Spilt Milk Festival is a west of Ireland festival that debuted last year with a programme of music, film and art.
This year, it will broadcast online across three days this weekend from November 27th to 29th under the banner Transmission and feature 16 Irish artists performing including Myles Manley, Brigid Mae Power and Moving Still.
Here’s what the weekend looks like:
- A full live performance from Yop, a Ballina-based two-man band of kraut-punkers.
- A Zoom broadcast from the Dublin-based producer and DJ Moving Still
- A series of pre-recorded live performances and special broadcasts, coming from a wide range of musicians and artists.
- Sligo-based performance artist Jessica Bruen
- The Clumsy Giantess & Trenchurian, a ‘dreamscape in three bits’, audio-visual collaboration between the respective solo projects of musicians and artists Tara Baoth Mooney and Rian Trench.
- There will be a collaborative performance between electro-acoustic composer and improviser Amanda Feery and the analogue synthesis of musician Declan Synnott.
- A solo performance from multi-instrumentalist John Francis Flynn, whose work draws from traditional music of Ireland and abroad.
- Howlbux, the new project from Crevice members Elaine Howley and Irene Buckley, will be premiering a video scored to their tracks ‘Nightfall’ and ‘Over.
- Belfast-based rock band Junk Drawer, hot off their new, debut album Ready For The House, will perform.
- Sligo’s own DIY pop star Myles Manley, whose new album Cometh the Softies was just released.
- M(h)aol, a Dublin-based five piecewill be bringing to the festival all their post-punk fire and fury.
- Glasgow-based Aibhe Nic Oireachtaigh, who has performed with acts such as Woven Skull and Circuit des Yeux, will perform her striking solo work, a mix of viola and tape delay which which is inspired by a mix of early and modern music.
- Brigid Mae Power, whose third album Head Above The Water was released earlier this year, will be bringing her blend of folk and country and deeply personal and textured tunes
- Pretty Happy, the absurdist, art punk three piece from Cork will be premiering the music video for their new single, ‘Sea Sea Sea’.
- In The Hills Have Ears there will be an unique audio-visual collaboration between artists Ruth Clinton, Aoife Hammond, Cormac Mac Diarmada and Niamh Moriarty. This special presentation will be an exploration of the abandoned railway lines that line and once linked Sligo, Leitrim and beyond and which, by extension, are a site for exploring wider ideas of western identity and of Irish history and progress.
- Ten Past Seven will host a special listening party for their new LP ‘Long Live the Bogwalrus’ which will get a full airplay along with accompanying videos and banter from the band.
The festival will wrap then on Sunday with a special radio broadcast, The Split Milk Sunday Brunch, conducted by musicians Natalia Beylis and Willie Stewart from their home in Leitrim.
All events will be free-to-air, more information about the programme, schedule and how to stream can be found at http://spiltmilkfestival.com/.
Spilt Milk Festival is funded by Sligo County Council under the Contributions to the Arts Grant Scheme and Creative Ireland (Sligo).