: Peter Adair and Mel Bradley.
Tuesday 21st August: Headlined by Ross Thompson with poet friends Colin Dardis, Geraldine Dardis O'Kane and Matthew Rice.

Tuesday 28th August: Headlined by Moyra Donaldson with poet friends Annie Rose, Trish Bennett and Clare Leftfield Mc Williams.

Fealty's Bar, 35 High St, Bangor
Entry £5
Buy tickets here: https://openhousefestival.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589885

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/485180461929120/

The Dublin StorySlam

Dublin's only open mic competitive storytelling night, The Dublin Storyslam is back this month on the 14th August with the theme Friend or Foe.

14th August/7.00pm
The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin
Entry €10
Buy tickets: https://eventgen.ie/the-dublin-story-slam---friend-or-foe

Living Proof

Living Proof is on Saturday evening - an evening of visual art, poetry and live performances in the Tara Building in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Entry is 8 euro with free drink being supplied on the night.

18th August/6.00pm
Tara Building, Tara Street, Dublin
Entry €8
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071489156444447/

Intercollective: Intercompetitive Finals

In association with The 5 Lamps Brewery, Intercollective have their Intercompetitive finals in The International Bar, Dublin starting 8pm.
Battling it out for the title of Intercompetitive champions 2018 are:

Jane Willow
Niamh Keane Music

Philip Lynch
Ciarán Callan

19th August/8.00pm
The International, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin
Entry Free
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/354801474988938/

Rabble Rouzer

Monthly fundraising event featuring music and spoken word Rabble Rouzer 8 Fundraiser for Refugees on the 22nd of August. Guest speakers, musicians and spoken word artists on from 7.30pm in The Underground Dublin. Next event Rabble Rouzer 9 Fundraiser for Refugees is on the 29th in Cafe Rubis 9 Parliament St.

22nd + 29th August/7.30pm
The Underground Dublin, 64 Dame Street, Dublin
Entry by Donation

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2106941012887515/

New Romantics

The New Romantics - Heritage Week is bringing back nature poems for a new age. The Irish Wildlife Trust teams up with Dublin spoken word poets for Heritage Week 2018 to bring our natural heritage to the stage. Come hear performers and contribute to our walls of wildlife poems.
If you're interested in performing, get in touch with us by leaving a comment to a link to an example of your work.

23rd August/7.00pm
Toners Pub, 139 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin
Entry Free

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854307177926116/

'On the Nail'

Limerick Writers' Centre Presents 'On the Nail', literary event at Limerick City Library Thursday 30th Aug 6.30pm – 8.00pm with special guest readers Ruth Padel and Neil Donnelly.
There is a limited number of places available for the open-mic after the main event. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 if you wish to read.

30th August/6.30pm
Limerick City Library, The Granary, Michael St, Limerick
Entry Free
More information: http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/…/on-the-nail-the-lib…/

Banana Club Fundraiser

On the 30th of August upstairs in The Grand Social the Banana Club Fundraiser presents the perfect balance of poetry and music from some of Ireland’s top poets and musicians. All to raise money for the video production of the spoken word piece 'Banana Club' by Sarah Richardson Spoken Word Poet, which focuses on female empowerment and tackles ideas and beliefs around club culture. On the night there will be a raffle with cool prizes.

30th August/8.00pm
35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin
Entry €10

Takin’ the Mic

Irish Writers Centre presents Takin' the Mic with guest MC Daniel Seery & special guest Melatu Uche Okorie on Friday 31 August 7–9pm. Welcoming all to the first Takin the Mic in our new bi-monthly slot. This August, after a long summer of drought, we're asking writers, poets and other performers to respond to the theme of 'Plenty'.
House Rules:
- Five mins per performer
- Slots are on a first come, first served basis
- Performers should sign up in advance via Eventbrite (free!)

31st August/7.00pm
19 Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin
Entry Free
More information: https://irishwriterscentre.ie/…/takin-the-mic-with-guest-mc…