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Final Line Up of acts announced.
With less than a month to go before hoards of foodies, music and arts lovers head to one of the most stunning parts of Ireland – Skibbereen, West Cork – promoters have announced some cool Electronica to keep you on your toes at the inaugural Liss Ard Festival.
With the August bank holiday is fast approaching, the sumptuous grasslands of Liss Ard Estate will be filled with the finest in food, music and arts - inspiring us with literary delights and a lengthy list of musicians, not to mention the best in West Cork cuisine. And to add that an experimental-electronic touch to an iridescent line-up, is American-Chilean prodigy and mercurial talent, - NICOLAS JAAR…
With a career spanning over 4O years veteran reggae DJ David Rodigan will grace the Skibbereen stage with a special show. Considered one of the most respected and longest running Reggae and Roots DJs he has had stints on Radio London, Kiss 100 and Capital Radio. His mastery of the mic will have the ground shaking on the lawns of Liss Ard House.
Cork born DJ, John Daly has been making quite a name for himself on the music scene, since 2005. Starting out his music career playing in bands, he quickly found his natural environment within the recording studio. Not content with DJing, he founded his own label Feel Music and released the acclaimed album Sea & Sky, whilst 2012 will see the release of his new album Sunburst. John Daly’s act promises to give you a glimpse into his past and future music, with much exclusive never to be released material thrown into the mix. This is an act not to be missed within the Electro line-up in Liss Ard.
Best known for his 11 piece, crowd-captivating Kormac’s Big Band, scratch/swing-nouveau extraordinaire, DJ KORMAC will bring a searing set to Skibbereen this August. Following the release of World Play in 2010 and his Superhero EP last June, Kormac’s genre-bending form has erupted a plethora of festival dance floors both at home and abroad. Prepare for him to spin Liss Ard into an electro/hip-hop whirlwind.
Sacha Puttnam composes and arranges for film, television, radio and games as well as for several groups and ensembles. With musical interests ranging from classical and baroque to rock and electronica, he hasconducted the Moscow State Orchestra, toured the world with Moby and Bush as well as recording with Hybrid, Regina Spektor and Narada Michael Walden. Be prepared for some lush music to warm the soul.
Nile Rodgers from Chic will now be entertaining us with a bit of music AND chat. He will be gracing two of our stages at the festival, grooving on the main stage and getting fuzzy heads thinking over on the literary stage. He will be talking about his life and reading from his biography - Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny. Described as an 'exhilarating, warm, courageous, deeply moving and funny' . Expect candour and genuine warmth from the man who has experienced an extraordinary musical journey, as he talks us through the winding turns in his life.
Also on the literary stage:
MIMIC performed and written by Ray Scannell tells the story of a boy called Julian Nearey who grows up in 1980s Ireland, in a very traditional Irish household dominated by religion. He discovers his talent for being a mimic and entertains everybody with his impressions of Morrissey and Columbo before it takes a more sinister turn, involving celebrity culture and plastic surgery, taking Julian away from home before eventually bringing him back again.
Jinx Lennox part punk folk poet troubadour, part gospel music energy preacher. Jinx Lennon is the epitome of modern folk singer and a regular playing the Leviathan tent at The Electric Picnic.
Chill Pill Created by Mr. Gee <http://www.chill-pill.co.uk/mr-gee/> , Raymond Antrobus <http://www.chill-pill.co.uk/raymond-antrobus/> , Deanna Rodger <http://www.chill-pill.co.uk/deanna-rodger/> , Simon Mole <http://www.chill-pill.co.uk/simon-mole/> , and Kim-Leng Hills <http://www.chill-pill.co.uk/kim-leng-hills/> , Chill Pill is at the cutting edge of underground poetry.
Paul Howard needs no introduction he is an award-winning journalist, author, biographer and aka Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. He is the author of several best-selling books both fiction and non-fiction and has won the Irish Book Award for popular fiction twice. He will be reading from his most recent book - Triggs – The Autobiography, a story of the unforgettable character in the eponymous dog, made famous as the loyal companion of Roy Keane during the turmoil-filled post-Saipan days.
Fight Night comes to us from Rise Productions, the play won both Best Actor and the Bewley’s Little Gem Award at Dublin’s Absolut Fringe in 2010. Following a sell out run at ABSOLUT Fringe it returned last last year for a 25 date nationwide tour.
Poetry readings from Matthew Gedden and Friends, based in Kinsale where Matthew runs a bookshop, he co-founded the SoundEye International Poetry Festival which takes place in Cork. His own poems have appeared in several publications in Ireland and abroad, among them the poetry anthology for younger
JOE DUNTHORNE is a poet & novelist native of Swansea. Joe’s first novel Submarine won the Curtis Brown prize, and has been translated into nine languages and subsequently made into a feature film. Joe’s recent novel Wild Abandon recently won the Encore Award for best second novel of the year and has been shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year 2012. Not content with being a successful novelist Joe is also a Faber New Poet, which aims to identify and support emerging talents at an early stage in their careers. Joe’s pamphlet is the fifth in the series of 8 Faber New Poets. Joe is sure to embrace and discuss the beautiful surroundings in Liss Ard.
Irish novelist PAUL MURRAY will take to the literary stage at Liss Ard. Author of An Evening of Long Goodbyes, which was shortlisted for the Whitebread First Novel Award and his second novel, the critically acclaimed, Skippy Dies, was shortlisted for a selection of acknowledgments. Paul promises to bring his witty humour onto the stage at Liss Ard.
Line Up so far:
CHIC; LISA HANNIGAN; TOOTS & THE MAYTALS; PAUL BUCHANAN; BOB MOULD BAND; ROY HARPER; INTERFERENCE; WEST CORK UKELELE ORCHESTRA; TIERANNIESAUR; MICK FLANNERY; RHOB CHUNNINGHAM; THE MACRAE SISTERS: JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN; BLACK; HEATHERS; MOSCOW METRO; CHRIS STOUT & CATRIONA MCKAY; LOWmountain; JULIE FEENEY; THE CEILI ALL STARS; CAOIMHIN O’RAGHALLAIGH; JOE DUNTHORNE; PAUL MURRAY;