Lasta Festival Launch Concert: Soda Blonde

Lasta Festival Launch Concert: Soda Blonde

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 7.00pm

LASTA – A National Arts Programme for young people by young people │ June 11 to 20 2021

In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the Nasc venues to programme a festival of work for children and young people from 11 to 20 June 2021, delivering for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people.

The NASC Network is delighted to present a major launch event for Lasta 2021. Soda Blonde will premier on YouTube on Thursday 10 June at 7pm.

The debut album from Soda Blonde may be called Small Talk, but if there’s one thing the Dubliners do not do, it’s mince words. Out July 9th via Velveteen Records, the entirely self-produced album sees the group reflecting on their twenty-something experiences with refreshingly honest transparency.

All four band members (O’Rourke, guitarist Adam O’Regan, drummer Dylan Lynch and bassist Donagh Seaver-O’Leary) are seasoned musicians, despite their youth. With their previous band – the internationally renowned Little Green Cars, whose seminal debut album skyrocketed to number one on the Irish album charts. O’Rourke is the first to admit that when Little Green Cars called it a day, she felt lost. But a career shift for the four musicians wasn’t in the cards – and Small Talk is self-evident proof, different than anything the group have released before, but carrying on its back all the things they’ve learned.

The participating NASC Network Venues are Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), Pavilion Theatre (Dún Laoghaire), Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Port Laoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).

Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020.

Please click on the link https://linktr.ee/lastafestival2021 to find out more about all events nationally.

For more information on Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh go to www.brighteningair.com Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh is brought to you by the Arts Council, funded by the Government of Ireland and produced by Schweppe Curtis Nunn.

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