Listen at Lilliput presents: Rachael Lavelle // Lemoncello // Annemarie Ní Churreáin // Aidan Mathews // Maia Nunes
Listen at Lilliput is BACK for 2019. After a few years of hiatus, we are excited to gather again, to bring music, poetry and spoken word together under one roof.
This is a free event, with donations being taken on the door in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust.
List of performers as follows...
Hypnotic in her performance, Rachael Lavelle blends elegant piano, electronics and strange sometimes humorous lyrics with her arresting voice.
Following the release of her debut EP Superman, she has supported or performed with Saint Sister, Jacob Collier, Booka Brass Band, Téada Orchestra and Glasshouse Ensemble. 2019 will see the release of her forthcoming EP.
In their relatively short lifespan, Lemoncello have played a sold out show in France at the beautiful Musée de La Piscine in Roubaix, supported renowned Irish songwriters Mick Flannery & Damien Dempsey, & helped start ‘Common Grounds Collective‘, a group dedicated to building a network of musicians of all disciplines, & giving them a platform to create and showcase original works within a nurturing community environment.
Their debut EP "Stuck Upon the Staircase" was released on April 26, 2018 earning radio play on stations such as RTÉ Radio 1 and FM104. They followed this with a successful tour of intimate venues around Ireland. They are set to play a variety of Irish festivals this summer before going into preparation for the release of their second EP, due for release in early 2019.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin:
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from northwest Donegal. Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. She is also the author of a suite of poems about Dublin titled Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). NÍ CHURREÁIN is the current 2019 John Broderick Writer in Residence at the Aidan Heavey Library in Athlone and the 2019 Commissioned Writer at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. More information from www.studiotwentyfive.com
Born in Dublin, Aidan Matthews holds an MA from Trinity College Dublin. He works as a drama producer in RTÉ Radio and has taught English at St. Louis High School, Rathmines and at Belvedere College, Dublin. His poetry and short stories have been included in many anthologies and he has won the Irish Times Award in 1974; The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1976; the Macauley Fellowship in 1978-9, the Ina Coolbrith Poetry Prize in 1981; and an Academy of American Poets Award in 1982. His most recent collection entitled 'Strictly No Poetry' was published by Lilliput in April of 2018.
Maïa Nunes is an emerging performance artist of Irish-Trinidadian descent. She is currently based in Dublin developing a body of interdisciplinary performance work that explores ambiguity as the site of transformative potential, ritual as healing for the afro-diaspora, and song as liberation practice.