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Caimin Gilmore & Kate Ellis are taking a mobile gig venue to rural Irish locations to perform for 6 people

Caimin Gilmore & Kate Ellis are taking a mobile gig venue to rural Irish locations to perform for 6 people

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Double bass player Caimin Gilmore (Sun Collective) and Kate Ellis (Crash Ensemble) are bringing a mobile venue to rural locations around Ireland for small performances outdoors for just 6 socially distanced people at a time.

From June to September 2021, the duo will travel with their specially-commissioned pop-up venue to give intimate live performances featuring music from new music from Neil O’Connor (Somadrone), Amanda Feery and Sam Perkin, alongside traditional melodies and improvised pieces.

We Used to Play Here will journey from the Raheen-a-cluig ruins overlooking stunning scenery on the slopes of Bray Head, to the peaceful small villages of Monaghan, and from the wild splendour of Inishbofin, down to our enchanting southernmost island Cape Clear, bringing new compositions to local communities, and those who might usually have limited access to live performance.

The pop-up venue was created and designed by Shane Sugrue of Unqualified Design, Artwork wrapping the venue designed and painted by Cork artist Shane O’Driscoll.


“We Used to Play Here” takes place from 26 June – 1st September.

“We Used to Play Here” is supported by Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.

Tickets are on sale now:

Tour dates and locations

26th June – Bray Head // Tickets via Mermaid Arts Centre

28th June – Inishbofin // Tickets via Black Gate Cultural Centre

1st & 2nd July – Monaghan // Tickets via The Patrick Kavanagh Centre 

31st August & 1st September – Cape Clear // Tickets via Oileán AiR / Comharchumann Chléire / *Email [email protected] to book