Come Rhyme With Me is a queer spoken word night I founded with my buddy Vickey 'Ragin' Curtis. 

We both programme and perform at Come Rhyme With Me, and the event acts as a fundraising mechanism for Outhouse, which is an LGBT resource centre in Dublin. 

Come Rhyme With Me has toured and been invited to present work at First Fortnight festival, the Dublin Fringe Festival, Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Culture Night, the GAZEnternational LGBT Film Festival Dublin, as well as regular nights at Outhouse.

In 2015, we devised and performed a sold out spoken word show with 27 performers at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin for the Bram Stoker Festival, called Got The Seanchaí, I Got The Secret

In 2016, we have performed and are continuing to develop our 1916 Rising version of Come Rhyme With Me titled Cumann Rhyme With Me.

Myself and Ragin also perform spoken word at other nights and festivals too. 

 

Our work

2017
January, Come Repeal With Me, District 8, Dublin
As part of Dance For Choice, we curated and produced a 12-performer spoken word and music show at the Tivoli Theatre.

June, Body & Soul, Westmeath
Wonderlust Stage Come Rhyme With Me Post-Truth Edition

2016
April, Cumann Rhyme With Me, Outhouse Dublin
A 1916 rebellion and revolution special of Come Rhyme With Me

June, Body & Soul, Westmeath
We brought Cumann Rhyme With Me to Body & Soul on the Wanderlust Stage for an afternoon of rebellious spoken word.

 

2015
June, Dublin Pride, The Love Shack
Come Rhyme With Me performed spoken word at the Dublin Pride Festival in Merrion Square on The Love Stack stage. 

September, Culture Night, Dublin
Come Rhyme With Me produced a sold out spoken word event in Outhouse for Culture Night. 

October, The Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin
Come Rhyme With Me produced the sold out I Got The Seanchaí I Got The Secret spoken word event for the Bram Stoker Festival at the Project Arts Centre with 27 performers. 
 

2014
February, Come Rhyme With Me, Outhouse, Dublin
In reaction to the #Pantigate affair, Come Rhyme With Me presented The Censored Edition a night of spoken word themed on censorship featuring several guest performers including Tara Flynn.
 

2013

March, Come Rhyme With Me, Outhouse
Come Rhyme With Me Spring’s edition featured special guests including Philly McMahon and Oisin McKenna. 

June, Come Rhyme With Me: Pride, Outhouse, Dublin
A special Come Rhyme With Me Pride edition. 

August, GAZE International Film Festival, Dublin
Come Rhyme With Me produced a spoken word event at the GAZE International Film Festival in the Light House Cinema in Dublin featuring seven spoken word performers riffing on queer film.
 

2012

January, First Fortnight, Dublin
The inaugural spoken word performance together at the Therapy Sessions in the Workman’s Club in Dublin. 

February, Come Rhyme With Me, Outhouse, Dublin
Our first Come Rhyme With Me event staged in Outhouse’s theatre space

June, Come Rhyme With Me: Pride, Outhouse, Dublin
A night of spoken word celebrating Dublin Pride.

June, Body & Soul Festival, Westmeath
Come Rhyme With Me curated and staged a spoken word event on the Wonderlust stage and Body & Soul with special guests including Raven and Temper-Mental MissElayneous

September, Electric Picnic, Laois
Come Rhyme With Me was selected as one of the Theatre Stage performances at Electric Picnic. We programmed a selection of spoken word artists at the festival. 

September, Dublin Fringe Festival
Come Rhyme With Me presented two sold out shows at the Dublin Fringe Festival bookending the festival, with a selection of spoken word performers.