We’re gearing up to open up Camp Cabaret this Friday the 22nd of September and though we’re busy here pitching tents and toasting smores in advance of Letterkenny’s hottest Culture Night event, we wanted to give you a taste of the seven amazing acts coming to school us here in all things Camp Cabaret.
Bringing uproarious comedy to camp is Leeann Toland. Leeann has been described as a “Stand-Up for people who don’t like Stand-Up”. She was a finalist in the 2022’s Show Me the Funny and was a semi-finalist in the long-running So You Think You’re Funny at Edinburgh Fringe. She regularly performs at Chicken Box Comedy in Derry and has performed from Dublin and Belfast to Edinburgh and Berlin.
Rising star George Houston joins us after sold out gigs in the Earagail Arts Festival and Body and Soul and the release of his glorious new EP, Pain! George’s music has been described as a distinctive sound with brooding vocals, airy harmonies, and candid lyrics. We’re pure buzzing for him to open Camp Cabaret this Friday the 22nd.
Acclaimed Inishowen writer Kevin Doherty will be joining us to school us all in the literary ways with a reading from his debut novel, Penny Baps. Penny Baps, released to acclaim in 2021, follows a year in the lives of Cathair and Dan. Two very different brothers living in Inishowen who must reckon with small town life, our climate and what is to be someone today.
Emily McCormick is a singer songwriter hailing from Derry. She brings her uniquely brilliant voice to Camp Cabaret to give us a lesson in sparkling mythical vocals and rich lyricism. She’s Moving On Music’s emerging artist of 2020 and her music has been heard on the airwaves from Highland Radio to the BCC.
Mary Josephine Ward is a sensationally talented traditional country music singer hailing from the Irish Traveller Community. After her brilliant performance with TG4 in 2021, she is back to wow us all at Camp Cabaret with her crystal clear country vocals and dazzling stage presence.
No Camp could be complete without some uproarious dancing and we’ve two very special dancers joining us this Culture Night. Sonali, Indian classical dancer, will be joining us to showcase the incredible Kathak dance style. Sonali is not only a dancer but an acrylic canvas artist and software engineer who with her art is delighted to share Indian culture with the world and she firmly believes art allows us the chance to meditate on the beauty of the world. Froozan, from Afghanistan, is joining Camp Cabaret to showcase some incredible Afghan traditional dance.
We cannot wait to have Sonali and Froozan join us for some transcendent dancing and we cannot wait too see you all here at Camp Cabaret this Friday night from 8.30pm!
Admission is free ’cause it’s Culture Night! Suitable ages 16+.