With a slight change we find ourselves with ONE slot available for the One Take Sessions this coming Friday April 23rd in Cleere’s Theatre in Kilkenny. It’s first come first served for availability. If you’re looking to get into Kilkenny gig-wise, there’s an opportunity to perform at the ‘Sessions, have the performance recorded for podcast and video as well as link up with Jezzebelle, Nick Day and Stuart Wilde who are also on the bill for the night.
Eoin Macnamara performing live at the One Take Sessions on Friday March 26th 2010, the second in our series of videos from the opening night of this year’s programme.
Kieran Byrne performing ‘Seven Day Mile’ at the March 2010 One Take Sessions. Kieran performed a great original set on the night, that also happened to include a Frames cover to start things off… we’ll get his original material the next time around
Admission is free, it’s Friday, and there’s nothing like music to kick off your weekend.
See you there,
There’s no room at the inn for the opening night of the One Take Sessions for 2010, and it’s the same for April with this month’s curtainraiser fully booked for Cleere’s Theatre in Kilkenny on Friday March 26th.
May and June are also reaching tipping point and as a result we’re gladly taking bookings for July through December. Don’t forget that the ‘Sessions this year have moved to a Friday, around the last Friday of the month.
FRIDAY MARCH 26th is the start date for the 2010 One Take Sessions series. We’re currently prepping a new version of OneTakeSessions.com due to be released this weekend. At that stage we’ll have the registrations opened for the 2010 series and we’re hoping to see many old and new acts join us in Cleere’s Theatre for this year’s run of gigs.
As with previous years we’re taking a maximum four acts per night, 25 minutes per act, and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on availability of your preferred dates. After that we’ll be shortlisting acts for availability throughout the year.
The One Take Sessions return for their July outing this Thursday night in the recently re-decorated back room of Cleere’s Theatre, bringing along four acts for the night including Fia Rua, Roy Shiels, Walkperson and local band, South.
Originally from Kildare and a drummer in a former life, he took a holiday to Kinvara in Galway some ten years ago, and never returned, instead turning to writing and performing on guitar, drawing on influences between the lines of the Pogues and Nirvana.
“My songs are about all sorts of things, usually the story or feeling comes very suddenly then builds, sometimes a song could evolve continuously, with other people adding their pieces. I believe this music is the only thing that I know will never leave me while I’m alive and well on planet earth.”
Roy Shiels is a 28 year old multi-instrumentalist & songwriter from Rush, north Co. Dublin. He draws upon influences such as Smashing Pumpkins, Beach Boys, Slint & Talking Heads and has honed his craft as a songsmith in various cover bands as a professional musician since the age of 22.
He’s spent time in London, lived in France, lived in Canada, recorded an EP in Quebec, performed with Socialite (Sligo), Thy Swan Army (Galway) and last year he made his OTS debut. So it’s a welcoming thing that Pearse McGloughlin, plying his trade as Walkperson, makes a return to the back room of Cleere’s to promote of the release of debut album, Busy Whisper.
Topping the bill at the ‘Sessions are Kilkenny’s own South. Winners of last year’s Battle Of The Bands, the three-piece have cut their teeth in the studio over the past few months, the result coming in the form of debut album Insula, set for release later this month. The band (Thomas Donoghue, Ken Farrell, Alan Dawson), perform an acoustic set in preparation for their full electric appearance in the same venue on Saturday July 25th alongside The Lions Mane.
Doors open at 9:15pm with the first act taking to the stage at 9:30pm. The cost of admission is a recession-busting zero Euro and more details on each act are available on OneTakeSessions.com and KilkennyMusic.com.
Cleere’s Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny.
Thursday July 16th.
First act 9:30pm.