Gig News: A Frosty Dawn

Poster courtesy of DCC.

By Geneva Pattison

If you’re feeling down about the seasonal pantos being restricted, fear not because Dublin City Council have you covered. A Frosty Dawn, is a new collaborative musical and visual art experience coming to the Pepper Canister Church this mid-December, from the 17th to the 23rd, to brighten up the colder season.

Cupola in association with Dublin City Council have a special line up for the series of gigs, including Bronagh Gallagher, of The Commitments fame, who will bring her uniquely soulful voice to the church on the 23rd of December.

Other performers in this diverse lineup include Richard Fearless, The Glasshouse Ensemble, Scullion, The Key Notes and Ordnance Survey. Expect everything from folk to electronica from this eclectic bunch!

Bronagh, courtesy of DCC press release.

Glasshouse Ensemble, courtesy of DCC press release

The main theme of the collection of exciting nights will be a focus on collaboration between artists, with special guests yet to be announced for each performance. Curators of this project include Nialler9, Homebeat, Selective Memory and Turning Pirate. There will be a specially created light show projected on to the church, turning the already spectacular Georgian area into a sight to behold. The gigs will run for one week, from 4pm to midnight and tickets start at €12 and are available from

The Key Notes, courtesy of DCC press release.

The title of the showcase, A Frosty Dawn, is taken from Patrick Kavanagh’s poem “A Christmas Childhood”, and hopes to evoke feelings of what this festive season means at the core of everyone, to bring us closer to loved ones. The poem itself was written by Kanvanagh, only a couple of hundred yards away from the Pepper Canister Church in 1840. Each show will be curated with the goal of bringing a bit of life back into the bones of the public and the spectacular acoustics of this magnificent location will surely do so.

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