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Amy Huberman and Moone Boy's David Rawle added to line-up of Bram Stoker's fright fest

Elaine McCahill

Published 05/10/2015 | 07:45

Amy with Louis Chambers (5) and Holly Hopkins (4).
Amy with Louis Chambers (5) and Holly Hopkins (4).

Amy Huberman and Moone Boy's David Rawle are just some of the well-known faces taking part in this year's Bram Stoker Festival.

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The festival is a celebration of Dublin-born writer Bram Stoker and his famous novel Dracula. Dublin city will go gothic from October 23 to 26.

Amy and David will join poet Theo Dorgan and musical twins the Heathers for the Soundings, Bram Stoker Edition event.

The evening is set to be filled with stories and songs "to inspire, entertain and alarm" and will be presented by singer Lisa Hannigan and Dylan Haskins.

David Rawle
David Rawle

It will take place in the glorious setting of St Patrick's Cathedral from 8pm on October 24.

Another highlight of the festival is set to be Maser's interactive installation in Smithfield, which can be visited every day of the festival from 6pm.

On October 26 from 5.30pm the Macnas performance company from Galway will traverse the city in a Twilight procession which will culminate in Wolfe Tone Square.

Macnas have collaborated with U2 on the Zooropa tour and performed at the MTV music awards in Paris, so this is a spectacle not to be missed.

For those who want to learn more about the man himself, the National Gallery of Ireland has created a special schedule of events with something to suit all ages from talks for adults on Bram Stoker, to creepy workshops for families.

Dr Jarlath Killeen will host a lecture on October 25 from 3pm.

But if you just want to relive the 90s and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer you can catch episodes at the Light House Cinema on October 25 from 10.30pm.

With many more additions to the festival line-up expected in the coming weeks, keep an eye on www.bramstokerfestival.com.

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