By Strange Passion
CIAN NUGENT & FRIENDS
With the release of critically acclaimed sophomore album Doubles earlier this summer, Cian Nugent has by common consent proved himself a master of sinewy textured guitar playing and immersive instrumentation on a par with avant-folk heroes John Fahey, Jim O’Rourke and Jack Rose.
Tonight Cian will perform a number of sets over the course of the evening starting with a solo performance. Following this he will be joined by acclaimed American folk guitarist Steve Gunn before completing the evening with his ensemble. In addition there will be a special solo set by Steve Gunn as well as a performance by the David Lacey Improvised Trio.
Followed by Bmusic DJ set in the bar from 11 til close
“…his tunes are sturdy and lovely things … Mighty good.” Bill Meyer, The Wire on Doubles
Cian Nugent is a guitar player and composer from Dublin, Ireland who combines personal passions, such as suburban/coastal blues, traditional musics, late 1960s & ’70s singer-songwriters, jazz ambitions, 20th century composition and the Takoma school into a deeply personal style. His music boasts an orchestrated and fully instrumented sound that is playful and eerie at the same time.
In the past he has toured with people such as Jack Rose, Glenn Jones, Micah Blue Smaldone, Ben Reynolds, Nalle, The Family Elan, George Stavis, Jozef van Wissem, C Joynes, Peter Delaney, Thinguma*jigSaw and James Blackshaw throughout Europe and the United States.
His debut studio album Doubles came out in June 2011 on US label VHF
Steve Gunn is formerly one third of GHQ with Pete Nolan and Marcia Bassett, guitarist/songwriter Steve Gunn is the kind of musician who stays at home practicing while his more visible Brooklyn contemporaries are busy taking band photos and honing their online brands. Alongside folks like James Blackshaw, Charalambides, Tom Carter, and the late Jack Rose, he’s spent the past few years quietly leading an underground guitar-folk revival centered around technical mastery, the ever-looming specter of John Fahey, and idiosyncratic amalgams of 20th century Americana, traditional British folk, psychedelic rock, and Indian raga.
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
4 NOV 2011~ Tickets BOOK NOW Duration 3 hours (plus interval)
*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.
BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613
Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.
Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….
…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.
Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.
And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.