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IMMA is delighted to present Continuous Patterns, a two day midsummer celebration of music, art and atmosphere, the official IMMA Summer Party on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July 2022. 

Set amongst the grounds of IMMA, Continuous Patterns marks the continued growth and evolution of the city’s vibrant artistic community, and underlines the fact that, despite all that has occurred over that last tumultuous years art and artistry continues to flourish in the city.

On Friday 15 July Continuous Patterns presents an evening of future focused live music on our Courtyard and Terrace stages with performances from exciting emerging r’n’b acts Jar Jar Jr. Negro Impacto & Efe, a unique collaboration from the exhilarating and elegant pairing of power pop sensation Ae Mak and the renowned contemporary ensemble Glasshouse, and a very special guest, Aoife Nessa Frances. Closing out the evening in full dancing mode we welcome a rare hometown live performance from one of the country’s most celebrated electronic producers and DJs R.Kitt

The programme for Saturday 16 July creates a more relaxed vibe, enjoy a leisurely mid-summer’s evening in IMMA with psych-folk artist Aoife Wolf, the folk stylings emerging Cork songwriter O Deer, Ukulele collective Rugs, the riot of sound that is Stomptown Brass, a very special headline performance from Ye Vagabonds in collaboration with renowned composer and multi instrumentalist Gareth Quinn Redmond. Once again we will have a very special guest, Landless.

Each evening our terrace bar will be sound-tracked by some of our most celebrated selectors with DJ sets from Dublin stalwarts and radio personalities Claire Beck and Donal Dineen, emerging Japanese Irish selector Emmy Shigeta and the breezy sounds of the Desert Island Disco crew.

Continuous Patterns expands on the successful series of events, Emerging Patterns, presented by Homebeat as part of IMMA Outdoors in 2021. For IMMA’s Summer Party Homebeat presents a multi-disciplinary programme that animates the grounds of IMMA, filling the air with ambient soundscapes, melodic tones and stimulating conversation. Experience live music, DJs, art, delicious food, interesting drinks and some very special surprises, two days of fun and atmosphere in the RHK.  

Continuous Patterns underlines IMMA’s position as cultural incubator, providing space to both the artistic and wider Dublin communities, and delivers a welcome return to experiencing this palette of creation in person amongst its beautiful grounds.  

Line up Details

Check out our full performance line up below

Friday, 15 July

Line up | Doors 18.00 
R.Kitt (Live)
Ae Mak X Glasshouse
Aoife Nessa Frances
Negro Impacto
Jar Jar Jr

Claire Beck
Donal Dineen

TICKETS – Day Tickets : €30.00 (inc fees). Book tickets here.

jarjarjr, who from an early point in his beat-making journey, amassed a huge online following through his part in pioneering the SoundCloud beat scene. He is now solidifying his position in the Irish scene as one of the countries best producers and all around musicians. Following the release of his Free Parking On Sundays EP in 2019 and his Splice sample pack, we heard him rap for the first time on his Two Twin Plug EP last year which was the start of a new era for the Cork based artist. Now a full year on and with his first vinyl release under his belt in the wake of MF DOOMs passing, jarjarjr has his sights set on completing his forthcoming album Catch The Dusk. A four part tale told through beats and rhyme.

Negro Impacto are a Dundalk duo comprising of vocalist-songwriter Chi Chi and producer, multi-instrumentalist Laurence (aka StrangeLove). The pair have been compared to The Internet and have quickly gained attention in the Irish music scene thanks to their alternative neo-soul sound, unique groovy sets and youthful energy.

AE MAK – songwriter – producer – performer of art pop music Sia, Grimes, Paul Simon energy with the limbs of a young David Byrne. AE MAK has supported Tune Yards, Django Django, Warpaint and performed across Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Iceland. Her most recent projects include the self -produced backyard dreamer at house party pop “Class Exercises” and kitsch pop EP “How to:Make a Kitsch Pop Song to Show the World”. Her Berlin Mixtape is coming next month. Her debut LP is coming late 2022.

Glasshouse is a Dublin-based music ensemble and arts organisation. Their mission is to elevate Irish music through commissioning and collaboration. They combine sound, space and visual design to create unforgettable live music experiences.

R.Kitt is a musician, DJ and activist from Dublin. He’s been running parties in DIY spaces in the city for the best part of a decade and advocating for the cultural value of electronic and alternative music communities. He has established himself as a stalwart participant of the electronic music scene in Dublin and has performed his live shows across the festival circuit in Ireland and abroad, with notable performances at AVA Festival, Another Love Story, Printworks in London and All Together Now amongst many others. Each live show is unique and developed specifically for the site specific context of the performance. This show will be no different. Drawing on samples from Irish life and cultural traditions and overlapping these with live synthesis and electronics, the performance will have the primary aim to make you dance while making you feel closer and more interconnected with the surroundings of the space around you.

Emmy Shigeta is a Japanese DJ whose love for music developed while working in a Record Store in Tokyo. Now based in Dublin, she loves to play ambient (環境音楽) city pop & the latest underground j-pop in various venues and on her monthly Dublin Digital Radio show. 

EFÉ is a 21 year old Irish artist hailing from Dublin. EFÉ released her debut EP “What
Should We Do This Summer” in October 2020 which was recorded in her bedroom with the help of her friends. Her music is a sunny slice of bedroom pop, evoking images of blue skies on a summer’s day using shimmering synth pads and funky, modulated
guitar tones. EFÉ sets herself apart from other artists with the unique and playful groove that provides the grounding for her DIY style, and definitely marks her as one to watch from the emerging Irish scene.

Claire Beck’s musical mission is to celebrate and honour the history of the dancefloor, while always looking forward to the future. One of the most loved and sought-after DJs in Ireland, Beck is best known for her signature style that blends house, disco, funk and oddities. Each performance is designed to tell a story, serving you music that you forgot you loved, music you will love, with a sprinkling of “weird curveballs” to keep you on your toes. A must see at Ireland’s music festival scene, she has performed memorable sets at most of the major stages including Casa Bacardi and Heineken Live Your Music at Electric Picnic, Arcadia at All Together Now, Absolut at Body and Soul, Main Stage at Forbidden Fruit and Another Love Story, and various others including Longitude, IndiePendence and Castlepalooza.

Dónal Dineen is an Irish radio presenter, photographer, film maker and DJ. For decades, he has been at the forefront of promoting a broad range of independent Irish music through his radio shows ‘Here Comes The Night’ and ‘Small Hours’ and laterally via the internet TV show ‘This Ain’t No Disco’. His interest in world music was documented in the Sunken Treasure column he wrote for the Irish Times between 2013 and 2017. Between 2016 & 2020, Dineen hosted legendary Backstory dances which were held at the community hub of Jigsaw in the north inner city of Dublin. At the IMMA Summer Party, he’ll be playing music from a precious box of dancing tunes on 7” vinyl collected from around the world

Saturday, 16 July

Line up | Doors 18.00 
Ye Vagabonds with Gareth Quinn Redmond
Stomptown Brass
O Deer
Aoife Wolf

Emmy Shigeta
Desert Island Disco

TICKETS – Day Tickets : €30.00 (inc fees). Book tickets here.

Aoife Wolf is a psych-folk singer-songwriter from the midlands of Ireland, now living in Belfast.  Drawing influence from the songwriting of Kate Bush, Elizabeth Fraser and Pj Harvey. Aoife’s haunting vocals accented by off-kilter guitar embellishments make for an arresting live performance which has brought her to play in venues all around Ireland including support slots for Tomberlin, Kathryn Joseph, Joshua Burnside and Junior Brother. Her debut single “I and the Ocean” produced by Julie McLarnon (Lankum, Junior Brother, The Vaselines,) was released on Analogue Catalogue Records in March 2020, accompanied by a music video collaboration with Myles O’Reilly(The Staves, Lisa O’Neill, Glen Hansard).

O Deer is the musical project of Oisín Walsh-Peelo. Inspired by folk idioms, Oisín’s music is mellow and delicate, and draws from his diverse musical language. Now based in West-Cork, Oisín has travelled extensively with his music. As a session musician (piano, guitars, harp, low-whistles and vocalist) he has played throughout the USA, Europe, Ireland, and the UK. He has toured worldwide with a wide range of artists and bands including Hudson Taylor, Gabrielle Aplin, Hannah-Grace, Villagers, Sun Collective, and I Have a Tribe. Since the release of his first EP ‘O Deer’, Oisín has played support for Hozier in the USA, Joseph (US), Departure Lounge (UK), among others.

RUGS Performance Group have grown from a weekly jam session in a local hall in Rathfarnham Dublin, to performing at a range of music festivals and cultural events to name a few from St. Patricks Day Festival, Galway Ukulele Festival, Battle for the Bay, Bloom Festival, Cobh Ukulele Festival to the Ukulele Hooley, Forever Young Music Festival, and Events @ The Dáil & Dublin Castle. Our loyal fan base enjoy our foot-stomping tunes across a broad range of artists including Snow Patrol, American Authors, George Ezra, David Bowie, Marc Almond, The Beatles & Queen. Our upbeat, energetic performances bring the audience on a musical adventure with us – sitting still is not an option! 

Stomptown Brass have become known around Ireland in recent years for their collaborations with the likes of Spanish animation artist Javier Longobardo for the One Last Time video as well as the Collapsing Horse Theatre Company for the show Requiem for the Truth. After an unexplained two year hiatus from gigging, Stomptown Brass are back with a serious banger.  Let Me Stay packs a lot of groove into three and a half minutes of dancefloor goodness (remember dancefloors?).

Ye Vagabonds, Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America. In 2014 they came to the attention of Arbutus Yarns’ music filmmaker Myles O’Reilly, whose videos gained international attention for the brothers for the first time. Since then, they have been busy touring Ireland, the UK and Europe, opening for acts such as Villagers, Roy Harper and Lisa Hannigan. Ye Vagabonds comprises of harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960’s folk revival. It includes ten mellow tracks weaved with thoughtful lyrics, thickly layered with strings and droning harmonium.

Landless are Ruth Clinton, Meabh Meir, Sinead Lynch and Lily Power. They sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Irish, Scottish, English and American traditions in close four part harmony. Their repertoire features songs of love, death and lamentation, as well as work songs, shape-note hymns and more recently penned folk songs. Landless have performed in a variety of settings, both in Ireland and abroad, and are closely involved with traditional singing sessions in Dublin and Belfast.

Emmy Shigeta is a Japanese DJ whose love for music developed while working in a Record Store in Tokyo. Now based in Dublin, she loves to play ambient (環境音楽) city pop & the latest underground j-pop in various venues and on her monthly Dublin Digital Radio show.

Dessert Island Disco is a magical music hide away on beautiful Clare Island, Co Mayo. The sweetest of tropical sounds will once again ripple out of Mr Whippy Soundsystems 1970s ice cream van this August bank holiday weekend. Before then its resident djs will be touring the soundtrack of this idyllic weekend of dancing under the stars on Clare Island. For a taste of this you can catch Andrew K & Bláth at the IMMA Summer Party.