On August 8th, CHTM will be taking part in ‘Banter on the Liffey’, a night of chat and discussion organised by Jim Carroll of The Irish Times. It’s all happening as part of the Liffey Legover Festival, and Sam will be joining Jim to talk about some of Dublin’s famous (and infamous) musical venues historically. From Punk to Rave, Rock to New Wave, it’s a fascinating subject that has featured on the site here plenty. It’s one of three discussions Jim has organised. The other two see legendary DJ Tony Fenton discuss his career and life, and visual artist Fergal McCarthy discusses the River Liffey and how it has influenced his work. Some of you may remember the giant Monopoly homes floating in the Liffey!
The three talks:
The Tony Fenton Retrospective In 35 Minutes – the Today FM legend on his life on and off the airwaves
Dives, sweatboxes and ballrooms – Come Here To Me’s Sam McGrath on the life and times of some of the city’s most celebrated music venues
The Liffey and me – visual artist Fergal McCarthy on how the river has influenced his works like Liffeytown and No Man’s Land
According to Jim:
We’ll start the night at 7pm-ish in the Workman’s Club, move across the river to the Grand Social for 8.30pm and bring it all to a close at the Twisted Pepper, the place where Banter started, for 10pm-ish. Admission to all events will be free