The Spiegeltent is back soon for the Fringe Festival, and one of the best nights looks set to be Pirate Sounds on September 13th at 10pm.
"An evening of pirate collaborations will bring together some of Ireland's grooviest, funkiest, smartest, sassiest, sweetest musicians, singers and dj’s to make new versions of old things and old versions of new things. Some of Irelands best known artists and least likely combinations will be brought together for an evening that is set to clash styles, blow horns, bang your drum in a way that will have both dance floor and stage dancing to a whole new beat.
Egos walk the plank in a musical mash-up night that celebrates having fun through the medium of dance!
Come with your pirate dancing shoes to music provided by a bunch of buccaneers, a gang of n'er do wells, a motley crew of all-sorts indeed but not a captain hook in sight.
Artists involved include the likes of Cathy Davey, Lisa Hannigan, Dara Mulhern, Donal Dineen, James Mc Morrow, Mikki Dee, Neosupervital, Pete Pamf, Rhob Cunningham, Mundy, Sophie Merry, Tomo Osander and The Walls., with lots more to be announced! Keep your beady eyes on myspace.com/turningpirate for line-up additions and sneak preview videos."
Em... AWESOME!!! I'm not going to lie to you, I fucking love pirates. I dress as a pirate for most Hallowe'ens. Once, my amazing pirate costume nearly got me arrested for 'resisting arrest' (I'm a pirate, what am I supposed to do?) when me and the birds went to Salem, Massachusetts for Hallowe'en a few years ago, and there ended up being this unbelievable surreal riot-type incident with a police line on horses and then a dueling line opposite them of people in amazing costumes. It was brilliant. Except when me and Meadzer (dressed as a hot viking) lost RoRo (hot Egyption queen) and Izzy (a combination of 50s movie stars). So I will DEFINATELY be at this gig in full costume, like this:
Tickets are €18 from fringefest.com or from the box offices in Temple Bar (Essex st) or George's Dock.
Go here for more info on the night.