Cáca Nollag Press Release

Friday, 14 December, Wexford Arts Centre

Caca-Milis-Nollag-Poster-Full-webNew original music, spoken word, short film, dance and classic cabaret: it’s all at the Cáca Milis Cabaret, Friday, 14 December at 8:30pm at The Wexford Arts Centre, with hostess Helena Mulkernsand pianomanJosh Johnston

Our special guest is Leslie Dowdall, singer-songwriter and solo performer, a founder of the seminal Irish band In Tua Nua.  With two solo albums and a range of creative projects under her belt, she will bring songs old and new to the Arts Centre stage. Leslie’s family hail from Bunclody, so expect a warm welcome from the Wexford audience.

With the spoken word arts dear to our heart, our literary guest tonight is author and poet Mary O’Donnell. Her body of work includes four short story collections, five novels and seven poetry books and her most recent book, “Empire” was richly praised by the Irish Times.  But in festive spirit, for Christmas she will read some surrealist poetry. We like it! 

With a very special performance of original music, we welcome composer and pianist Simon Quigley,  singer and violinist Katherine Atkinson and their guests. Both Wexford based, Simon is a composer, arranger and pianist who has worked with many artists and was a member of Dublin indie rock group Sack. Katherine is a performer, musician and cultural practitioner Katherine works in the field of public engagement with the arts.

For your entertainment pleasure, Gordan Patrick Barry,one of Wexford’s most exciting singer songwriters, will deliver some Southeastern soul. In 2017 he released his debut album The Best Way To Kill a Monster. Recorded both in Ireland and the US and mixed by legendary Seattle Producer Steve Fisk (who was behind the early recordings of Nirvana, Soundgarden and more), his most recent single, ‘Old Fashioned Morphine’ is out now.

In dance, there’s a return visit from Ellina Sharmkovskaya, who joins us tonight with the amazing Mr James McManus – not only a Tango dancer, but a decorated war hero from WW2! Both are part of Tango Waterford and Tango Wexford, a real treat to look forward to.

Our Ciné Sweetcakebrings short Irish film in all forms to the Wexford Arts Centre screen, and this time around it’s a Christmas Compendium of comedy, original video and more.

There will be carols, yuletide cheer, a full bar, mince pies and more in the inimitable spirit of the Cáca Milis Cabaret – almost in it’s tenth year this Christmas, with cool raffle prizes, artists’ CDs and books available for sale – where else would you be this Christmas?

Show starts at 8:30pm (doors open 8:15) Admission €8. Seating limited, so book ahead: www.WexfordArtsCentre.ieor 053-91-3764,

For more:  www.cacamilis.org and:  https://www.facebook.com/Caca.Milis.Cabaret