This special St Patrick’s Festival edition features Christmas cover stars Gemma Dunleavy and her uncle Billy Scurry as they discuss their inner city roots and influence upon each other.
Corkonian Aideen Barry expands upon her digital universes, exploring everything from folklore to directing a stop motion film.
Throw Away will revisit the heady days of club culture in the ‘90s through the prism of the flyers which promoted the various nights, and Chancer cards is a brand new card game modelled upon some feisty Dublin characters, shades of whom we all know.
Hosted by editor Michael McDermott, there’ll be plenty of chats, loads of tunes and plenty of surprises in store!
Gemma Dunleavy Taking influence from traditional storytelling, Dunleavy has developed her sound by experimenting with instruments connected to that of her heritage, like the harp and flute and amalgamated this with her love for pop and club music. She released her Up Da Flats EP to widespread acclaim in 2020 and followed up with a four-track remix last year. This spring she will headline the Olympia before a series of summer festival appearances at Forbidden Fruit, All Together Now, AVA and Sea Sessions.
Billy Scurry is a deadly DJ and all round top bloke. A stalwart of the club scene in the city, he also happens to be Gemma’s uncle.
Aideen Barry is a practising Visual Artist based in Ireland but with international representation. In 2020 she was elected to the Royal HIibernian Academy as an ARHA member.
She is also a member of Aosdána and Lectures in several universities and schools of visual art. In 2020 she will be speaker part of the Anderson Lecture Series at Penn State University and will be making a new work under the Bunting Commission for the Irish Traditional Music Archive and Music Network Ireland.
Ciarán Nugent (aka The Golden Maverick) has hosted a weekly show on Dublin’s PowerFM for over 25 years. He has deejayed in many of the now defunct venues whose flyers are featured in the Throw Away book. His written contributions to magazines, event programmes, music websites, and books, have focussed on the topics of music, culture and social history.
Peter Maybury is an artist, graphic designer, filmmaker, publisher, writer, editor, curator, musician, and educator. His creative output spans more than 25 years, during which he has collaborated extensively with artists, institutions, editors, and curators, on more than 200 publications. His film work includes Landfall (2020), an hour-long dual-screen film installation work, originally commissioned by Thisispopbaby, and several films with Tom dePaor including A Study (2015), and These Islands, (2013). His recent musical output includes the album ‘Landfall’, released in February 2022.
Chancer Cards is a new card game conceived by artists Classquatch and Mick Minogue which will launch this spring.