Open Mic - update

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Open Mic - update

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:56 pm

Hi there folks!

We are now less than four months away from our Dublin Event and what a great one it promises to be. :D

As far as Open Mic is concerned, we now have eight performances (7 individuals & 1 group) registered to perform at Open Mic, with an estimated time of 1.5 to 1.75 hours of performance in this regard. 8) There is room for more, I think, though perhaps not too much time available.

The format will be performances of up to 3 songs/pieces in a very relaxed and totally encouraging supportive environment! This is not a talent competition, so there will be no judgementalism I’m sure, as is only right in this happy and carefree context of complete acceptance.

So, don’t be shy, if you still have that nagging desire to “do your thing, express yourself, self-actualize” with your favourite Leonard songs, in public, then don’t be afraid to email me, as there is still room for possibly a few more performers. ;-) First to do so are likely to avoid a dreaded cut-off point, as I’m assuming a timeframe may need to be imposed on these proceedings. Nevertheless, there may be a Reserve List (in case of cancellations or a "no-show" of those already registered).

If you wish to register for this, check out the requirements to do so in the other (first) Open Mic thread and email me here: darby203@bigpond.com

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby tip of the lily » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:20 pm

If anyone who performs individually at the open mic would like a second voice or guitar added, please let me know, I can try to do that.
I'll be in Dublin on wednesday evening, so we could rehearse.

Look also at the new topic of tribute concerts for the concert of my band Homeward Dove in Egmond, NL, on 29th June 2014.

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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby prometeo » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:32 pm

Hello,
Maybe it is not too late to reply and to propose to perform 2 or 3 songs.
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:35 pm

prometeo wrote:Hello,
Maybe it is not too late to reply and to propose to perform 2 or 3 songs.
Julien
Hi Julien,

No it's not too late; please just email me what 2 or 3 songs you wish to perform along with a total performance time estimate. ;-)

My email address is: darby203@bigpond.com

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby Henning » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:40 am

Hi Andrew

These are the songs I want to perform at the open mic:

The daisies in my yard (From Energy of Slaves)
Scorpion (From Energy of Slaves)
Mission (From Book of Longing)

Can't wait for the Dublin Event.

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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby blonde madonna » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:41 pm

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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:19 pm

Henning wrote:Hi Andrew

These are the songs I want to perform at the open mic:

The daisies in my yard (From Energy of Slaves)
Scorpion (From Energy of Slaves)
Mission (From Book of Longing)

Can't wait for the Dublin Event.

H.
Hi Henning,

That's great. 8)

I look forward to your performance and to seeing you again! :D

Cheers,
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby Leinsterdub » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:54 pm

Hi,

Just wondering what the venue is for the open mic?

Thanks
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:58 pm

Hi Leinsterdub,

Sorry for the delay in replying - I'm assuming the Open Mic session will be held at the main venue, as below (excerpt from the event page in the Leonard Cohen Files website):
The venue for the 2014 Leonard Cohen Event Dublin is Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin 1. It is in the city centre on the banks of the River Liffey, 2 minutes walk from O'Connell Street, and 5 minutes walk from Grafton Street and Temple Bar.
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:32 am

Hi there Dublin participants,

Just to let you know that the Open Mic session has now reached full capacity. 8)

However, if you are still very keen to perform at this late stage, I can put you on a 'reserve list', which would come into effect with any cancellation by other performers.

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby lizzytysh » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:40 am

What a perfect position for you to be in, Andrew.
Well done :)
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby liverpoolken » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:01 pm

dear andrew

i'm sure that if there are any latecomers who wish to register for the open mic i'm sure nobody in the audience would object if you dragged henning off the stage to accommodate them...hopefully you will be packing your trusty australian shepherd's staff again this year which you have put to good use in past open mic sessions as these photos from the hydra and berlin events clearly demonstrate....ta ken
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:17 pm

Hi Ken,

:lol: :lol: Yes, but I may have to purchase an Irish shepherd's staff, as I can't find that one now. ;-)

Anyway, Henning may be so hoarse from cheering on his World Cup winning team, that his recovery might not be complete and he'll have to join the audience! :razz:

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby liverpoolken » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:44 am

andrew

sorry to hear that your trusty australian shepherd's crook may not be making the trip to dublin...

but there are other methods available of clearing the stage of artists who over stay their welcome...
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and if all else fails there is always the monty python option....ta ken
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Re: Open Mic - update

Postby lizzytysh » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:28 pm

LOL, Ken :lol: :razz: :lol:
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