Ireland's Edge – Available Light / Solas

Ireland's Edge – Available Light / Solas

Monday, 7 December 2020, 6.30pm
IRELAND’S EDGE presents AVAILABLE LIGHT / SOLAS

7 + 8 DECEMBER | 18:30 GMT | LIVE FROM WEST KERRY

Performance & Discussion for the Head & Heart

Ireland’s Edge - Available Light / Solas is a unique digital event that will be streamed live on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December at 6:30pm (GMT) from Dingle, West Kerry. The title speaks to our need and ability to make the best of our current circumstances, to look now to ourselves, to our resourcefulness, our innate creativity, and our belief in the wisdom of the Irish adage, ‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine “ - we rise and fall together. We should not be alone at this time.

We will bring some remarkable thinkers, changemakers, inventors, advocates and artists to West Kerry, a place rich in history, folklore, culture and creativity - a place with an edge. Ireland’s Edge - Available Light / Solas will reflect on nine months of our collective experience of the pandemic, with an outline of the possibilities opening up before us forming the basis of this year’s conversations and performances. As always there will be music and song for the head and heart.

While all our live streams will be free to view, we are asking for your continued support in these difficult times. We ask only for support from those who have the means to do so by buying a digital ticket here, with plenty of perks and prizes thrown in for good measure.

The Ireland’s Edge - Available Light / Solas live streams will be available to view on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

This special online edition of Ireland’s Edge has been made possible with thanks to Intel Ireland, and supported by Jones Engineering Group, The Department of Foreign Affairs, The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, The Irish Times, Kerry County Council and The Skellig Hotel.

Le buíochas ó chroí,

Foireann Ireland’s Edge 

// LINE UP //

Ambassador Adrian O’Neill | Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom

Chief Justice Frank Clarke | The Supreme Court of Ireland

David Kenny | Assistant Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Stephen Kinsella | Associate Professor of Economics, University of Limerick

Sorcha Richardson

Rhiannon Giddens

Sinéad O’Sullivan | Aerospace Engineer, M.I.T.

Mark O’Connell | To Be A Machine

Bush Moukarzel | Artistic Director, Dead Centre Theatre

Jim Carroll | Banter

Sen. Lynn Ruane

Donie O’Sullivan | CNN

Dr Rhetta Moran | RAPAR

Nora Hickey M’Sichili | Centre Culturel Irlandais

FeliSpeaks | Poet + Performance Artist

Professor John O’Halloran | University College Cork

Manchán Magan | Writer, 32 Words For Field

Marian Richardson

Billy Mag Fhloinn | Musician, Folklorist + Founder of the Pagan Rave

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh | Traditional Singer + Musician

Shane Davis | Poetry & Spoken Word

Christopher Kissane | Historian, Writer + Reviewer 

// DIGITAL SUPPORTER TICKETS //

By buying this digital ticket you will be supporting the ongoing work of Ireland’s Edge, allowing vital performances and discussions to continue, and supporting our artists, contributors and crew, who are facing immeasurable difficulty at this time. ALL ticket holders will be entered into a draw to win tickets to St James’ Church at Other Voices 2021.

Ireland’s Edge Supporter: €15

The first 20 registrations will receive a bespoke enamel Ireland’s Edge pin, designed by Sarah Moloney. Your name will be entered into a draw to win a weekend pass to Ireland’s Edge 2021, and into a draw to win tickets to St James’ Church at Other Voices 2021. You will receive early access to the Ireland’s Edge programme lineup streaming links, and our gratitude.

Friend of Ireland’s Edge: €50

The first 30 registrations will receive a bespoke enamel Ireland’s Edge pin, designed by Sarah Moloney. You will be given a weekend pass to Ireland’s Edge 2021, you will be entered into a draw to win tickets to St James’ Church at Other Voices 2021, You will be entered into a draw to win a bottle of Dingle Gin, along with early access to the Ireland’s Edge programme lineup, streaming links and our gratitude.

Ireland’s Edge Champion: €100

You will receive a bespoke enamel Ireland’s Edge pin, designed by Sarah Moloney. You will be given a weekend pass to Ireland’s Edge 2021. You will be given a weekend pass to the Other Voices Music Trail 2021, for the festival’s 20th anniversary. Your name will be included on each of the live stream credits as a champion. You will be entered into a draw to win tickets to St James’ Church at Other Voices 2021, You will be entered into a draw to win a bottle of Dingle Single Malt Batch 5 Whiskey, along with early access to the Ireland’s Edge programme lineup, and our gratitude.

PROGRAMME:
MONDAY 7 DECEMBER - LIVE FROM 6:30PM  

Music From The Edge 
Sorcha Richardson  

School’s Out 
Senator Lynn Ruane
Professor John O’Halloran, 
Billy Mag Fhloinn, 
Christopher Kissane (Moderator)  

Home Thoughts From Abroad 
Christopher Kissane links in with Ambassador Adrian O’Neill  

“They”
A spoken word piece by FeliSpeaks  

My Body Is A Cage 
Mark O’Connell 
Bush Moukarzel
Síobhra Quinlan (Moderator)  

Home Thoughts From Abroad 
Christopher Kissane links in with Rhetta Moran  

Banter at the Edge 
Jim Carroll in conversation with Grammy award winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Music From The Edge 
Rhiannon Giddens 

TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER - LIVE FROM 6:30PM 

Music From The Edge 
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh + Billy Mag Fhloinn 

Open Court 
Dr David Kenny in conversation with Chief Justice Frank Clarke  

Home Thoughts From Abroad 
Christopher Kissane links in with Donie O’Sullivan, CNN 

32 Words For Field 
Marian Richardson in conversation with Manchán Magan  

The Rapping Irish Man 
Rapper and Poet Shane Davis performs and speaks with Chris Kissane   

View From A Rock 
Muireann Kelliher in conversation with one of Ireland’s leading economist Stephen Kinsella  

Banter at the Edge 
Jim Carroll in conversation with Aerospace Engineer + Economist Sinéad O’Sullivan 

Music From The Edge 
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh + Billy Mag Fhloinn

Purchase tickets at the link below.

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