Cáca Milis Samhain Unmasked Cabaret

Ferrybank South, Wexford, Y35 X5HF, Ireland

CÁCA MILIS SAMHAIN UNMASKED CABARET Friday 29ST October, 2021 at 8:00pm: €12

For their first theatre gig since lockdown, The Cáca Milis Cabaret will celebrate our ability to perform in a real theatre for a real audience with an unmasked night of the arts for Halloween. In full costume drag (prizes for best costumes) audience members and performers are encouraged to dress up!

The Cáca Milis Cabaret is an eclectic evening of the arts in an intimate theatre setting with full bar and cabaret seating. It has become a staple in the South East’s arts scene, delivered somewhat in the joyous spirit of old time Music Hall, but presenting all original work with an emphasis on artistic excellence.

Keeping with a traditional theme for Celtic New Year’s, cabaret founder and hostess Helena Mulkerns will call up the spirits with a sean nós followed by some wild free-style Irish dancers to kick off. There will be some new material from piano man Josh Johnston and from the Young Voices series of summer gigs at the Wexford Arts Centre, emerging talent Lily Elizabeth joins us with a debut selection of songs.

Spoken word is represented tonight by poet and movement artist Lani O’Hanlon. Internationally published in literary journals, and a regular contributor to RTE’s Sunday Miscellany. She’s the author of Dancing the Rainbow and The Little Theatre and will read for us tonight from her witty and poignant work.

Expect excellent traditional music from Carraig Rua, comprised of five family members plus friends – along with cabaret stalwart Marion McEvoy. In addition to playing a multitude of instruments, the band boasts several champion Irish dancers and all-Ireland winning singers, and was formed during the Covid lockdown.

Ciné Sweetcake this time out presents the award-winning, broadly acclaimed The Ferry, a short film from Niall McKay and Marissa Aroy of Media Factory. Long-listed for the American Academy Awards, its story of a woman returning to a former mother and baby home is both moving and full of warmth. The film makers will be present to introduce the film.

Jazz performer, song writer and music educator Melanie O’Reilly is known to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for her vocal prowess and her radio broadcasts on jazz history and performance. She performs a special set tonight of original work and some unique Celtic jazz – honey-toned and perfect for the occasion.

As always, the festive atmosphere of Samhain reigns and we’ll have an excellent first prize for costume from Ten West, the elegant new restaurant at 10 Westgate, Ferrybank South in Wexford. More prizes too, from local businesses and the Wexford Arts Centre, so don’t forget to dress up before you come down! And book your tickets early as you can, as seating is limited.

Find out more at: www.CacaMilis.org

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