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Hard Working Class Heroes 2011 – applications open

Press Release:

Hard Working Class Heroes – 2011

Ireland’s Annual Showcase Festival and Conference for New Music

Thursday 6 / Friday 7 / Saturday 8 October – Dublin

The Button Factory, The Mercantile, The Grand Social, Shebeen Chic, Twisted Pepper and The Workman’s Club

Hard Working Class Heroes returns to the streets of Dublin over the weekend of Thursday 6/ Friday 7 / Saturday 8 October for its 9th consecutive year.

Taking place in Dublin City Centre the festival is NOW calling on Ireland’s musicians to apply for a slot to play at the event. Applications will be through FMC’s own Breaking Tunes site (log on to www.hwch.net and click on the “BANDS APPLY HERE” button). Closing date for applications is July 16. The judging panel for applications will be made up of writers, A&R and music industry people from around the globe as well as international festival programmers.

Once again, Ireland’s photographers are being called on to submit their finest music related shots for a chance to feature in a HWCH Photographers Exhibition. Photographers’ applications will also be via www.hwch.net – simply click on the “PHOTOGRAPHERS APPLY HERE” button and follow the instructions.

Speaking of their ongoing relationship with HWCH Belinda Kelly, Trade Marketing Manager at Bulmers said ‘Last year the partnership of HWCH and the Bulmers Berry Undergrowth Movement succeeded in its task to unearth hidden talents. Through HWCH 100 bands, plus the Bulmers Berry wild card ‘Band 101’ got the chance to showcase their music and get a head start in the industry. With the depth of talent that applied & were showcased, we are confident that 2011 will be no different and we can lead the way for more talented musicians and artists to be discovered and get the recognition they deserve. The ultimate goal for us is to continue discover new talent and ultimately see these bands achieve a long fruitful career in the music industry.’

Keeping up its high standard of additional events and activities there will be the HWCH conference, mentor sessions and band-tips section and more, with a host of international delegates on hand to share their wisdom and experience (thanks to the generous support of The Arts Council and Culture Ireland). As always, Hard Working Class Heroes promises a spectacular collection of music and fun for the whole weekend.

‘HWCH And The City’ proved an amazing success the last two years with bands taking over the city centre in coffee shops, book shops and many more places playing free gigs.

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The festival website (www.hwch.net ) will provide constant updates on the festival as it unfolds in the lead up to October 6/7/8.

Keep an eye on hwch.net for news on exciting new ways we will be involving you.
www.hwch.net

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Tickets
Early bird tickets will be priced at €35 + booking fees compared with the full weekend festival price of €45. Grab them while you can! Offer lasts until July 16th.

Weekend Tickets €45.00 plus fees, Nightly Tickets €20 plus fees

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Closing date for Artist and Photographer submissions is 16 July
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Hard Working Class Heroes Festival
Thursday 6 / Friday 7 / Saturday 8 October 2011
www.hwch.net

The Reich Effect — 27-31 July

Press Release:

Cork Opera House Proudly Presents

THE REICH EFFECT
A Five Day Festival Marking the 75th Year of
Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer, Steve Reich
Wednesday 27 – Sunday 31 July 2011

FESTIVAL HOT TICKET ALERT

Cork Opera House is proud to present The Reich Effect a five day festival marking the 75th year of the Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Steve Reich. A multitude of performances including the Irish premiere of WTC 9/11 by the Kronos Quartet will take place in Cork Opera House and other Cork City venues from Wednesday 27 through Sunday 31 July. In order to celebrate this seminal event we are offering an exclusive FESTIVAL TICKET for a limited timeframe only. The FESTIVAL TICKET is a special package of 5 for €100 (any 5 festival events of your choice). Book now to avoid disappointment by calling Cork Opera House Box Office on 021-4270022.

The New York Times calls Steve Reich “our greatest living composer” and “among the great composers of the century”, while The New Yorker hails him as “the most original musical thinker of our time”. From his early taped speech pieces to his digital video opera, the American’s path has embraced not only aspects of Western Classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz.

The Reich Effect will begin with a screening of the film Steve Reich – Phase to Face followed by a public interview with Reich conducted by John Kelly on 27 July in Cork Opera House. Other highlights include the Kronos Quartet (28 July, Cork Opera House), RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing works by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) and Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Ros) (29 July, City Hall), London Sinfonietta (30 July, Cork Opera House), Efterklang with Daniel Bjarnason and the Messing Orchestra (30 July, Savoy Theatre), Johann Johannsson (31 July, Triskel Christchurch) and Crash Ensemble with Iarla Ó Lionáird and Gavin Friday (31 July, Cork Opera House).

Crash Ensemble will perform Double Sextet for which Steve Reich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2009.

Local, national and international artists will come together to produce three special programmes of Reich’s music: Counterpoint, Drumming and Phases. These will include two unique dance commissions. David Bolger will dance to Kate Ellis’s Cello Counterpoint and Nic Gaireiss will dance Clapping Music. Both events take place in the Firkin Crane.

The Reich Effect is curated by Mary Hickson, Cork Opera House Chief Executive Officer, and the prize-winning cellist, chamber musician, and musician-in-residence in Cork Opera House, Kate Ellis.

Upon announcing The Reich Effect, Hickson said:

“It is such an honour to present musicians and composers of this calibre in Cork City. It is a wonderful opportunity for Cork to celebrate local talent also. I have always been hugely ‘effected’ by Reich myself since my time studying Music at UCC and it is a real privilege to invite him to Cork. Kate Ellis and I had great fun and deliberation selecting the programme for the festival and we look forward to your reaction and enjoyment over the few days in Cork!”

Budding electronic artists are invited to apply to the Reich Remix Competition. The finalists will be judged and selected by Steve Reich himself, having been shortlisted by a panel of high profile judges including Jim Carroll and Donal Dineen. Reich will also lead a Composition Seminar (places strictly by application).

Other events in Cork Opera House, City Hall, Firkin Crane, Pavilion and Savoy Theatre are currently on sale through Cork Opera House. More events in a variety of venues and outdoor sites will be announced.

The following Reich Event performances are currently on sale:

Wed 27 July, 8pm, Cork Opera House
STEVE REICH – PHASE TO FACE SCREENING
A film by Eric Darmon & Frank Mallet
Followed by Steve Reich public interview with John Kelly
Tickets €20*

Thu 28 July, 6pm, Firkin Crane
COUNTERPOINT
Carolyn Goodwin/Fiona Kelly/Niwel Tsumbu/Kate Ellis
Dance commission: David Bolger (CoisCéim)
REICH: New York Counterpoint
Vermont Counterpoint
Electric Counterpoint
Cello Counterpoint
Tickets €20*

Thu 28 July, 8pm, Cork Opera House
KRONOS QUARTET
REICH: Triple Quartet
The Cave (excerpts)
WTC 9/11 (Irish Premiere)
Different Trains
Tickets €38.50*

Thu 28 July, 10pm, Half Moon Theatre
KALEIDOSCOPE FOLLOWED BY DONAL DINEEN
Cliodhna Ryan and Kate Ellis will curate a special programme focusing on the music that influenced Reich himself.
Tickets €20*

Fri 29 July, 6pm, Cork Opera House
DRUMMING
O’Duo/ Stephen Kelly/ Alex Petcu Colan
Dance Commission: Nic Gareiss
GLASS: Mad Rush
REICH: Music for Pieces of Wood
Drumming Part 1
Six Marimbas
Tickets: €20*

Fri 29 July, 8pm, City Hall
RTE Cork Proms
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Greenwood (Radiohead): Doghouse
Sveinsson (Sigur Ros): Credo
Tickets €30*

Fri 29 July, 10pm, Pavilion, Carey’s Lane
REICH REMIX CLUB
Tickets €10*

Sat 30 July, 6pm, Firkin Crane
PHASES
Ciara Moroney/Michael Joyce/Elizabeth Cooney
Dance Commission: Nic Gareiss
REICH: Come out
Piano Phase
Clapping Music
Violin Phase
Tickets €20*

Sat 30 July, 8pm, Cork Opera House
LONDON SINFONIETTA AND SYNERGY VOCALS
REICH: Music for 18 Musicians
Tickets €38.50*

Sat 30 July, 10pm, Savoy Theatre
EFTERKLANG WITH DANÍEL BJARNASON AND THE MESSING ORCHESTRA
Tickets €25*

Sun 31 July, 6pm, Triskel Christchurch
JOHANN JOHANNSSON ENSEMBLE
Tickets €20* (also available from Triskel)

Sun 31 July, 8pm, Cork Opera House
CRASH ENSEMBLE
REICH: 2 x 5
DENNEHY: Grá agus Bás (featuring Iarla Ó Lionáird)
RZEWSKI: Coming Together (featuring Gavin Friday)
REICH: Double Sextet
Tickets €25*

REICH REMIX COMPETITION
Competition winners will be invited to perform at the Remix Club in the Pavilion on Friday 29th July. For application information please email reich@corkoperahouse.ie . Closing date for submissions is 17 June.

REICH COMPOSITION SEMINAR
Composers are invited to learn directly from the master himself. Places are limited and registration is essential. For an application please email reich@corkoperahouse.ie > .

Daniel Johnston tribute night

This Saturday, 18th June at Bradley’s on Barrack Street, there will take place a tribute to American songwriter Daniel Johnston. At 7.30, ‘Cine-Ceoil’ presents the documentary film, The Devil and Daniel Johnston (110 mins).

This will be followed by performances from:

The Severed Headmaster (Thinguma*jigSaw, Norway)
Alpine Those Myriads (Norway)
Rory Francis O’ Brien
Mark Fitzgerald
Andy Wilson

With Richard Delaney filling in the gaps with his favourite recordings.

There is no cover charge.

Dub Day @ Gulpd & Pavilion

All day event taking place tomorrow, Saturday 18th.

5-9pm Gulpd café (at Triskel Arts Centre / Plugd Records) – No cover charge

10pm-2am The Pavilion – Admission €5

Dubday happens on Saturday June 18th 2011. Dub music is the theme varying from chilled out dub to heavy bass as artists play a wide spectrum of music in two locations. Gulpd cafe at the Triskel showcases local and international artists from World Bass Culture including Man-G, Kukura and Spetz with special guests Rass Tinny, Harry J and others. The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane, hosts the second part of the event. Line up includes T-Lab (Toby Eaton, Wiggle) and Psymonok (WATTA) with visuals by VJ Present.

More information at dubday.blogspot.com and pavilioncork.com

A Call for The Reich Remix

Cork Opera House is inviting submissions from budding electronic artists for the experimental Reich Remix Competition.

If you are a musician, DJ, music producer, remixer or Reich aficionado and want to create your own original Reich Effect, then this is for you. The finalists will be judged and selected by none other than Steve Reich, having been shortlisted by a panel of high profile judges including Jim Carroll, Gavin Friday, Stevie G, Nialler09 and Dónal Dineen.

Application packs are available for download here:
http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/sites/default/files/Reich%20Remix%20Competition_1.pdf

Submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 17th June

Further information on the Reich Effect festival from the Opera House website.

“In my generation we tore the wall down, if Brian Eno or David Bowie come to me, and if popular musicians remix my music like The Orb or DJ Spooky it is a good thing”.

— Steve Reich

In 1991, The Orb’s “Fluffy Little Clouds” gave a major pop nod to Steve Reich, whose composition “Electric Counterpoint” served as the foundation for the band’s breakthrough hit. Reich’s entire output — from early tape collages and pioneering work to his later, larger and more intricate works, including collaborations with visual artists — has served as both template and inspiration for a growing legion of electronic musicians and DJs. The ideas that Steve Reich has been mining for the past three decades have inspired not only the sensibilities of today’s youth culture, but also the technological developments that have shaped them.

“From the phase-shifting tape loop pieces of the early to mid-60s, to the later, more ‘composed’ works with their gradually developing cellular rhythmic and melodic structures, an approach which reached its apogee in the late 70s, Reich’s music can be heard echoing across the Electronica spectrum, from the most hardcore German Techno to Aphex Twin, D*Note, Alec Empire, Tortoise, Panasonic…”

—The Wire

Show your support for Cork Opera House — Friday 4pm

Cork Opera HouseIt was recently announced that Cork Opera House is to close for three months starting next week in a bid to cut costs.

We’d like to pass on a message from the Cork-based Cyclone Repertory about a gathering in front of the Opera House tomorrow afternoon:

It has been put forth that when it re-opens that it is going to become a purely commercial venue booking mainstream shows and forgoing the support and development of local talent altogether.

On Friday July 2nd in front of the Opera House at 4pm there will be a gathering together of those whose vocation is to create, entertain and perform in celebration of what the Opera House has and should continue to mean to Cork. This spectacle will include a variety of performances that will prove to be a stimulating and pleasant way to spend a summer’s afternoon while raising awareness of what is taking place at this important Cork venue.
Please support this initiative.

Indiependence — Mitchelstown July 31st – August 1st

Indiependence 2010 returns this August bank holiday weekend at Deer Park on the old Dublin road just outside Mitchelstown. The new location hosts on-site camping & parking facilities, and will feature 4 covered stages.

See the Indiependence website for the latest full lineup; meanwhile some highlights include:

Bavaria Main Stage
Headliners include White Lies, Alabama 3, Reverend & The Makers and The Coronas

The Cyprus Avenue Arena
Delorentos, Jape & Duke Special

The Monster Mash
The stage will see a mix of rock, electro and DJ’s from mid afternoon to early morning.

The Square
Live music, comedy, DJs, live electro, merchandise, vendors & chillout area.
“…a new addition for 2010, it is an arena within a village within a festival…
a 1,000 capacity tent where you will be able to see just a little bit of everything.”

Tickets priced at €59 (or €79 including camping) are available online from Ticketgroup.

More info at www.indiependencefestival.com

Cork X Southwest — Skibbereen July 31st

Murphy’s presents Cork X Southwest, in its fourth year taking place at The Showgrounds in Skibbereen on Saturday July 31st. Headliners announced to date include Bonnie Prince Billy and Martha Wainwright.

This year’s one day festival sees acts performing over 4 stages:

The Blue Tent
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY AND THE CAIRO GANG
HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
THE FRANK AND WALTERS
MICK FLANNERY
JOHN SPILLANE
NEON FLEA CIRCUS

The Little Big Tent
FUTURE TRAD COLLECTIVE
BRIAN DEADY
O EMPEROR
THE CÉILÍ ALL STARS
SUCKITT & C
JINX LENNON
BRAY VISTA
JOEL PLASKETT
TREMBLING BELLS
TKO
THE SOCIAL SERVICES
FREEZERROOM

De Barras Sitting Room
THE HANDSOME FAMILY
INTERFERENCE
LUKA BLOOM
LOW MOUNTAIN
GAVIN MOORE
LJ HILL (OZ)
TRAMPSTERDAM
DEAD CAT BOUNCE (COMEDY BAND)

An Realt Dearg tent
JOHN DALY
CRAIG SMITH (6TH BOROUGH PROJECT)
SUNDAY TIMES SOUNDSYSTEM
ELECTRIC UNDERGROUND DJ’S
BOOCHY
SEAN GALVIN & ADAM DUNBAR
SHANE BREEN
JOHN COAKLEY
JACK BUCKLEY (MOONS)
BRIAN RING
DR. HERRINGBONE DREAD

Tickets at €55 are available from:
www.tickets.ie
Cork Tickets (ex Plug’d Records), Washington st, Cork, 021 4276300
De Barra’s, 55 Pearse st Clonakilty, 023 36549 Wed 6pm – 11pm.

Camping is available within the festival grounds for €10 per person.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate between 6pm and 9pm on Friday 30th July and from 1pm on Saturday 31st.

More info at www.corkxsw.com and www.myspace.com/corkxsw

LiveStock — Schull, July 3rd

New mini-festival taking place in Schull on July 3rd, featuring:
Ian Whitty & The Exchange, O Emperor, Setmaker, John Blek & The Rats, Travega, 21 Demands, Novella Hermosa, Martin Staunton & The Lost Parade, Jill D. & Gill.

Livestock is a one day music festival which aims to support Irish artists through local festivals concentrating on Music and Art.

LiveStock festival has established reputable artists performing alongside new emerging acts offering both the opportunity to showcase there work to a large audience.

Ireland has some of the finest artists in the world and we are very fortunate to be able to play a small part in showcasing this talent.

This is the 3rd LiveStock Festival and it has been host to some of the finest acts in Ireland today including most recently, Delorentos, Codes, The Chapters, Ian whitty & the Exchange, 21Demands, T.K.O., The Hot Sprockets, and more.

LiveStock Music Festival — Saturday 3rd July 2010

The Courtyard Bar, Schull, Co.Cork

Admission €8, Gates 2pm.

www.myspace.com/livestockcork

www.facebook.com/livestockfestival

Southern Gothic week @ the Crane Lane

Southern Gothic posterBandicoot promotions’ Southern Gothic week got underway last night at the Crane Lane Theatre with a late night show featuring Reverend Deadeye. Featuring 10 performers in 5 days, the event is billed as a week of blues, country, rockabilly, post punk, antifolk, swing jazz and hillbilly punk.

Read more about it in this article from the Cork Independent.

Southern Gothic: April 28th – May 4th at the Crane Lane Theatre
Free entry for all shows
(with the exception of Boa Morte’s album launch on Saturday – only a tenner, and you get your own copy of the album)