The arts and culture collective known as 'The Open Door Sessions' returns with the usual mix of enlightening amusement tonight.
Downstairs at Nixy’s bar in Bailieborough, three acts are lined up to engage and beguile. Native Talk, Andy Jones and Grainne Hunt will be handed the task of enthralling the guests of The Open Door Session.
Native Talk are a fresh new Irish band ready to take the scene by storm. Hailing from Carrickmacross, Monaghan, they are a four piece with some exceptional music to showcase. Started as a side project Native Talk has evolved into its own separate entity. Described as “alternative indie” they are immensely relatable.
Their debut single 'Hangover' earned much praise. It will be joined along with their latest offering 'Makes Me Stay' as part of an EP to be released later this year. Native Talk are singer Keith Coleman; guitarist Mel Jones; drummer Luke Cassidy;and bassist Sean Morris.
Andy Jones is that most rare of beasts; a Dubliner happily living in Mullagh. He loves flash fiction and was awarded the writer of the year 2017 in Roscommon. He has read on RTE's Sunday miscellany.
Originally from Carrickmacross, Grainne Hunt's Irish roots are subtly and beautifully etched in the melodies she writes. Last year was an extremely busy year for her as she toured with solo gigs on the West Coast of the US, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, London, a headline slot at Schottenfest Vienna, a special guest slot with choir Cantus Domus at Kaltern Fest Italy, a sold out show at Rathfarnham Castle and the awarding of an Arts Council Travel and Training Grant.
She also toured extensively with Mark Geary in Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the US in support of his new album. Back to Ireland now, she is continuing to work on new material for her second release, due in mid/late 2018.
With that impressive line-up on offer there is only one place to be tonight - downstairs at Nixy’s, The Square Bar, Market Square, Bailieboro. Show starts at 9pm.