Jamming at the ‘hottest spot’
EMERGING TALENT and established musicians got the chance to perform last week at the Speakeasy Sessions -a new acoustic night in the Hotspot internet café in Greystones.
Since the end of January, organisers have been putting together these performance nights in order to showcase local talent, while at the same bringing professional acts of national standing before Wicklow audiences.
The café started by hosting cabaret and poetry nights regularly. Featured poets at the sessions include the lively Colm Keegan and recent outright winner of the All-Ireland Poetry Slam, Maighread Medbh. But since, organisers have brought the open mic night element to the venue.
‘I urge musicians to get up and play on the night, the atmosphere is very chilled out and accommodating,’ said Bray singer songwriter Clodagh Ryan after per- forming for the first time. ‘It’s the perfect setting for people who are shy to get up and perform… everybody listens and are so respectful,’ she added.
Organisers encourage local talent to get in touch and play a few songs on the night. Audience members who are over 18 are welcome to bring along their own refreshments.
If you would like any further information about upcoming events at the Hotspot, log on to www.thehotspot.ie.