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The Circle Sessions is a not-for- profit performance collective based in Dublin, established in February 2014. We are known embracing the individual’s creative talent
and nurturing through advice and respect, in small intimate venues In its short 3.5 year life, The Circle Sessions have already staged one off events at Electric Picnic,
Body & Soul, the Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, as well as showcases in The Academy and Whelans. These always run alongside our weekly events in The
International Bar (Dublin). We are delighted, with the help of IMRO, to be able to bring to return to The Sugar Club a selection of our ‘best bits’ as part of our series of larger Dublin showcase events.
For our acts, this is a perfect chance to push themselves forward on their journey of performance; for us, it’s a great chance to push the boundaries of our inclusive space and open
us up to a wider audience.So, here’s who we’ve got coming up! Features: - Tommy Keyes (Singer/Songwriter) If it’s one thing that our Tommy believes in, its nepotism. Hard not to, mind, when your sister is
a published poet and your offspring are talented musicians. Tommy places himself at the centre on keys, with ease, always delivering moving and polished performances.
- Ghost (rapper/lyricist)
Daly is back, sound the alarm. The Finglas based rapper will undoubtedly tear the house down
once more with his strain of raw and honest lyricism. Wise beyond his young years.
- Robbie Tomkins (Singer/Songwriter)
Circle Sessions’ reigning Circler of The Year is still developing at a rapid pace, taking
everything in his stride. Chance of a singalong here perhaps?
- Sarah Richardson (Poet)
Of acting stock, Sarah is an out-and- out performance poet with a quirky style. Expect strong
emotional connections and the railing against a taboo or two.
- Leah Harris (Singer/Songwriter)
Of Canadian original, this soul and blues singer is as adept vocally as instrumentally. Superb
sense of dynamic contrast adds an extra level of shine. Expect big things when she releases her
album later this year!
- We Love Short Shorts (Musical Comedy)
In a genre that is so difficult to find talent in, We Love Short Shorts stand head and shoulders
above their competition. Quality musicianship, locked-in harmonies, original comedic writing
and two nice lads to boot!
- Simon Power (Singer/Songwriter)
A most capable guitarist and Bob Dylan enthusiast (don’t judge!), Simon’s music straddles
many genres but always keeps modern folk at its heart. Simon knows half the musicians in
Dublin so don’t be surprised to see a large ensemble, or just himself on his own!
- Emmet O’Brien (Poet)
A true Dub poet with an awful lot to say. Emmet is undoubtedly one of the leading lights on the
scene combining his carefree charm and wit with deadly accurate social commentaries.
- Elga Fox (Singer/Songwriter)
A mellow soulful voice which has taken her all around Ireland. It ain’t worth doing if Elga
hasn’t done it. Plenty of depth but with a lightness of touch on the accompanying guitar.
- Phil Lynch (Poet)
An absolute circles veteran and a man who we still credit with the best title to a poem ever (My
wife thinks I’m at a poetry reading). Instantly relatable works with a soft spoken finesse.
- Niall Mac Giolla Rua (Singer/Songwriter)
Niall’s musicality transcends his instrument, having already worked in many areas across the
musical spectrum. Thematically as varied as they come, you could be laughing one minute and
crying the next. A true force of nature.