Blurring the lines between storytelling, folklore, performance and poetry – FELISPEAKS has curated a line-up of artists to imagine the New World we wish to live in, to be a part of, that we desire to mould.
Acknowledging that we cannot return to the past, we are discontent with the present. But the future is always worth shaping, worth creating. So we turn to art to invent the New World.
Featuring performances from Dan Forde, Zeenie Summers, Aindrias Stack, and FELISPEAKS, join us as we imagine a world worth living in through stories, music, and poetry.
Danny Forde is an Irish Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Danny Forde is currently preparing his debut EP release, “What Else Is There?” – an exploration of love in its many forms and facets, from romantic to universal to familial and beyond. “What Else Is There?” was composed and recorded on an inspired journey that spanned hemispheres, meetings with countless new faces and landscapes, adventures in trust on a shoestring, and was recorded in studios and lo-fi living rooms in New York, California, Cape Town, Stockholm, London and Dublin, in the perennial search for music played from the heart.
Taking influence from a wide range of artists and styles, notably Bon Iver, Paul Simon, Damien Rice, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Elbow, and Nick Drake, the music is acoustic-driven, while often weaving in elements of funk, disco, choral music and classical.
“Beautiful vocal harmonies and folk vibes” – meadowmusic.se
“Heavenly” – Irish Theatre Magazine
“New Artist Of The Week” – The Irish Times
Zeenie Summers is a Yoruba-Irish Musician, Storyteller, and Workshop Facilitator with an eclectic mix of West African influences framed within a modern soul/pop context through her use of groove-laiden guitars, processed synths and 808-inspired beats. Her music is informed by her shared upbringing in Nigeria, Ghana and Ireland.
“The journey of life begins with looking for love in all the wrong places and flourishes with where we should have looked in the first place. Enjoy the Journey.” – Zeenie
Aindrias Stack is an Irish actor, musician and one of a new generation of Irish storytellers. He performs in both Irish and English. Aindrias Stack is best known for his award-winning one man shows Around the World on 80 Quid, The Year I Got Younger, The Summer I Did the Leaving and The Man From Moogaga.
FELISPEAKS is a Nigerian-Irish poet, performer, and playwright from Co. Longford, currently based in Dublin City. FELISPEAKS was nominated for ‘Best Performer’ by the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018. As well as being a Member of the Poetry Ireland Board of Directors, appointed in June 2020, Felicia is a member of the Poetry Collective, WeAreGriot. Also in 2020, FELISPEAKS commissioned a new piece for RTÉ’s The Big Picture on the theme of ‘The New Normal’. This poem, entitled ‘Still’, captured the minds of the nation and has been performed to audiences all over the country. FELISPEAKS’ poem, ‘For Our Mothers’, is in the English Ordinary Level Leaving Cert Curriculum for examination year 2023.