SOLO, curated by SJ McArdle, is an intimate concert series which Droichead Arts Centre has produced in various guises, and has previously seen performances from Maria Doyle Kennedy, Niamh Regan, Ollie Cole, Niamh Parsons, and many more.
Over the past two years, the series has moved online, but now Droichead is delighted to bring it back in front of a live audience. ‘SOLO: Home from Home’ will take place over four Saturdays in September, in Droichead’s theatre space, intimately sold to socially distant pods of two’s and three’s. Each week’s show will feature two artists, making a total of eight engaging performances from some of the most innovative artists in Ireland today.
Droichead is thrilled to open with singer/songwriter Joy Booth and sixth generation fiddler Clare Sands on 4 September, followed by award winning folk singer, Aoife Scott, and poet/spoken word artist, Dagogo Hart, on 11 September. Dagogo returns to the series following his participation in Solo@Home, a video podcast presented weekly on YouTube, earlier this year.
Week 3, 18 September sees singer/songwriter Mark Geary and indie rock and folk artist Seanie Vaughan take to the stage. Closing the series will be acclaimed composer/pianist Michael Holohan and ambient neoclassical pianist/composer Úna Keane.
Curator SJ McArdle is an Irish songwriter and musician, and is known for his work in contemporary Irish folk band, Kern, from 2013 to 2020. More recently, as a solo artist, SJ has been working on a project called Port, a song-cycle based around research into the stories of Drogheda’s historic Port, produced in association with Droichead Arts Centre, and an album is on the way.
Note : Due to social distancing and Covid19 Guidelines, capacity in the auditorium is extremely limited. Advanced booking is recommended, you won’t want to miss this return to SOLO!
Visitors To Droichead Arts Centre please note:
All live shows must be booked in advance, as there is limited capacity of 41 seats available. Tickets are sold in pods of 2, 3, and sometimes 4, with every second row empty, adhering to social distancing of 2 metres.
For more details on our Covid protocols you can visit droichead.com/gettinghere
Masks are required at all times in the venue. Emailed tickets will include full details of your visit to Droichead but you can also phone 041 98 33946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have! Droichead looks forward to welcoming you back into the theatre again!