Monday, 23 March 2009


The line-up for Nighthawks at the Cobalt Café on Saturday night, where I read at 8.40pm, courtesy of Uiscebot's Blog.

Pony Club

This month at Nighthawks at the Cobalt the great Mark Cullen will perform songs from Pony Club’s three brilliant albums – Home Truths, Family Business and Post Romantic. We’ve been chasing this guest for a long time, and we’re delighted to have finally caught him! This one is going to be good – don’t miss it!

Colm Quinn

Colm will be at the club in March to introduce his award-winning short film – The Discreet Charms of the Refugee. It is an excellent piece of work that will give you plenty of food for thought.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Nuala is a very talented writer. She is the author of two short fiction collections and two poetry collections. Her third short story collection, Nude, will be published by Salt in September 2009. Nuala will be reading poetry for us on March 28th.

Enda Muldoon

OK, let’s be honest about this, Enda Muldoon is probably insane; but he’s insane in a good way. A funny, insightful way. Basically, when Enda Muldoon does stand-up comedy you just cannot look away. The man has courage. The man has truth. The man has two bottles of Budweiser and a song about polar bears. (I recently heard Enda described in this way: “The race to the bottom is over – come and see the winner!” I’m not sure how accurate those words are for Enda, but I do want them on my headstone.)

Aoife Corcoran

Aoife is a singer/songwriter with a sound that blends soul, pop, rock, jazz and blues. She has recently signed to Reekus Records, and her debut single, ‘Blinding Lights’, is now available for download. Her debut album is due for release later this year.

Colin Ryan

Colin Ryan is easily one of the biggest stand-up comics currently performing on the Irish ‘circuit’. I mean the guy must be at least six foot four. Fortunately, Colin has learned to use his stand-up comedy routines as a means to overcome his freakish height, and a future career in the circus may now no longer be his only option in life. We have absolutely no doubt that Colin will share the ‘gift of laughter’ with us when he performs at the Cobalt on March 28th.

David Hurley

When it comes to handlebar moustaches, Dave Hurley has one of the best in the business. In recent months, he has been a regular feature in Angry Norman’s backing band, The Swingin’ Mickeys, and his maracas solo at the club in February had shameless women swooning in the aisles. The time has surely come to give this man a microphone. Ladies, get ready for some sexy stand-up comedy.

Tickets are on sale from CITY DISCS in Temple Bar (beside the Button Factory’s Wall of Fame). Tel. 01 6330066. Price 12.50 Euro. Capacity is limited, so please buy your tickets early in order to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 7.45pm. Strictly no admission after 8.10pm. Show ends 11pm. Bar available.

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Totalfeckineejit said...

Good luck with the reading, should be a great night. Be the way ,you met Robin Williams and you DIDN'T say 'Nanu nanu' to him didn't.Aw man that was a rare opportunity missed-Shazbat!

Ps I know people are always saying this but I can't believe the word vero... Kersess !


Shazbot and curses to you too! Ah Mork and Mindy - the memories, eh?

PJ Nolan said...

Best of luck with it - I'd love to be there but I'll be Poetry Now-ing out Dun Laoghaire way.


Thanks PJ. I'll be at the Strong reading on Sunday. Maybe see you there?