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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Listen at the Wellington Launch

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One of the features of the music scene in Dublin has been the emergence of a more informal salon style musical evening along the lines of the Yellow Lounge in Berlin and London. Kaleidoscope takes place on the first Weds of each month at the Odessa Club with a  lucky bag of musical acts . My report on my first visit to the club is here .  On a recent visit, I heard the Xenia String Quartet and a set from jazz singer Sue Rynhart whose bell like soprano vocals made a beguiling  contrast with bassist Dan Bodwell.  A new residency for this type of musical pot pourri is being launched on Friday at the Wellington Pub on Baggot Street and is intended to run on the third Friday of each month. Curator   Dylan Rynhart explains:   

        we will be opening a new monthly night of creative music and spoken word, at The Wellington, 
​1 ​Baggot St. Bridge. This is going to be a​n ​ambitious project with 4 - 5 acts a night, on the 3rd of each month. 

Listen at Wellington will feature a healthy assortment of musical styles from​  jazz and classical composers, songwriters, sound artists, poets, storytellers and more. Audiences can enjoy a showcase of Ireland's finest musicians and artists and will unquestionably hear something new that will inspire them.  
​I hope that it will ​become more than the sum of it's parts; a place to experience new sounds, and have a fun night out.

Our first concert will feature: 
The long anticipated return of Fuzzy Logic Ensembleprogressive ​​jazz from composer Dylan Rynhart, Pianist,  Izumi Kimura will be performing Maurice Ravel's “Sonatine” on Fender Rhodes Piano
​,Aideen McBride will be telling the epic tale of Clann Tuireann from Irish mythology, songwriter Laura Hyland 
​will be ​perform​ing​ ​with h​er group Clang Sayne
And finally composers ​John Godfrey and Karen Power will be joining us for a rare Dublin performance of their exquisite Sound Art.

Also look out for our posters and flyers as visual artist John O'Reilly
​ (​   will be creating bespoke artwork for each event.

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