Notes from a Quiet Land
Maria Doyle Kennedy, Gemma Dunleavy, Anne Enright, Fehdah, Felispeaks, Tara Flynn, Sinéad Gleeson, Aoife Nessa Frances, Annemarie Ní Churreáin
Silent streets, venues, lives lead inside. We are still thinking about music and writing, still trying to use the arts to process what has happened.
As we approach International Women’s Day, Notes From a Quiet Land gathers some of Ireland's most exciting female voices to reflect in this silence. Mark the silence with words, with music.
This remarkable cast includes one of Ireland's most prolific artists and entertainers, Maria Doyle Kennedy. Gemma Dunleavy is a singer, songwriter and producer. Her EP Up De Flats is a love-letter to her north inner city Dublin roots. Fehdah is a future-afro soul vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist on the frontline of the emerging Irish hip hop and electronic music scene. Aoife Nessa Frances is a singer-songwriter and musician from Dublin. Her debut album 'Land of No Junction' was released in January 2020 and received widespread critical acclaim.
Anne Enright is one of our leading writers of both fiction and non-fiction. Her latest books are Actress (2020), a novel, and No Authority: Writings from the Laureateship (2019. Tara Flynn is an actor and writer in theatre, radio and TV and has been a vocal campaigner for equality and reproductive rights. Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) and Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). Felispeaks is a Nigerian-Irish poet, performer, playwright from County Longford. Her stirring Covid poem, Still, has provoked immense reactions.
Notes From a Quiet Land is curated by Sinead Gleeson (author of Constellations) and Gary Sheehan (NCH).
Notes from a Quiet Land is supported by Arthur Cox.
It is presented in collaboration with Culture Ireland, Davy and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
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