Presented by Saolta Arts with Galway 2020.
This is a closed event and not open to the public.
Viriditas is a song cycle composed by renowned Irish artist and singer Ceara Conway following an extended process of engagement at Galway University Hospitals.
Interweaving newly-composed contemporary songs with traditional European healing songs from Georgia and Italy, the project explores practices of healing, well-being and the effects of systems on the spirit and health of those living and working within them.
Viriditas takes the listener on a mesmerising journey through songs inspired by conversations with staff, patients and recordings of hospital equipment. The cycle includes songs celebrating life and life force, the medicinal healing properties of plants and laments for the current threat to their extinction.
Presented as a series of intimate performances throughout the wards and waiting rooms of Galway’s public hospitals, Viriditas will also be available online at saoltaarts.com on 24 February, and as a CD and illustrated publication, bringing ‘the greening power’ to the wider public.
Lead artist/composer/perfomer Ceara Conway
Performer Anna Mullarkey
Musicians John Lillis and Francesco Turissi
Illustrator Ann Mc Bride
University Hospital Galway, Merlin Park University Hospital 17–21 February
Ballinasloe 26 February