Saturday, 27th April 2013 - The Grand Social, Dublin
TrócaireLive is an annual event that showcases Irish and international music and places a spotlight on Trócaire’s campaigning work throughout the world. This year, the event will take place on Saturday, 27th April, at The Grand Social.
We are delighted to announce that Donal Dineen’s Parish, RSAG and the Dublin Afro-Beat Ensemble will headline TrócaireLive 2013, with more special guests joining them on the night. New additions to the line-up include Discovery Gospel Choir, Gypsy Rebel Rabble, Madu, The Notas and Groovement Soul…
Kick-start your summer festival season with TrócaireLive!
2013 marks Trócaire’s 40th birthday, and – as part of the anniversary – TrócaireLive is expanding to offer gig-goers a mini festival experience, right in the heart of Dublin.
Running from 5pm 'til late, you can enjoy international food, drumming and dance, and view images from Trócaire’s work campaigning on issues of injustice in developing countries over the past 40 years.
See some of Ireland’s most creative and energetic acts perform. Soak up the atmosphere in the beer garden ‘til the sun goes down, then make your way inside to see the headliners on stage.
Running Order Announced!
Pioneering DJ, photographer and film-maker Donal Dineen is assembling his Parish recording project for the night.
The Parish began life in 2007 with a show Donal put together with Liam Ó Maonlaí and Ronán Ó Snodaigh for Body & Soul at Electric Picnic.
RSAG / Rarely Seen Above Ground (a.k.a. Jermey Hickey) has been making waves since 2008 and is renowned for his seriously explosive live set, where he experiments with the idea of a virtual band, collaborating with visual artist Geppetto to create projections on screen to accompany his live drums, percussion and vocals.
With his third album due for release before summer 2013, TrócaireLive offers the perfect opportunity to check out his new sounds.
Dublin Afro-Beat Ensemble is an unmissable 12-piece musical force, drawing deep on the influence of the pioneers of Afrobeat, as well as modern-day heavyweights of the genre. Firmly rooted in Dublin City – with members from Armenia, Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Italy, Ukraine and, of course, Nigeria and Ireland – Dublin Afro-Beat Ensemble represents a truly multicultural powerhouse of music. With their mesmerising flow of extended grooves, Afrobeat originals and covers, they are Ireland’s top Afro-funk merchants.
Discovery Gospel Choir, another group with lots of different nationalities amongst its membership, will also perform at TrócaireLive. Formed in 2004, the choir is Ireland’s top intercultural choral group. In the past, they’ve sung with musicians such as Stevie Wonder, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Sinéad O’Connor, Gemma Hayes, Kíla and Republic of Loose. And they’re planning a very special outdoor performance for TrócaireLive.
Dublin band Madu – led by brother-and-sister team Aminah and Salim Dastam – play an infectious combination of dub, soul and reggae, creating roots music imbibed with mystery and nostalgia. Lead singer Aminah also performs with Donal Dineen’s Parish.
Originally from Uganda, Justine Nantale was a founding member of the Discovery Gospel Choir and is now pursuing a solo career, mixing lively Ugandan folk music with a range of international influences. She recently launched her debut singles, ‘My African Dream’ and ‘Life’, both of which were recorded and produced in her native city of Kampala.
Six in number, The Notas is made up of several different cultures, including Nigerian, Zimbabwean, Pakistani, French and Irish. They make expansive, reverb-heavy indie music, and are gaining increasing recognition as one of Ireland’s brightest up-and-coming bands.
Gypsy Rebel Rabble are a Dublin-based bluegrass folk band with a reputation for energetic live shows. They merge a furious DIY punk song-writing and performance ethic with a smooth vocal style that strongly emphasises harmonies.
Nigerian drumming duo Talking Drums will perform at TrócaireLive for the third year in a row. They will – literally – drum up interest in the event, performing streetside outside the venue throughout the early part of the evening. For those of you who like African beats, they are not to be missed!
DJ slots by Groovement Soul will take place in the roof-top beer garden throughout the evening. These Grand Social regulars will also close the night’s proceedings with their unfailingly popular mix of Latin, jazz funk, 70s soul, 80s boogie, classic disco, hip hop and house. To find out more about one of Ireland’s most accomplished DJ collectives.
TrócaireLive will be MCed by popular radio presenter Dan Hegarty.
TrócaireLive will get underway from 5pm. Admission is free before 7pm. Tickets are €10 after that time, with proceeds going to Trócaire.
To purchase tickets, go to Entertainment.ie
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