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David Park
Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 7:00PM
Tickets: FREE





To mark the publication of the paperback edition of David Park's short story collection, Gods and Angels, No Alibis is pleased to host a reading by the author on Tuesday 20th June at 7:00PM. David, always erudite and engaging, will also be talking about some of the short stories that influenced his writing. Register your interest here for what is sure to be a fantastic evening.

Eventbrite - David Park: Gods and Angels (and influences) in No Alibis

Matthew-May 15 2017, 10:09

 
Ronan Ryan
Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 6:30PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to an evening with Ronan Ryan, to celebrate the launch of his new book, THE FRACTURED LIFE OF JIMMY DICE on Wednesday 21st June at 6:30PM. Tickets are available now through Eventbrite, and can be booked using the button below.

Eventbrite - Ronan Ryan "The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice",  Book Launch

Ronan Ryan is an Irish writer, based in Dublin but originally from Clonmel, he has also lived in France, Japan, America, Singapore, Australia, England, Scotland, and New Zealand. He has an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington. In 2016, he won an Arts Bursary Award in Literature from Dublin City Council.

His debut novel, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice, was published by Tinder Press in January, 2017.

An engaging coming of age story told from a truly unique perspective. The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice is readable, thought provoking and highly entertaining. (Sinéad Crowley)

An Irish epic with a potent post-millennial hum and a wave-like momentum that becomes insidiously addictive. (Irish Independent)

Expertly experimental. Ryan has talent to burn. (Irish Examiner)

Hugely engaging... warm, sincere and big-hearted. A wonderful debut from an Irish talent. (Image Magazine)

Ryan's imaginative novel is full of adventure and told with compassion...a compelling account of a family's fortunes. (The Irish Times)

Matthew-June 19 2017, 12:02

 
Henry McDonald
Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 6:30PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to an evening with Henry McDonald, to celebrate the launch of his new book, THE SWINGING DETECTIVE on Thursday 22nd June at 6:30PM. Tickets are available now through Eventbrite, and can be booked using the button below.

Eventbrite - Henry McDonald , "The Swinging Detective "Book Launch

Martin Peters finds himself in Berlin. Once a British spy involved in a controversial loyalist shooting in Belfast, he spent time in Berlin infiltrating the Punk scene just before the Wall came down. Now in his thirties, he is a detective in the local police force. He is struggling - two naked headless corpses were dredged from the Havel river. There are no clues apart from a single word tattooed in Cyrillic on their left arms and the fact they were found a week apart after Christmas at exactly the same spot. Visiting his favourite swingers club, the seedy Der Zug, he comes across the bloated Lothar Blucher. Pressing his former Cold-War informer for help, Peters is instead led to a video showing the horrifically violent murder of a man tied to a chair. Not long after, a former girlfriend, Heike, gets in touch. She has received the same video - and rapidly the dead bodies start piling up at the hands of a demonic serial killer. With crimes darker than The Killing and The Bridge, you will be riveted by this gripping Martin Peters story set in Berlin, Belfast and London.

Henry McDonald is the Guardian and Observer Ireland correspondent based in Belfast. He was previously stationed in Berlin and has a deep knowledge of Marxism and the German Punk scene.

Matthew-June 19 2017, 12:09

 
Aaron Edwards
Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 6:30PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to an evening with Aaron Edwards, to celebrate the launch of his new book, UVF - Life Behind the Mask on Wednesday 28th June at 6:30PM. Tickets are available now through Eventbrite, and can be booked using the button below.

Eventbrite - Aaron Edwards Book Launch " UVF. Behind The Mask"

Introduction by Malachi O'Doherty

UVF: Behind the Mask is the gripping and shocking history of the Ulster Volunteer Force, from the formation of its post-1965 incarnation up to the present day. Aaron Edwards blends rigorous research with unprecedented access to leading members of the UVF.

Foreword by Martin Dillon

‘Great historians are good storytellers and Aaron Edwards belongs in this class. His account of the modern UVF’s history is told without embellishment. Facts are carefully woven into the troubles’ historical tapestry … UVF: Behind The Mask is an excellent addition to the written history of the troubles.’ Martin Dillon, Author and Former Journalist

Matthew-June 19 2017, 12:15

 
Nick Laird
Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 7:00PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to an evening with Nick Laird, to celebrate the launch of his new book, MODERN GODS on Wednesday 5th July at 7:00PM. Tickets are available now through Eventbrite, and can be booked using the button below.

Eventbrite - Nick Laird "Modern Gods" Book Launch

In Association with Fourth Estate and The Lifeboat please join us for a very special Book Launch with award winning novelist and poet, Nick Laird.

Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1975, Nick Laird was educated at Cookstown High School and Cambridge University. He worked as a lawyer for several years before leaving law to write full-time. The recipient of many prizes for his poetry and fiction, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, he has lived in London, Warsaw, and Rome. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.

About the Book

‘Finely etched, impeccably structured, Modern Gods has the enduring echoes of a classic.’ BBC

‘Modern Gods has realer-than-real characters, unexpected turns of plot into unknown corners of the world, and language that finds its way through the darkest moments and states of mind to shine its clear bright light, revelatory and unforgiving. And it encompasses deep–the deepest, thorniest–questions of faith and redemption, fate and forgiveness.’ Michael Chabon

A powerful, thought-provoking novel about two sisters who must reclaim themselves after their lives are dramatically upended.

As Modern Gods ingeniously interweaves the stories of Liz and Alison, it becomes clear that both sisters must learn how to negotiate with the past, with the sins of fanaticism, and decide just what the living owe to the dead. Laird’s brave, innovative novel charts the intimacies and disappointments of a family trying to hold itself together, and the repercussions of history and faith.

Matthew-June 19 2017, 12:21

 
Haylen Beck
(AKA Stuart Neville)
Thursday 6th July 2017 at 7:00PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to an evening with Stuart Neville, to celebrate the launch of his new book, HERE AND GONE, written under pen name Haylen Beck, on Thursday 6th July at 7:00PM. Tickets are available now through Eventbrite, and can be booked using the button below.

Eventbrite - Here and Gone By Haylen Beck (AKA Stuart Neville) Launch Party

A brilliant, relentless rollercoaster of suspense that shreds your emotions' PETER JAMES

Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She’s taken the family car and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start.

Audra keeps to the country roads to avoid attention. She’s looking for a safe place to stay for the night when she spots something in her rear-view mirror. A police car is following her and the lights are flickering. Blue and red.

As Audra pulls over she is intensely aware of how isolated they are. Her perfect escape is about to turn into a nightmare beyond her imagining. . .

Dark secrets and a heart-pounding race to reveal the truth lie at the heart of this page-turning thriller.

Full of dark secrets and heart-pounding twists, Here and Gone is the ultimate page-turner.

‘An almost unbearably tense nail-biter of a novel. Cancel all your plans and settle in for the ride…’ RUTH WARE

‘Packed with smart twists and unforgettable characters, Here and Gone is one of the best debuts of the year. Highly recommended’HARLAN COBEN

Haylen Beck is the pen name of internationally prize-winning crime writer Stuart Neville. Writing under his own name, Stuart won the LA Times Book Prize for his debut novel and received critical acclaim for his Serena Flanagan detective series set in Belfast. His Haylen Beck novels are set in the US and inspired by his love of American crime writing.

Matthew-June 19 2017, 12:28

 
Colette Cassidy & Nigel Clark
Friday 7th July 2017 at 8:00PM
Tickets: £15.00





No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to an evening of jazz with vocalist Colette Cassidy and guitarist Nigel Clark on Friday 7th July at 8:00PM. Tickets are available now priced £15 (£15.50 if booked through PayPal), and can be booked using the button below.



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Colette Cassidy is one of the finest vocal talents to come out of Ireland in recent years. Her effortless swinging style, perfect intonation, purity of tone and dazzling improvisations have led to comparisons with some of the great female singers of the Jazz Era.

As part of her musical studies Colette sang in Italian, German and French. Colette’s time in college was filled with success. She made her debut in The National Concert Hall Dublin singing the lead of Maria in The College of Music’s presentation of West Side Story and went on to great acclaim with leading roles in productions of Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Offenbach, Mozart and Puccini. Jazz, however, was her true calling..

In 2000 she had residencies in the Globe and Ely Wine Bar. Into the new century the pace of work as a performer continued and she appeared at the Cork Jazz Festival and the City of Derry Jazz Festival with John Wadham. In 2005 Colette met guitarist Drazen Derek from Croatia. They played a number of gigs together in Dublin before touring the Balkans including an appearance at The Karlstadt Jazz Festival, Croatia. Part of the same tour saw them perform in northern Italy and the Lake Como area.

While in Croatia Colette met with Scottish guitarist Nigel Clark and they formed a friendship that was to prove very important to both their future careers. Nigel moved to Dublin in 2014 and reconnected with Colette. The duo appeared together at various venues throughout Dublin and at the Dalkey Jazz Festival and the Bloom Music Festival.

It was at this point that they began a new creative collaboration culminating in the recording of twelve original songs.....

“Confetti Falling In The Rain”, their debut, is due for release in the Spring of 2017.

Nigel Clark is one of the UK’s top acoustic guitarists. Born in Scotland he began his professional career at the age of eighteen in London. In the late eighties Nigel joined the Glasgow band Hue & Cry. He recorded and toured with them in the UK, Europe and in the U.S. and he also contributed arrangements to the band’s top ten singles and albums. High profile collaborations followed with Moya Brennan, (lead singer with Clannad), and with jazz vocalist Carol Kidd. He also worked on BBC TV as musical director and guitarist for soul superstar Gloria Gaynor. Nigel’s first recording as a band leader, “Worldwide Sound” featured some of the UK’s top instrumentalists, including multi award-winning pianist Brian Kellock, saxophonist Tim Garland, (now with Chick Corea’s Origins Band) Ewen Vernal on bass and Mike Bradley on drums. It reached the top ten in the UK jazz charts. Following the recording Nigel appeared at the North Sea Jazz Festival at the invitation of his boyhood hero, guitarist Jan Akkerman. In Cannes the same year he performed with Akkerman, Terje Rypdal and Wolfgang Muthspiel in a band featuring eleven of Europe’s elite guitarists. The performance was witnessed by Bob Karcy, CEO of Grammy-winning New York label Arkadia Records who invited Nigel to sign an exclusive five-album recording deal. “Grand Hotel Europa” Nigel’s first CD release in the U.S. featured five of his trademark compositions and marked a permanent switch to nylon-strung acoustic guitar.

In 2012 Nigel recorded his first album of solo guitar arrangements titled “Under The Stars” for the Edinburgh based Circular Records and began touring as a solo concert guitarist. Nigel has worked for ten years with Dutch jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis’ groundbreaking classical/folk/jazz trio. Described as “the most breathtaking show you’ll hear this year” the trio’s performances have blazed a trail across Europe, delighting audiences with their “total music” where improvisation is set at the core of a myriad of music styles. In May 2015 in Amsterdam the Tim Kliphuis Trio performed a special arrangement of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and violin virtuoso Gordan Nikolic. In 2016 Sony Classical Records flew the trio to Cape Town, South Africa to record the album "Reflecting The Seasons" The Music Of Antonio Vivaldi with the Stellenbosch Camerata Orchestra. Other high profile projects for Nigel have included a duo concert performance with the Belgian guitar legend Philip Catherine. Back in Scotland Nigel co-founded the Scottish Guitar Quartet, performing at major European festivals including the Vienna Guitar Festival. With Russian Gypsy violinist Oleg Ponomarev and classical violinist Lev Atlas Nigel formed the trio “Koshka”. In January 2015 Koshka appeared at the prestigious Sundsvall Music Festival, Sweden, with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra under the direction of conductor Maria Eklund. Nigel now lives in Dublin where he has embarked on exciting, new projects with some of the best Irish musicians including guitarist Hugh Buckley and vocalist/songwriter Colette Cassidy.

Matthew-June 20 2017, 20:58
 
Julian Bohn Trio
Friday 8th September 2017 at 8:00PM
Tickets: £15.00





No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to an evening of jazz with the Julian Bohn Trio on Friday 8th September at 8:00PM. Tickets are available now priced £15 (£15.50 if booked through PayPal), and can be booked using the button below.



Note: We charge a small fee for tickets booked through PayPal to cover costs. Your PayPal receipt is your ticket, so please bring it with you to the event.

Through communication, improvisation and an extreme closeness to the music itself, these young musicians try to create something as a collective. With their very own influences and experiences in different genres, the trio brings in his own input and colours to the canvas that contribute to a sound and fits in the contemporary jazz scene and is deeply rooted in the tradition.

Matthew-June 20 2017, 21:24
 
         
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