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Events 2014


DJ-Night with Irish DJ Donal Dineen
11 p.m. – late

Saturday, 4 October 2014
Highlight of The Long Night of Museums at the Künstlerhaus: DJ-Night with Irish Star-DJ Donal Dineen, 11 p.m. – late

DJ set: http://www.mixcloud.com/DonalDineen
Art of Music Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/DonalDineen

A musical pioneer since his early days as the presenter of No Disco (RTE) in the nineties, through to his long running late night radio show The Small Hours (Today FM), and his most recent series Radio Activity for RTE 2XM/2FM, Donal Dineen has always used his discerning ear to seek out, listen to and encourage experimental music in all genres.

Throughout this period Dineen has also displayed an equally discerning and experimental eye when it comes to his own photographic and visual work. This visual work, be it through still photography, super8 or digital film, charts a continuous personal journey to the present day, one that is influenced by music, people, landscape and a sense of place.

Dineen studied communications in Dublin City University and it was here that he first picked up a camera. From this point onwards he developed a fascination with the visual image. His first exhibition, This Storm is an Angel, for The Galway Arts Festival in 1993, was a series of photographs taken around his home in Kerry, which focused on family, place and identity. 2009 exhibitions include an installation for the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF) entitled Words Are Something Else, and solo photographic shows for Kilkenny Arts Festival and The Joinery Gallery, Dublin.

As a Curator Dineen has worked on several musical series, most significantly A Month of Sundays which was devised with The Model, Sligo in 2006 and evolved into a touring series in 2007. In 2009 and 2010 Donal curated a series of new Irish music called Fresh Air which profiled new Irish soundmakers on-air, through a series of interviews and live in-studio sessions, and an accompanying live national tour with selected Irish artists. Acts profiled through Fresh Air include Katie Kim, 3Epkano, Patrick Kelleher, R.S.A.G, Threadpulls, Sunken Foal, Natural History Museum, Deaf Joe and Hulk among others.

Donal has focused on his film and visual work of late, creating shorts films for St. Patrick’s Festival, The Dock, The Arts Council / Chutney Films and a 30mins documentary with regular collaborator Myles O’Reilly (Arbutus Yarns) entitled “In the Name of Willie Clancy”. A series of shorts “The Art of Music” and most recently a video for music artist David Gray, have been released in 2014.



Kindly supported by the Irish Embassy, Vienna and Tourism Ireland

Donal Dineen, Ireland

Donal Dineen, Ireland
Photo: Loreana Rushe