THE GOOD ROOM PRESENTS
Live at St. Luke’s at Cork Midsummer Festival 2018
Little Green Cars – Friday 15th June
Fair Plé – Saturday 16th June
The Blindboy Podcast Live – Thursday 21st June
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Mick Flannery – Friday 22nd June
As part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, Live at St. Luke’s have announced an eclectic programme of music, poetry and discussion, this June, featuring Little Green Cars, The Blindboy Boatclub Podcast Live, Mick Flannery and Fair Plé with Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon and guests The Whileaways, Kate Ellis, Anna Mieke, Julie Goo, Niall Vallely, and many more special guests.
Little Green Cars with support from Bleeding Heart Pigeons
Friday 15th June – Doors 7.30pm – €26.50 plus booking fee
Little Green Cars were still in their teens when they were spotted and signed to Glassnote and recorded their widely-acclaimed 2013 debut Absolute Zero with producer Markus Dravs. That album changed their lives, taking the five former school friends on tour everywhere from Europe and Australia to Russia and the States, which they criss-crossed six times in three years.
Now all in their mid 20s, Little Green Cars are both a different band and the same five friends who met every Sunday aged 15 in singer Stevie Appleby’s garden shed to start writing songs. Those changes, their shared experiences and individual ups and downs were candidly documented in 2016’s sophomore release Ephemera, alush sounding and gorgeous album about growing up.
Fair Plé – Karan Casey & Pauline Scanlon, The Whileaways, Kate Ellis, Anna Mieke, Julie Goo, Niall Vallely and many more special guests
Saturday 16th June – Doors 7.30pm – €20 plus booking fee
Fair Plé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. “We advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all.” The initiative was set up by Pauline Scanlon and Karan Casey the renowned singer who started out with Solas in the mid 90’s and has since collaborated with artists such as Bela Fleck, Lunasa, The Dubliners and Imelda May. As featured vocalist with the Sharon Shannon Band for three years, as a solo artist, and as a member of vocal duo LUMIERE, Pauline Scanlon has entranced audiences the world over with her distinctly delicate intensity.
As a part of the 2018 Cork Midsummer Festival, Fair Plé presents some of Ireland’s most exciting folk, traditional and contemporary artists The Whileaways, Kate Ellis, Anna Mieke, Julie Goo, Niall Vallely and many more.
The Blindboy Podcast (Live) with special guest to be announced, and support from Cormac Lally
Thursday June 21st – Doors 7.30pm – Tickets €25 plus booking fee
The Rubberbandits have been the most subversive and original comedy act to come out of Ireland in the past decade. Blindboy Boatclub as part of that act has used his obscure wit and intelligence to carve out space as authentic political and socially engaged voice all the while conjuring the obtuse articulation of Flann O’Brien. His podcast has become a huge hit worldwide with over 150,000 weekly listeners.
Mick Flannery with support from Hanora George
Friday 22nd June – Doors 7.30pm – Tickets €24 plus booking fee
Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville.
Mick first picked up a guitar at age of 14 under the musical influence of his mother’s family in their old farmhouse in Blarney, Co. Cork where he grew up listening to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Jim Croce. Mick wrote songs throughout his teens, while training as a stonemason, which culminated in him signing to a major label at just 21 and releasing his first album “Evening Train”.
Mick’s most recent albums were written in Berlin, a move Mick himself refers to as “self-imposed exile”. His current album “I Own You”, sees Mick deal with broader issues than previous work including themes of social injustice and inequality. Mick currently lives in County Clare where he is working on his sixth studio album.
Tickets for all shows at Live at St. Luke’s are available now from Cork Midsummer Festival Box Office at the English Market, and online at uticket.ie