Quiet Lights Festival 2019
FOR ITS SECOND EDITION, A SMALL WINTER FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE NEW WAVE OF IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL FOLK, TRADITIONAL, AND EXPERIMENTAL, TALENT
QUIET LIGHTS FESTIVAL
THIS WEEKEND: THURSDAY 21 – SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2019
VARIOUS VENUES, CORK CITY
THIS WEEK Islander presents the second edition of ‘Quiet Lights’, an exciting new small-scale festival with a big heart, which aims to shine a light on the new wave of Irish and International folk, traditional, and experimental talent that are quietly forging new paths, recollecting old tales, and making new stories.
Opening Thursday 21st and continuing through to Sunday 24th November, music from the heart and for the soul will fill Cork city's intimate venues.
Officially launching the weekender, Quiet Lights Featured Artist, filmmaker, and director Myles O’Reilly of Arbutus Yarns, will host the public premiere of his 25 minute film ‘Tenore Cuncordu Orosei in collaboration with Ernst Reijseger’, followed by live music from Irish traditional/old-time trio Alfi, at The Kino, Washington Street, 7pm, on Thursday (free admission).
In terms of traditional music, the line-up features musicians at the very forefront of the genre – Cormac Begley and Liam O’Connor in concert together, Lankum, Ye Vagabonds, and the Scottish small piper Brìghde Chaimbeul.
In a showcase of their ambition for the future, Quiet Lights 2019 invite international acts for the first time: the transcendent American artist Peter Broderick, and London-based singer and musician Rozi Plain.
The festival bill also features live shows from Sun Collective, Junior Brother, Anna Mieke, Maija Sofia, Elaine Malone, John Francis Flynn, Crevice, Lemoncello, Rosa Nutty, Eve Clague, Lowli, All The Brave Hunters, Míde Houlihan, and Mantua.
The festival’s free Conversation Series includes:
• Culture Vultures hosted by Tony Clayton-Lea (The Irish Times) - featuring guests Myles O’Reilly, Galway singer and writer Maija Sofia, and Cork poet Michelle Delea;
• “How to Access Funding as an Independent Artist of Any Discipline” workshop, hosted by visual artist and CEO of Crash Ensemble Neva Elliott;
• Rebel Matters’ live podcast discussing “Cultural and Social Entrepreneurship - It’s Challenges, Rewards, and Future” - chaired by Ainle Ó’Cairealláin and featuring Síobhra Quinlan (Creative Producer), Aisling O’Riordan (Quarter Block Party), and Emmet Condon (Homebeat / Another Love Story);
• Red on Red Live: Mike McGrath Bryan in conversation with Quiet Lights’ Featured Artist Myles O’Reilly, presented by Red FM;
• Screenings of Myles O’Reilly’s work: ‘Backwards to Go Forwards’ - a 1-hour documentary showcasing the future of Irish traditional music, and a screening of selected works from Arbutus Yarns;
• The Point of Everything Live Podcast in conversation with Junior Brother.
Participating venues include: Triskel Christchurch, Live at St Luke’s, Coughlan’s Live, Sirius Arts Centre, The Roundy, St Peter’s, The Chapel at Griffith College, and The Kino.
Tickets for Lankum, Anna Mieke, and Ye Vagabonds with Brìghde Chaimbeul have already sold out, and other shows are selling quickly! Book at: www.quietlights.net
QUIET LIGHTS 2019 LINE-UP:
LANKUM [SOLD OUT] | PETER BRODERICK | SUN COLLECTIVE | YE VAGABONDS and BRIGHDE CHAIMBUL [SOLD OUT] | ROZI PLAIN | CORMAC BEGLEY with LIAM O’CONNOR | JUNIOR BROTHER | ANNA MIEKE [SOLD OUT] | MAIJA SOFIA | ELAINE MALONE | JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN | CREVICE | LEMONCELLO |
ROSA NUTTY | EVE CLAGUE | LOWLI | ALL THE BRAVE HUNTERS | CAIMIN GILMORE |
MIDE HOULIHAN | MANTUA | THE CHAPEL SESSIONS | MYLE’S O’REILLY | ALFI | CULTURE VULTURES with TONY CLAYTON-LEA | REBEL MATTERS LIVE PODCAST | RED ON RED LIVE with MIKE MCGRATH BRYAN | THE POINT OF EVERYTHING PODCAST |’HOW TO ACCESS FUNDING…’ WORKSHOP with NEVA ELLIOTT
Festival schedule: https://www.quietlights.net/schedule