Abner Brown Barbershop has become one of the main and most interesting music venues in Ireland. The short-documentary “More than a Barbershop” tells the story of this famous Dublin barbershop, where renowned international bands and musicians have performed. The barbershop has been recently nominated to the “Irish Live Music Venue of the Year Awards” for 2016.
This documentary will be screened at The Chicago Irish Film Festival the first weekend of March. The documentary has been awarded as the best documentary at the Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival in 2016 at Queens, New York City. It has also been screened in a few film festivals in Europe, such as “Fingal Film Festival” and the “Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival”.
“1844 Times Projects” has created a documentary which captures what is happening in this small corner of Dublin. The idea of featuring concerts in a barbershop would be crazy, but in here it becomes real, friendly and open to everyone. Hundreds of acts have already performed at Abner Brown, such as Ash, Gavin Glass, Duke Special, David Geraghty (of Bell X1 fame), Molly Sterling, Mundy, The Hot Sprockets and many more. Even Michael Stipe, REM singer, was a visitor to this alternative spot last time he was in Dublin. “More than a Barbershop” tells how a passion for music turned a local old-school barbershop into an icon of the Irish music scene.
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