Spike Cello Festival on in Dublin Various

Spike, Dublin’s alternative cello festival, will be back for its third installation Friday 8th-Sunday 10th February 2019 in venues across Dublin. After the festival’s hugely successful, entertaining and innovative 2017 & 18 incarnations, the 2019 programme will present unique events with some of the most talented and exciting cello artists & friends from home and abroad.

For 2019, festival curators Mary Barnecutt and Lioba Petrie are looking to both the future and the past in their programming. Audiences will have the chance to witness some very forward-thinking performances as cellos play a computer game and combine with visually-stimulated electronics – alongside performances from an older cousin of the cello, the viol, with performances from the Dublin Viol Consort. Among the highlights of the festival will be a series of evening performances taking place across the weekend at The Workman’s Club, with Ernst Reijseger, Claire Fitch, the Cello Ireland Quartet, The Devil’s Violin, Semay Wu and an open mic session, along with specially commissioned activities for younger people hosted by The Ark, including an interactive cello created by composer Jonathan Nangle.

FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

STRING PLAY
by Mary & Katherine Barnecutt & Matthew Jacobson
(Performance)
Date: Friday 8th February
Time: 10.15am & 12.15pm
Venue: The Ark, Eustace St, Temple Bar
Price: €12.50 / €9.50
Ages 5+
FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES

The Curious Cello
by Jonathan Nangle
(Installation)
Date: Friday 8th February
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: The Ark, Eustace St, Temple Bar
Price: Free entry
Ages 4+
FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES

Yocella
Yin Yoga & Live Cello
(Yoga)
Date: Friday 8th February
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: The Elbowroom,
32 Brunswick St N, Arran Quay
Price: €26.83

Claire Fitch / Open Mic Cellists
Festival opening
(Performance)
Date: Friday 8th February
Time: Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm
Venue: The Workman’s Club
Price: €15

SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

THE CURIOUS CELLO
by Jonathan Nangle
(Installation)
Date: Friday 8th February
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)
Venue: The Ark, Eustace St, Temple Bar
Price: Free entry
Ages 4+

Creative Music Making
with Ernst Reijseger (Workshop)
Date : Saturday 9th February
Time: 11.15am (Ages 8-9) and 2.15pm (Ages 10-12)
Venue: The Ark, Eustace St, Temple Bar
Price: €11.50/€9.50
Ages 8-12 : No experience necessary

String Play
by Mary & Katherine Barnecutt & Matthew Jacobson
(Performance)
Date : Saturday 9th February
Time: 2pm & 4pm
Venue: The Ark, Eustace St, Temple Bar
Price: €12.50 / €9.50
Ages 5+
FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES :

Cello Ireland & Special Guests / Ernst Reijseger
(Performance)
Date: Saturday 9th February
Time: Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm
Venue: The Workman’s Club
Price: €20

SUNDAY 10th FEBRUARY

The Dublin Viols
Sundays at Noon Concert
(Performance)
Date: Sunday 11th February
Time: 12 noon
Venue: Hugh Lane Gallery
Tickets: Free event

Cellinstallation
A Series of Performances by Eight Improvising Cellists
(Performances)
Date: Sunday 11th February
Time: 1.15pm-5pm
Venue: Hugh Lane Gallery
Tickets: Free event

The Devil’s Violin presents Stolen
(Performances)
Date: Sunday 10th February
Time: Doors 7.30pm, performance 8.00pm
Venue: The Workman’s Club, Main Stage
Price: €15
Access to after-performance exhibition by Semay Wu included in price.

Semay Wu
(Exhibition/Performance)
Date: Sunday 10th February
Time: Doors 7.30pm, performance 9.30pm
Venue: The Workman’s Club, upstairs Vintage Room
Price: €15
Access to The Devil’s Violin performance of Stolen (main venue, 8.00pm) included in price.