Girls Rock Dublin are thrilled to announce the first GRD Open Mic Gig!
Hosted as part of the Valkyrie Comic And Craft Con 2019, “GRD Open Mic!” will give camp graduates, workshop attendees, users of the GRD Gear Library and their friends the opportunity to take to the stage and perform.
The gig is free and all ages are welcome.
The two-hour event will kick off at 3pm and will combine music, poetry and a raffle with great prizes courtesy of Girl Band, Naoise Roo, Bitch Falcon, Girlfriend, Shrug Life, MusicMaker, Temple Lane Studios, Damn Fine Print, Moondot, Workmans Club and more.
The event marks the end of a particularly fruitful year for Girls Rock Dublin, with their biggest achievement being the recent launch of The GRD Gear Library, the gear loan service for teenagers run in partnership with Dublin City Libraries.
Any teenager who is a member of Dublin City Libraries can borrow Girls Rock Dublin music gear through the Libraries booking system. The service is free and is the only of its kind in Ireland.
The GRD Gear Library is a collection of 70+ instruments, amplifiers and musical accessories that Girls Rock Dublin use for their summer camps and events and since September 2019 have made available to teenagers all year round through the homonymous loan service.
More details and the gear gallery can be found here: www.girlsrockdublin.com/gear-library
All the instruments used in the GRD Open Mic gig are donated gear from the GRD Gear Library.
Other highlights of 2019 include the pop-up music making and recording experiment “Tune-Weavers” ran in May as part of the Irish Youth Music Awards, the 10-piece band improvisation and performance event “Electric Lady Jam Big Band!” featuring SOAK and run as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival, “Instrument Carousel”, a 2-hour long musical take-over of the Pearse St Library for a guided exploration of the GRD gear and a performance as a 16-piece band at Culture Night, and of course our Girls Rock Dublin Summer Camp.
Come and support this new generation of awesome musicians and the work of Girls Rock Dublin.