November 30, 2013
HEATHERS have been confirmed as the headliners of the First Fortnight Big Gig in The Button Factory on 11th January.
Sisters Louise and Ellie Macnamara, who make up the band, will join previously announced acts Vann Music and Come On Live Long on the bill.
Tickets are now on sale tickets for the gig here.
Heathers have enjoyed a hugely successful 2013 so far having played a run of sold out shows across the country.
The 23-year-old twins have also enjoyed strong international success having signed to Sony Music Canada and Warner Music Germany for Central Europe.
Their 2013 Choice-Nominated album Kingdom will be released through Sony Red in the USA next April.
November 27, 2013
AN ACCLAIMED art installation involving pink smiley faced clouds, some of Ireland’s finest musicians, poets and storytellers, an Oscar-winning film and three acclaimed plays feature among the line-up of the 2014 First Fortnight line-up, which was announced today.
Now in its fifth year, the mental health themed arts festival, which takes place over January 2nd-11th will once again stage live music, film, theatre and visual arts events aimed at creating open discussion and understanding of mental health problems, and challenging prejudice and discrimination. (more…)
December 30, 2012
“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength”- Criss Jami
Those who know me well know that I talk a lot but I find speaking from the heart, really talking honestly about my fears and problems, very difficult, as a lot of people will understand and share. I hide behind my jokes, my subtleties and my not so subtleties. My family, close in our own way, are often all speaking at once, each engaged in our own conversations and listening to no one else. I chose to listen from a very young age. I listened to friends, listened to strangers on the bus, listened to everyone. I didn’t feel good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, or just enough enough to have my own opinion, to stand up for myself or just to talk about my own issues that troubled me. (more…)
December 27, 2012
We are delighted to announce that Joe Pantoliano (him of Sopranos, The Matrix, The Goonies, Memento and a whole heap of amazing movies) has been confirmed as a speaker at Make Some Noise for Mental Health as part of First Fortnight 2013.
And as if that wasn’t enough, we will be screening his documentary “No Kidding?!! Me Too!” in The Sugar Club on Jan 12th at 3pm and Joey will be hosting a post-show discussion afterwards.
For full details see http://firstfortnight.ie/whats-on/
July 27, 2012
Our good friend Tony Wright (aka. VerseChorusVerse) has always been a great supporter of First Fortnight and has done great work for us not only by performing at our events, but by being an ambassador for the project. He has spoken on our behalf, appeared in our promo videos, played numerous times on radio and in The Workman’s Club and in The Button Factory, and generally just been an inspirational person to have helping us along the way. (more…)
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