On Friday 13th September (and every 2nd Friday of the month), La Pausa Caffé launches a new monthly series ‘La Pausa Sessions’, with Imogen Gunner and Rose Connolly as host band. Each month will include a special guest performing a 30 minute solo set, joining the band for a collaborative number or two.
Host, Imogen Gunner, a local of nearby Dorset Street, is a composer, fiddle player, singer and multi-instrumentalist (harp, concertina, ukulele), she also lectures in traditional music at RIAM and performs nationally, including recently at the Abbey Theatre, and internationally. Her compositions have featured in BBC radio documentaries and and her live concerts regularly pack out this popular spot. Concert repertoire spans sources from English, Irish and French traditional music, old time and 1920’s jazz, with Gunner’s own compositions and songs featuring strongly in every set, as do those of her accomplice, Rose Connolly. A Fermanagh native and student in composition at RIAM, Connolly sings, plays piano, guitar, banjo and ukulele.
Between them, Imogen Gunner and Rose Connolly perform a unique and beguiling set of new and old, with beautifully blended harmony vocals and instrumental adventures with every combination of aforementioned instruments imaginable. Be prepared for songs and music hot off the press, composed for the occasion, always fresh, varied and entirely unpredictable in all but a consistent display of truly exceptional musicianship.
Inaugural guest artist for September’s ‘La Pausa Sessions’ is Sligo raised, Dublin-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Tara Finn, on flute, concertina, uilleann pipes and voice.
La Pausa Caffé – Fast becoming known as a buzzing live music venue, during the day look forward to fresh, wholesome fare, as well as slap-up Irish staples, and exceedingly good coffee, at night a brand new restaurant menu, craft beer and wine.
Free entry (Donations Welcome), seating limited.
Friday 13th September at La Pausa Caffé, 1b Blessington St, Dublin 1, 7 – 9pm (punctual start) plus following dates: 2nd Friday of every month: Friday 11th October, Friday 8th November, Friday 13th December.