Tag: First Fortnight


Cork Set for Outstanding #FFfest18 Programme Featured

  Therapy Sessions Cork| Ó Bhéal | Loving Vincent | Let’s Meet… @49 North Street | Leads 2 Better Mental Health | The Drummer and The Keeper Over the past number of years we have been taken aback by the growth of First Fortnight and the welcome that we have received as the festival has moved outside the capital and into other parts of Ireland....

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  A selection of great pictures by Tom Flynn at the launch of the 2018 First Fortnight Festival programme at St Patrick’s Cathedral as part of the Dublin Swift Festival event. The night featured a stellar line-up with poets Paula Meehan, Geoff Finan and Stephen James Smith and musicians including Mongoose, Mary Coughlan and Dermot Kennedy. Thanks to all who came out to launch the...

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#FiveOnFriday with Nick Kelly Blog

Nick Kelly is one of those very rare artists who has managed to remain relevant to various generations via many different art forms. To  many he is still the man who was behind the acclaimed band The Fat Lady Sings. To a younger breed, his Guinness ad Quarrel will have been their first experience of Kelly’s work (and of a certain Michael Fassbender). His years...

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#FiveOnFriday with Ronan Moore Blog

This year, we will be returning to dTwo for our It’s a Table Quiz fundraiser which promises to be another fantastic night with exceptional prizes. As well as being a great opportunity to help First Fortnight, and get your hands on some much-coveted exclusive goods, It’s a Table Quiz has developed a reputation for delivering some decent punchlines along with the usual colourful quiz fare....

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#FiveOnFriday with singer Laoise Blog

“It’s crucial that I have a creative space where I can be impulsive and audacious and I don’t have to answer to anyone” Our FiveOnFriday chat is with Laoise – the young Galway singer has just released You, a beguiling slice of atmospheric electro (to stream/purchase on all platforms, Spotify, iTunes etc). Although it has a dark edge, of her current overall aesthetic, she says...

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#FiveOnFriday with Catherine Howley Blog

Whatever your views on Brexit, it’s been hard to escape the six letter spectre which continues to colour every media story and poison conversations on either side of the Irish sea and beyond.  Economists and business owners are doing their best to control the narrative and limit any damage, while politicians have been tearing themselves apart in the aftermath of the referendum. There has been...

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#FiveOnFriday with Sarah McBriar Blog / Untagged

Last year for the first year, a wave of energy and a much needed glorious celebration of local talent pounded the Titanic quarter in Belfast. Between conferences, workshops, fantastic food and a world class line-up of DJs against the backdrop of incredible visuals, there was scarcely time to take stock of the quality on show. The reaction to AVA matched the mood inside T13 Belfast...

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Overshadowed post show discussion at Project Arts Centre All Posts / Blog / Featured

We are delighted to announce that every member of our voluntary board has been nominated for the Dublin City Good Citizen Awards 2016, which are being held this evening (May 17). We’d like to take this chance to thank them for all their hard work. First Fortnight wouldn’t be possible without them. We’d also like to thank all of our volunteers and everyone who has helped us,...

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TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER: #FiveOnFriday with Damola of the Word Up Collective Blog

DAMOLA is a rising star of the Irish urban scene and part of Word Up Collective – an exciting Dublin-based collaboration of diverse talents working in hiphop, spoken word, R&B, rap, pop and related genres, who got together earlier this year to exchange skills and elevate their profiles. As part of the group Backshed inc with Ange MC, Sam Ojo and video director Steven Beatsmith, Damola runs...

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Word up – the FiveOnFriday with poet Alicia Byrne Keane Blog

POETRY Day Ireland is coming up on April 28 and among many events planned for it is a spoken word-based show in Dublin’s Workman’s Club with proceeds to Pieta House. I spoke to organiser, Alicia Byrne Keane, about the event and her take on the thriving spoken word scene. Poet and performer Alicia is the spoken word editor for the Bogman’s Cannon site – (check out her...

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