On Wednesday [11.09.2019], for the first ever Cabal Party in Galway we took over the entire Roisín Dubh and were joined by Marion Hawkes and Tara Stewart, with our residents making up the rest of the lineup.
Marion Hawkes has over two decades of collecting and obsessing over music under her belt and her dj sets are known for their genre and era spanning eclecticism, keeping the dance floor on its toes with ever changing rhythms and energy. Having earned here stripes warming up for DJs on the Belfast circuit, Marion is now a headliner in her own right with a distinctive presence and command of the stage. Co-founder of the female-focused duo GIRL & burgeoning queer disco Ponyhawke, she is one of the hardest working DJs in the scene. This past year has seen Marion's acclaim stretch beyond the island of Ireland, with shows in Glasgow's renowned Sub Club and Manchester's Stage & Radio, along with making her Boiler Room debut at AVA Festival back in June. We're very excited for Marion to take the reigns downstairs in the Róisín for our first venture in new territory.
Upstairs in the Róisín we were joined by Tara Stewart. The Australian who now calls Dublin her home has been one of the biggest movers and shakers of the Irish music scene pretty much since moving to the country seven years ago. 2019 has been a pretty massive year for Tara with numerous club & festival appearances including an upcoming slot at Electric Picnic's Casa Bacardi. She has recently been given her own slot on RTÉ 2fm hosting the New Music Show every weekday from 7-10pm.