Getting the best from your guitar with George Lowden – Reverb

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“ Getting the best from your guitar – how set up seriously affects how your guitar sounds and plays”
With George Lowden
We will cover:
String action – how to adjust and what NOT to do!
Humidity related issues which can seriously damage your guitars health and how to avoid!
Electrifying your acoustic!!

Learn A Song With The Kates – Reverb

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LEARN A SONG WITH THE KATES.

Learn to sing and harmonise the song Ketchum ID by Boygenius.

Familiarise yourself with the song then join The Kates on Saturday September 10th. They’ll guide you through the song, split it into harmonies and perform it together at the end.

Don’t miss it!

The Kates are Liz Clark (elec gtr), Mide Houlihan (drums), Eve Clague (elec gtr), Mary Beth O Mahony ( keys) & Paula K (bass).

 

KETCHUM ID.   

By Boygenius.

Back in the States now
In a college town
I would walk around
But it’s really coming down
Mesmerized by double lines
Two yellow tightropes
I’m making good time

I am never anywhere
Anywhere I go
When I’m home, I’m never there
Long enough to know

Being in love is the same thing as being alone
Giving the sorrows and company
Nothing to say, stay on the phone
No, I’m sorry I do not know
What else you want from me

I am never anywhere
Anywhere I go
When I’m home, I’m never there
Long enough to know

You say, “How are you”
I say, “I don’t know
Let’s dissolve the band, move to Idaho”
Everyone’s around and I hear you smiling
You say, “I love you”
I say, “You too”

I am never anywhere
Anywhere I go
When I’m home, I’m never there
Long enough to know

Ooh
Ooh

I am never anywhere
Anywhere I go
When I’m home, I’m never there
Long enough…

 

Zinester Ghost: Sister Ghost’s Zine Workshop – Reverb

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‘Zinester Ghost: Sister Ghost’s Zine Workshop” –
 Join the Sister Ghost gang for an afternoon of herstory, creativity and zine-making activism! Suitable for beginners to advanced zine-makers, this workshop will be fun & hands-on, touching on topics within intersectional feminism, women in music and activism. You’ll learn about zine culture and have the opportunity to create your own zine with the band.’
This workshop is for female & non binary participants.
Location: The Shack, 10 Astna St, P85 R580

REVERB

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‘We want the impact of our festival to continue to reverberate throughout Clonakilty reaching those most marginalised in our community, We ALL are guitar town’

‘Reverb’ incorporates the educational and community outreach programme that runs parallel with the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival. It ensures that the effects of the festival are experienced by as diverse a selection of our community as possible. You may not hear Reverb, but you’ll definitely feel its effects! The main festival caters to a general audience and takes place in a range of venues across the town. However, there are members of the community who are unable to access these events, for a variety of reasons. The ‘Reverb’ programme brings artists and facilitators directly in contact with these groups so they don’t have to miss out.

Our educational programme brings artists directly into the schools where the future stars of our festival are waiting. This year will see Xylouris White, Andy Irvine, and Yasmin Williams visiting local schools.

We aim to facilitate meaningful artistic participation for a diverse group of people with the ultimate aim of empowering members of the community who are sometimes marginalised. The groups include residents of the Community Hospital, Care Choice nursing home and Bushmount nursing home; residents of the Direct Provisions centre; and clients of the Irish Wheelchair association and CoAction Clonakilty and more. Special guest Liz Clark of The Kates will be visiting local nursing homes as part of Reverb.

 

Below are a list of the events open to the public:

Saturday 10th – 1pm  Spiller’s Lane – workshop ‘Learn a Song with the Kates’ Free

Monday 12th – 2pm – Michael Collins Mural on Kent st – performance Eugene Brosnan Free

Thursday 15th – 2pm – Biodiversity Park, Western Road – performance Dominick Whelton Free

Friday 16th – 5pm – Astna Square – GuitarTown Ballad Tour with Seán Fitzgerald – free but limited numbers

Saturday 17th – 11am – Playground (next to Scoil na mBuachaillí) – performance Fir Beag – fundraiser for playground improvement

Saturday 17th –  12noon- Shanleys, Connolly st -workshop George Lowden – Getting the best from your guitar – how set up seriously affects how your guitar sounds and plays – Free

Saturday 17th – 12 noon & 2:30pm – Astna Square – GuitarTown Ballad Tour with Seán Fitzgerald – free but limited numbers

Saturday 17th – 1pm – Clonakilty Youth Centre (Deasy’s Car Park)  -workshop  Zinester Ghost: Sister Ghost’s Zine Workshop – Free but booking required see ‘Tickets gigs’

Sunday 18th – 11am – Stop Look Listen: Outdoor Listening Party – Free

Sunday 18th – 1:30pm – Astna Square – GuitarTown Ballad Tour with Seán Fitzgerald – free but limited numbers

Sunday 18th – 5pm -Clonakilty Resource Centre (western road) – John Spillane Songwriting Workshop – €10 see ‘Ticketed gigs’

 

The Kates

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The Kates are Liz Clark, Mide Houlihan, Eve Clague, MaryBeth O Mahony and Paula K O Brien, a group of west Cork artists who celebrate the rock goddesses that have come before them, torching a trail through a man’s world.

They only perform songs written or performed by women, from Patti Smith and Courtney Love to Sharon Van Etten and Lizzo.

Viva le revolution!




 

Sister Ghost

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Sister Ghost, (winner of Best Live Act at the 2019 NI Music Awards) is the project of Derry-based artist Shannon Delores O’Neill.

Sister Ghost has garnered support slots with internationally acclaimed artists such as We Are Scientists, Shellac, Petrol Girls, Fontaines DC, Pussy Riot, Ratboys and Le Butcherettes as well as airplay on KEXP Seattle, BBC Radio 1, RTE 2FM, Today FM and BBC 6 Music. Sister Ghost has also been featured in high level press such as The Guardian and Hot Press.

As of 2020, O’Neill has teamed up with Gary Lightbody’s Artist Development & Label ‘Third Bar’ to create the debut Sister Ghost album. Set for release in 2023 the album was recorded in Los Angeles, California (July/August 2022) with the world class producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Veruca Salt and more).

Shannon is also known for mentoring and encouraging other female and gender non-conforming musicians to perform in the Northern Irish scene, having set up the Girls Rock! NI chapter in 2016.

As well as a live performance Sister Ghost will also host ‘ZINESTER GHOST: SISTER GHOST’S ZINE WORKSHOP’

 

Press Quotes:

“Absolutely massive!” Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1 

“Big guitar hooks! I’m obsessed!” Gemma Bradley, BBC Radio 1

“Feels authentic from the era of Pixies, Breeders and Hole; brilliant music, beautifully made” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

“One of the most gifted songwriters to come out of the North in a long, long time.” Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster

 










 

John Spillane

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John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate audiences around the world.

After his acclaimed release of 100 Snow White Horses in 2021, in October 2022, John will release ‘In Another Light’ a career spanning album recorded live at the Right Here Right Now Festival recorded at Cork Opera House in November 2021.




 




Acoustic Forum

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The Acoustic Forum is an eclectic event unlike anything else you’ve ever seen which sees five of our artists play in an intimate and informal concert in the round, with each artist staying onstage for the duration.

Guided by the guest host, each performer gives an insight into their craft and performs a short selection to whet the appetite for the weekend ahead.

It’s off the cuff, it’s friendly and it provides the listener with a varied and spontaneous night that never fails to surprise.

John Spillane Songwriting Workshop – Reverb

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JOHN SPILLANE SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

4:30pm // €10 // Clonakilty Community Resource Centre , 21 Western Road, Clonakilty. P85 RW35

One of the most accomplished songwriters in the country today, award winning trad/folk poet John Spillane continues to redefine musical boundaries with his own unique style of playing and songwriting which he likes to call ’Sean Nós Blues’.

“At my workshop we write songs. We do not theorise or talk about songwriting but we work, and follow certain steps to make a song. We lock out criticism and negativity and create an atmosphere where people can make something grow.” – John Spillane

REVERB – CEOL FOR THE SOUL

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For a variety of reasons, not everyone in the community can get to the shows in guitartown, and during the pandemic, this number has only increased.

We want the impact of our festival to continue to reverberate throughout our town, so we are partnering with The Irish Wheelchair Association, Cope Foundation, Clonakilty Community Hospital, Scoil na mBuachaillí, Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers and more for a series of concerts, livestreams and private cinema screenings across the week, some of which will be open to the public the majority of which will be private.