"A wicked furiosoty that bellows from his toes will strike an audience with guteral honesty and leave but very little to chew"
Each of Emmets talents deleve into every extremity of Dublin, it’s pockets, it’s homes, it’s alleyways, it’s nightclubs as well as everything seismic to happen nationwide in the past decade, showing us all truly- not only how layered and diverse Ireland is but, its people and how vastly different they can be depending on where you grew up, or more so, what side of the Liffey you were from?!
Using his thicke but uniquely audible Northside-Dub vernacular, Emmet honours the people he encapsulates with his words. His integrity for Dublin is far removed from what he has to say about Dublin’s integrity for itself. Dissecting “our fair city” and feeding its highs and lows back to us through a variety of artistic mediums, touching on subjects like addiction and underprivileged communities via avenues like his own brothers fall and rise from heroin and other subdued stories of Irish woe and triumph, all vocalized from a torn but experienced and overly passionate heart.
On the upside Emmet will damn sure make you laugh, but, he will also bring tears to your eyes. Rooms, venues, halls, theatres and fields will all embrace tearful moments of solidarity as words beam from this mans mouth and resesenate deep, deep, inside anyone who will lend their ear and when Emmet takes off his ramped ruption resagnates rythms in your soul unifying everyone with this hyperbolic beat dressed as words.
Quick on the spot and a true Irish genius, someone who’s name will hopefully live on, and even more hopefully because of a change he once spoke of, the problems we once bello’d through the streets of Dublin’s Unfair City, the heartbreaks we’ve all screamed off cliffs... Until then, Emmet Kirwin’s live shows are raw, honest and full of Irish-charm and quick wit, that’s known as the ‘Craic’.
Performing to an overly packed stage at Knockanstockan Festival this summer with a list of new material as well as taking to the stage with fellow Irishmen Talos, who have seen recent success in LA and now doing shows over in Canada and Europe it looks like Emmet Kirwin’s spoken word is going to take off in 2020