|Friday 25th September 2015
Oldcastle – CO.Meath
Music on the night will come from Oliver Cole & Mongoose
There’ll be poetry from Lewis Kenny
Art will be displayed by Sean Leonard.
This is shaping up to be a great nights entertainment.
We’d love to see you there.
You can join our Facebook event here:
Here’s some info on each act:
Oliver Cole was born and raised in County Meath but has spent the past number of years in Dublin, where he writes, records, plays and promotes his music full-time.
Oliver has a range of influences from The Shins, Brendan Benson, Bright eyes,
Elliott Smith, The Beatles and Neil Young.
He first began to attract serious notice as the front man of Irish three piece Turn. Turn formed in 1998 when Oliver as lead singer/guitarist and drummer Ian Melady joined forces with Dublin bass player Gavin Fox, who they met at a Dublin recording studio. Turn went onto huge success both at home and abroad and released three albums
Antisocial (2000), Forward (2003) and Turn LP (2005) on Setanta Records.
Earlier this year Oliver released his sophomore album “ Year of the Bird” Originally planned for self release in 2013, the story took a turn when Gary Lightbody heard one of the tracks at a party in London, really liked it, and subsequently agreed to release it on his Third Bar label.
‘Year of the Bird’ is a dream like album, imbued with a sense of love, longing, and new beginnings.
Oliver recorded the album at home, and played most of the instruments on it,
but was aided and abetted in places by his long time partner in crime, Gavin Fox, as well as Binzer Brennan, Gemma Hayes, and Glen Hansard.
‘Year of the Bird’ is available on iTunes:
Signed copies will be available to purchase on the night.
Lewis Kenny is a 22 year old spoken word artist hailing from North inner-city. His works draw on urban experience and youth culture, bringing to light social and economic situations that the youth of our day face. He is a First Fortnight slam champion and the founder of ‘OutStraight’, a show that combines spoken with graffiti.
He is the founder of the Inter-Varsity Poetry Slam and Chairperson of the IADT Poetry Society. He is the poet in residence for Bohemians football club. Has made numerous television and radio appearances including RTE One’s art show ‘The Works’ and The John Murray Show on RTE Radio One.
Check out his brilliant poem “The Club” here:
Mongoose are a Dublin based, alternative folk band, consisting of four girls and their respective noisemakers. With influences ranging from Simon and Garfunkel to Beyoncé, their music is an acoustic melty pot, with focus on sweet vocal harmonies.
Their much anticipated, self titled debut album was released on May 22nd in Dublin, to a packed out Sugar Club. With festival appearances which include Vantastival, Groove, Knockanstockan, Body & Soul, Longitude and Electric Picnic, this foursome are sure to delight with their quick onstage banter, eclectic range of instruments and beautifully crafted songs.
You can get their album on iTunes here:
Sean grew up in Cavan, attending Corlurgan National School where he won many art competitions as a youngster. He studied different art forms throughout the years both in St. Patric’ks College and Cavan college of Further Studies, and eventually achieving a degree in Animation in D.L.I.A.D.T
He created his website in 2007 with the help of Colm Caffrey, which enables you to view Sean’s portraits and caricatures.