Imagining Ireland

Speaking Up, Singing Louder
DATE 10 February
LOCATION Galway City
VENUE Black Box Theatre
Images courtesy of Imagining Ireland

This intimate event will celebrate the recent groundswell of women’s voices in Irish literature, music and poetry, bringing together a stellar cast of women with a lot to say.

Art-pop auteur, SOAK, creates emotionally probing songs of startling candor. Lisa O’Neill’s raw and unvarnished folk has won widespread praise. Radie Peat is a remarkable voice of new folk. Sorcha Richardson’s debut ‘First Prize Bravery’ marks the arrival of a major new artist. The show gathers the leading lights of an acclaimed generation of Irish writers, including Sara Baume (A Line Made by Walking), Sinéad Gleeson (Constellations) and Elaine Feeney (As You Were). Word and music meet in the work of Denise Chaila, a Zambian-Irish rapper, singer and poet. Her music blends spoken word and rap to give voice to the sound of a transatlantic odyssey.



Imagining Ireland is an annual specially produced concert elucidating current themes and key artists in Irish culture. Imagining Ireland is presented at The National Concert Hall, Dublin and The Barbican, London.

 Imagining Ireland at Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture is produced by NCH and supported by Culture Ireland, British Embassy, Dublin and the British Council.


SOAK, Radie Peat, Lisa O’Neill,
Sorcha Richardson, Sinead
Gleeson, Denise Chalia, Sara
Baume, Elaine Feeney and more

Sinéad Gleeson and Gary
Sheehan of NCH

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