One of those quirky little events that you should probably know about if you don’t already, is Listen At Lilliput! It’s a bi-monthly event that takes place in Lilliput press in Arbour Hill. The locatioin is unusual and so is the music, with some fascinating new and innovative artists on display.
Their next event is this Sunday, the 28th of Sept. It’s BYOB with free tea if you like it, and tickets are €10. Doors open at 19.30 and music starts at 20.00 sharp.
The line up is pretty impressive with –
Francesco Turrisi Trio: keys, percussion & bass trio drawing on Brazilian and mediterranean influences
Sam Coll: reading from original work, ‘The Benign Comedy’
Naomi Berrill: songs and instrumentals for voice & cello
Sam Comerford: improvisations on tenor saxophone
Francesco Turrisi has been described as“a musical alchemist”by the press because of the variety of his musical experiences and influences. In this brand new project Francesco collaborates with virtuoso pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine) player Sergio Krakowski from Rio de Janeiro and veteran Irish jazz bass player Ronan Guilfoyle for a program of original music mixing Brazilian grooves, Mediterranean sounds and plenty of improvisation.
Sam Coll is a writer. He grew up in Japan and China. Current publications include his debut short story ‘Grace’ for Dubliners 100 (a celebration of Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’) by Tramp Press, and a chapter from his debut novel The Abode Of Fancy will feature in Granta magazine’s autumn issue. He will read from his current work in progress The Benign Comedy.
Naomi Berrill is an Irish cellist and singer based in Italy. Her repertoire is a collection of unique arrangements of classical, jazz and Irish styles. Her upcoming debut album ‘From the Ground’, shines a new light on well-loved and lesser known gems, from the music of Henry Purcell to the songs of Nick Drake. naomiberrill.org
Sam Comerford plays saxophones, flutes and clarinets and lives between Dublin and Brussels. A former member of European Saxophone Ensemble, he is interested in jazz, traditional Irish music, and free improvisation. He will be playing a semi-improvised set on tenor sax, exploring the acoustics of the instrument, with spontaneous melodies and multiphonics.