Edition 1: Music for Hibernation

We love discovering new music, and the best way to discover is to share.

What is it?

Listening Parties are a space to share the music you’re passionate about. You’ll hear it on a great sound system, discover something new, and meet other music enthusiasts. For each event we’ll set a theme, give you a track to get you thinking, and then ask you to come along with a track you want to share - old or new, from near or far. 

This time, in the depth of winter, we’re in the mood to hibernate. What do you listen to when you’re alone, safe, cosy, in contemplative retreat?

For starters, listen to our choice - Caoimhin O Raghallaigh’s ‘What What What’

How does it work?

Like an open mic, you just let us know when you arrive if you’ve brought something to share. We’ll have inputs for CD and for minijack, and a computer, so you can bring a track on CD, on your phone, or as a name in your head. It's all free but spaces might fill up so it's worth registering your place.

We’ll have 2 sessions of music, and ask you to attentively enjoy every offering as you would at a live gig. We’ll limit contributions to 4 minutes each so that we can fit in lots of contributions. If you’d like to introduce your track, we’d like to hear what you love about it.

We’ll also have an open Spotify playlist setup that you can add to during the event, if what you hear inspires you - we’ll play the night’s bespoke playlist during the break and after the formal sharing part of the evening is over.

You can see Caoimhin O Raghallaigh play for us on Thursday 7 February at St Barnabas Church


We look forward to seeing you!