St. James’ Church @ all day

Series of live events in St. James’ Church

All events are FREE

12.00 The Quiet Club 

Pop into St James’ Church at any stage while the Quiet Club is performing to experience something totally unique and unlike anything most of us have experiences before!

Formed in 2006, the Quiet Club have met with considerable success and have become recognised as one of Ireland’s leading sound art improvisation groups. They have toured extensively in Ireland and have played at festivals in UK, Germany, Poland, Canada, China and Japan. Most recently they appeared at World Expo (Shanghai), Static (Liverpool) and I & E Festival, (Dublin). They frequently play together with guests, which in the past have included Mark Wastell, Stephen Vitiello, Steve Roden, Jed Spear, John Godfrey, Harry Moore, Iarla o Lionard , David Toop, and many others.
The Quiet Club continue to push the boundaries of sound making and listening by employing a wide range of sound making devices ranging from stones, homemade instruments, electronics, amplified textures, Theremins, field recordings, etc. 


13.30 Saint Caoilian

Saint Caoilian (aka Caoilian Sherlock) has had illustrious short term careers as a potato picker, a Santa Claus, a temp at Virgin Megastores, an obscenely quiet busker, an inferior barista, a voice “actor”, a regular “actor”. He has sold vases and scarves at flea markets, once a sexual health teacher, a “moving picture” at a Harry Potter themed wedding (featured in Weddings by Franc btw). Work which has encouraged a lot of introspection.

Throughout this time he has been a musician and a DJ, based in the south of Ireland. Most often spotted as the front man with The Shaker Hymn. Most recently he has found a place on stage supporting the likes of folk stalwarts like Roy Harper, Ryley Walker as well as popular psych merchants The Altered Hours. 

Playing guitar and writing songs since the age of fifteen, well worn through years in rock and roll bands he has very recently begun playing solo shows that reflect a folkier and sparser terrain. Backed with an electric guitar, a sense of entitlement and an overly sentimental view of almost everything – his music reflects a part of his record collection that hosts Paul Simon, John Prine and more recent luminaries like Bill Ryder Jones and Angel Olsen.

15.00 Outsider YP

Outsider YP, previously known as Young Phantom and one part of Cork/Tralee hip-hop collective ApocalypsE, struck out with his first official solo release in July 2015.
That debut came fresh off a victorious rampage through the Irish gig & festival circuit, including an appearance at Body & Soul. Ever since then he has continued to establish himself as a solo artist and has been featured on the BBC and The Thin Air, as well as getting his music aired by SPIN South West, RTE 2XM and more.
This alternative and conceptual artist has continued working and growing ever since, pushing the boundaries of genres with his ever-changing music. Inspired by Anime, Manga and comic books, as well as artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Childish Gambino and J. Cole, he has a unique blend of reality and fiction in lyrics delivered in various flows and over unorthodox beats.

16.30 Simon McHale and the Electronic Folk

Cork five-piece band The Electronic Folk with Simon MacHale (voice/synths), Annette Buckley (voice), Dominic MacHale (voice), Darragh Keary (voice/keys), John MacHale (percussion).Video of Electronic Folk. Simon MacHale is an Irish artist who specialises in a unique style that fuses classic folk melodies with contemporary electro-pop motifs. The Cork born singer/songwriter has enjoyed a long love affair with composing alternative music, which took him to Switzerland for half a decade of studying and performing. Now back in his homeland and working with Cork School of music as Harmony, Counterpoint and Aural Skills Lecturer (BMus). We are delighted to be able to include The Electronic Folk  to St James’ Church.


20.30 Some Enchanted Evening . . .

Eoin Leahy, a baritone with a long and varied list of credits including touring France with Co-Opera Ireland performing a lead role in Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”, will perform along with classical guitar entertainer, Noel Walsh, in St. James’ Church from 8.30pm.

This promises to be a unique and very special concert in a glorious setting. There is no entrance fee for this event that will bring the curtain down on a marvellous day of art in St James’s Church.