TOMORROW NIGHT at Kellys from 8pm there will be a night of words, film, and music for Afri’s work in support of the Rossport communities. Johnny Moynihan, Sean Tyrrell, Donal O'Kelly, Rita Ann Higgins, Margaretta D'Arcy, and John Arden are just some of the names that are involved.
Known as ‘The Bard of Dalymount’, as a young man Johnny Moynihan played in the band. Sweeney's Men and was a sometime member of Planxty and De Danann. Easily as renowned for his roguish wit as for his bouzouki playing, he can most recently be found playing old time American tunes with Moonshine, alongside Lena Ullman and Frank Hall. A singer and storyteller with conviction, passion, and unadulterated skills, Sean Tyrrell accompanies himself on tenor Dobro and tenor guitar. His latest album Cry of the Dreamer tells the amazing story of a lesser-known Irish hero John Boyle O'Reilly through song. Donal O’Kelly is a writer and actor. His much-travelled solo plays include the award-winning Catalpa, Bat The Father, Rabbit The Son, and Jimmy Joyced. As an actor, his film roles include a leading role in Roddy Doyle’s The Van and more recently in the acclaimed bilingual film, Kings. He is also an associate director of the peace and justice organisation Afri. Since the appearance of her first collection of poems, Goddess on a Mervue Bus, Rita Ann Higgins has consistently produced provocative and heart-warming poems of high-jinx, jittery grief, and telling social comment; a gutsy, anarchic, chronicler of the Irish dispossessed.
Tickets cost €12, or €10 with consession (price includes admission to The Release Party after - Soul, Funk, House and Hip-Hop with Shane Doolex ) . All Proceeds go to Afri’s work in support of the Rossport communities.