Sound off / Sound On
Sat. 9th September | 12pm - 8pm
We would like to invite women, trans, queer, non-binary and underrepresented persons working in music to Sound Off / Sound On – a day of community building. Whether you are a musician, dj, technician, music curator or whatever hat you wear from Sligo and the wider North West, this event is an opportunity to meet like-minded people, try out new skills and hear from your peers in a safe and supportive environment.
Coming to Sligo for the first time to deliver their very sought after workshops are members of Gash Collective, who will facilitate beginner workshops covering the basics of DJing on vinyl or CDJs. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring womxn working in different aspects of the music landscape in Sligo & NW.
Come along to the whole day or pick and choose, the idea is simply to get together, chat, listen or observe and consider the idea of our individual and collective potential.
Sat. 9th Sep
Pulled Studio | google map
See schedule below
We are grateful for the support of Sligo County Council through their Community & Voluntary Sector General Grant Scheme 2023.
12-1pm: Brew and chats: a punk coffee-morning | Free
2pm – 5.30pm: Beginners CDJ and Vinyl workshops with Lolz and Eliza from Gash Collective. Gash Collective is an Irish Collective and lable focused on supporting female, trans, queer, non-binary and other underrepresented people in DJing and music production | Booking required – individual or combo tickets
2pm: Lolz will cover the basics of DJing on CDJs including using CDJs and a mixer, beat matching, making playlists, finding and downloading music and using Rekordbox | €5 incl. lunch
4pm: Eliza will guide participants through the basics of mixing using records, including how the equipment works, beat matching by ear, and digging for records | €5 incl. lunch
Or €8 for both workshops incl. lunch
6pm: Visibility in Music – panel discussion – overcoming barriers in music, in pursuit of equality, diversity and accessibility | Free
Binder co-director Edel Doherty will be joined by musician Aoife Hammond and community organiser Alannah of Number 45 to chat about their experiences in their careers so far.
Alannah has been working in No45 since 2021. I started with zero experience of working with people with additional needs and quickly found out that this was where I was meant to be. I also realised quickly that the world we live in is not designed for everyone, that only the most able bodied are considered in design and infrastructure, and that thought was the backbone that got Clublandia up and running. Clublandia is Sligo’s first fully inclusive nightclub and early doors party starting at 7pm and ending at 10pm.
Aoife Hammond is a musician, community organiser and facilitator – they have been playing music and producing events in various venues and DIY/art spaces for the past 15 years. They are a co-founder of Fulacht Fiadh Café – a community focussed café and venue in County Leitrim and run ‘Homeworks’ a community climate action project in Common Knowledge in County Clare.
Edel Doherty is a designer and arts producer from Sligo working primarily across film, music and print. Edel has been involved in many projects and collectives over the years wearing many different hats along the way. It started with miniciné community cinema in Leeds and since returning home to Sligo co-runs Spilt Milk Festival and community print studio Pulled.
All events take place at Pulled Studio, Block B, Millbrook, JFK Parade
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