A Free Livestream from the National Concert Hall
Saturday 29th May 2021, 8pm Ireland/UK | 9pm CET
View on Crowdcast.io/ilfdu
The National Concert Hall and International Literature Festival Dublin present an evening of words and song responding to the ongoing legacy of Ireland’s Mother and Baby Home Institutions on Saturday May 29th. This free event features Elaine Feeney, Loah, Terri Harrison, The Mary Wallopers, Majella Moynihan, Noelle Brown, Philomena Mullen, Jess Kav, Alison Lowry plus more to be confirmed.
This extraordinary collaborati
Working with generational survivors of the institutions, this one-off live event is curated by author of the acclaimed Republic of Shame, Caelainn Hogan.
Robert Read, CEO of the National Concert Hall commented:
‘We hope this event – which presents an array of artistic responses from survivors, artists and writers – will create a platform for reflection and healing that helps us to shape a path forward. I would like to thank The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for their ongoing support in making these events possible.”
This special evening includes creative responses from poet, novelist and playwright Elaine Feeney who is Creative Director of the Tuam Oral History Project, and musician and survivor Terri Harrison, who was forcibly separated from her son through the religious-run institutions. Also contributin
Additional spoken word responses come from writer and academic Philomena Mullen, who grew up in Ireland’s institutional system and is working on a book for Skein Press. Also, author of A Guarded Life Majella Moynihan, who was forced to give her son up for adoption and charged with breaching Garda regulations for being pregnant outside of marriage and singer, writer and poet Jess Kav, who speaks about the generational impact of the institutions.
Musical responses on the night come from Irish – Sierra Leonean performer Loah, who starred as Mary Magdalene in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Dundalk folk outfit The Mary Wallopers.
The night also features the exceptional work of award-winning and internationally-renowned g
Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin and the National Concert Hall.
International Literature Festival Dublin is a Dublin City Council initiative, kindly funded by the Arts Council.
View free stream on NCH Youtube/Facebook or Crowdcast.io/ilfdublin
The concert will be available for 7 days following the performance.
This event is supported by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.