Hurrah! This Sunday sees the first fundraiser of Girls* Rock! Ireland!
It takes place in the upstairs room of the Stags Head in Dublin, which is located at 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 and is part of the Popical Island March residency. Entrance is 8 euros and 6 euros for students, unwaged and old aged pensioners and it kicks off at 8.30pm.
On the bill are the wonderful September Girls:
aswell as the supremely melodic Cave Ghosts:
Thanks to Popical Island and our very own Ewa Gigon for making this happen!
Also, here is the link to the fb event page.
About Girls* Rock! Ireland
Girls Rock Camp Ireland wants to empower women* and girls* to discover their musical and artistic possibilities. ✓ Form Bands ✓ Write Songs ✓ Rock Out ✓
Not just in the music industry in Ireland, but in many different musical contexts women* and girls* are often assigned stereotypical roles of singer, fan or groupie and their presence is questioned.
We want to change that! We want to empower women* and girls* to discover their musical and artistic possibilities through learning instruments, writing songs, forming bands and performing. We want to demonstrate that every genre of music and every technical job and creative endeavor can be available to any girl* or women* that wants to explore it. We want to destroy the traditions and eradicate the myths that prevent women* and girls* from participating in the (until now) male dominated Irish and international music scene.
History: The first Girls Rock Camp was set up in Portland, Oregon, U.S. in 2001. Now there are over 40 rock camps in the U.S., aswell as Popkollo in Sweden, Ruby Tuesday in Berlin, Austria, Paris. Every summer, girls* participate in camps where they learn instruments, write songs, form bands, perform and rock out!
Want to know more?
If you are interested in hearing more about Girls* Rock! as it develops, please subscribe to our general mailing list (we only send out when something is really happening and never spam)
Interested in volunteering?
Thinking about being a band coach, instrument coach, doing some organisation work, devising our programme, being part of a street team, writing funding applications, can you set us up with a dot ie web address, help design and build a website, do you love cooking for feminists, do you have ideas for a location, experienced in anti-discrimination and inclusion work, all the things we surely haven’t thought of yet? Please send a mail to girlsrockcampireland (at) gmail.com and be explicit about what you would like to do! Please note women* and trans* will be prioritised for leadership positions.
Hello from Vienna! I just walked in the door. Tonight I am taking part in a discussion, after the screening of the film “All Over Me”, which is part of the riot grrrl filmtage at the festival “this human world”. I am soooooo nervous! I also hope to meet up with Girls Rock Camp Austria and pick their brains about making girls rock camp happen in Ireland. Wish me luck and watch this space!
Love, midi grrrl