Gavin Friday added to line-up of Kaleidoscope’s 2nd Birthday Party

Kaleidoscope are delighted to add Gavin Friday to their 2nd Birthday Party line up at The Button Factory this Sunday 2011, as a guest of cellist Kate Ellis. The event is curated by Cliodhna Ryan and Kate Ellis and co-produced by pop – up productions.

The Kaleidoscope 2nd Birthday party includes a world premiere by acclaimed composer David Fennessy, New Dublin Voices, works by Brahms and Gershwin as well as the Pulitzer Prize winning “Different Trains” by Steve Reich. Come, celebrate and be part of the Kaleidoscope community. The musical programme begins at 9pm and is followed by a super special AFTER HOURS SHOW.

Event Details:

Sunday December 11 2011

The Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Drinks Reception: 7:30pm

Music: 9pm

After Hours Show: 11pm (until late)

Tickets €22.50 (including booking fee) from

2011 has seen the bespoke Kaleidoscope Caravan salon travel throughout the country, as well as continuing to sell out the monthly Kaleidoscope Nights at The Odessa Club in Dublin. The Kaleidoscope 2nd birthday is a big thank you to all of the performers, audiences and the city that has taken this special musical odyssey into its heart.

Line up:

IRISH SAXOPHONE QUARTET: Ken Edge (Soprano Sax), Kevin Hanafin (Alto Sax), Ciaran Sutton (Tenor Sax), Rob Geraghty (Baritone Sax)

George Gershwin: Three Preludes

Michelle Sheridan (Soprano), Cliodhna Ryan, Anita Vedres (Violins), Karen Dervan (Viola), Kate Ellis (Cello)

Johannes Brahms: Funf Ophelia Lieder

Michelle Sheridan (Soprano), Karen Dervan (Viola)

John Tavener: excerpt from ‘To a Child Dancing in the Wind’

Cliodhna Ryan (Violin), Kate Ellis (Cello)

David Fennessy: Duo for Violin, Cello and Electronics (World Premiere)

NEW DUBLIN VOICES: Conductor Bernie Sherlock

Giovanni Palestrina: ‘Kyrie’ from Missa Papae Marcelli

Thomas Morley: ‘Fyer, Fyer’

Claudio Monteverdi: ‘Lo Mi Son Giovinetta’

Giovanni Palestrina: ‘Agnus Dei’ from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera

Cliodhna Ryan, Anita Vedres (Violins), John Lynch (Viola), Kate Ellis (Cello)

Steve Reich: Different Trains


New Dublin Voices will take to the stage again to perform some contemporary classics, preparing the way for two of Ireland’s most exciting bands: I Draw Slow and Prison Love.

I Draw Slow is a five-piece group comprised of vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. The five have created a new sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains. Drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana, they tell dark tales of debauchery and trouble.

Prison Love formed late one night round a campfire in a field just the other side of Dunmore East in 2001. Their passion for bluegrass, old-time, gospel and Cajun music has been enjoyed at major festivals all across the country, Europe and in the US.