The House presents…Eileen Keane, Lumberjack and Nicole Rourke

We are shortlisted in the Kmend Arts Partnership category of the Business to Arts Awards 2024

Eileen Keane

Eileen Keane is a singer/songwriter from North Connemara whose music reflects the dramatic landscape that surrounds her; majestic mountains and the blanket bog that sweeps down to the wild Atlantic.

Seven years ago she said her life changed dramatically when she sailed to Brazil with “the man of her dreams”. Four years later, she arrived back in Dublin with a shattered heart, a sea salted guitar and not much else. Her EP is the coloured glass and tiny shells that she brought back from her adventures. Hear her story in the intimate settings of Annesley House.

Veteran music critic and producer PJ Curtis described Eileen’s EP ‘Spaces’ as “a very fine piece of work”.

Galway Advertiser said “the 6 exquisite songs are quite something … they gleam with an affecting glow that delights the ear and moves the heart….essential listening”



Lumberjack is a Dublin-based experimental electronic/folk vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, James Lonergan. Lumberjack combines contemporary sounding rhythms & instrumentation with traditional vocal stylings, taking inspiration from artists such as James Blake, Aphex Twin, Patrick Watson and Jeff Buckley. Live, Lonergan is joined by long-term collaborators Karl Walsh & Daniel Smith.


Nicole Rourke

Nicole has been involved in theatre for over 20 years.  She trained with Tmu-Na Theatre Company, a physical theatre company based in the Middle East. Her work has  received critical acclaim at festivals in Ireland, the UK, Poland, Singapore and the Middle East.

Over the last number of years, she has written and performed spoken word pieces/monologues for cabarets and small festivals. One such piece, The Suitcase Milonguera played at various Tango festivals and at the Electric Picnic.  This play was created in collaboration with Tango dancer, Hernan Catvin.

Nicole is currently working on a script for a docu-drama about tango and rage which is set between Ireland and Argentina.  She is also a creative workshop facilitator and is co-founder/ co-director of Big Smoke Writing Factory.

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