The Jameson Event –
7 Entertainment in Partnership with MCI, Ireland.
‘A Good Story has to be Distilled"
A great night at the Jameson Distillery and a look at their incredible tour experience was the perfect place to start when it came to creating this evening of entertainment.
Sure you can only get a feel for an Irish whiskey distillery by having a few whiskeys to start it all off ….right?
We often dream of becoming business men like the characters from Mad Men so this was the perfect place to mix it all together with our partners from MCI, Ireland. Working with these guys is always a pleasure and we spent many long hours chatting over the phone to make sure we had all the right ingredients for a show stopping night of entertainment.
I forgot to mention that this event was for all the professionals in our industry that book corporate entertainment for their own companies too so this takes more thought and creativity to make it something they have never seen before. Don’t get me wrong that’s what we try to do with every event “ be creative” and bring new ideas to the table but this type of night keeps you on your toes to make sure its something really special.
Opening the night we had a great performance from the newest swing band in town ‘ Bobby Mc and the Dukes”. They took a bunch of modern chart song and gave them an old school swing sound so it tied in with our grand opening. Then joined by a sax player and percussionist , dancer and all round showman Don King got the crowd going followed by a stunning alternative dance performance from the Fada Dance Company. As if that wasn’t enough grammy nominated artist Susan McFadden also took to the stage along side former Royseven star Paul O Hara to sing a medley of hits from A Star is Born. We also had the Dream Divas entertain the crowd as our magician The Conn Artist made his way around the floor to wow all our guests with his talents.
To finish the night we had something truly special with a custom made spoken word performance which took place is non other then John Jamesons office. I’ll leave this for Keith Hanna to tell you more about this truly magical experience below. A big thank you to Keith, Jenni and all our talented performers at 7 Entertainment for making this night a success. Also to our partners at MCI, thank you for putting your trust in us to create an amazing night together for everybody involved.
Keith Hanna on his spoken word creation
When I visited the Jameson distillery I could feel the history in every room. Everything in there told me a story that was rich with possibility, success, hard-work and a real sense of achievement. John Jameson’s story is one that shows how true courage and determination can prevail.
Jameson itself is so much more than just a whiskey, it encompasses stories, laughter and charm and is a real part of our identity here in Ireland. I felt that a spoken word piece could capture some of that identity and that people would relate to it on many levels.
The Irish are natural storytellers and we have a lyricism to the way we speak and communicate. I knew that this piece could be told and listened to with ease. As soon as I read the large quote on the wall inside the distillery; ‘A good story cannot be devised it has to be distilled’, the words, like the great whiskey itself, started to flow.