A4’s Seasonal Shindig – with Patrick Kelleher, Big Monster Love, Andre K’Por and more!

Dust off your Christmas Jumpers and dig out your yuletide-related headwear, it’s time for the A4 Sounds Xmas Party!
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Come one, come all, for a celebratory seasonal shindig wrapping up our year of toil and triumph with a night of eclectic performances in the intimate and comfy confines of our new favourite local establishment, Bleecker St Café Bar, just across from our studio.

Along with the best good cheer and much merriment, expect an evening of wondrous and varied home-grown songwriting and spoken-word talent, from the haunting and hypnotic sounds of Patrick Kelleher (featuring Brian Coniffe), to the poetic hybrid hop-hop performance stylings of Andre K’Por and a rare performance from the idiosyncratic anti-folk Dublin troubadour Big Monster Love. Meanwhile, DJ Dave Kelly will be taking us into the wee hours with his own brand of power pop delight!

All funds raised on the night will go towards installing workshop facilities for our members.

Doors €10 // €6 for A4 Studio Members

Patrick Kelleher
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Dublin-based Patrick Kelleher has been making echo-drenched ghost pop since 2008. His performances, cryptic yet honest communications, are at once soberly engaging and eerily detached.
Evolving out of the frenzy of his Cold Dead Hands, the instrumentation of Kelleher’s solo act has been stripped to little more than his somnolent vocals, heavy beats and sporadic arpeggios.


Check out more of Patrick’s releases at http://patrick-kelleher.bandcamp.com/ or take a peek at the video above.

Big Monster Love
Big Monster Love has been called “the anti-folk poet of North County Dublin”, with a live show renowned for impromtu bouts of comical banter. His songs are sincere, enchanting and entertaining, with an unaffected lyrical style that takes in such lesser-spotted subjects as internet dating, 90s megamix discos and lots of local flavour. He can be one of only very few artists who’s been tricked into contributing to a tribute album to himself, compiled by Popical Island a couple of years back.

You can listen to his album “Game Over” at http://bigmonsterlove.bandcamp.com/ and poke around his previous releases here. Also check out the awesome stop-motion video for his cult anthem “Free Gaff Forever” above.

Andre K’Por

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Pic by Anto Kane

Andre K’por is a spoken word performer whose work bridges the gap between poetry and hip-hop. He was born in the city of Sarajevo a couple of years before the Balkans war, and has lived a relatively nomadic life since. Writing since the age of eight, and performing his work regularly in front of audiences since fifteen, he has established a distinct range of performance styles adaptable to a variety of settings, from the most prestigious festivals, to the dingiest of basements.

Have a listen at http://soundcloud.com/andre-kpor, or catch a video of a recent live performance above.

Wolf Visuals Now On Vimeo!

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We have uploaded all the Wolf Visuals from our Wolf Party to Vimeo so you can have a gawk!!


Due to a massive power cut in the Dark Horse on the Night we could not show any of them. Even after a few hours changing fuses and calling in an electrician we could just get power from a few sockets 😦

We will do it again with sillier visuals for our next fundraiser. Thanks to Maeve Brosnan and Lisa Crowne we have lots of brightly coloured and glittered T.VS ready to go!!

Thanks again to Wolfgang NoesArt;  Pauliina Jokenin, Maeve Brosnan, Donal Holland and Lisa Crowne for putting together the animations. I think you will agree you can’t tell who works in the industry and those that maybe just winged it the week before!!

Special Thanks to everyone that sent us wolf images

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Bronadh O’Brien
Loreana Rushe
Pippa O’Neill
Adam Power
Donal Holland
Alex Mclean
Aukse Petruliene
Eleanor Phillips
Dale O’Brien
John Donlon
Grainne Mc Hale
Sarah Mix Tapes
Jojo Hynes
Finn Williamson and The Hong Kong Wolfgang

If you didn’t come along but would still like to help us out you can make  donation here or pick up some merch over at our shop!! Donations over 20 euro will recieve a signed A3 Screen-print by one of our Artists!

If you’d like to take part in more A4 Sounds Projects we have one running at the minute; A4 Warped Records: Help Us Build The Biggest Record Collection Ever

Thanks
A4 Team

Support DabbledooMusic’s Fundit Project

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Our lovely Killian Redmonk and Shane Mc Kenna, Trevor Finnegan and Brian-Michael Thornton of DabbledooMusic have a Fund:it project at the minute to create an interactive website to help schools, teachers, community groups and parents make music with children. Their approach is hands on, collaborative and fun so we at A4 Sounds are extremely excited and very much encourage you to support them if they can.

“At DabbledooMusic we are all about music. Music for listening, music for dancing, music for playing and music for working. Music for collaboration, creativity and music learning. DabbledooMusic aims to encourage more music making for children in the classroom and at home by creating a new system of online, interactive music education.

Dabbledoomusic is a multimedia musical experience for young music makers, combining words, illustration, sound, performance and animation.The project is the result of a collaboration between music maker Shane Mc Kenna and visual artist Killian Redmonk with help from graphic designer Trevor Finnegan and tech whiz Brian Michael Thornton. It aims to make music more accessible and fun for children and teachers alike, through free online musical activities.

Dabbledoomusic uses a unique system of colour-coded, animated musical notation. Unlike conventional notation this system is designed to encourage people of all musical backgrounds and levels of experience to participate through collaborative performance and composition.

The next step in making this system accessible and engaging for all users is to create a new website to replace the blog which now exists. The new resources will be fully interactive so that teachers and children in schools can create and compose their own animated musical scores for listening and performing. The website will remain free for all users.

The funding will go towards:
– Designing and creating a new range of interactive audio-visual content.
– Optimizing the website for use with interactive whiteboards in schools.
– Testing the new content in schools with children and teachers.
– Hosting website and online network for teachers and students to record and share compositions and performances.

We are looking for your contribution to help our team create new and innovative online resources for music education in Ireland and around the world. We believe this is the most effective and relevant way to teach music in primary schools and with your help its about to get even better.

The money raised will go directly to the design and construction of the new website and the creation of interactive resources.

This project is one which we are fully committed to and your contributions will be used with our full effort and our thanks.”

Fund:it Project
www.dabbledoomusic.com
www.shanemckenna.com
www.redmonkswebsite.com

Meljoann Live Show and Video Launch

Meljoann will be playing a live show and launching the video created by A4 Sounds members.

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The video is for So Academic of the album Squick. A smidgen of detail is used in the poster above…just a smidgen.You’ll have to come along to see the rest!

Music: Meljoann
Director: Lisa Crowne
Producer: Conor Hinfey
Editor: Maeve Brosnan
Set Design and Puppets: Lisa Crowne, Donal HollandConor Hinfey

Special Thanks to Maeve O’Neill, Lua Flannery, Padraig Mupead, Ciara Kennedy, Emer Mooney, Andy A-Force, Darragh Wilkins, Pauliina Jokinen, Dee Ambrose, Paul Bluefood and Jane Cassidy for helping with all the jobs: camera, puppeteer, lighting, stop animation and our DIY special effects!

If you are in Dublin on 28th Dec come along to Seomra Spraoi and have a look and listen. It’s BYOB too which is always good!

Poster Fish Promotions presents

Meljoann live show and video launch
with Ed Devane, Dan Jacobson, Tony Higgins and Alice Butler
with support from
Niamh De Barra
Ed Devane – Withering Zithering
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9pm 28th Dec
Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1
Admission €10