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Voices Rising Stage 2015

Global Green’s Voices Rising Tent

Hauer // Replete // The Expert // Saint Sister // Elephant  

Former Child Model // Zaska // Black Bank Folk // Glimmermen

Deetrich // Jem Mitchell // Jilted Objects (DJ Set)

Elektrobank (Live Dance Anthems) // Gin n Juice + Guests (Live Hip Hop)

Voices Rising Spoken Word and Conversations

NASC ANAMA Shamanic Journey

Boudoir Sessions Vintage Party feat. The Swell Berries

DJ’s Anthony Collins  //  Re:Raw // Rosko // Kevin Clarke

Ben Whelan // Jilted Objects // Saorla: Trad Session // Morning Yoga



Voices Rising Spoken Word

This performance poetry showcase will pull together some of the country's best spoken word artists to deliver a stunning landscape of where we are as a nation and where we want to be as a society. This cross section of Ireland’s honest story tellers and commentators will incorporate poetry, comedy, music, satire, politics, societal issues, hope, dreams, nightmares, problems, solutions, history and culture.


John Cummins Poetician. Julie Goo. Elayne Harrington, Andre K'por, Colette Nolan, Abby Oliveira (music/spoken word/poetry/ a'cappella), Fergus Costello and your MC Cormac Lally.


Voices Rising Conversations

Saturday 2.15 - 3.00 - ‘A Sense of Place’

Fostering a sense of place and valuing heritage should be seen as positive actions which contribute to the sustainability and resilience of our local areas. How can we do this? Anna Meenan (Heritage Council), Thomas Cosby (Stradbally Estate), Clr Claire Byrne (Green Party), and Roisín Ní Ghairbhith (Transition Town Ennistymon) discuss with Davie Philip (Cloughjordan Ecovillage).


5.30 - 6.15 - ‘Surfing the Waves of Change’

How do we navigate change, have impact and remain buoyant in the face of so many challenges? Professional surfer Fergal Smith (Moy Gardens); Davie Philip (Cultivate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage), one of the UK’s best skateboarders in the 80s; and Matt Mills (Goleen Harbour), an early champion mountain biker, discuss their current sustainability projects with food sovereignty advocate Fergal Anderson (Leaf and Root).


Sunday 2.15 - 3.00 - ‘Get Involved’  What will you do?

How can local communities cooperatively improve their local areas, create local jobs, and protect the environment? In this conversation Duncan Stewart (EcoEye), Lisa Moran (Clann Credo), Enda Buckley (Get Involved), Fionnuala Collins (East Clare Community Coop) and Davie Philip (Cloughjordan Ecovillage) discuss a collaborative way forward.


4.30 - 5.15 - ‘Culture Change’

How do we amplify communication on sustainability and increase engagement in the transition to a low-carbon future? Davie Philip (Cultivate/Cloughjordan Ecovillage) hosts this final Voices Rising conversation with Melvin Benn (Festival Republic & Board member of Julie’s Bicycle, a not-for-profit organisation working on sustainability within the creative industries), Anja Murray (Get Involved), Michael Ewing (IEN), George Jacob (Gorta Self Help Africa) and Naomi Linehan (Dochas).



17.00 Jilted Objects (DJ Set)

19.15 Deetrich

20.15 Kevin Clarke (DJ)

21.30 Replete

22.45 Former Child Model

Late night big beat, house and disco grooves featuring...

00.00 Elektrobank (Live Dance Anthems)

01.45 Anthony Collins (DJ)


12.00 Yoga

13.30 Jem Mitchell

14.15 Conversation on ‘A Sense of Place’

15.30 Saint Sister

16.30 Conversation on ‘Surfing the Waves of Change’

17.45 Glimmermen

18.45 Hauer

19.45 Zaska

20.45 Voices Rising: Spoken Word

Late night hip hop and ghetto funkiness with...

23.30 The Expert

00.45 Gig N Juice

02.15 Re:Raw (DJ)

03.00 Rosko (DJ)


12.00 Yoga

13.20 Elephant

14.15 Conversation on ‘Getting Involved’

15.30 Black Bank Folk

16.30 Conversation on ‘Culture Change’

17.30 Saorla:Trad Session

18.45 Voices Rising: Spoken Word

21.30 Nasc Anama: A Shamanic mind-expanding sonic voyage designed to uplift and inspire

Late night vintage dance and swing with...

00.15 Boudoir Sessions (feat. The Swell Berries)
03.00 Ben Whelan (DJ)

hEdge School

The (h)Edge School

This marquee will be the location of Cultivate’s radical learning zone. With short talks, discussions and conversations on sustainability, activism, and community this is the place to engage and learn. Dochas and the Irish Environmental Network as well as Friends of the Earth will be leading discussions on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and how we communicate critical issues.



17.00 Vital Viewing

Positive short films sharing the stories of a community led future

18.30 Eating with the (h)Edge School House Bands

The ecovillage community meal, with music from the Cloughjordan performers and Innocent and Monday, come join us.

20.00 Story Open Space till late

Share your story, chill out, relax, and recharge.  



10.30 Morning Mindfulness

Drop in to the moment, get set up for the day

11.00 Vital Viewing

Positive short films sharing the stories of a community led future

12.00 Cloughjordan Ecovillage

A short introduction to this pioneering ecosystem of innovation in rural Ireland

12.15Wine, Wellbeing and Quantum Physics

Tune in to a new frequency with Italian cultural firebrand Denny Baldin, proprietor of the former Piedescalso Art Cafe' on Thomas street in Dublin, turned vineyard grower and winemaker in France, now a Cloughjordan resident.

12.30 What is TTIP? And why you should be concerned.

Short briefing by Dr. Oliver Moore (Arc2020) on the trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. Their plan is to reduce the regulatory barriers to trade for big business. Things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations. Lets turn concern into action, what can you do?
13.00 Sustainable food production and climate change

This session will feature a facilitated conversation to look at issues of sustainability in food production and climate change. Perspectives will include local production and ethical considerations, relationship with the consumer, what people can do at a local level and the role of global frameworks.

14.00 Making the Future

An introduction to the emerging maker movement, FabLabs and 3D printing.

14.15 Open Space - What can you share?

15.15 Community Co-operatives

The co-operative model now, as much as ever, could play a significant role in the economic recovery of this country as well as fostering innovation, providing sustainable livelihoods, contributing to the regeneration of local areas and helping to strengthen the resilience of our communities.

16.00 The Sourdough Sessions with Joe Fitzmaurice, Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School

16.30 Open Space - What can you share?

18.00 Eating with the (h)Edge School House Bands

Come join us for the ecovillage community meal, with music from the Cloughjordan performers and Innocent and Monday

20.00 till late - chill out, relax, and recharge.  



10.30 Morning Mindfulness

Drop in to the moment, get set up for the day

11.00 Vital Viewing

Positive short films sharing the stories of a community led future

12.00 Bringing the bicycle back into everyday life

A conversation with cycling advocates Damien Ó Tuama (Dublin Cycling Campaign), John McDonald ( Bike Mechanics Co-op in Ennistymon), Beth Murphy (Willow Bicycle Baskets) and others.
12.45 The Transition to a low carbon future

This session will feature a facilitated conversation of IEN stakeholders, Friends of the Earth, Green Economy Foundation.

13.30 Community Gardening

A conversation introduced and hosted by Dee Sewell of the Community Garden Network and featuring growers from Seed Savers, the Urban Farm, Cloughjordan Community Farm, the Birr Growery, Scariff Community Garden and Moy Gardens.

14.15 Renewable Energy and Community
Glas Energy and DaysE host a conversation on the local benefits of renewables.

14.45 Navigating a sustainable way forward. What will you do?

What are our goals for the future? in this session we celebrate the European Year for Development 2015, and explore how we set out to navigate a sustainable and collaborative way forward.

15.15 The Art of Commoning

in its simplest form, commoning’ is creating and maintaining something collectively. In this conversation Eimhin Shortt of Birr Growery and the P2P Foundation leads a conversation with Global Green’s commoners.

16.00 The Sourdough Sessions with Joe Fitzmaurice, Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School

16.30 Open Space - What can you share?

18.00 Cloughjordan Ecovillage

A short introduction to this pioneering ecosystem of innovation in rural Ireland.

18.30 Eating with the (h)Edge School House Bands

The ecovillage community meal, with music from the Cloughjordan performers and Innocent and Monday, come join us.

20.00 till late - chill out, relax, and recharge.  

Global Green Ecovillage Activities

 Global Green Ecovillage Activities


African Drumming on the Green

This year Shiv will be holding her popular workshops in African Percussion again this year. They are open to everyone and are highly interactive and full of energy! No experience needed and all drums, shakers and instruments are provided…

3pm Saturday and Sunday


The Kids Zone

The dynamic Green Me crew will be providing a chill out children-friendly area. Come and upcycle your wellies, headbands, and festival garb using recycled materials, whatever your age.


Little Bigtop presents The Sunflower Show

A magical show about planting and growing for young children and their families.

Friday, 3pm

Saturday, 1:30pm and 4pm

Sunday, 3pm


Aoife Mcdermott: Face painting and Crafts workshop

Friday, 5pm

Saturday, 2.30pm and 5pm

Sunday, 2pm


Nigel Quinlan: Children's Storytelling

Friday, 4pm

Saturday,12.30pm, 3.30pm

Sunday, 1pm


The Community Garden and Farm Zone

Learning about sustainability must lead to practicing it! What better way to taste the fruits of the wonderful knowledge on site than to take a walk down to the community garden and the community farm? With scarecrows, bug hotels and beekeepers, the tranquility of the water feature and the Nemeton reflective sanctuary this is an opportunity to relax and learn in this pop up green space. There will be vertical garden, seed bomb, microgreen and mushroom workshops as well as opportunities throughout the weekend to talk to gardeners and growers in Ireland, view sustainable agriculture projects from Africa or get involved in co-creating garden art mosaic.


Community Garden Network -

Composting Station & Cloughjordan Community Farm

Water feature Kes Clarke & CELT -

Urban Farm -
Irish Seed Savers

Gorta/ Self Help

Reflection Space -

East Clare Community

The Garden TeePee

Moy Hill Community Gardens -

The Birr Growery


The Woodland Edge

Sustainable Forestry and Community Woodlands

Five NGO’s will be coming together to create a woodland edge of trees and shrubs to demonstrate the principles of sustainable forestry, biodiversity, hedge laying and the uses of coppice silviculture within the island of Ireland. They will also be facilitating woodland games and disseminating information and hosting talks in the (h)Edge School over the weekend.



CELT – Centre for Environmental Living and Training

Hedge Laying Association of Ireland

GEF - Green Economy Foundation

The Muintir na Coille Co-Operative

The Mobility Zone

Representing Ireland’s cycling advocates

Visit to find out how can transform society through a bicycle vision. Race your mates with 'Gold Sprints' and 'Spin to Win'. With colourful elements of the Cork Cycling Arts Festival and combining them with a fleet of cargo bikes - with a rustic steam-punk twist, Picnicers will see how cargo bikes fit into a sustainable energy future.


FabLabs – Making and Prototyping the Future

Two Irish FabLabs will be on site to explain and demonstrate the potential of this new creative approach to manufacturing. FabLabs are digital fabrication laboratories, set up to inspire people and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into new products and prototypes and provide the environment, skills, advanced materials and technology to entrepreneurs, students, artists, small businesses and in fact, anyone who wants to create something new or bespoke.


Ireland’s first community based FabLab located in the Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Fab Lab Limerick

A space for makers in Limerick city centre promoted by the School of Architecture, University of Limerick.


Fab Stage- will be programmed from Voices Rising and (h)Edge School

The Heritage Council ‘My Place or Yours?’

This year we are a newbie to the global green village. Come along to our heritage hub and bring your voice with you. Share your story with us and help us create a community soundscape. Have a go at our giant picnic puzzle and win a chance to stay in a special quirky place.


Made in Cloughjordan/ Come to Cloughjordan

The Cloughjordan community plays a big part in the Global Green. At this stall there will be information as well as products and produce from this rural town where the Ecovillage is located. From crafts to pottery, books to textiles will be available as well as information and details on the many courses and learning opportunities in the Cloughjordan area.


Cloughjordan Ecovillage and Community Farm

Play the Connect 4 Resilience game and find out more about the ecovillages and farm at Cloughjordan


Join the Yellow Brick Road to Paris with Friends of the Earth!

Follow the signs up the Yellow Brick Road to be part of a new Energy Revolution together. As you journey along the Yellow Brick Road we will visualize how we can all play a part of a new and better future where people and planet thrive. Come and have a chat with us about how we can demonstrate our people power in Ireland and what is happening in Paris and how you can get involved!

'The Sourdough Sessions' with Joe Fitzmaurice, Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School Riot Rye’s mobile bakery will be open from 12-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Drop in, learn how to bake real sourdough bread.


The Sourdough Sessions

12:00 Grain  12:30 Milling  13:00 Fermenting a sourdough starter  13:30 Mixing  14:00 Kneading  14:30 Shaping  15:00 Proofing  15:30 Baking  16:00 Podium talk  16:30 Q&A  17:30 Sharing  18:00 Close


Come and get your free Riot Rye sourdough starter to take away on Sunday - bring a receptacle with a lid!

Global Green Stakeholders 2015

Global Green Ecovillage Participating Organisations


Cultivate Living and Learning

Cultivate is a national NGO managed by the Sustainable Ireland Cooperative. We designs and facilitate learning journeys, hosts training in community resilience and offers courses in Permaculture and innovation.


CELT – Centre for Ecological Living and Training

Providing education, training and awareness-raising in environmental issues, traditional skills, sustainable living and nature conservation.


Hedge Laying Association of Ireland

Encouraging and facilitating the conservation, protection and appropriate management of hedgerows.


GEF - Green Economy Foundation

Campaigning for biodiversity, sustainability and thriving green economy. and


The Muintir na Coille Co-Operative

Raising awareness of the importance and uses of coppice silviculture

within the island of Ireland.


WeCreate FabLab

Provides a range of digital fabrication equipment in the FabLab and unique learning environment offering workshops and courses at many levels.


Fab Lab Limerick

A space for makers in Limerick city centre promoted by the School of Architecture, University of Limerick. The space offers cultural, educational and research programmes on digital fabrication, bridging the gap between these technologies and creatives from all disciplines.


Heritage Council

Ensuring the value of our heritage is enjoyed, managed and protected for the vital contribution that it makes to our identity, well-being and future.


Cloughjordan Eco Village

Cloughjordan Ecovillage is a neighbourhood of some 100 adults and 35 children living in 55 low-energy homes in the Irish rural town of Cloughjordan. Through its renewable energy system, its well-insulated houses, its community farm, its green enterprise centre and its vibrant community, is a model for the transition to a low-carbon society.


Made in Cloughjordan  // Come to Cloughjordan

An exhibit of stuff made, designed, developed, baked, cooked, fired, sewn, thrown, written, cut, printed, grown, harvested in Cloughjordan! See the community notice board for opportunities to visit Cloughjordan.


Cloughjordan Community Farm

Using biodynamic and organic farming methods, Cloughjordan Community Farm is a member-owned, community-supported agriculture project.


The Outsiders Collective

Collective made up of young food enthusiasts from Tipperary led by Country Choice & Larkins - Sourcing produce ingredients from interesting places to make delicious, sustainable festival food.



A leading voice for organisations that want Ireland to be a world leader in efforts to bring about global justice.


Irish Environmental Network

A network of national environmental organisations. IEN supports the capacity building and funding needs of member organisations, all of whom are involved in one way or another in the well-being, protection and enhancement of the environment.


Get Involved

A sustainable communities initiative developed by 51 local newspapers throughout Ireland.


Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School

Committed to creating and actively fostering a culture of bread without the use of industrial additives or chemicals.


My Goodness A La Carte

An ethical, health focused business specialising in vegan, raw, sugar free, gluten free and fermented probiotic products


DaysE (Donate As You Save Energy)

Provides the platform to raise funds for positive impact energy projects, through energy saving measures.


African Drumming

Facilitating West African Percussion and Dance workshops and performances around Ireland


Kes Clarke Herbalist

Presents a unique travelling show bringing information on plants and their uses to the general public at festivals and events.  

Caitriona Sheedy, Artist

Contemporary Irish artist exploring the unseen world of energy and emotion through painting, sculpture and installation.


Gorta - Self help Africa

Works with smallholder farmers, tackling hunger & poverty through food production & rural enterprise. The organisation will bring ‘#COP-on’ to this year’s Picnic, inviting festival goers to take part in a fun, video project highlighting the issue of global warming in Africa, and inviting participants to contribute, in the lead up to the COP21 climate summit in Paris, this December.


Irish Seed Savers

Working together to conserve Irish Biodiversity.


East Clare Community Co-op

Providing a diverse range of activities, services, cultural, educational, social and creative opportunities for all members of the East Clare local community.


Cloughordan EcoVillage/Stop Food Waste Compost Demonstration Site

Cloughjordan EcoVillage hosts a compost demonstration site which is part of a national network of demonstration sites maintained by the Stop Food Waste Campaign. The site provides comprehensive information and education about the food we waste and how to prevent this through composting.


Little Bigtopis a theatre company,  based in Cloughjordan, North Tipperary, making work specifically for young and preschool children. Shows are interactive, highly visual & playful.


Green Me

Making greener living simpler and realistic. A starting point for going green, based on information and advice you can trust.


Irish Cycling Community

A community made up of different cycling initiatives from across Ireland.


Friends of the Earth

Campaigning for environmental justice and sustainability. And believe in sustainable development - meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.


Community Garden Network

A virtual connection for community gardeners, providing support and promotion, sharing resources and learning, and exchanging ideas.


Urban Farm

Urban Agri-Cultural Projects for Education and Food Production.


Moy Hill Community Gardens

Group of community volunteers growing organic, native fruits and vegetables, as well as managing a native tree orchard to preserve our Irish heritage.


The Growery, Birr

Built on the established Birr Tidy Towns initiative, Birr Community Growery acts as a Community Food Hub hosting a variety of activities, programs, and services.


My Goodness A la Cart

This is a one of a kind healthy probiotic fermented soda bar, handcrafted from a restored and renovated 160 year old wooden Irish Pony Trap.  Relax at the rustic covered seating and enjoy a Kombucha or Kefir non-alcoholic drink. The My Goodness team will be promoting health and vitality over the weekend and hosting workshops on fermentation at the (h)Edge School.


Clann Credo

Provides affordable and flexible loan finance on manageable terms to community, voluntary and charity organisations.

Global Green Performers 2015

Bands, Performers and Evening Themes

The Sloes - The (h)Edge School House band, a collection of Cloughjordan based performers

Innocent and Monday - An eclectic blend of acoustic jazz/ folk. The musical vibe stretches from 1920’s Paris to the present day, making some interesting stops along the way.

Jilted Objects - Nigel Mulligan is a musician (The Objectives/ Get Ready Go), DJ and music producer in the guise of 'Jilted Objects
Deetrich - Dee Doyle, former lead singer and songwriter of Kilkenny band Dali and member of  The Whiteliars, has spread her wings and taken on a solo career. Deetrich writes melodic songs that draw from old rock and roll and country but adds a pop sensibility.

Kevin Clarke (DJ)- Radio DJ at Phever (electronic dance music) and The Wright Venue.

REPLETE - REPLETE is the music of Kilkenny native Peter Lawlor. He makes house! Contrary to

most articles, he is not from Cork or Dublin!
Former Child Model - Brand new Electro pop brainchild of sound designer/composer Mark Murphy and DJ/visual artist Mo Kelly.

Elektrobank - Alternative Dance Classics and Big Beat Anthems elektro-fied by a 5 piece band.

Anthony Collins - Anthony Collins is a Galway based DJ with an ear for a Disco tune. He’s been spinning the circuit for several years and plays strictly vinyl. He reckons it sounds much better. If it does or doesn’t his tune selection is always spot on.

Jem Mitchell - Jem’s music has been described as alt country, drawing on a rich seam of

Americana and roots music.

Saint Sister - Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.

Glimmermen -  Urban Post-Rock Blues band Glimmermen are a stripped-down unit that take rock and roll back to its primitive core.

Hauer - Haüer is an electronic musician from Dublin who makes cinematic synthwave with a darkside.

Zaska - Zaska has found a way of channeling the complex and unconventional through a feel-good blend of Funk, Rap and Soul reminiscent of Steely Dan, The Roots and Frank Zappa.

The Expert - After a decade of creating groundbreaking hip hop tunes as part of duo Messiah J & The Expert, it's time for beat commander and music master The Expert, to start a brand new chapter of his very own.

Gin N Juice - a hip-hop, funk and dance four-piece powerhouse who’ve put together something completely different for crowds screaming for more than just luke-warm radio hits.

Re:Raw - Dublin DJ/producer/drummer/bassist now living in London. Signed to Arcade Pony and part of Punx Soundcheck.

Elephant -  the musical vehicle of Dundalk based multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke, offers an intriguing show of intimate acoustic guitars and subtly looped layers tied with colourful melody and harmonies.

Black Band Folk - Black Bank Folk, whose musical upbringings can be seen in the songs they love to play and the music they endeavour to write, aim to tell stories through their music.

SAORLA - Gypsy trailer park Irish traditional folk music band, 5 piece from Sligo. A mix of old traditional music with modern guitar & beats.

NASC ANAMA - A guided sonic voyage blend of African rhythms & tribal tech/trance designed to uplift and inspire so that we are enabled to share in the collective consciousness in a spiritual, joyful and healing way.

Boudoir Sessions (feat. The Swell Berries) -Vintage dance party - swing, calypso, rockabilly, jump blues all 1920s-1950s -  with Boudoir Boys Ollie and Paul and swing cabaret band the Swell Berries.
Ben Whelan (DJ) - Appropriately closing Global Green 2015 is a deep set from Cultivate’s co-founder

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