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Bleed – Tiger Dublin Fringe Review

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Bleed – Tiger Dublin Fringe Review

Dates Sep 21 – 25 @ 19:30 & 21:15 – Tickets €15 / €13 conc.
Duration 60 mins – Venue: 13 North Great George’s Street

North Great George’s Street was once one of the finest streets in Dublin. It’s still pretty impressive despite its fading beauty. No. 13 is a house that is slowly evolving. It’s mid restoration with broken plaster and exposed floor boards. As the light slowly fades, the house takes on an eerie presence. In this production, the audience is led from room to room, to hear a short improvised piece by a number of musical protagonists.

The musicians have a variety of instruments but each has a similar approach. Some have an emphasis on electronic sounds, while others have a relatively traditional style with only mild effects on their instruments. Sometimes there are two or three musicians in a room, while other times only one. The musicians include Shane Latimer (guitar, electronics), Justin Carroll (keyboards), Seán Mac Erlaine (woodwinds, electronics), Roy Carroll (sound designer) and Tobias Delius (tenor saxophone).

This is the second year with a musical performance in North Great George’s street as part of the Fringe. Last year it was called the Walls have Ears and starred Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger. While this year the production lacks a star of that calibre, there is a special guest each night. They include Barry Guy, Stephen Davis, Ailbhe Nic Oireachteach, Laura Hyland and Gavin Prior. On the night of this review Ailbhe Nic Oireachteach performed and was one of the highlights.

After visiting 6 rooms, there is a final performance with all the musicians. The improvised style will mean that this performance is not for all. Don’t go expecting melody or a gentle tune! The house does have a considerable presence and with impressive lighting in each room, it creates an atmosphere unlike any live performance you’re likely to see. Half haunted house, half musical happening, this performance will leave you with goosebumps.

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