Junebug Cabaret: the lowdown

Cáca Milis Cabaret June 15 2018

Cáca Milis Cabaret June 15 2018

 

Friday, 15 June 2018,
Wexford Arts Centre
Adm: €8 Doors open 8:15pm

New original music, spoken word, short film, dance and classic cabaret: it’s all at The Cáca Milis Cabaret, Friday, 15 June at 8:30pm at The Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. The full bar and candle-lit tables create the perfect setting for its “post-modern vaudeville” with original artists and their work, a lot of fun and all of the finest calibre.

There’ll be classic cabaret with Joycean accents from hostesses Helena Mulkerns and Marion McEvoy on the ivories to tip the cabaret hat to Bloomsday.

We are honoured to present Waterford-based poet and writer Lani O’Hanlon, who has been described as “one of the most distinctive and talented new poets of the South East”. Her work has been broadly published and anthologised and she is the author of Dancing the Rainbow (Mercier Press, 2007) and a poetry chap book, The Little Theatre.

Dance is always a favourite, and tonight Cáca Milis afficionados can delight in a return turn by fave-cabaret artist, Reka Fodor. Now at the helm of Sandstorm Dance in Enniscorthy, she’s here tonight sola to perform some tribal fusion bellydance, in her own elegant style.

Singer songwriter Alice Jago is no stranger to the Cáca Milis, having performed with us before in 2011 and 2013. Now, five years later, she’s a stellar presence on the Dublin live music scene, and has shared the stage with many, from Damien Dempsey to The Walls, Republic of Loose and The Frames. Hot Press described her album Born Stubborn as “an exquisite debut”. Now touring to promote a new single, we’re looking forward to her return.

Our Ciné Sweetcake slot delivers On The Lig – an hilarious short film from Media Factory Films set among the Irish in New York. Director Niall McKay is an Emmy award-winning writer and director, a shorts programmer for the Tribeca Film Festival and Executive Director and Curator of Irish Screen America. Producer Marissa Aroy is an Emmy award winning PBS Producer. In Ireland working on a documentary, both will be present to introduce the film.

Top of the night, we’re excited to welcome – for the first time – one of Wexford’s top contemporary music acts, Frankenstein Bolts, whose understated build up following a debut album resulted in a mega response to their second album, Aglow and Spark, which was released last year. With blitz positive press and multiple plays across radio, Spotify and club arenas, they’ve been lauded as innovative and an act to look out for.

With cool raffle prizes, artists’ CDs and books available for sale – where else would you be on Friday night besides the Cáca Milis Cabaret?

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