The Black Gate presents an improvisational evening of music and literature in The Town Hall Theatre featuring some of the finest writers and musicians in the country.
The Black Gate Invitational is a cross-disciplinary event, featuring an array of the best musicians, writers and performers that the country has to offer. Songwriters Rioghnach Connolly, Peter Broderick, Suzanne Savage, Róisín Elsafty, Inni-K, Little John Nee, Anna Mullarkey, and Rodney Owl will be joined by writers Claire-Louise Bennett, Eva Bourke, Alan MacMonagle, Taim Haimet, Louis de Paor, and Elizabeth Reapy for an improvisational evening of music and literature against the backdrop of a nine-piece big band. Black Gate Invitational allows for the magic of improvisation, giving artists an option to let their work be interpreted live with other voices and to see new sparks emerge from their work.
This event is supported by Galway City Council and funded through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Local Live Performance Programming Scheme Phase 4.
Guest Performers: Rioghnach Connolly, Peter Broderick, Suzanne Savage, Róisín Elsafty, Inni-K, Little John Nee, Anna Mullarkey and Rodney Owl.
Guest Writers: Clare Louise Bennett, Eva Bourke, Alan MacMonagle, Taim Haimet, Louis de Paor and Elizabeth Reapy
Black Gate Invitational Big Band: Matthew Berrill, Naomi Berrill, Matthew Jacobson, Nick Roth, Olesya Zdorovetska, Aengus Hackett, Greg Felton, Floriane Blancke and Derek White
Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes