The Workmná’s Club presents
Saturday 5 January
In aid of The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
A weekend of music and comedy to raise vital funds for the DRCC
The Vintage Room:
We are incredibly proud to bring you 2 days of music and comedy in order to raise funds for The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Tickets for this event are priced at just €12 and are valid for 2 days of events across The Main Venue and The Vintage Room. We have brought together some of Ireland’s most exciting artists to perform for this very special weekend. Keep an eye out on our website www.theworkmansclub.com for day by day breakdown and for more announcements over the forthcoming days.
Maria Kelly is an alternative-folk artist based between Dublin & Berlin.
Raised in the West of Ireland, nestled somewhere along the Atlantic Way, Maria Kelly first picked up the guitar aged 10.
As an introspective teenager, she found difficulty in honest self-expression, but quickly found an outlet in her ability to put words to music. Taking influence from the likes of Regina Spektor, Daughter and Lisa Hannigan, a delicate alternative-folk sound was formed, layered with deeply personal, humanising experiences.
In 2015, Maria began working with Berlin-based producer Matt Harris (Veta Records, HAWK). ‘Stitches’ was released the following year, praised by the 405, and quickly named one of ‘The 50 Best Tracks of 2016’ in The Irish Times. The track went on to garner 200,000+ streams on Spotify. A number of singles followed, accompanied by shows across Europe supporting the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, KT Tunstall and Paul Noonan (Bell X1). Maria’s work continued to gain momentum, rallying support from Wonderland, Mahogany and The Line Of Best Fit to name but a few. This year launched Maria’s first vinyl release, ‘Dark Places/Small Talk’, a double A-side in which she opens up about her own mental health.
Maria is currently based in Berlin, creating new material and working on her live show.
Dowry is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist and composer Éna Brennan. Since moving to Dublin from Brussels nearly 10 years ago she has obtained an MPhil in Composition from Trinity College Dublin and collaborated with a vast array of artists, be it as a composer, arranger or violinist, weaving in between many of the layers of the Irish music scene. She already has a long list of notable gigs to her name including performances at Other Voices, 12 Points Festival and Sounds From A Safe Harbour. Her show All Things Strings airs monthly on Dublin Digital Radio and she runs an ensemble called Dowry Strings. Upcoming projects include a sold-out tour with Bell X1 around Ireland and the UK, and plans to follow up her experimental debut release In É.
“One of the most talked about acts in the Irish live scene, Éna Brennan’s Dowry has been slowly percolating and garnering devotees for a few years now. With the aid of her trusted fiddle, Brennan has been routinely fleshing out the sounds of some of the country’s most engaging emerging acts.” Totally Dublin
Maija Sofia is a songwriter from the west of Ireland. Taking influence from the storytelling nature of traditional folk songs and merging it with a raw unpolished performance style, her songs have been called evocative, strange, dark and tender. The contrast between a childhood on the coarse edge of the Atlantic coast and an abrupt move to London at the age of nineteen informs her writing, and her songs display a lyrical maturity that weaves between the dreamlike, the devastating and the everyday. She has released one EP and a handful of singles, and has performed at Other Voices, Electric Picnic and the London Antifolk festival as well as support slots for Joan as Police Woman, Julien Baker and Stella Donnelly. Earlier this year an unreleased song of hers was covered by Lankum’s Radie Peat and Katie Kim for their collaborative shows in Dublin and Cork. In 2018 she released a single ‘Flowers’, toured Ireland and the UK and recorded her debut album which will be released next year.
Ruth Hunter ‘surreal comedy queen’ is from Dublin and is ‘a voice of her generation.’ She has appeared on Sky arts and was second runner up in the prestigious Edinburgh So You Think You’re Funny Competition. Ruth has performed in the Edinburgh and Dublin comedy festival and all across the UK and Ireland.
‘the next big thing in Irish comedy’ – The Daily Edge
‘big things predicted for this one’- The Skinny
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Tickets priced €12 valid for 2 days of events across The Main Venue and The Vintage Room
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