First Fortnight

10 January, 2019

at St Patrick's University Hospital

Cistin - First Fortnight 2019

Laura Ryder at Cistin - image courtesy of First Fortnight
Laura Ryder at Cistin - image courtesy of First Fortnight

After being our resident Cistin host, Aidan Murphy returns to the stage but this time to delight us with his musical talents. His live show often includes piano, guitar and computer looping effects, so prepare for a musical treat!

Joining the lineup is the 4 piece band Laura Ryder Ampersand with their ensuing music a mix of everything they get their ears on, taking influence from sources like alternative pop, folk, blues, and jazz.

The Sacreblues Band are a Dublin-based, Irish/French musical cocktail of confused and confusing ingredients. Their widely varied musical backgrounds and influences combine to produce a smooth blend of folk, rock, country, blues and acoustic disco.

Joining the lineup also is Blaithín Carney who has a beautiful catalogue of original material, crafted and arranged in a manner which shows a clear nod to her love of the Alternative, Classical and Pop worlds.   Kildare based Blaithin started playing piano at 4 years old, a prodigious talent she studied at Royal Irish Academy.  Blaithin has had four top 5 singles since 2017 including a No 1.  Live performances at Whelans, The Ruby Sessions and The National Concert Hall are amongst those that have punctuated her year to date.

Storytellers for the evening include Catherine Brophy, acclaimed storyteller, and Kerri Ward, Dublin Story Slam Grand Slam 2018 winner.

Your host for the evening will be the great comic Eve Darcy, MC of AFOG mental health variety show. 



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