This is for events (other than services) run by or in the church. For titles and people associated with services for the coming month, go to the services page. All events in the church unless otherwise stated.
Friday 19th September
Visitors are invited to stop in and visit the Dublin Unitarian Church as we will be open for Culture Night. There will be special musical events and talks on the hour every hour (about 20 minutes) but the doors will be open for the whole night and you can stay for as long or as short as you want.
5pm – Progressive Presbyterianism (talk) – Andy Pollak
6pm – Amhrán nua I nGaelige / New Songs In Irish (music) – Enda Reilly
7pm – Spirituality And Sexuality (talk) – Dil Wickremasinghe
8pm – Arias And Artsong (music) – Sinéad NíMhurchú (soprano) & Niall Kinsella (piano)
9pm – What Do These Unitarians Belieive ? (talk) – Rev. Bill Darlison
10pm – Mariachi San Patricio (music) – Mexican traditional dance music
Please help us spread the word by sharing info on Facebook or in person. We look forward to seeing lots of you on the night.
Saturday 8th November
Tickets €15 from www.ticketmaster.ie from Friday 12th September
“SOAK’s sound has snippets of Cat Power and the delicacy of Lykke Li…well-crafted and uplifting psalms” Noisey
“Age be damned. Talent shouts louder” NME
“Understated and beautiful” Stereogum
Still just 18 years old, SOAK (aka Bridie Monds-Watson) has been performing in her home of Derry since the age of 14, where she’d split her time between studying, the local skate-park, and her burgeoning songwriting (touring in the school holidays, and launching Derry’s City of Culture hours before a GCSE exam). Now signed to Rough Trade, she is playing in Dublin to launch her single “B a noBody”.
Saturday 15th November
Sunday 16th November
Aiken Marketa Irglova
Dublin Unitarian Church
Saturday November 15th
Tickets priced €20 (Incl booking fee) from www.ticketmaster.ie
Oscar-winning Czech songwriter and member of The Swell Season Marketa Irglova has announced details of her new album and a rare Irish concert in November.
Her second album Muna will be released on Anti/Plateau on September 19th in Ireland.
Listen to new song “This Right Here”
‘MUNA’ is the second solo record by Marketa Irglova. It is a collection of 11 songs written over the course of a year and recorded in several sessions over 6 months. 27 musicians and vocalists participated in the performance of these songs, among them Rob Bochnik from the Swell Season/The Frames, an Iranian daf player and vocalist, Aida Shahghasemi and Shazhad Ismaily, Una Sveinbjarnardøttir and Zuzana Irglova.
‘Muna’ means to remember in Icelandic and was chosen as a title for this album since remembering that which has been forgotten is a running thread throughout this record. Muna was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced in Iceland by Sturla Mio Thorisson.
Irglova is a Czech singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” at the 80th ceremony, which was co-written with Glen Hansard.
Friday 21st November
The Colour of Saying: An Evening to Celebrate Dylan Thomas
6pm & 8pm
Dylan Thomas was one of the most important and popular modernist poets of the 20th Century. Join us to celebrate Thomas’s Centenary in Dublin on Friday 21st November, 2014.
6pm: Public Lecture on Thomas’s Poetry by Professor John Goodby (University of Swansea), author of the acclaimed new study of Dylan Thomas’s poetry Under the Spelling Wall (Liverpool UP, 2013). Sponsored by University College Dublin and the Wales-Ireland Network. All welcome – Free.
8pm: An evening of readings and new music in collaboration with New Dublin Press. Featuring Maurice Scully, Twin Headed Wolf, John Goodby, Jonathan Creasy with Sadhbh Burt Fitzgerald aka Carry On Troubadours and Nerys Williams. The night will be peppered with words from Dylan himself. Donations gratefully accepted.
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