The Cois Tine Online Cabaret
Friday 17th April, 8pm €5
Stay safe, stay home – come to the cabaret!
Friday night need not be a lockdown bore, with our first ever online Cáca Milis Cabaret to cheer you. In keeping with the current COVID-19 restrictions, Helena Mulkerns presents a live online evening of literature, music, fine art and more online via the ZOOM platform, coming to you through the Wexford Arts Centre. Featuring renowned international artists including authors Colum McCann and Mia Gallagher, musicians Josh Johnston, Michael D’Arcy (Corner Boy), Pearse McGloughlin and The Remedy Club, this time out we also feature a presentation of the work of Wexford artist Mary Wallace.
Just book a place at the gig on the Wexford Arts Centre website, and an email will be returned to you with the ZOOM event link and password. The on Friday night, log in to the event with these details and sit back in a comfy chair, with your computer or phone and watch the show. You will need audio/video access on your device, broadband – and maybe a glass of wine!
The subsidised charge of €5 for your place at the cabaret will contribute to artists’ fees and ongoing arts programme development. TheWexford Arts Centre/Arts For All, Arts For Life is Ireland’s oldest regional arts centre, and a registered charity.
A ticketed event will also ensure the success of what the cabaret has always meant – an intimate, eclectic evening of the arts in a vaudevillian format and relaxed atmosphere, with a dedicated audience. As always, we’ll be featuring the original work of established and emerging artists from Wexford and further afield.
We are honoured tonight to welcome the renowned Irish author and very fabulous Mia Gallagher. From her 2006 debut, Hell Fire to her most recent novel, Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland her work is lauded as passionate; complex and broad-reaching. We look forward to welcoming her back to read for you virtually from her new work.
Josh Johnston often wears the hat of Cáca Milis Cabaret piano man, but tonight he will treat us to some of his own compositions on piano, directly from his Dublin home. Likewise, Sligo musician Pearse McGloughlin, long time cabaret favourite, will play from home, featuring a new song that is particularly relevant in the current viral climate: All Hearts Carry On
Apeiregon is thenew novel from multi-award winner Colum McCann, who has penned six previous novels and three short story collections. The new book has been described as “unprecedented” and “a work of incredible magnitude” (see more at www.ColumMcCann.com).While his national Irish book tour was cancelled due to Covid19, we are thrilled to hear from Colum from a cabin somewhere in New York.
Wexford-based musical guests include the ever inspiring Michael D’Arcy, vocalist of Corner Boy and a man whose musicial repertoire runs from trad to alt-folk and anything passionate in between. Top of the night, we’re looking forward to the kick-ass Gothic Americana/Roots duo The Remedy Club (KJ McEvoy and Aileen Mythen) whose new album, True Hand True Heart is making waves globally.
In our debut art segment, we’ll be presenting a retrospective of images by Wexford Visual Artist Mary Wallace, whose work explores ideas inspired by the Japanese perception of beauty in imperfection, complexity in simple things and extraordinary in the everyday.
Having curated and performed at the Cáca Milis for ten years, writer Helena Mulkerns is excited to take this first virtual step into the cabaret arts, and invites you to see more at: www.CacaMilis.org
Seating is limited – so book your ticket ahead of time to receive your event code and password at: www.WexfordArtsCentre.ie