Girls Rock Dublin and Valkyrie Convention to hold first Open Mic gig

Girls Rock Dublin and the Valkyrie Convention will host their first Open Mic this Saturday November 9, open to all GRD members and friends. 

A group of teenage girls and non-binary people sitting or standing in front of a grey wall wearing Girls Rock Dublin t-shirts and looking happy.

Girls Rock Dublin have announced their first Open Mic gig as part of Valkyrie Comic and Craft Con this weekend. 

‘GRD Open Mic’ will give all camp graduates, workshop attendees, users of the GRD Gear Library and their friends an opportunity to perform on stage as part of the female-led, all-inclusive Valkyrie Comic and Craft Con 2019.

The gig will combine music, poetry and a raffle with various prizes courtesy of Girl Band, Naoise Roo, Bitch Falcon, Girlfriend, Shrug Life, MusicMaker, Temple Lane Studios, Damn Fine Print, Moondot, Workmans Club and more.

The event will be held on Saturday, November 9 at The Generator Hostel in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, from 3-5 pm. Entrance is free and all ages are welcome.

The event marks the conclusion of a significant year for Girls Rock Dublin. This September, they successfully launched The GRD Gear Library, a free gear lending service for teenagers which is run in partnership with Dublin City Libraries. Any teenager with a membership of Dublin City Libraries can borrow any music gear in the GRD gallery through the Libraries booking system. 

The Gallery is comprised of 70+ instruments, amplifiers and other musical accessories which have been used to run the GRD summer camps and events and are now available all year round.

This service is the only one of its kind in Ireland.

The event is also just the latest in a successful series of 2019 Girls Rock Dublin events. In May, as part of the Irish Youth Music Awards, GRD ran ‘Tune Weavers’, pop-up music-making and recording experiment. As part of the Dublin Fringe Festival, they ran ‘Electric Lady Jam Band’ with SOAK; a musical takeover of Pearse Street Library as part of Culture Night; and last but not least, the Girls Rock Dublin Summer Camp.

Don’t miss a great afternoon from the newest generation of talented musicians!

The Facebook event for the Girls Rock Dublin Open Mic event can be found here.

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