It seems to be the done thing now with everyone having more and more time on their hands – so we have happily followed suit and put together our own playlist mixing up many of the great Irish artists who have made Berlin their home in recent times, as well as an array of the finest Irish talent back home and elsewhere.
There are difficult days ahead of everyone this year – without a shadow of doubt. But for now, all we can do is stay in and stay safe while looking out for the most vulnerable and in need of help. And at least with artists like these below, it makes it somewhat easier to enjoy the isolation.
So stream and buy and enjoy all the alternatives that are on offer right now to keep your time of isolation a well cultured one.
The Irish Embassy is hosting a two day event celebrating Irish female literature ahead of St. Brigid’s Day this year entitled Irish Female Literary Creativity. As ever the event is free but spots are limited and to be reserved in advance so be sure to sign up here quickly, if interested. The program is filled with readings, panel discussions and lectures on the 30th & 31st of January.
Dr. Catherine Toal kicks off the festival on Thursday evening with „Real Life is Literature: Irish Writing Today“. On Friday, the 31st, you can even take part in a publishing workshop hosted by Sarah Davis-Goff. She has written for several newspapers (Guardian, Irish Times) and is Co-Founder of Tramp Press who published Mike McCormack’s “Solar Bones” and Sara Baume’s “Spill Simmer Falter Wither”.
The programme in its entirety can be found on the Irish Embassy’s website.
A link to Dr. Toal’s speech from last year’s event can be read here.
Following on from her debut album „Garden of Beasts“ released back in 2017 to great acclaim, the Dublin born and Berlin based rocker Candice Gordon kicked off the new decade with news of a new EP. One of the songs to be featured on the EP is Gordon’s atmospheric and moving version of the W. B. Yeats’ poem, “The Song of Wandering Aengus“. She’s already performed the song several times live – also as a part of Chromatic Sets she performed it at The Vico Bathing Place in Dalkey, Dublin in December, which you can (and should) check out below – but now it will find a home on the new record.
Show starts at 8pm with support act Landers, doors from 7pm this 14th of February 2020. Tickets available here.