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