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Thursday 26th November – Lunchtime
IRELAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE THE PARIS SUMMIT
Lunchtime Talks @ 1pm
On 30 November-11 December the world’s leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference, whose objective is to achieve a legally binding,worldwide agreement on how to tackle climate change for the first time in over 20 years. Such an agreement will aim to keep global warming under 2° above pre-industrial temperatures. Failure to achieve that target will lead to potentially catastrophic consequences for global food and security, ecosystems and life on the planet. The Dublin Unitarian Church in St Stephen’s Green is holding five lunchtime talks (1-2 pm) in the run-up to the Paris summit on different aspects of climate change.
Trocaire’s Head of Policy, LORNA GOLD, on the human dimensions of climate change and particularly climate justice as a human rights issue in the developing world – with examples from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Honduras and the Philippines.
Friday 27th November
Trinitones – Sing No More
8pm (doors 7.30pm)
Tickets €8 / €5 (concession) / €3 (member)
Trinitones are the pioneers of ‘popular’ a capella performance in Ireland, dazzling audiences the island over with their inventive and un-orthodox takes of the songs you love to hate, and really hate.
Formed in 2012, the all male group experienced significant growth in the wake of a confused cover of ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ which, when released in 2013, even captured the attention and praise of Wheatus themselves.
Since then, the group has continued to evolve, crafting and perfecting their sound and live performance, while involving a plethora of new fans young and old, all over the world.
With an ever-changing line-up of singers, and a diverse repertoire of music that appeals and entertains even the most conservative audience, Trinitones continue to promote high quality choral music with an energetic and engaging live show that is not to be missed.
The title of the concert, “Sing No More”, is officially not an homage to a cult-status Sons of Mumford CD. Rather, it is the yearning of artists who refuse to succumb to the demands of an instant-gratification generation.
While populist trends advocate trim, modern styling, there is nothing to fear for the groups’ strangely steadfast fanbase. Lest they ever be accused of selling-out, Trinitones will be sticking to what brought them success in the first place, continuing to sing the same classic numbers over, over and over again. While critics have described the show as “stoic”, “unswerving” and “resolute”, rest assured that what it exactly will entail is anybody’s guess, including theirs.
Saturday 28th November
Somadrome – Oracle
Tickets from www.eventbrite.ie
To celebrate the launch of Somadrone’s 5th LP, Oracle. A member of Dublin cult band The Redneck Manifesto, the album presents a shift in styles drawing on acid house and disco music. He is joined on the night by special guests, Goodtime (J. Cowhie) and Bandlands (Sweden).
Listen to Oracle here
Friday 4th December
Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane
A Fundraiser for Mental Health Reform
Tickets €20 (€15 concession) from www.eventbrite.ie
‘A striking performance… the caress of poetry and the disarming direct address of stand-up’ – The Irish Times
‘Superb audience appreciation’ – Irish Theatre Magazine
Fishamble’s Silent by Pat Kinevane is a stunning one man show. Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino.
Your support will help build a strong movement for better mental health services in Ireland.
Saturday 5th December
Musical Gala Evening For All The Family
in aid of Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice
Microsoft Choir & Guest Soloists
Tickets €10 (€5 concession)
Sunday 6th December – afternoon
A Church With Music
A recital to celebrate the restoration of the Dublin Unitarian Church pipe organ.
3pm (doors 2.30pm)
Rather than one organist, we have invited some of the most highly regarded Irish organists – Charles Pearson, David Adams, Robbie Carroll, Simon Stroughair and Siobhan Kilkelly – to come and play on the pipe organ which has just been restored by Irish organbuilder Trevor Crowe. All are invited to join us for this musical celebration.
Sunday 6th December – evening
Orla Gillen – director
Tickets €10 (adults) €5 (children) at the door
Come along to hear our programme of many much loved Christmas Classics including; Carol of the Bells, A Christmas Blessing, and old favourites such as White Christmas, Santa Baby, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and many more.
We promise to get you into the Christmas Spirit !
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Friday 11th December
I Draw Slow
Tickets €16 from www.tickets.ie
Saturday 12th December
REACH Carol Service
Admission Free – Retiring Collection
Sunday 13th December
Eleanor Shanley – Forever Young
Doors 7.15pm / Show 8pm sharp
Tickets €22.50 from www.tickets.ie
Eleanor’s concert at The Unitarian Church, St Stephens Green on Sunday December 13th will signal the conclusion to the first leg of her Forever Young tour which will have run through the tail end of 2015 to promote the release in September of her new CD release of the same name. Given the concert is perfectly positioned in the Christmas season there is a strong possibility that Eleanor & her band will be joined during the concert by a surprise guest, or two also !
Hear Eleanor singing Forever Young
Friday 18th December
Ollie Cole & The BIMM Vocal Choir in concert
Tickets €15 from www.wavtickets.ie
Ollie Cole tops off a busy year which saw the release of his latest CD Year Of The Bird with a gig at the church.
Saturday 19th December
CWU Brass Band
Donations for the Restoration Fund of the Dublin Unitarian Church
Sunday 20th December
Paul Hourican – Sea Change
8.15pm (doors 7.30pm)
Tickets €20 (including a copy of the album) available at the door
Dublin singer and songwriter Paul Hourican launches his new album ‘Sea-Change’ with acoustic renderings of the album’s tracks along with some special guests. Mince Pies and mulled wine will be served in a night filled with festive cheer with all proceeds going to help Dublin’s homeless this Christmas.
Monday & Tuesday 21st & 22nd December
Jack Lukeman – Northern Lights
Tickets €24.65 from www.ticketmaster.ie
Jack Lukeman is an award winning multi platinum selling artist know for captivating live performances and world class vocals. Returning for the third year due to popular demand with his his show, “Northern Lights – Songs for The Winter Solstice” , Jack sings songs which take him back to winters of long ago and songs which conjure up the atmosphere of winters and Christmases of his childhood! This year the shows fall on the Winter Solstice itself and Jack has an extra special show lined up each night. Poetry, music and stories are intertwined to make these shows a magical musical journey for everyone of all ages.
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