The Songwriting Department in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939 is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. All current Berklee students are welcome to play one original song under five minutes in length. If you are interested, please arrive at Cafe 939 any time after 6:00 p.m. for sign-ups. We'll take 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates, who will play if others do not show up. One song each, no covers, and no drum kits, please! Should there be low sign-ups, there will be opportunities for a second performance.
Declan O’Rourke is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. Jon Pareles of the New York Times has said there's virtuosity in his guitar playing, with "intricately contrapuntal picking and meticulous dynamics," and that his calling is as a balladeer. Paul Weller said of O’Rourke’s song "Galileo" that it’s possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.
Winner of the Boston Folk Festival's Songwriter Contest and dual Creativity Award recipient from Salem State University, Molly Pinto Madigan is a young songwriter who has received praise for her angelic voice. Filled with smoke, roses, heartbreak, beauty, and unrelenting hope, her songs combine haunting melodies with raw, poetic lyrics to create an intimate and evocative listening experience.