Category: Sofa Sessions

In January 2010, I created the Sofa Sessions – an eclectic, international cabaret of music, art, film, stand-up and more, then hosted in my living room. I wanted to bring together artists from different disciplines and backgrounds to connect with other artists and the people who’d love their work. I also wanted to push myself to perform more, and develop as a musician. In 2012, I was invited to move the Sofa Sessions to the Ulster Hall in Belfast for their 150th Festival. Since then, I returned with more line-ups of amazing local and visiting artists for Culture Night Belfast, Belfast Music Week and International Women’s Day. Sofa Sessions #9 was in the beautiful Duncairn Arts & Cultural Centre, Belfast. As to #10 – will it be in Finland or Spain..?

Previous Sofa Sessions Artists

[MUSIC] Adam Laughlin – attackingbats – BEATnDRUM Samba Band (Beat Carnival) – Beyond Skin/IF Project: Demi-Leigh Pitchforth & Aidan Logan – Chris Farmer – Chrisy McCullagh – DANI – The Dogg Ruff String Band – For Three – Gavin Ferris – Katie & the Carnival (see Goldie Fawn for new project) – Jenna Smith – Joby Fox – Little Bear (now PORTS) – Luke Slott – Magwere – Manukahunney – The Murphy Sisters – Rassie Ai – Ronan Boyle – Róisín Whyte – Rory Nellis – Tom McShane – Ursula Burns – Wookalily’s Adele & Meghan – Xavier Cardriche – You, Me & the Sea – [ART] Jamie Harper – Shauna McGowan – Red Earth (Claire & Karen Gibson) – Tommy Ball – [FILM] Carole Murphy – Lamb Films – Leevi Ikonen + Ida-Maria Olva – Paul Caddell/Canderblinks – [LITERATURE] Jan Carson – [POETRY] Colin Dardis – Geraldine O’Kane – Manuela Moser – Nathaniel Joseph McAuley – [COMEDY] Adam Laughlin – Ursula Burns […PLUS] special guests/audience participants

Writer Jan Carson will be reading from her new novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears, at Sofa Sessions #8 0

Sofa Sessions #8: International Women’s Day

Sofa Session #8 on the 8th March – how symmetrical. For International Women’s Day, I’ll be performing with a line-up of musicians, artists and writers keen to share their craft (and stories) with you along an international/travel theme, in a...

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Sofa Sessions #6: Culture Night Belfast 2012

On Friday 21st September 2012, I’ll be bringing you another line-up of great performers in a special edition of the Sofa Sessions for Culture Night Belfast 2012. This street-level cabaret of music and dance will take place in the porch of the historic Ulster Hall and is...