The popular Singer/Songwriter night will take a weekly residency in Galway, Mayo, Donegal, Dublin & Derry this Sept – Dec 11th 2015 (Venues TBC)
An eclectic mix of genres Country, Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul, Jazz to Hip Hop & Metal are all welcome.
Applications for original showcase nights please send a video link of a live performance & brief biog to moc.liamg@sgnidrocerevawtsew
Songlines was established in Dec 2012 by Miles Graham with the help of Dervish front woman, Cathy Jordon who hosted the very first event. Our aim is to provide a platform for the insanely talented songwriters in the northwest of Ireland and beyond, to perform in a listening environment, showcasing their songwriting ability. The performances to date have been outstanding!
Past performers & hosts include:
CHARLIE MCGETTIGAN – CATHY JORDON (Dervish) – RACKHOUSE PILFER – MILES GRAHAM – SIVE – WHITE CHALK – TABBY – KATHLEEN TURNER – JOHN DOYLE – CHANELE MCGUINNESS – JESSIE SOLANGE – SARAH CRUMMY – KIERAN QUINN – KATE O’CALLAGHAN – GLENN CAL – COLLETTE SHEERAN & many more
Charlie McGettigan ‘ The artists get to know what an “in concert” experience is like. On my visit to one of the events I heard some excellent new musicians like “Saidhbh” and “Chanelle McGuinness” who thrived in the atmosphere provided for them and the audience were obviously enthralled by the occasion’
The regional original showcase nights will be a one stage event & open to all singer/songwriters of all levels. Selected performances from weekly events will be invited to play a full format event in December 2015 & February 2016 at 5th On Teeling & The Model Theatre, Sligo.
Main event Format:
The format of the event is in a one room environment, consisting of 3-4 small stages in a circle, with a host introducing a number of singer/songwriters in rotation (A ‘Later with Jules’ type stage setup). The talent and standard has been to the highest level and in previous nights it has produced international bloggers sharing their experience online with Failte Ireland and social media sites.