- 23 Dec 20
The series features many of the acts which have had their shows cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Produced by Aiken Promotions after they were awarded funding as part of the Live Performance Support Scheme, the first episode of VISION will air on the company's YouTube channel on December 27.
Vicar St first opened its doors on a corner in the heart of The Liberties in Dublin on August 30, 1998 and it has played host to many local and international acts in the 22 years since.
The venue was forced to close in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as were virtually all other sites of live music.
Aiken Promotions were recently awarded funding as part of the pilot Live Performance Support Scheme to ensure the employment of performers, artists, technicians, creative and performance support staff: VISION is the result.
As Tiernan walks through The Liberties in the trailer, he describes stories of the local area.
"Here is a bit of history for you," he explains. "For 22 years Vicar Street has stood on a corner in The Liberties. That room, that balcony, that bar."
"If stages could talk, that stage could tell some stories. Vicar Street was built so everyone could have a crack at it. 22 years and it has been some craic," he adds.
"This year is a story in itself — A story that some of us may want to forget. But I don’t think we should do that. We’re here to make fresh history."
As the comedian walked into the theatre, he says; ‘They say that the darkest hour is right before the dawn. And while it is not quite morning yet, it is time to let some light into this room."
Watch the full trailer for VISION below: