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As part of this year’s Dublin Bowie Festival, on the day marking the third anniversary of Bowie’s death, the discerning festival-goer will want to be the Cáca Milis Cabaret for “Bowie 19” - a lively, arts-focused night of Bowie. With flavours of vaudeville and old music hall spiced with rock and lounge classics, it will reflect not only the music, but related aspects of Bowie’s work and interests, such as dance, mime, Brechtian performance, film, burlesque and more.
Cabaret hostess Helena Mulkerns, with pianoman Josh Johnston on the ivories, presents a stellar line-up of artists such as singer Caitriona O’Leary; author Mia Gallagher; Ireland’s Empress of Burlesque, Bella A GoGo; musician Bren McCarthy; eclectic Bowie project Secret Life; spoken word innovator Cursed Murphy aka author Peter Murphy; composer Simon Quigley; film from Dan Finn; aerialist and burlesquer Lykan Animal – not to mention Bowie Festival fave Dave McGinley & friends.
At the core of DBF since its inception, The Grand Social became the location of a spontaneous gathering that drew Bowie fans back into its heart on 10th January 2016, the day of Bowie’s death announcement. It’s an appropriate a place for an evening to celebrate and remember the Starman. The venue is transformed for the night with café seating and candlelight, full bar and magical theatre atmosphere.
Helena Mulkerns and Josh Johnston delivered their first performance at the festival as part of Bowie Raw last year, but this time they will present a Bowie-focused cabaret in the same style as the Cáca Milis Cabaret. Over the last nine years, the show has been a staple at the Wexford Arts Centre, and in Dublin at Bewleys Café Theatre and Arthurs (see more on links) as well as Electric Picnic and festivals around the country. From authors like Colm Tóibín or Louise O’Neill to musicians Jack Lukeman, comedian Kevin McAleer or mime artist Carlo Jaccucci, many have performed on its playbill – which, with its “post-modern vaudeville” brief, presents a little of the arts at each event, with an emphasis on originality and craft. This time – it’s for Bowie. Ladies and gents: Bowie 19
support for Wexford artists by the Wexford Arts Centre