Female Traditional Singers and Musicians Call Equality Meeting in Dublin

Clockwise from left to right: Padraigín Ní Uallacháin, Niamh Dunne, Pauline Scanlon, Karan Casey, Niamh Parsons and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.

Female Traditional Singers and Musicians Call Equality Meeting in Dublin

Meeting organised to discuss issues of gender equality in traditional and folk music in Ireland.

Several leading Irish singers and musicians have organised a meeting in Dublin on Sunday 18 February to discuss issues of equality and gender bias in Irish traditional and folk music.

The new initiative, titled FairPlé, seeks to achieve respect and gender balance in the production, performance, promotion and development of traditional and folk.

The meeting is organised by founder members Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Niamh Parsons, Niamh Dunne and Padraigín Ní Uallacháin.

On 18 May, the group will present an event at Liberty Hall to address the issues. There will be day-time panel discussions from industry professionals on why the gender deficit exists and what can be done to improve it, culminating in a concert featuring some forty musicians.

The first FairPlé meeting takes place at 12pm in the Cobblestone. It will be chaired by Karan Casey. Visit the Facebook page here.

Published on 15 February 2018

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