If you ignored the Tradfest and are now regretting that decision, fear not, as there’s an equally cool festival on the horizon, starting in just over a week’s time. Yes, the Spike Cello Festival is back for its 5th edition and thankfully, they are mainly in-person events with two fascinating-sounding evenings at the Pepper Canister Church.
You can find the full list of events on the link below.
SPIKE CELLO FESTIVAL 2022 – Friday 11th-Sunday 13th February
Dublin’s intimate, adventurous, alternative cello festival is back for three days 11th-13th February, bringing audiences and world-class musicians from home and abroad together to enjoy, celebrate and explore cello across multiple genres. Offering inspiration, fun, drama and delight to new audiences and experienced musicians alike, this year’s festival includes two nights of exclusive cello-based sound and vision experiences from dazzling artists in Dublin’s iconic Pepper Canister Church; an event with Twitter sensation Patrick Dexter from his cottage in the west of Ireland; live cello performances popping up across the city; specially commissioned improvised pieces created by four composer-cellists; events for children, and a chance to relax with a blissful hybrid of yoga and cello.
LIVE CONCERT – Date: Friday 11th February
Event: Spike Live at the Pepper Canister – Part 1: Ayanna Witter Johnson | Adrian Mantu presenting “Cello Vision” | Irish premiere of “Alta” by Sam Perkin performed by Spike Cello Sextet
Venue: Pepper Canister Church, Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2 – Time: 8pm-10pm. Doors at 19.15pm
LIVE CONCERT – Date: Saturday 12th February
Event: Spike Live at the Pepper Canister – Part 2: Ayanna Witter Johnson | Adrian Mantu presenting “Cello Vision” | Premiere of “Three Words For Light” by Anselm Mc Donnell
Venue: Pepper Canister Church, Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2
Time: 8pm-10pm. Doors at 19.15pm
Dates: Saturday 12th February
Event: Cellinstallation Trail with artists Aki (Finland), Aongus MacAmhlaigh (Ireland), Sarah Moody (UK), Eimear Reidy (Ireland), Adrian Mantu (Romania)
Venues: The Hugh Lane Gallery, The People’s Pavilion at IMMA and Kirkos Studios in Stoneybatter
Times: Please check http://www.spikecellofest.com
FREE, no booking required.