Ulysses Comes Home 13/14/15 June

04 June 2014

Preparing for Bloomsday 2014, Joyceborough invites you to join actors Sam Ford and Ronan Carey, together with members of the Phizzfest Mummers for three evenings of reading by twilight, as Ulysses comes home, in Woodstock – at the heart of Joyceborough

The first Bloomsday celebration in Dublin took place just 60 years ago, in 1954 and involved no more than a dozen people. However, since 1982, the centenary of James Joyce’s birth, Bloomsday has been commemorated annually on the streets of Dublin with lively and colourful events.

Around the world, Bloomsday celebrates Ulysses as ‘a book of going forth by day’ but Ulysses or ‘the blue book Eccles’ as Joyce himself called it, is also a book of twilight, a book of returning, a book in which disparates ultimately form and consummate unions. Much of this coalescing takes places on Dublin City’s northside, the place where Joyce, in the words of his biographer, Richard Ellmann, ‘prepared for greatness’

In these readings “Ulysses comes home”, we meet DB Murphy, old sea salt, recently returned to Dublin and seven years under sail, on the three-masted schooner the Rosevean, from Bridgewater with bricks. We meet and hear the wisdom of Lipoti Virag, Bloom’s grandfather, of Szombathely, Hungary. Finally we earwig, as Bloom and Stephen take tea together in the midnight hour before stepping out to experience the sidereal early-morning starlight.

*6.30pm daily
Friday June 13th: Circe / Nighttown
Saturday June 14th: Eumaeus / The Cabman’s Shelter
Sunday June 15th:Ithaca / Eccles Street

Free, but first come, first seated.

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The Woodstock Sessions

22 January 2013

The Sessions are back!
Join us for funky Thursday evening sessions with great food and laid back live music by talented singer songwriters such as:
· CAT DOWLING – Thursday 31st January
· PUGWASH – Thursday 14th February
· Q aka COLM QUEARNEY – Thursday, 28th February
· STEWART AGNEW – Thursday, 14th March
· PALO ALTO – Thursday, 28th March
· CIARA SIDINE – Thursday, 11th April

Booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. Performances start at 9pm. Join us any time before 8.15pm for supper! To book phone 018300265 or email angela@woodstockcafe.ie

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Christmas Opening Hours

12 December 2012

Ho, ho, hum! Don’t worry… we’re only closed for 2 days! Plus we’re open late after Christmas so you can escape the house, the turkey and Aunt Betty! If you still can’t manage without Woodstock, we’re taking Christmas dinner orders for collection on Christmas Eve. Whether you just need a hand with the extras (like Woodstock stuffing, spiced cranberries or Christmas Pudding) or three courses with all the trimmings, give us a call on 01 8300265 or email angela@woodstockcafe.ie

Sunday 23rd-normal hours 7.30am-8pm
Monday 24th-7.30am-3pm
Christmas Day-closed
Stephen’s Day-closed
Thursday 27th-late opening 7.30am-9.30pm
Friday 28th-late opening 7.30am-9.30pm
Saturday 29th-late opening 7.30am-9.30pm
Sunday 30th-7.30am-6pm
Monday 31st-7.30am-6pm
Tuesday 1st-7.30am-6pm
Wednesday 2nd-normal hours 7.30am-8pm

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The Ciara Sidine Christmas Show

12 December 2012

She’s back! By popular demand, Ciara Sidine and special guests will perform at Woodstock on the 20th December. We’re looking forward to hearing Ciara’s Christmas single, Old Bing’s Dream, which has just been released on itunes. You can listen here: www.ciarasidine.com. It was a packed little Woodstock at Ciara’s last show, so booking is strongly advised!

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The Sessions at Woodstock

11 October 2012

Inspired by Phizzfest & true to our name…

To celebrate the launch of Woodstock’s new supper menu, and because Katie Kim at Woodstock during Phizzfest was such a huge success, we are delighted to bring you a series of live acoustic music nights from some of Ireland’s most talented and up and coming performers:

Q 25 October
In a previous life Q was known to friends and acquaintances as Colm
Quearney, the guitarist and songwriter with not one but TWO of
Ireland’s more daring bands, Dragonfly and Lir. His debut The World’s Not Round and the follow-ups Body Electric and Root to the Fruit put Colm on the map as a solo star.

Ciara Sidine 8 November
Sidine’s music has been described as, ‘Exquisitely beautiful . . . recommended from the highest heights.’ («««« Hot Press) and her album is, ‘A finely rounded, richly produced album of Americana . . . vocals and lyrics so distilled they reveal fresh angles with each repeated exposure’ («««« Irish Times).

Palo Alto 15 November
With Mark Brennan, Brian McGowan and David Murphy. Palo Alto brings us stripped back tunes by, or inspired by the great and the good of rock n roll! This promises to be a very fun night and we anticipate this one will book out quickly, you’ve been warned, get booking!

Nollaig O’Connor 22 November
Nollaig ‘The Voice’ O’Connor was a contestant on this year’s Voice of Ireland. Of her singing, Sharon Corr said, ‘that was inspirational’, and Brian Kennedy added, ‘there are other women who came out here and sang the roof off, and alienated me from the performance… you came out here with a small voice, and the most amazing, natural thing happened, which is that I wanted to come closer to you.’

The Sessions are ticketed and booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. Performances start at 9pm. Join us any time before 8.15pm for supper! For bookings call in, email angela@woodstockcafe.ie, or contact us through Facebook or on Twitter @WoodstockDub.
Note: minimum eats/drinks spend €10

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A fish pie
Supper menu launched

04 September 2012

So we’ve launched a supper menu with late opening Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings… to celebrate this launch and the fabulous festival that is Phizzfest 2012 Woodstock is inviting anyone who spends €10 or more on any ticket for Phizzfest (www.phizzfest.ie) to have a main course for free on Friday 7th September.

To book contact us via facebook or on twitter (@WoodstockDub) and tell us what you’ve booked to see at Phizzfest and your preferred sitting time (7.30/8.00/8.30/9.00) – we’ll do our best to accommodate you at your preferred time!

(Subject to availability, 1 main course per person, not available in conjunction with any other offer.) Tasty bites and Phizzfest… what more is there?

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