I am very honored to have been invited to perform for the upcoming, Lughnasadh Feast: A Benefit for the Women of the Dwelling Place of New York and Tribute to the Women of 1916. Taking place August 1st, at 7pm at the Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave. NYC, 16th floor. Recommended $20 donation at the door.
This event touches on many things very close to my heart. As my current research is on the role and experience of women in Irish music it is my honor to be a representative for the musical community on this occasion, which seeks to uplift women in history and our direct community.
This event seeks to highlight the role and experience of women in the 1916 Easter Rising. History has often ignored the subjugated individuals of a society, including women. Up until recent endeavors, very little was known of the direct role of women in the 1916 Easter Rising and there is still much work to be done to reveal their complete story. This event celebrates their activity and integral offerings in the pursuits leading up to the rising itself. Present to portray these experiences will be playwright, actress and dear friend, Honor Molloy, as well as poet John Brennan, and myself, offering a brand new song written specially for this event!
In addition to the artistic and historical offerings of the evening all proceeds will be donated in benefit to the women of The Dwelling Place of New York, a transitional residence for homeless women in our city. Displacement is a far bigger issue in our world than many of us recognize, and is made even more challenging and dangerous for women, as almost invisible members of society when they have no home. I am very proud to be offering and dedicating my performance in their name for this event, to raise awareness and bring light to their need.
I hope to see many of my Manhattan and greater New York City area, folk there.