Behind the Curtain Club - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Behind the Curtain Club

A music programme for 15 - 20 year olds

17 May - 15 Jun 2024

6 - 8pm
Friday evenings

Admission: Free but booking required - applications close 5th May!

Young people aged 15 - 20 are invited to join this new music club at VISUAL led by Tadhg Griffin with DJ Robbie Kitt and the VISUAL team. During these weekly sessions the group will write, share and learn songs together, perform as a band and work towards a public event on the 15th of June at VISUAL, the first ever Behind The Curtain Club night!

Electronic music artist Robbie Kitt will host DJ workshops. Participants will get a chance to learn how DJing works, get a hands on experience of using DJ equipment and facilitate them to play their favourite music at the Behind The Curtain Club night. The workshop will also include discussions around party planning and the emotional use of music.

Participants can bring instruments they play, though participation is encouraged if you don't play or sing; everyone will be included!

To book a place please email Clare Breen expressing your interest at learning@visualcarlow.ie before midnight on Sunday 5th of May. Places will be limited so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

Sessions will take place:
17th, 24th and 31st of May, Friday afternoons
7th, 8th (Saturday) and 14th of June

Event takes place on the 15th June - participants should try to participate in all sessions!

Tadhg Griffin the pianist, the songwriter, the vocalist, the fashion designer. No matter the medium, Tadhg's artistry is always surprising, authentic, raw and, above all else, thrillingly entertaining. Most recently named as one of the Irish Times ‘50 to Watch’ for 2024, and winner of the ‘Radical Spirit’ award at Dublin Fringe Festival. Tadhg has brought their larger-than-life show to Ireland's most notable stages, festivals and events. From recently supporting two-time Eurovision winner Loreen at her sold-out gig in the Academy, closing the iconic Ruby Sessions to the Jerry Fish Sideshow stage at Electric Picnic, The Late Late Show, Kaleidoscope, the Grand Social, Culture Night Dublin, Sea Sessions and even Irish speaking festivals such as Lá Mór na Gaeilge, and Féile na Gealaí. Being a proud Gaeilgeoir, Tadhg often performs as Gaeilge in both solo and big band settings.

Robbie Kitt, a.k.a R.Kitt, is a critically acclaimed electronic music producer and DJ with over 15 years of professional experience across the music industry. He has performed internationally at Printworks in London and Griessmuehle in Berlin as well as a solo show in the National Concert Hall and extensive performances across the Irish festival circuit. In 2021 he was awarded the Next Generation Award for Music by the Arts Council. He is one of the central figures in the Give Us the Night campaign.

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