The Alex Mathias Quartet - 4th October

On the 4th October at 8 pm @ The Back Loft

24-Year old Saxophonist and Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) graduate Alex Mathias is joined by some of Ireland's most notable jazz talents to perform an evening of original music. Alex draws his compositions from a variety of styles including jazz, funk, and latin music, among others. His use of catchy melodies and diverse styles pulls the listener in as the band proceeds to captivate the audience with lyrical, high energitc improvisations.
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An intime theatre setting for the Waterwarn performance at the Back Loft during the 2009 Absolute Fringe



What driveth the man? Out to sea, alone; lured by hope, body well worn, exhausted. Join the voyage. Come aboard the boat. Enter a world of shadow puppets, movement and theatre. Embark on a tale inspired by Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea and Melville's Moby Dick. Created and performed by Ger Clancy and Monika Bieniek.

All those with sea legs welcome.
For further information please contact the Box Office on 1850 374643


Duin music gig

Italian ethnic and fusion band playing for the first time in Dublin @ The Back Loft.
The DUIN fuses traditional sicilian music with lyrics inspired by the world of Elfs.It is a journey through folk, jazz, blues and every influence of our time.
The Duin are: Sara Romano - voice and guitar, Carmelo Clemente - keyboards, Roberta Miano - violin, Giuseppe Arici - electric bass


Open Night - 25th September 2009

La Catedral Studios presents its third annual Open Night as part of the citywide “Culture Night” on 25th September showcasing an array of exciting and diverse work by the resident artists of La Catedral Studios, who are opening their private studios to the public for one night only, as well as a varied programme of experimental performances in the adjoining Back Loft venue.
Visitors will be encouraged to meet the artists, see their works in progress in their studio spaces, purchase original artworks and enjoy the laidback, bohemian atmosphere of one of Dublin’s largest independent arts venues.

Our resident artists work in painting, illustration, sculpture, photography, jewellery, fashion, ceramics, mixed-media, set and graphic design.

Culture Night Programme:

OPEN STUDIOS - 5pm-midnight - visit the artists in their studio, view work in progress and purchase original artwork directly.

MAMUSKA DUBLIN (expect the unexpected!!), 8.00pm - midnight @ the Back Loft. Supported by the Arts Council. A free admission showcase of experimental short performances in the field of dance, theatre, video and everything in between! Open your mind and prepare for a lively evening of creative madness.

Ruth Lehane (clowning), Riona Hartman & Sam Kavanagh (music), Rachel Devlyn (character improvisation), Seamus Bradley (multimedia eulogy), Niamh Lawlor (multimedia puppetry), Roland Gomez ('hang' instrumental performance), Stephen James Smith (guerilla poetry), Aine Belton (experimental film), Anne Lillis aka 'Jean D'Arc de Triomphe' (cabaret), Emma Pearson (cabaret)

Supported by the Arts Council. Part of the citywide 'Culture Night'.

Curator: Brigit McCone
Producer: Antonella Scanu
Technical supervisor: Costanzo Idini.
Mamuska Dublin is part of the international network “Mamuska Nights”, which includes Tokyo, Helsinki, Leeds, Limerick and Kerry.

RAFFLE - fundraising initiative - 9pm - midnight in the Back Loft. Prizes including original work by artists at La Catedral Studios. Complimentary drink with each ticket.

La Catedral Studios is an autonomous self-funded artistic initiative.
Our Culture Night programme aims to showcase the best of our ethos and work, encouraging the production and enjoyment of art by offering studio space for artists to work in and performance platforms for them to try out risk-taking, boundary-pushing art.


Sycamore Street Theatre Company

Sycamore Street Theatre Company
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

One of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies featuring a Duke, an Amazon Queen, an angry father, two pairs of troubled young lovers, as well as a naughty hobgoblin, various touchy-feely fairies and a group of rough-n-ready Mechanicals with a penchant for theatrics.

Directed by Jane Mulcahy, with Ailish Leavy, Brendan Hickey, Cathal McGuire, Edwin Mullane, Emmet Flood, Eoin Langford, Jennifer O’Neill, Liam Heslin, Paul Nolan, RonĂ¡n P Byrne, Suzanne McLoughlin, Tommy Campbell.

26th, 28th, 29th, 30thAugust 2009 - 8 pm @ The Back Loft

Matinee performance: Saturday 29th - 2 pm

27th August, 8pm @ Emo Court, Emo, County Laois.

Tickets : €10 on opening night (26th) and matinee.

All other Back Loft performances €12 and €10 concession (Pensioners, students, unemployed people).

€15 for Emo Court performance.

For further information:
call: 087 1260590 or send an email to: