Helena Mulkerns sings Piaf or jazz to the accompaniment of Pianoman Josh Johnston in a regular evening of the arts known as The Cáca Milis Cabaret. She founded this venture in 2009, and with the collaboration of Elizabeth Whyte, the Executive Director and CEO of the Wexford Arts Centre has hosted it regularly every since.
She had previously presented a similar (smaller scaled) event called “The Clumsy Cabaret” in New York at the famous Sin-é Café in the early 1990s, co-hosting with chanteuse Deanna Kirk and Elizabeth Logun and accompanied by author and musician Paul Hond.
The Cáca Milis Cabaret is a multi-disciplinary evening that seeks to present a little of each of the Arts each time, somewhat in the spirit of old time Music Hall or vaudeville, but featuring the original work of contemporary artists – with an emphasis on technical quality and artistic excellence. It has welcomed one and all, from emerging artists, musicians, dancers, comedians and film makers to more established figures such as Eleanor McEvoy, Colm Tóibín, Dermot Bolger, Emer Martin, Jack L, Eoin Colfer, Louise O’Neill, Colum McCann, Mia Gallagher, Carlo Jacucci or Joe Rooney to name but a few.
In 2019, the Helena hosted a major event at the Dublin Bowie Festival, and hopes to return as soon as the Covid19 restrictions permit.
During the Covid19 lockdown, Helena hosted two ZOOM cabarets live online. See a short video of our online debut here and the second ZOOM cabaret, which featured as part of the Wexford Literary Festival, here.
And for more generally, see the Cáca Milis Cabaret website here