Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts in Ireland – 14

Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts in Ireland - 2

This sessions invited guest is Úna Molloy.

Úna Molloy founded Turning Pirate in 2006 as an agency and creative production company. Since then Turning Pirate has been booking shows and tours for artists throughout Ireland and the UK including Lisa Hannigan, Booka Brass, Wallis Bird, Paul Noonan, John Smith (UK), Willy Mason (USA), Ye Vagabonds, Joe Henry (USA), Rhob Cunningham, Cathy Davey, Sample Answer, Bronagh Gallagher, Roesy, Tim Easton (USA) and David Kitt.

Tour and production management include worldwide tours with Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1, Natalie Merchant (USA) and Valerie June (USA) including Asia, Australia, Europe, USA and the UK. Úna is best known for producing the Turning Pirate MixTape shows, managing Booka Brass, producing live shows for various award shows, charity events and live events for Today FM as well as organising the street theatre and music at the Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens annually.

In 2015 Úna’s work was acknowledged at the IMRO awards, where she was honoured to be awarded the very first IMRO Outstanding Contribution to Live Music Award. In 2018, Úna began working with The Porterhouse Group, piecing together plans for a new music venue in Dublin. The venue, Lost Lane, opened in April 2019. Úna took on the role as programmer and through her strong relationships and years of experience in the Irish music industry, has been quickly building the venue’s reputation as one of Dublin’s best venues and clubs, welcoming all genres of music and events including gigs with The Coronas, Saint Sister, Tebi Rex, Steve Gadd (Paul Simon, James Taylor), Mick Flannery, as well as hosting events with MOTHER, Hidden Agenda, Mirage, Aiken, MCD, POD, aftershows for festivals and gigs, Vinyl and Wine, Jim Carroll’s Banter and many more events of all kinds.

Turning Pirate website: www.turningpirate.com

Our Thriving Tribe aims to expand upon the current discourse on entrepreneurship within the arts in Ireland. A process of enquiry into the context of artistic practice by researching entrepreneurship from the perspective of arts professionals in order to generate new knowledge within this field.