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Next up: Friday, 15th June Summer Spectacular!

Please join us next Friday

It’s going to be a great night as the Cáca Milis takes over the stage at the Wexford Arts Centre.  For full details click on the image or here
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We’ll have return guest Alice Jago, from Dublin, Wexford’s Frankenstein Bolts, poet Lani O’Hanlon from Waterford, a comic short film by Niall McKay and Marissa Aroy (both will be present), Cabaret favourite Bellydancer Reka Fodor – and all presided over by Mistress of Ceremonies Helena Mulkerns and the talented Ms Marion McEvoy on piano and guitar. Marion and Helena will give a special “Bloomsday” turn and there will be a raffle!

At the very special summer admission rate of just €8, you can’t miss it! 

 

and see some Cáca Milis magic below in which we recount proceedings at our last Cabaret affair: 

 

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Our last show:  16 March 2018

Cáca Milis Cabaret hosts Helena Mulkerns and Josh Johnston kicked off for 2018 tonight at The Wexford Arts Centre with the fabulous Pan-Celtic Cabaret. The atmosphere was intimate and engaged, and the audience were captivated by the readers, performers and the film. There emerged a clear cross-weaving of two themes over the course of the night: family and home-grown identity, along with diversity and diaspora. As a natural fulfilment of the rather grand (but tongue-in-cheek as always) “Pan-Celtic” title of the show, it was perfect!

See full gallery of the show by Michael Duggan here

Starting with a little post-modern sean nós from hostess Helena Mulkerns and piano man Josh Johnston, there was a happy chance to hear some work in progress from one of the Cabaret’s best-loved artists, Ian Doyle, who played from his upcoming album, The Dancer From The Dance.

Journalist and writer Maev Kennedy  read from Friends With the Enemy the recent memoir by from Val Mulkerns, in both tribute to and celebration of the late Irish author, who passed away the previous week. Val was the last surviving daughter of “The Rajah of Frongoch” – from whom the cabaret originally takes its inspiration.

When Irish music went West, it came back a century later as a sound the audience rocked to in the guise of Ireland’s hottest Americana/roots duo, The Remedy Club. Namely Aileen Mythen and KJ McEvoy, they sang from their new album, “Lovers, Legends and Lost Causes.”

Ciné Sweetcake presented an inter-cultural love story, “Alia” by Claire Dix, from Zucca Films. It’s an award-winning short Irish film that was funded by the Irish Film Board’s Signatures scheme. It tells the story of a young Afghan girl and her family living in Dublin. With cinematography by Piers McGrail, the film was produced by Nodlag Houlihan and Baria Shafaq starred in the lead role.

See full gallery of the show by Michael Duggan  here

Renowned accordeonist Richie Sinnott followed, to the delight of the audience, with some rousing tunes on his box accordeon, ranging from traditional Irish to a gorgeous Parisienne variation on a Ry Cooder tune that sounded like we were on the left back back in the days of original music hall! In a time-honoured tradition, Sean Nós dancers Niamh Page, Ciara Brady and Jack Ryan took to the stage for the middle airs, improvising their dance with taps, kicks and leaps that rocked the stage.

Author and playright Barry McKinley read a moving short story about the realities of refugee life. Afterward, he explained that the story is currently on the high school curriculum in Kenya – although he learned of this only by accident! As it turns out, though, it’ll also be published by the IrishTimes online, so watch out for that.

Our guest from elsewhere this time round was Dubliner Carol Keogh, whose debut album “Mongrel City” is available now. Carol performed some of her own songs, and then joined Josh Johnston for a duet – and sneak-preview track – from Josh’s upcoming album, “The Art Of Saving Lives’. Josh will be performing from the new album at The Wexford Arts Centre gig on on 30th June next.

To play out, Helena sang one of her favourite faux-classic jazz songs, from the soundtrack of a film that everybody knows, but nobody recognises the song from! “One More Kiss Dear” – as charismatic as the film itself – bid goodnight before it was “everybody onstage” for a jolly curtain call and onward to the Sky and The Ground for post-gig shenanigans.  Click on the links to see a gallery of photos by Michael Duggan (or here).

 

Carol Keogh, The Pan Celtic Cáca Milis Cabaret

Carol Keogh, The Pan Celtic Cáca Milis Cabaret
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Carol Keogh, The Pan Celtic Cáca Milis Cabaret

 

 

Shows start at 8:30pm – get there early, as seating is limited, or book ahead at:

www.wexfordartscentre.ie / phone  053-912-3764

 

Check out our Spiegeltent Performance Video here

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Red Lamp Black Piano - The Cáca Milis Anthology  Jack L & Eleanor McEvoy Eamon-Carr-Reading
The Cáca Milis Cabaret Anthology is on sale on Amazon
Click on image for a clip from TG4′s “Imeall” by Red Shoe Prodss! Or click HERE Click on image for new promo video or click HERE
 
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Join us for the 7th Annual LUNASA Cabaret Fri 19 Aug

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Roll up, roll up for the 7th Annual LUNASA Cáca Milis Cabaret, to be held under the influence of a summer full moon at the Wexford Arts Centre!   For your entertainment and edification Helena Mulkerns and Josh Johnston will be joined by:  the marvellous  Mick Egan, the canny Cat Hogan, Sandstorm Dance, sinuous and sultry!  The film is “Goodbye Darling”, the dark literary duo Rob Doyle and Peter Murphy, all topped off with the dashing young Carty Sisters.
Come one, come all –  this Lunasa evening!


Check out our Spiegeltent Performance Video here

Red Lamp Black Piano - The Cáca Milis Anthology  Jack L & Eleanor McEvoy Eamon-Carr-Reading
The Cáca Milis Cabaret Anthology is on sale on Amazon
Click on image for a clip from TG4′s “Imeall” by Red Shoe Prodss! Or click HERE Click on image for new promo video or click HERE
 
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