- 22 Apr 21
This year, contributing producers and artists in MusicTown have been asked to present their work online in imaginative ways to engage audience.
Director, writer, cinematographer and now-balladeer Bob Gallagher is set to host a special Junior Brother concert stream and discussion tonight for MusicTown 2021.
For the 'HIBERNORAMA' stream, the pair will strip bare their creative process in uncomfortably close quarters, with the conversation touching on past, present and future collaborations.
Kerry singer-songwriter Junior Brother has enjoyed a landmark few years – touring with The Proclaimers, Lankum, Glen Hansard and The Murder Capital. His debut album, Pull The Right Rope, released in 2019, was nominated for the Choice Music Prize Album of the Year.
Putting creativity, diversity, community and history, centre stage, MusicTown nurtures collaborations between artists and across disciplines. Committed to continuing to support artists at this difficult time, Dublin City Council, Foggy Notions and Aiken Promotions are helping to celebrate community, durability, and adaptability alongside renowned creatives in the city centre.
Dublin-based Gallagher will also take part in 'AITEACH: FROM CÚ CHULAINN TO THE QUARE FELLOW' this Saturday, April 24th. The free event is an exploration of sexual identities in Irish music and literary traditions, filmed at Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery.
A group of musicians, including Ronan Kealy of Junior Brother, Claire Kinsella of Lemoncello, and multi-instrumentalist Gareth Quinn Redmond, will perform songs drawn from archival research, with guest appearances from Sallay Garnett (Loah) and Pamela Connolly of Pillow Queens. Spoken word performances by poets Jane Clarke and FeliSpeaks will also be delivered.
Stream the special 'HIBERNORAMA' show tonight at 8pm via the MusicTown 2021 YouTube channel below: