Shapeshifter’s Ball – IMMA – Oct 25th

Young Fathers

Any event that Body and Soul are involved with is worth checking out, but when you throw in the Young Fathers playing live, it is going to be quite exciting! Young Fathers have recently won the Scottish Album of the year, and we reviewed it here.

The ball takes place on Oct 25th and promises to be an interesting mix of Opera/ Theatre & Music. It is part of the Bram Stoker Festival, so expect a variety of things that go bump in the night!



Body&Soul Presents: An Evening of Immortal Proportions, Dark Veils & Twisted Tales in association with the Bram Stoker Festival

Turning down the lights this October 25th, Body&Soul, is stirring up plans for its own intimate, slightly twisted, Gothic-themed soiree. Casting its creative shadows throughout the many rooms of the stunning environs of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, a very limited number of guests will enjoy a spectrum of live, theatrical and chilling performances by a carefully selected international line up, including the DCC/Opera in the Open: ‘Der Vampyr’ by Marschner in the Courtyard; classical music and jazz in the 17th Century Baroque Chapel, spectral sounds in IMMA’s glorious Great Hall and a heady mix of electronica in the more shadowy depths of The Vault.

In keeping with Body&Soul tradition, the surrounding details of this one-night, grand affair will be as important as the celebrated main acts, with each corner of the party as unusual as the next. Guests will be treated to complimentary delectable nibbles and theatrical bites on arrival by The Domestic Godless Art Collective; bespoke visuals by Kevin Freeney; a ‘Goth Karaoke’ and a Cabaret extravaganza from performance to life-drawing at Dr. Sketchy’s anti-art class. The night will be a slightly darker take on what guests know and love from Body&Soul, serving up a playful, multi-coloured platform of the totally unexpected.

This year’s Mercury Prize nominees YOUNG FATHERS will ignite the soirée proceedings in The Great Hall. The Edinburgh based 3-piece have forged a path of electronica-experimental hip-hop and pop music with their critically acclaimed album Dead, bringing to mind a strange and eclectic palette of bands such as TV on the Radio, The Goats or Massive Attack.

After wowing the crowds this year at Ballinlough, Body&Soul is delighted to welcome EAST INDIA YOUTH back to Ireland especially for the occasion. The 22-year old multi-instrumentalist from Bournemouth is also a nominee for this year’s Mercury Prize and has enjoyed massive success with his stunning debut album Total Strife Forever. The Stolen Recordings artist is also responsible for the love-lorn synth pop of ‘Looking For Someone’ and the chemically-dazed rapture of ‘Heaven, How Long’ from the stunning Hostel EP.

Heating up The Vault is Ibiza veteran DJ Tim Sheridan, best-known for his long association with the Balearic island.  Starting out in 1988 with childhood friends Utah Saints, Tim has since been a full time resident at Cream, Home, Manumission, Ministry of Sound, Space Ibiza and The Key and Matter. He is the most frequently booked guest at the UK’s longest running club Back to Basics – we look forward to welcoming him to IMMA for the first time.

We will also be welcoming to the darker, gothic fold a rising star in the Berlin scene ALEX DO. A Dystopian label figurehead and a talented young DJ and producer whose name is quickly gathering attention and respect, the young 24 year old enjoys a penchant for House, Dub and Techno. Expect some rigid kicks, basslines with a spring in their step and a little hint of Berghain in Kilmainham.

The dulcet and sublime tones of a mélange of performers that cross genre lines will be presented by Ensemble Music in the 17th Century Baroque Chapel. Opening with the neo-classical and ethereal music of Tonnta and Téada Orchestra, as the night builds, the sounds progress onto some of Ireland’s most exceptional jazz, soul, post rock, and electronic artists in the form of Loah, OKO and Simon Bird.  Classical music presented non-classically, traditional music played unconventionally, and popular music developed unfamiliarly.

Again, to the Body&Soul tune, guests will be encouraged to arrive in costume, and those that don’t can avail of the complimentary roaming make-up artistry or to rent something suitably ostentatious from the expansive, on-site wardrobes of The Abbey Theatre.

Get ready for an evening of a more macabre, veiled mischief, in a darker season, Body&Soul style….

Visit for finer details.

Very limited tickets available from Ticketmaster www.Ticketmaster. ie

Tickets eu39.50 Inc. Booking fee, available now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.  24 Hrs: 0818 719 300.

Phone & Internet bookings subject to €4.95 Credit Card service charge, outlets €2.15 Per ticket.



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