Listen at Arthurs

Listen at Arthurs

A powerhouse of a line-up with literally something for everyone.

Tour Dates

18 June, 8pm, €10 Arthur's Pub

This month's 'Listen at Arthur's' will feature performances by broadcaster Billy O Hanluain who will be reading some of his social / political prose. Joseph Houston and Aisha Orazbayeva will be visiting from london with an Avant-garde programme for piano and violin, Mary and the Pigeons with a lush collection of orchestral sounds, and the all percussionist group 'Bangers and Crash' featuring Alex Petcu, Maeve O'Hara and Paddy Nolan.

This night of eclectic music is supported by Music Network.

TIckets are €10 and are available at the door.

Billy O Hanluain

Broadcaster and infamous english teacher Billy O Hanluain will be reading some of his social / political / autobiographical prose for us. Billy first read his work at Listen at Wellington last year and we're delighted he was able to return to give us a further talking to. Catch Billy on his radio show "An Nóta Gorm" on Raidio Na Life 106.4 FM

Bangers and Crash

The Bangers and Crash Percussion Group is a collective of Irish percussionists who regularly collaborate for a wide range of projects. Their flexibility means that they can perform everything from huge, spectacular shows that fill the stage with instruments to small, intimate concerts, school workshops, street performances and much, much more. This performance will feature ensemble leader Alex Petcu, Maeve O'Hara (who we recently worked with on Punkit!) and Paddy Nolan.

Recent projects include "Wood/Metal/Water", a concert as part of the Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival in Cork, a performance on the main stage of the National Concert Hall as part of Alex Petcu's National Concert Hall Rising Star recital, performances at Quarter Block Party festival in Cork, a series of concerts for CIT and school workshops for West Cork Music's outreach programme.

For this performance their programme will include 'Selections from Metamorphosis' by Philip Glass, 'Ghanaia' by Matthias Schmitt, 'African Trip' by Mike Nielsen and 'Duet Colours' by Nils Rohwer.

Mary and the Pigeons

Mary and the Pigeons are a band hatched by Mary Barnecutt with the additional talents of  instrumental friends and collegues; Max Greenwood on keyboard, Niamh Roche/Lisa Dowdall/Kathrine Barnecutt on viola, Ailbhe Kirkan/Catherine Humphries and Ciarán Crilly on violin.

Mary Barnecutt works in Ireland as a freelance musician, teacher, arranger and vocalist. She has played and sung with many eminent Irish artists including Seti the First, Julie Feeney, Vanishing Lakes, Adrian Crowley, Vyvienne Long, Max Greenwood, Chequerboard, Sive and Declan de Barra. Her debut album  'Into Air' recorded with Stephen Shannon was released April 2016, it features guests Redmond O'Toole, Shelley Bukspan, Adrian Crowley and regular players Max Greenwood, Niamh Roche and Alibhe Kirkan.

Aisha Orazbayeva and Joseph Houston

Aisha Orazbayeva and Joseph Houston came together in 2015 to play music by Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff and John Cage in a series of concerts across the UK and Europe. They have since commissioned a new work by Wolff (with whom they worked at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent) that was premiered in London as part of the Kammer Klang series at Cafe Oto. Future projects include a residency at the Krannert Centre (USA), performing and workshopping old and new American experimental music.

18 June Arthur's Pub 8pm, €10 Listen At

Water drumming, Bangers and Crash


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- Cormac Larkin The Irish Times

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