The Open Door Sessions
Monthly Music and Arts Gathering for Bailieborough
After taking a break for the month of August The Open Door Sessions returns on Friday 15th September in a new venue: Nixy’s The Square Bar, The Square, Bailieborough. The Sessions begins at 9pm and, as always, admission is free. This month we are pleased to present singer/songwriter Sarah Something, local poet Mairead Donnellan and songsmith Daragh Slacke.
Sarah Something is an Irish born singer-songwriter. Hailing from Drogheda, Co. Louth, Sarah plays a style of pop that is quite unique. Incorporating memorable guitar riffs and rhythms with a loop pedal, while building up percussive sounds from the guitar as well as flawless harmonies supporting her truly powerful vocals. Sarah’s been on the road gigging extensively since 2010. With a back catalogue of gigs under her belt, including a tour of London in December 2016, she’s set to release her eagerly awaited debut album ‘The Other Side’, later in 2017. Sarah is currently producing the album herself on top of touring the country, and once released intends to tour internationally.
Sarah is a multi-instrumentalist and has sung on many other projects throughout her career and is also a founding member of the studio project, Parallel Instinct. You can find more information about Sarah Something at her website; www.sarahsomethingofficial.com, as well as music and videos.
Mairéad Donnellan lives in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. A member of Lit lab writers’ group, her poetry has been published in various anthologies and magazines. She has been shortlisted in national poetry competitions including Cúirt new writing prize and Doire Press chapbook competition. Her poetry has been broadcast on RTE. She was winner of the Ledwidge poetry prize in 2013. In 2016 she won the Trocaire/Poetry Ireland prize.
Daragh Slacke is a songsmith from Cavan town. A working musician who has played in a myriad of bands down through the years from funk/rock with Ian I brow to trad Irish with balladeer group Whiskey Your The Divil. As a solo perfomer he released his first album Songs in the key of Slacke 2011 documenting his African travels. Another group of note he's involved with are Blutack & The Greenhorns, who are playing Cork Jazz Festival in a residency they've held now for 5 years. Currently young Slacke is preparing to launch his second solo album, Lackanmore. This project draws on his time writing in a cottage in Ballyjamesduff, and musings on modern living and local lunacy. During this writing period he engaged in a creative process that revolved around music, poetry and sketching providing interesting results.
9pm, Friday 15th September
Nixys, The Square Bar, The Square, Bailieborough.
Admission is free, but donations will be appreciated!
We’d also like to thank Cavan Arts for their support of our night with the granting of an arts award to The Open Door Sessions.
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