- 27 May 22
Nine and a half songs as good as Bird’s calls for a public celebration. Join the Irish rockabilly tonight at 6 in Dublin as she busks outside of her good “old haunt.”
Wallis Bird is commemorating the release of her seventh studio album, HANDS, with an evening of busking in the laneway outside of The George tonight. The Irish musician announced the streetside (free, of course) event with a post on Instagram last night, right before the release of her record.
“Only a few hours left until you can hear the full breadth of a beautiful 50 weeks session,” the artist wrote in anticipation of the album drop, tagging collaborators Marcus Wuest and Philipp Milner of Hundreds the band.
She also directed showcomers to “Bring your singing voices, bring your shakers and bring some cash” to the performance, as proceeds collected will be donated toward MASI - the Movement of Asylum Seekers in ireland. MASI is an independent platform which aids asylum seekers in Ireland in finding a sense of community. The initiative seeks justice, freedom and dignity for asylum seekers around the country, building a home for those who are cast aside by government.
The announcement was captioned below a shot of a wall mural of the artist from a photograph by Hot Press photographer Miguel Ruiz from our latest issue, painted by street artist Emmalene Blake on the alleyway beside The George. It will serve as the backdrop to the evening of busking, dancing and celebrating Bird’s beautiful, now released songs.
A community performance is the perfect setting for the initiation of HANDS, as Bird told Hot Press in our latest issue, “I designed the album around dance, dancing, expressing, using long-some notes, high rhythm.”
Join Irish musician Wallis Bird, Hot Press’ latest coverstar alongside Panti Bliss, for an intimate and joyous celebration of her newest album, HANDS, tonight outside The George at 6. The record is now available for streaming on all platforms - check it out below.