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#FiveOnFriday with… comedian Alison Spittle Blog

FIRST Fortnight’s #fiveonfriday aims to provide an insight into performers, artists and creative minds, particularly those involved in the festival or who deal with mental health-related topics in their work. This week it’s the turn of comedian Alison Spittle whose show ‘Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii’ is running as part of First Fortnight ’16 in the Smock Alley Theatre tonight and tomorrow night. Alison is a...

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#FiveonFriday…with Saint Sister Blog

FIRST Fortnight’s #fiveonfriday blog aims to provide an insight into the performers, artists and creative minds who get involved in the festival. By posting five questions and answers every Friday, we hope not just to entertain but to keep the conversation about mental health going throughout the year. First up is dreamy folk duo Saint Sister performing as part of FF16 at the We Cut Corners-curated...

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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Camille Lucy Ross picks her four uplifting tunes All Posts / Blog

Camille Lucy Ross is a writer and actress and the founder of Brazen Tales Productions. Their play Big Bobby. Little Bobby. runs in the Project Arts Centre from 6 – 9 January. She tells us what four songs she turns to when she’s feeling down. Sax – Fleur East I rarely listen to current pop music but I cannot sit by while this song plays....

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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Spies’ Conor Cusack picks his go to feel-good songs All Posts / Blog

Conor Cusack is the guitarist in Dublin band Spies, who will play the Therapy Sessions in the Workman’s Club on 8 January. Here he picks the four songs that lift him when he’s feeling down and tells us the overall reason for picking those four tracks. Bobby Vinton – Blue  on Blue Real Estate – Green Aisles The Walkmen – Canadian Girl The Beach Boys...

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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Richard Brennan picks his feel-good songs All Posts / Blog

Richard Brennan is a spoken word performer, originally from Dublin but now based in Tullamore, Co Offaly. He will perform as part of the Therapy Sessions in the Workman’s Club on 15 January. He picks his go to feel-good songs for our Co-Motion event. JJ Cale – Travelin Light It could be any song from the Troubadour album, really. That record kept me company when...

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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Eva O’Connor picks the four songs that get her through All Posts / Blog

Eva O’Connor is an award winning playwright and actress. Her play Overshadowed runs in the Project Arts Centre from 6 – 9 January as part of First Fortnight.  Here she picks the four songs that she would share at our Co-Motion event. DJ Fresh – Golddust Such an uplifting, spirit-raising tune. The video is class. It features loads of people skipping in a playground, so...

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Co-Motion at First Fortnight: Alison Spittle’s feel good songs All Posts / Blog

Alison Spittle is a comedian and TV personality from Westmeath. Her First Fortnight show – Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii – runs from 14th to 16th January in Smock Alley Theatre. Here, she picks the four songs that pick her up when she’s feeling down and tells us why she chose them.  Gold Dust – DJ Fresh/Ms Dynamite I grew up loving Ms Dynamite and this...

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Anderson to play Therapy Sessions at First Fortnight 2016 All Posts / Blog

Anderson has been added to the bill for this year’s First Fortnight festival. The Dublin singer-songwriter, who had a fantastic 2015 following the release of his debut solo album, Patterns, will begin the New Year by headlining the Therapy Session at the Workman’s Club on January 15th. Also on the bill is Dermot Kennedy and spoken word performers Lewis Kenny, Richard Brennan and Nicole Eve...

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King Kong Company and Aisling Daly join First Fortnight line-up Blog

King Kong Company, UFC fighter Aisling Daly and former Dublin GAA star John Leonard have all been added to the bill for next month’s First Fortnight festival. They join a line up that includes snooker legend Willie Thorne, broadcasters Eoghan McDermott, John Bowman and Diarmuid Gavin, acting royalty Mary McEvoy, Olympic star Kenneth Egan and acclaimed musicians Spies, Brad Pitt Light Orchestra and Jennifer Evans,...

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