Delighted to be taking part in Cáca Milis: The Culture Night Cabaret
Friday, 20 September, 2019, Wexford Arts Centre
New original music, spoken word, short film, dance and classic cabaret: it’s all at the Cáca Milis Culture Night Cabaret, Friday, 20 September at 9:00pm at The Wexford Arts Centre, with hostess Helena Mulkerns and piano diva Marion McEvoy.
As usual, music moves us through the evening, starting with contemporary songs from Wexford’s own dark lounge minstrel Fran Greene, and winding up with songstress Marion McEvoy, whose recent album Broadstone Belle is available now. We’ll have Joni Mitchell as gaeilge, as translated by Irish poet Gabriel Rosenstock and originally interpreted by Cabaret favourite Caitríona O’Leary. We’ll have Edith Piaf in French for some European flavour, and a little Brecht. (Not, however in German … )
With an emphasis, indeed, on Irish culture this evening, we present the show bi-lingually, and it’s with a warm welcome that we present first time Cabaret guests The Kavanaghs –a father (Daithí) and son (Rory) team who will deliver traditional sounds tonight, and provide accompaniment for the evening’s danseuse – or rather rinceóir.
Cíara O’Grady is back, as they say, by popular demand, having wowed our Pan-Celtic Cabaret audience last year with her take on that wild and joyous strain of Gaelic expressionism: sean nós dancing. Riverdance it ain’t !
Return guest Seán Kiely is on the boards, too, kicking off with some much-anticipated new work. The Cabaret Banshee just managed to nab Seán the day after he handed in his poetry thesis to Newcastle University, so get there early to make sure you catch him.
And our special guest tonight is storyteller and scribe Mary Kate Flanagan, who joins us from Dublin. A veteran of legendary spoken word phenomenon “The Moth”, Mary Kate is also an award-winning screenwriter, a lecturer in screenwriting, a short story writer and journalist. A post-modern seanchaí with a flawless delivery – a leithéid d’aoibhneas!
Ciné Sweetcake brings short Irish film to the screen, and this time out it’s DOGHOUSE, written and directed by Morgan Bushe. Has the recession completely screwed Doug’s life, or has he managed that all by himself? Watch and decide. It’s fast-paced, sharp and hilarious, and you’ll never look at a Jack Russell in the same way again…
There will be cool raffle prizes, artists’ CDs and books available for sale – come early, as due to the free admission, seats are on a first come first served basis, and are limited.