STEPHEN JAMES SMITH & ENDA REILLY
More about Enda Reilly
Dublin singer-songwriter Enda Reilly writes in both English and Irish, and his Irish songs can be heard regularly on RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta. He has represented Ireland in Inverness at Nós Úr a minority language song competition. He also reaches out to younger generations through his Climate Change Songs Workshops initiative, bringing fun songs and environmental issues into schools and other groups.
2010 saw Enda facilitating workshops with The Monaghan Song and Poetry Writers Group, culminating in production of their album “Hands Together”. He also plays regularly in Dublin with the fun-loving collective known as The Lazy Band in Dublin. His debut album “Oxygen 21″ is available on iTunes and can be heard and live tracks downloaded for free from www.endareilly.com. His next project after Arise and Go will be all in the Irish language, which he’s currently writing and recording for.
More about Stephen James Smith
Stephen James Smith is a remarkable spoken word poet and a bit of a legend in Dublin. Not only is he a multi award winning poet and playwright but also former Cúirt International Literary Festival Grand Slam Poetry Champion. He is also the MC and organiser of the excellent weekly Glór Sessions @ The International Bar. In 2009 he proudly represented Ireland at the Vilenica Literary Festival Slovenia and in 2010 at Wiersze w Metrze Poland. In April he was invited by Culture Ireland to reciting in the iconic Nuyorican Poetry Café in New York. He has performed at numerous literary festivals, such as the Dublin Writers’ Festival, the Festival of World Cultures and the Electric Picnic to name a few.
His poetry has been translated into 6 languages now and he has been published in several journals around the world. His ABSOLUTE Fringe play Three Men Talking (co-wrote with Colm Keegan & Kalle Ryan) was nominated for Bewley’s Café Theatre ‘Little Gem’ Award. His poetry can even be found on an American University syllabus!
Stephen is a truly hypnotic presence onstage.