The Open Door Sessions,
Friday 16 November
Downstairs, Nixy's, The Square, Bailieborough, Co Cavan
Headline includes: Vickers Vimy (Folk, American Band) Hattie Billingham (Glass Artist) Ali Shortt (Singer/Songwriter)
Headlining November’s Open Door Sessions is Mayo band, Vickers Vimy who craft songs that dwell on the borders of folk and Americana. Rich eclectic sounds anchor lyrical themes of scratched vinyl nights and hazy Sunday mornings. Vickers Vimy released their second album Atlas Of Hearts earlier this year and the new single ‘Chicago’ is out now!
Vickers Vimy have collaborated with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames & Swell Season) and had the pleasure of recording in the studio of Nick Seymour (Crowded House). They also had the amazing fortune to support the late John Martyn, The Hothouse Flowers, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Mundy and have shared the RTE Music Train with Christy Moore, Kodaline, Lisa O’Neill and Jack L.
“Stand up and take a bow Vickers Vimy . . . You write some lovely songs and you exude a gorgeous Vitality” - Greg McAteer, Hotpress
Monaghan based visual artist and a recent graduate of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Hattie Billingham, will be making her first visit to the Open Door Sessions.
Hattie’s work explores mental health, from the chemical makeup of emotions to childhood trauma and its effects on a developing brain. Her work integrates a wide range of media including glass, clay, and wood and lighting elements. She has exhibited her work internationally and has been included in notable international juried exhibitions including; Glass Ways, the Czech Republic (2017), International student exhibition, Glass Art Society, Norfolk VA (2017) and the Glass Arts Society’s International Student Online Exhibition 2016 for which Hattie’s work 'Misfire' was awarded first place in the undergraduate category.
Her first solo exhibition “The Chemistry of emotion” took place in August of this year in the Carrickmacross library, as a fringe event of the Carrickmacross Arts Festival. Hattie will display discuss her work with in-house interviewer, Kate Kelly.
Meath based singer songwriter, Ali Shortt captivates her audiences with graceful and diverse performances fueled by her passion for music. She combines her experience in choral music with her unique folk sound, having sang with both the Irish youth Choir and the UCD Choral Scholars.
Ali enchants with her original, heartfelt music while bringing a fresh feel to some great folk classics.
The Open Door Sessions is supported by Cavan Arts.
The Open Door Sessions
9pm Friday 16th November
Nixy’s, The Square Bar, Bailieborough