October 2016 at the Dublin Unitarian Church

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe

Sunday Services in October 2016

2nd: Work – A Spiritual Practice: Rev. Bridget Spain
9thh: Imagine – No Hell – No Heaven: Rev. Bridget Spain
16th: Lessons From Life: Dorene Groocock
23rd: Thanksgiving: Rev. Bridget Spain

11am at Dublin Unitarian Church

Also . . . .
Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Service of Reflection – facilitator Pam McCarthy

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website on the Recordings page . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.
Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in October 2016
Walking Club

The walking club like to get out and walk places roughly once a month through the year.

There is nothing currently planned but this can change at any moment – maybe you would like to suggest a walk. Please make contact with Marcus McInerney at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you’d like to join them for future walks or would just like more information.

Facilitator – Marcus McInerney
Book Club
The Book Club usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm.

This month they will be in the vestry of the church on 26th October and the book will be Lustrum by Robert Harris

The club greatly enjoys welcoming new members.

Facilitator – Jennifer Flegg

Theatre Club
Patrick Rogers has initiated a theatre club for congregation members who might like to go to the theatre offering to organise tickets and meeting interested people for something to eat ahead of a show. If you are interested in joining him or hearing more about events as they are arranged, do make contact by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required

Facilitator – Patrick Rogers

Film Club
Film Club meet in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street on the first Wednesday of the month where they enjoy watching a film with good company and a cup of tea.

Unfortunately, this e-mail was prepared too late to feature this month’s film. Apologies to the film club.

Facilitator – Aubrey Flegg


The church have published two volumes of all issues of Oscailt published in 2005 and 2006. These are available from the church directly for €15 each.

The church has also recently unveiled a new greeting card featuring a sketch of the church by longtime congregation member George McCaw. This can be purchased in the church after service or online.

The cards, as well as other books of sermons and childrens stories published by the church are available from the website and we take payment through Paypal.

Events In The Church – September 2016

Saturday 8th October
ARCoPu (Puglia Regional Association of Choirs presents
Sounds of Puglia
Coro Giovanile Pugliese – Puglia Youth Choir
Luigi Leo, conductor
Tickets €19.50 from www.tickets.ie

Traditional and modern choral music from the Puglia region of Italy.

Facebook event for concert

Friday 14th October
The Lazy Band – In My Garden
Tickets €15 (includes CD) or €12 (basic ticket) available on the night.
Advance discounted tickets available from www.thelazyband.ie

The Lazy Band meet once a month in Arthurs on Thomas Street and play music for themselves and for their audience – a mix of trad, roots, folk, country, jazz, poetry and world music, their songs and tunes are from all those musical backgrounds and more and delight in sharing in good music and good company. Launching an album eight years in the making, the band are proud to present In My Garden, an album of traditional tunes, original compositions and covers that represent perfectly the mixed bag of musical joy they present at their monthly sessions.


Saturday 15th October
** SOLD OUT **
Katie Kim – Salt (Album Launch Gig)
Doors 7.30pm / Gig 8pm
Tickets €15 from www.eventbrite.ie

Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Waterford singer Katie Sullivan, who performs slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Katie has been putting the finishing touches to her third full length album entitled “Salt” and is excited to announce a release date of the 14/10/16 with pre-orders now live here.

Salt was recorded in a self-built recording and artist space in Dublin called Guerrilla Studios which has become an integral part of the Independent Irish music scene. Guerrilla has hosted live performance video collective the Practice Tapes as well as being the studio where releases by The Jimmy Cake, Hilary Woods and much more have been recorded.

Salt is a departure from Katie’s previous albums and delves further into the drone side of previous releases with textured production added by producer John “Spud” Murphy, who is central to the album’s sonic feel. Salt comes four years after Katie’s previous album the critically acclaimed Cover and Flood and it shows an evolution musically. Since Cover and Flood Katie has toured the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium playing mostly sold out venues.

Saturday 22nd October
The Loafing Heroes – The Baron In The Trees (Album Launch)
Dylan Tighe
Tickets €16.55 from www.eventbrite.ie

Defying precise categorisation, The Loafing Heroes offer a cosmopolitan blend of folk, poetry, world music and pop, a tapestry of lush harmonies and contemplative lyrics that has been described in a review by Altamont Music Magazine as “beautiful without being afraid of being beautiful”. They have just released their fifth and most complete record The Baron in the Trees which draws on influences as eclectic as the members themselves, with haunting ballads giving way to smoky jazz numbers and then to dreamy folk song—tales of loss and rediscovery, of isolation and transformation. Their previous albums (Crossing the Threshold, Planets, Chula and Unterwegs) are a product of their years in Lisbon and Berlin.

Dylan Tighe released his second album ‘Wabi-Sabi Soul’ in April. This one-track mix of 13 songs was described by the Irish Times as “framing reflective music with remarkable eloquence” with RTÉ praising Dylan as “one of the most fascinating and inventive voices in the Irish underground”. ‘Wabi-Sabi Soul’ follows Dylan’s 2014 debut release ‘Record’ which was described by the Irish Times as “a deeply personal and deeply moving piece of work” and prompted the Sunday Times to declare Dylan “an exquisite songwriter”. Live performances have seen Dylan support Congolese legends Staff Benda Bilili at the Liverpool Philharmonic, along with gigs in Serbia, Spain, the UK, Czech Republic and New York.

Watch the Loafing Heroes on Youtube

Watch Dylan Tighe on Youtube

The Loafing Heroes on Bandcamp

Dylan Tighe on Bandcamp

Sunday 23rd October
Gyula Nagy – baritone
Judit Máté – organ
István Barnácz – violin I
Csilla Eszter – violin II
Yseult Cooper Stockdale – celo
Tickets €10 at the door.

A Concert Commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution on its 60th Anniversary.

The concert includes the organ arrangement of Beethoven’s ‘Egmont’ Overture, Op. 84, which became the unofficial anthem of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, followed by a lecture given by Dr Balázs Apor. The final piece of the concert is Bach’s Cantata No. 56 for solo baritone (accompanied by two violins, cello and organ).

Friday 28th October
The Pictures presents
Edward Scissorhands, a Tim Burton film
Tickets €13.50 from www.eventbrite.ie

A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being – the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg’s teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward’s hands make him an outcast.

Tim Burton’s 1990 allegorical fantasy will be shown using a 8k projector and a really big screen.

Saturday 29th October
Harmonyworks Trust presents
Music For Inner Peace
7pm (show) Doors 6.45pm
Admission Free – All welcome

A journey into the beauty, power and vastness of Sri Chinmoy’s musical compositions. Experience the resonance of mantric music, arranged with Eastern and Western instruments. A concert that will lift you heart, mind and soul performed by the music group Agnikana with members from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Switzerland. The group play a wide range of instruments including the Indian harmonium, guitar, concert and wooden flutes, santur and glockenspiel. Their music is soulful and ethereal blending angelic voices with acoustic instrumental arrangements of Chimnoy’s music to sublime effect.



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Best wishes,
Dublin Unitarian Church
112 St. Stephen’s Green West
Dublin 2

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