Celebrate St Patrick's day with ShamRock – KL Ceilidh at The Bee, Publika on Saturday 10th March, 8pm with an international and local line-up of all things Irish! Sing-a-long to classic tunes, try your hand at set dancing and be entertained with comedy, story-telling and poetry with a Malaysian twist.
ShamRock's headliner, Aindrias de Staic is an award winning Irish story teller, comedian and fiddle player. He has presented TV shows in Ireland, has won a host of awards including, Best Solo Show at New Zealand Fringe and BEST IRISH SHORT DOCO.
The show will be hosted by Cat Brogan, BBC Edinburgh Fringe poetry slam champion and Northern Irish native. In April 2016, Cat was funded by the British Council to research spoken word poetry education in KL and has been based here since. She has performed in 17 countries so far.
Cat will be joined by her soul sister, singer, sound healer, actor and director Alia Kearney. She won a "Best Female Actor' award and last year directed 'Silk and Strings' an original production on bullying in aid of the Befrienders KL. As well as acting in Dublin, Alia starred in PAN Productions: Into The Woods which won Best Overall Production at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards.
Finishing of the night will be Four Leaf Clover taking you on a journey through the mystical soundscapes of Celtic folk that celebrates the fusion of rock and jazz with traditional jigs and reels. Expect to hear the music of The Corrs and famous Irish acts alongside original compositions. Their debut EP "Clouds" is available at live music venues as well as Bandcamp.
KL Irish Dance will teach you how to twirl around the floor with Irish set dancing accompanied by a house band playing Celtic classics. Anthony Cummins, a Professor of Family Medicine in KL, will be on fiddle. Since arriving in Kuala Lumpur from Ireland in 2014, Anthony has been playing fiddle and mandolin at local sessions, St. Patrick's Society of Selangor Annual Ball, Embassy of Ireland cultural gatherings as well as corporate events. He has written for both Irish Music Magazine and Comhar on the Irish traditional music scene in Kuala Lumpur and is working on a documentary TV programme about this. He is the presenter of a weekly, double award-winning World Music music show for Dublin's life Having completed Creative Writing courses in Kuala Lumpur he has had his first published short story recently in sare.um.edu.my
Chan Sher Ly is an Irish dancing and concertina paying Irish enthusiast. The Corrs and Riverdance were an influence in Sher Ly's childhood. In 2008, she started learning her first Irish instrument online, a tin whistle. She sessions at gigs with fellow Celtic musicians from Malaysia and abroad. In 2015, she attended the Scoil Samhraidh Wille Clancy in Ireland.
Richard Sykes has recently arrived in KL to take up a teaching position. He is a multi-instrumentalist within the Irish and English tradition music scene. Richard grew up within a large musical family and lived within the vibrant Irish and English traditional music scene of Manchester, England. He is a frequent visitor to sessions in Dingle, Ireland, and has played concerts and festivals across U.K. and Europe.
Ireland and Malaysia have a long shared history. Irish nuns, brothers and priests educated many in Malaysian schools and the St. Patrick's society of Selangor was established in 1925. These days, many Malaysians study in Ireland and KL's Healy Mac's pub is recognized as the 'Best Irish Pub' in the world.
Ceilidh is an Irish word that has survived as there is no English equivalent. A ceilidh is a gathering that usually involves Irish dancing, music, stories, comedy and poetry. It's all about enjoying the craic, an Irish word that also defies translation, encapsulating the joy, fun, banter, jokes and good times that Irish and Malaysians love so well. Join the craic at ShamRock – KL Ceilidh.
Advance booking RM35 / RM40 on the door (booking advisable)
: 36, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL. Call 01-4359- 6723/Whatspp +447951287526 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org