Imagining Ireland

Imelda May looking to the left and holding her hand up to her neck

Celebrating the rise in women’s voices in Irish arts and culture, some of the most pivotal of those artists from across Irish literature, music and poetry come together.

Music for the evening includes Imelda May’s jazz-tinged vocals from Love. Life. Flesh. Blood., her bold, personal album; Lisa O’Neill breathes new life into songs passed through generations; art-pop auteur SOAK’s songs of startling candour; singer of the band Lankum and solo artist, Radie Peat – a leading voice in new folk; and poetry and music meet in the work of Denise Chaila, a Zambian-Irish rapper giving voice to a transatlantic odyssey.

From the literary world, Deborah Levy is the author of seven novels, including booker prize nominated Swimming Home and Hot Milk, as well as two works of memoir, Things I Don’t Want To Know and The Cost of Living. The evening also includes Wendy Erskine (Sweet Home), Sinéad Gleeson (Constellations), Sara Baume (A Line Made by Walking) and Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen (The Importance of Being Aisling).

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This event will start at the advertised time, and running times will be confirmed closer to the event 

Produced by Serious

*Excludes £3 booking fee
‘After decades of silence, women have finally found their voices. Many did so in music and words, two things that are very important to me.‘
Sinéad Gleeson, curator
‘Bringing this troupe of funny, smart, articulate women together has been a joy, and I can't wait for London audiences to hear them‘
Sinéad Gleeson, curator
‘A glorious musical melting pot, a modern multi-faceted view of Irish experience‘
The Guardian

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