Ranging from tenor to soprano, baritone to beery “base barreltone” and everything in between, Songsters of the Square strive to reproduce the sounds and atmosphere of a Dublin Edwardian soirée. Arias, popular music, gospel, music-hall and ballads nestle between readings from Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. The Songsters include Seán ÓhEarcáin, Aisling Connolly, Dick Hogan, Joseph O’Dwyer and Eithne Shanley who is also the piano accompanist. The show is devised and hosted by Mícheál Shanley.
Relive an Edwardian soirée in the premises in Parnell Square where James Joyce received singing lessons from Vincent O’Brien in 1904 in preparation for the Feis Ceoil. As well as being singing teacher to Joyce, Vincent O’Brien also gave singing lessons to John McCormack, a source of inspiration for Shaun the Post in Finnegans Wake. This show, in various manifestations, (methimpikehoses) is celebrating its fifteenth Bloomsday.
Booking required. Email Mícheál Shanley at firstname.lastname@example.org