We are delighted to present our live performance series Back at The Dock. We hope you will have a wonderful night in the company of friends and family.
These will take place outdoors in a covered walled area at The Dock where you can enjoy performances over weekend nights from July 23rd to September 5th.
The Donegal based Bluestack Records is an independent label has been quietly but steadily releasing music from some of Ireland's finest songwriters for a number of years. We are delighted that they are bringing two of their artists to perform for us.
Pearse McGloughlin is an artist and songwriter from Sligo. He has released five albums to date: Busy Whisper (2009), In Movement (2012) and Idiot Songs (2013) in collaboration with composer Justin Grounds. 2016 saw the release of a critically acclaimed ambient-folk album The Soft Animal with his band Nocturnes while The Rest, Pearse’s fifth collection, was released in 2020. Pearse has provided soundtracks and music for film (‘Shine’ and ‘Around Here’), various art projects (his music has featured in the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo in conjunction with his brothers Kevin and Páraic McGloughlin). His music has been described as captivating, elegant and nuanced and has appeared in The Irish Times, on the BBC, RTE 2FM, Lyric FM and RTE Radio 1 as well as at festivals such as Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes, and Other Voices. Pearse's work often deals in literary and philosophical themes, for example, Idiot Songs drew largely from Fyodor Dostoevsky's ‘The Idiot’. His songs have also been covered and released by his contemporaries, including Fia Rua and Robin James Hurt.
"Songs of autumnal ambience, bringing shades of a serene Sigur Ros or Beach House" - The Sunday Times
Brian Mooney / The Next New Low
Since the nineties Brian Mooney has played and recorded with The Idiots, David Kitt, Jape, Si Schroeder and Beautiful Unit. He founded indie record label Trust Me I’m A Thief in 2004 and more recently he has toured Ireland supporting Little Green Cars playing original songs. His latest project - The Next New Low - is a collection of new explorations, mostly recorded during lockdown.
“A sonic technique that oozes character and distinction, – don’t let this one pass you by” - The Irish Times