The House Presents
The House Presents is a monthly event presenting some of the most interesting artists around.. We have a very special night planned for March as part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival again this year. To celebrate the month of #Francophonie we have invited the wonderful artist Caroline Moreau who will première her new material, some poems by French poet Anna de Noailles. We will discover the amazing tunes of The Aleka Potinga Quartet, meet the multi-talented Deirdre Murphy (with Band) and hear the new material of someone we love at HP (hush hush)
The Aleka Potinga Quartet
Aleka is a Romanian vocalist, cellist, composer and lyricist who lives in Dublin, Ireland. She has spent 20 years studying music, years that gave her a Bachelor of Arts in cello performance with the highest distinction, at the National University of Music Bucharest, and a B.A in Vocal Jazz performance, graduated with First Class Honors Degree in Dublin, Newpark Music Centre. She has won numerous prizes at all sorts of music competitions, which has inspirited her and convinced her that music is her way. (...)
If you go to her concerts, you will find out that Aleka is an alchemist. Her inspiration is taken from Billie Holliday, Nina Simone, Chet Baker, Wayne Shorter, Michael Jackson, Bjork, Gretchen Parlato or even Debussy. The study of classical music and the cello playing has brought her the rigor she needs to keep on improving.
Deirdre Murphy (writer, composer, choreographer) is interested in making life more accommodating, grounding, and stimulating. She does this by performing, writing music, making theatre, dancing, teaching yoga, dance, and acroyoga, training circus, throwing parties, raising children, knitting, cooking, and standing on her hands.
Deirdre is a member of the Loq Ensemble, has served as director of Fumbally Court Studio and is the primary creator of Capitalism: The Musical. She is interested in provoking political and cultural analysis through her work. She has been the recipient of several Arts Council of Ireland grants, and has shown her work in Ireland, the USA (with the support of Culture Ireland) and Canada.
Our favourite exiled French singer returns with her exciting new project to celebrate the month of La Francophonie organized by the cultural service of the French Embassy in Ireland. Renowed for her majestic, touching and sometimes funny interpretations of the greatest classics of French chanson, Caroline is back with an ambitious and promising project. 'Maudite', sees the poems of Anne de Noailles put to music with the virtuoso guitarist Lucas Gonzalez. Now living in Madrid, Gonzalez collaborated online and will not appear on the stage of The House Presents. 'Maudite', maybe ... 'Désirée' ... Without a doubt!
+ one more act to be announced
Doors open at 8:30 pm / €10 at the door
Published on 8 February 2018