Bang Bang’s Forty Coats – a celebration of Dublin storytelling
There’s a special event on Friday night, brought to us by a special website. I’m a big fan of Storymap.ie and their celebration of storytelling brings together some of the best.
On Friday night, 15 July, as part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival, Storymap.ie are hosting Bang Bang’s Forty Coats, a celebration of storytelling at the Workman’s Club with tickets only €5. Admission will go towards a smartphone app to accompany the website.
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Dubliners have always shown a mischievous delight in the perverse and peculiar, and supported the odd eccentric who rambled about too. And so we’re getting some of the finest storytellers, comedians and musicians together who reflect that unique Dublin quality.
From the small and quirky tale to the manic and theatrical, we’ve selected a bunch of engaging storytellers who’ll tell their personal stories of Dublin life.
Three of Dublin’s most talented comedians will then take the stage. Shane Langan – of sketch group Diet of Worms – is easily one of the most witty and inventive comics on the Dublin scene. He’s taken a solo show to Edinburgh and ran the alternative comedy night ‘Not Also but Only’ with great acclaim.
Kevin Gildea has performed internationally, co founded The Comedy Cellar, and even popped up in Father Ted (the stamp of every great irish comic!). If Flann O Brien and Chris Morris had a child, it would be this wonderfully surreal comic legend of the irish scene
Aidan Bishop runs the comedy club in the International, and is probably the hardest working man on the irish comedy circuit. Originally from Queens, New York, Aidan is currently preparing a show on Dyslexia for the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe.
Captain Bringdown is a Guitarist from Dublin who has created his own unique and hilarious style.
Also on the line up is the wonderfully quirky and talented, fantastic sweet and funny Dorothy Cotter, aka Eleventyfour.
Some of my favourite Storymap.ie videos so far include Maureen from the Olympia Theatre, Tom Mathew’s Why Go Bald story and Tommy and Johnny telling the story of the Brothers O’Neill