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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 her album Love. Life. Flesh. Blood.; Lisa O’Neill breathes new life into songs passed through generations; art-pop auteur SOAK; Lankum singer and solo artist, Radie Peat; and Denise Chaila is a Zambian-Irish rapper giving voice to a transatlantic odyssey. Cellist Kate Ellis with Eliza McCarthy, Emma King and Linda Buckley performs pieces by Siobhan Cleary, Deirdre Gribbin and Linda Buckley.

Deborah Levy is the author of seven novels, including booker prize nominated Swimming Home and Hot Milk, and 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) and Sara Baume (A Line Made by Walking).

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

‘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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