CHRONIC COLLECTIVE X A4 SOUNDS
17TH NOV 2023 | a4 sounds gallery
The High Risk Club is back for its second instalment! We are excited to be joined by Hog and Dice, Aoife Wolf and Anna Roberts Gevalt for a night of storytelling and music!!
The High Risk Club is an event night hosted by Chronic Collective for folks who are high risk and their friends! It’s a masked club for all of us who have been isolated at home and excluded from attending other events! If you have missed dancing and having a laugh at gigs, come join the club on Friday 17th November!
HOG & DICE
Hog and Dice is the storytelling project of Stiofáin Jack. Stiofáin (Fáin to their friends) is a storyteller and folklorist who studied Irish Folklore at UCD. They specialise in dusting off the forgotten parts of our folklore and exposing them to the cold harsh light of day. Taking special delight in stories of the blasphemous, the degenerate and the obscene.
Stiofáin can be found plying their trade deep in the Story Mines of the National Leprechaun Museum in Dublin and on the Hog and Dice YouTube channel.
Hailing from the midlands of Ireland, Aoife Wolf melds searing psych-folk with lyrics that delve deep into uncanny worlds. Drawing on influences such as Kate Bush, Nirvana, and PJ Harvey, her moody and atmospheric songs have as many layers as the bogs that raised her. Drawing on themes of psychological turmoil, stories of women in history and the perpetual draw and terror of rural spaces. Her mesmerising live shows have captivated audiences across Ireland, where she has opened for renowned artists such as Joshua Burnside, Kathryn Joseph, Junior Brother, Anna Mieke, Lael Neale, Maija Sofia, Ichiko Aoba and TomBerlin. Wolf has received airplay on BBC Radio, RTE Radio one and two as well as being being tipped by Tony Clayton Lea as one of “The Irish under-the-radar acts you need to listen to right now”. Aoife’s music has resonated with listeners across the island and beyond, earning her new fans in the UK and US. In 2023 Aoife performed to audiences across Ireland, France and Germany.
Anna RG (she/they) is a restless artist, making work with composition, traditional music, sculpture, and community organizing. Her longtime duo Anna&Elizabeth was heralded a “a radical expansion of what folk songs are supposed to do”(The New Yorker). Smithsonian Folkways artists, they performed at Carnegie Hall, the Newport Folk Festival, the Hirshhorn Museum, Big Ears Festival (where she was guest curator of traditional music), and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
A fiddler, singer, banjo player; she has played with improvisors susan alcorn, luke stewart, lea bertucci, worked with composers sarah hennies and timo andres, played with legends of kentucky banjo music in square dance bands and with legends of out music, Horse Lords, lonnie holley and jim white.
More recently, they completed an mfa in sculpture at bard college, led a citywide long covid memorial project, and is at work on a song cycle , Songs of Sick-Land, with Eddi Kwon. They are a proud member of RAMPD (Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities).
INDOORS & OUTDOORS: GALLERY & GARDEN
FRI 17TH NOV | 7pm - 11pm
STORYTELLING / MUSIC / DANCING
€0-€15 Booking required.
Hog and Dice
This event is free to disabled and chronically ill folks, their carers/assistants and anyone who earns below a living wage. Tiered ticket pricing for anyone earning/earning above a living wage.
This event is masked indoors.
Our accessibility information is below.
Chronic Collective are a multidisciplinary art collective with a strong focus on accessibility in the arts. The collective is run by two queer and chronically ill artists, Tara Carroll and Áine O’Hara. They work to create spaces, events and opportunities for sick and disabled artists and audiences to engage in art and culture in Ireland as well as working alongside cultural organisations and venues to improve their physical and structural barriers.
The Cosmos, The Earth and Us is a 6-month performative exhibition where the actors will change and the work will unfold in real time. It is an experiment in developing new modes of collaboration and presenting different perspectives in an attempt to model a world that is collectively imagined.
The work takes place within WOWTE’s The Common Thread which is a series of experiments and happenings that serve as an ongoing public discussion, drawing out shared themes and engaging audiences in an ongoing conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?
Full Accessibility Document: We will add a link here to our full accessibility document when we complete the installation of the gallery space.
What we will do
- This event takes place indoors and is masked.
- FFP2 masks will be available at the door.
- Performers may be unmasked when performing.
- Air purifiers with HEPA filters will be running throughout the event.
- A CO2 monitor will be in the gallery.
- Doors will be opened during breaks and between performances to ventilate the room.
- All A4 staff are fully vaccinated.
- All staff, event team and performers will take an antigen test on the day.
What you can do
- Please take an antigen test before coming to the event.
- If you can’t afford one right now there will be some available at the front door.
- If you test positive for Covid-19, or you feel unwell in any way please stay at home.
- If travelling by public transport or taxi please wear a mask for your journey.
Accessible Parking Spaces
There are 30 accessible parking spaces nearby our studios between 2 and 8 mins away.
Parking 2-3 mins away:
- Nelson Street: 1 space, 210m
- Hardwick Place: 1 space, 220m
- Eccles Place: 2 spaces, 220m
- Eccles Street: 3 spaces, 230m
- Hardwicke Place: 1 space, 220m
Arriving at A4 Sounds
- When you arrive at the gallery there is a kerb outside as part of the pavement which you may need to navigate depending on the direction you arrive.
- There is a small slope at the entrance at the desk where the material of the floor changes from cement to a tiled surface.
- The door will be open and there will be a staff member to greet you at the front desk.
- The front desk will be immediately in front of you approx 1m from the front door.
- Our gallery is located on the ground floor and is accessible.
- It is located about 5m from the front door.
- There is a small ramp into the gallery space.
- The floor is tiled.
- The room is painted a dark colour and will be low lit.
- Our garden can be accessed via the gallery.
- Our bathrooms are gender-neutral.
- There is one accessible toilet in our outdoor garden area. It is a portaloo.
- There are three indoor bathrooms which are not accessible.
- The indoor bathrooms are located on the first floor via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) so may provide difficulties for folk with movement impairments.
- The door to the outdoor area is straight across from the gallery door, and a distance of approx 5m.
- The outdoor area has heating which can be turned on and off to suit your needs.
- The outdoor area has a garden with a covered seating area with wooden benches, wooden and plastic stools.
- There are additional wooden benches which are not covered.
- To the back of the garden there is a mezzanine accessed by approx 15 steps with wooden benches
This event will take place in our gallery and is masked.
- Performers may not be masked when performing.
- The event will be seated and standing.
- Audience members can enjoy all performances seated or move around and stand if preferred.
- Dancing is encouraged both sitting and standing.
- Regular breaks will be programmed throughout the event in our garden.
- Please feel free to also take breaks whenever you need throughout the evening.
- On arrival you will be shown to our garden area where you can enjoy some pre show drinks, refreshments and chats.
- Some light snacks and refreshments will be available. Please feel free to also bring your own.
- Alcohol is allowed (BYOB). Please bring along your own beverages.
- Drinks & Snacks to be consumed in our garden area only.
- There will be heaters and a covered area in case of bad weather.
- Available seating is wooden benches, wooden stools, plastic stools.
- You can take breaks in our garden anytime you like.
- There will be two performers who will be singing and one performer who will be telling stories.
- They will be using microphones and their voices and music will be played on a PA System.
- There will be no harsh or sudden sounds.
- Performers may be unmasked when performing.
- Indoor Seating will consist of primarily white plastic canteen chairs.
- There will be a small number of chair pads available if needed.
- Additionally there will be 2 armchairs and one sofa available and a small number of cushions.
- Outdoor Seating will consist of wooden benches, wooden stools, plastic stools.
- If more comfortable seating is required please let us know when booking your ticket so we can try to arrange ahead of time.
Lighting & AV
- Images will be Lighting projected on a large screen.
- The room will be low lit with some spot lights.
- There will be bright RGB lights on the ceiling.
- There will be some RGB lights on the stage.