Kaleidoscope Night 5th Birthday Event takes place on 4 September

10590422_769704249734307_3443799436250904644_nKaleidoscope, the eclectic monthly concert series, celebrates five years since its first concert with a large birthday-party event at The Sugar Club in September.

Kaleidoscope Night was founded by violinist Cliodhna Ryan and cellist Kate Ellis and is currently curated by another string-player pair, Karen Dervan and Lioba Petrie, who continue the series all-inclusive approach to quality programming. Usually residing in Dame Court’s intimate Odessa Club, the concerts take place on the first Wednesday of every month, and have become known for showcasing a diverse mix of musical styles and genres on each night.

This year’s Birthday Party will feature some regular Kaleidoscope performers, and the premiere of a specially-written work by Brian Irvine. Performances come from the Robinson Panoramic Quartet, the series current ensemble-in-residence, Baroque ensemble The Gregory Walkers, Treelan and Ergodos Musicians, playing music from their recent Songs album. The line-up also features visual artist Furry, and dancers Rebecca O’Reilly and Deirdre Murphy, with RTÉ lyric fm’s Ellen Cranitch acting as MC.

The Kaleidoscope 5th Birthday Party takes place on Thursday 4 September, with doors opening at 8pm, and music beginning at 8.30pm. Tickets cost €15 if bought in advance from kaleidoscopenight.eventbrite.ie, or €18 on the door on the night.

In a first for the series, this event will also be streamed online, and available on the Kaleidoscope website www.kaleidoscopenight.com

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