Hothouse Flowers

Friday 13th July 2018 | Doors 8pm | Landmark Central @ The Landmark Hotel | €22

‘Joyous…Go and see them’

Hotpress Magazine
**Please note this is a fully standing concert**

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure - an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.
Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band, Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own organic jam spread on both sides of the bread!
Despite the bands lengthy career, which is now heading into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business. Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible. There are still songs to be written and emotions to share. Whether it’s in a tiny club, an arena or in a festival field there is a sense that the best is yet to come.
Hothouse Flowers were invited to be featured in the opening scene of Amazon Prime’s hugely successful ‘The Grand Tour’ to perform their version of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ for an invited audience in the Mojave Desert. I Can See Clearly Now then went to Number 1 in the UK iTunes Rock Charts… a mere 26 years after its first release! The bands recent UK tour saw them reveal new material from their brand new album ‘Let’s Do This Thing’ which is out now and available for download on the bands website! A general release is to follow very soon…. Hothouse Flowers will be touring in Ireland and the UK throughout the year.

Lisa O'Neill & Special Guest Joshua Burnside

DATE: Thursday 12th July 2018
TIME: Doors 8pm, show 8.30pm
VENUE: St. Georges Church
TICKETS: €17 / €15 concession


Carrick Water Music Festival in association with Butter Wouldn’t Melt Promotions presents Lisa O’Neill with her band with support from Joshua Burnside.

Lisa O’Neill from County Cavan is an Irish songwriter like no other. Her roots may be sourced in folk and traditional music but her work opens up a landscape beyond any settled sense of genre. On her last album, Pothole in the Sky, she set her remarkable incisive voice against impressionistic instrumental back-drops, like Margaret Barry colluding with the Dirty Three or some such meeting of minds. Lisa is not shy of collaboration, and her performances across Ireland, Europe and beyond have featured many great musicians of all ages and traditions. In January this year, she joined a stellar cast of great songwriters and musicians to celebrate the birthday of Shane McGowan at the National Concert Hall. Last month she accepted an invitation from the National Gallery of Ireland to respond to works in the Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art exhibition, which resulted in another spellbinding performance. In April she put together a critically acclaimed show for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin with writer Pat McCabe, and musicians Ian Lynch (Lankum) and Cass McCombs. Over the years she has quietly built a reputation for herself on the Irish and international scenes and now has a growing following with her unique folk sound, strong song-writing and distinctive voice. Her debut release ‘Has an Album’ was followed in 2013 by Choice-nominated ‘Same Cloth Or Not’. Her third and most recent album ‘Pothole in the Sky’ was released to critical acclaim and is filled with tension and emotion, contextualizing themes of love, loss, heartache and sorrow today through referencing tales from the past with beauty, honesty and defiance. Lisa is currently working on new material for a fourth studio album scheduled for release in the Autumn of 2018.
Joshua Burnside is an experimental folk artist based in Belfast, and the most recent recipient of the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his debut album ‘Ephrata’, released last year. The album was highly praised by The Sunday Times and The Irish Times and received huge support from BBC DJ’s such as Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Guy Garvey and Phil Taggart. Ephrata has been praised for lyrics which blend local history with surreal imagery and apocalyptic themes, as well as the fusion of South American rhythms with traditional Irish melodies and instrumentation. Following its release, Joshua Burnside has had a busy year clocking up four million plays on Spotify, two sell out London shows and appearances at International festivals while also performing at the Atlantic Sessions in Portstewart and the music trail for Other Voices in Dingle in December. He took his band to Austin, Texas to perform at SXSW where he was chosen by NPR as one of the festival highlights – “Burnside's sound surges with real force... an intoxicating bundle of frayed nerves and woozy intensity.”
Always inspired by his travels around the world, where Ephrata was inspired by a stint in South America, he went to Indonesia in December 2017 to start work on recording his second full-length studio album, due out later in the year.
Stumbling beats, found sounds, vocoders, Cumbian rhythms, electric guitar loops, devils, lightning and dark matter are just a handful of the various flavours to expect.

Lisa O’Neill: “At a time when sameness threatens to drain the world of charm and surprise, Lisa O’Neill stands tall for difference, as an outlier with a mission to frame the world as she sees it and to perform it accordingly. Her voice is her own. No small achievement.”

The Irish Times

Joshua Burnside: Rumbling, brooding, powerful, magnetic’

The Irish Times

'Hands down one of the most-forward thinking folk artists from these shores'

The Thin Air

Patrick McCabe: High Lonesome Words & Music from The Heartland

DATE: Saturday 14th July
TIME: 3.30pm
VENUE: St. Georges Church


Patrick McCabe celebrates the ‘heartland’ country of the soul; dark and yet, simultaneously, is magnesium-bright. If one could conceive of a cottage fire being raked late at night as a scratchy phonograph playing Joyce and Count John Mc Cormack begins its revolutions somewhere afar in the regions of hyperspace, as the door is knocked and a lady selling scones with human eyes arrives in the rain, then perhaps they might find themselves coming close This is the old weird, indomitable Celtic heart-Ulysses meets The Dandy and Oor Wullie.
Or, if you like, The Carter Family on the moon... Patrick McCabe was born in Clones, Co Monaghan in 1955. Shortlisted twice for the Man Booker Prize and winner of The Irish Times Fiction Award for The Butcher Boy, his novels include The Dead School, Breakfast on Pluto, Hello Mr Bones, Winterwood and Heartland. He has also written for radio, stage and screen, is married with two adult children and is a member of Aosdana.

The Original Guinness Jazz Band Cruise

DATE: Saturday 14th July
TIME: Boarding 11.45am, sailing 12.15pm for 75 mins
VENUE: Moon River

Festival favourites The Original Guinness Jazz Band return for a musical River Shannon cruise on Moon River, with Des Hopkins and his lively troupe of star musicians presenting a programme of traditional, swing, Dixieland and mainstream standards; played with flair, excitement, showmanship and superb musicianship!

Gypsy jazz cruise (Oleg & Felipe)

DATE: Sunday 15th July
TIME: Boarding 11.45am, sailing 12.15pm for 75 mins
VENUE: Moon River

Gypsy Jazz & Rumba cruise on Moon River with Oleg Ponomarev, Felip Carbonell & friends. Russian fiddle virtuoso Oleg Ponomarev has lived in Ireland for about 20 years now, after making a name for himself with Russian Gypsy Band Lokyo, Oleg has played with many great Irish acts including Yurodny, NoCrows and the Hot Club of Dublin.
He is a master of Gypsy Swing, the jazz style made famous by Stephane Grappeli and Django Reinhardt. For this very special cruise Oleg will be joined by his NoCrows bandmate Felip Carbonell, who will contribute some of his manouche styles and Rumba rhythms on guitar, as well as some classic Latin songs. Also in this fine quartet is guitar great Frank Kilkelly and yet another member of NoCrows, double bassist Eddie Lee, a regular on the Moon River Water Music sessions.


DATE: Wednesday 11th July 2018
TIME: Doors 8pm, show 8.30pm
VENUE: St. Georges Church
TICKETS: €18 / €16 concession

Translated from the Irish language “My Soul”, M'Anam is an all-male vocal group that has grown naturally out of the extraordinary phenomenon that is Anúna.
Their highly atmospheric music spans millennia of texts and melodies and is created and arranged by the group themselves and their Artistic Director Michael McGlynn. This new exciting group will makes their début just a few weeks before the Water Music Festival at Limerick Sing's Choral Festival at the UL Concert Hall in June. The performance by the group will incorporate some well-known material such as Fionnghuala and The Parting Glass, together with Scottish traditional songs and an eclectic collection of contemporary music, including classical and more accessible pieces.

Camille O'Sullivan

DATE: Sunday 15th July 2018
TIME: Doors 7.30pm, show 8pm
VENUE: St. Georges Church

When she sings it's as though her breath is soaked in paraffin - one spark, and the whole room would ignite

***** Daily Telegraph

She treats every song as an intense emotional journey…hypnotic… such an outpouring of passion you can't resist being drawn into her web

Independent (UK)

Ravishing, a superb performer and great singer… the star is her singing voice, a deep sultry instrument that might have been created to express desolate love

The Guardian

Whether dramatically interpreting the songs of Jacques Brel & Nick Cave or collaborating with Yoko Ono or Patti Smith; Irish-French chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan makes every song her own, stunning audiences around the world with her extraordinary voice and mesmerising, theatrical presence.
‘Queen of the Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC) and original star of Olivier award winning LaClique, Camille O’Sullivan enjoys a formidable international reputation for her stunning vocal performances, having stunned audiences around the world with her 5-star sell-out performances, including Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, the Roundhouse and was recently voted one of Later… with Jools Holland‘s top 25 performances of all time by The Telegraph. Camille recently won the coveted Herald Angel award for her Royal Shakespeare Company solo performance The Rape of Lucrece. Be drawn into a world of dark, light, circus and dreams as Camille O’Sullivan performs her intensely dramatic interpretations of the songs of Brel, Cave, Radiohead, Bowie and more. Expect joy and pure passion.
Stumbling beats, found sounds, vocoders, Cumbian rhythms, electric guitar loops, devils, lightning and dark matter are just a handful of the various flavours to expect.

Commemoration- A Lecture By Dr. Heather Laird

DATE: Saturday 14th July
TIME: 2pm
VENUE: St. Georges Church


In Ireland we are currently living through a decade of centenaries marking a chain of events in Irish history that commenced with the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill in the British House of Commons in 1912 and concluded with the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. But history should not only be about what happened in the past, but what else might conceivably have happened. In this lecture Heather Laird re-imagines commemoration, proposing ways that we can both make the roads untaken in history visible and 'remember' them. Recognising that the past could have been other than it was and that it could have given rise to other possible futures can help us in the difficult but necessary process of imaging our future as both different to and better than the here and now.
Dr. Heather Laird is a lecturer in the School of English, University College Cork. She is a postcolonial scholar whose research interests include theories and practices of resistance, critical/radical historical frameworks, and Irish culture since the early nineteenth century. Her most recent publication, Commemoration (2018), was published as part of the 'Síreacht: Longings for Another Ireland' series.

Fiachra Guihen (Harp) & Jessie De Bellis (Piano) - Lunchtime Recital

DATE: Wednesday 11th July
TIME: Doors 12.30pm, show 1pm
VENUE: St. Georges Church
TICKETS: Price €10 / €8 concession

From Uruguay to O’Carolan country, join internationally renowned classical pianist Jessie De Bellis and one of the region’s finest harpists Fiachra Guihen for a feast O’Carolan tunes and other classics.
Fiachra Guihen is a 21 year old musician from Keadue, Co. Roscommon. He plays mainly traditional music and has played with many different groups locally and nationally most notably the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland. He began playing the tin whistle at the age of 7. He then moved on to the flute and as a teenager took up the harp. He has received a number all-Ireland medals for the harp and also part of a Grupa Cheoil. He has played in various different venues including the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Barbican Theatre, London. He is currently studying Technology Education at the University of Limerick.
Jessie de Bellis is a winner of the prestigious Brazil International Piano Competition, originally from Uruguay but now living in Ireland. She studied in Holland under Ronald Brautigham and has performed in concert halls around the world both in solo recitals and with orchestras, including recitals in the Concertgebouw and in the Carnegie Hall in New York. She has also toured Europe with the Russian National Orchestra, as soloist in concerts including the Tchaikowsky No.1 and Lizst No.1 Piano Concertos. “Bold virtuosity; lives the essence of the music”.