First Fortnight’s intimate, eclectic mix of music, poetry and spoken word returns to Cork. The line up includes the 6 time Munster Slam Champ, Fergus Costello and the rising voice of Alana Daly Mulligan and Kevin P. Gilday, the award winning writer and spoken word artist from Glasgow. MC for the evening is First Fortnight Ambassador and spoken word artist and curator Stephen James Smith.
Stephanie Rainey will be the guest music curator for this very special Therapy Session.
Stephanie Rainey is the Irish singer songwriter who made the impossible happen. With no money, no manager, no contacts and no carefully calculated social media campaign, she created a music industry stampede of epidemic proportions with just one heart-stopping song – ‘Please Don’t Go’. Within 24 hours of the song being uploaded onto Facebook, Stephanie – who had spent a decade trying to break into the music business – had more than a million hits (it quickly rose to five million views across both Facebook and YouTube), offers pouring in from US and UK record companies and world-wide media attention.
Influenced by “a love of story telling and the golden oldies” he grew up with, Irish singer Tim Chadwick emerged from the singer-songwriter scene in his native Dublin - “I played anywhere and to anyone who would listen. All around Dublin. Any singer songwriter night - you bet I was there”. In 2017 with his debut ‘Early Days’ EP, a set of fulsome, honest pop songs with a folk-edge, Chadwick revealed an ear for a great hook.
Heralded Irish rock band, Fangclub, are also taking to the stage. 2018 has been a busy one for Fangclub, having toured with The Cribs, and Milk Teeth and Volbeat as well as rocking festivals and the UK with their headline tour.
Early Bird ends Dec 21st.