Join acclaimed spoken word poet Stephen James Smith as he MC’s his specially curated 4-corner tour of Ireland, featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting musical and spoken word talent. A flagship First Fortnight (and regular sell-out) event, Therapy Sessions always delivers a night of energizing, diverse, and powerful performance for the mind and soul.


Registration for Jan 8th & 9th & 15th & 16th shows are now closed.


Dublin: 8th Jan.

Therapy Sessions opens with a line-up of performances sure to captivate. Music from traditional singer and bazouki player Daoirí Farrell, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sinead White, and the baroque folk of duo Lemoncello. With powerful spoken word stylings from writer, editor & performer Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, and actor and performer Roxanna Nic Liam.

Belfast: 9th January, Duncairn in partnership with Duncairn Arts Centre 

Local talent abounds with spoken word performances from two award winning Belfast poets, Alice McCoullogh and Elizabeth McGeown. Experimental folk artist Joshua Burnside, eclectic Pop-RnB artist Gemma Bradley, and the multi-talented musician, author & performer Tony Wright bring the musical talent for what is sure to be an unforgettable night of Belfast talent.

Cork: 15th January

Join us in for what promises to be an electric night of powerful performance. Featuring current All Ireland Poetry Slam Champion Shaunna Lee Lynch, and Stanley Notte’s unique blend of poetry & storytelling. Musical talent ably provided by singer-songwriter Elaine Malone, multi-instrumentalist and music therapist Siân Brown, topped off with the high-octane punk-poetry of Wasps Vs Humans & Chunky Planet.


Galway: 16th January

Final night of Therapy Sessions will feature music performances from Róisín Dubh regular and veteran performer John Conneely, the contemporary folk stylings of Niamh Regan, and unique compositions from vocalist & multi-instrumentalist Tracey Bruen. Award-winning actor and writer Séamus O’Rourke and critically acclaimed poet Stephen Murray bring their spoken word skills to the stage – completing the line up for an unmissable night.

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