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Cúirt Cheoil na mBan
Thursday October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Áras Éanna & Éigse Dara Beag presents
Cúirt Cheoil na mBan – A traditional Irish music event for women singers, dancers and musicians for the communities of Inis Oírr and Inis Meáin.
6th & 7th October 2023
Following its success last year for Culture Night, Áras Éanna will host ‘Cúirt Cheoil na mBan’ on Friday 6th on Inis Meáin and Sat 7th on Inis Oírr. The festival is a celebration of women in Traditional Irish Music and aims to revive the traditional social nights that people would have hosted in their homes long ago.
People across both islands will open their homes to host sessions throughout Friday and Saturday evening and later the musicians will perform a free concert at Halla Naomh Eoin, Inis Meáin Fri 6th 8pm and at Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr Sat 7th 9pm. There will also be a public céilí in the halla at 1pm Sat 7th Inis Oírr.
All events free!
Sessions will be live-streamed on Áras Éanna’s social media.
Over 20 musicians, singers and dancers are involved and will include:
Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh, Aimee Farrell Courtney, Áine O’Brien, Aisling Parslow, Anna Ní Nualláin, Aoife Smyth, Bríd Ní Chualáin, Catriona Ní hAmhlúin, Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin, Fiona Fitzpatrick, Hannah Ní Chonghaile, Izzy Donnery, Katelyn Corrigan, Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola, Leona McKenna, Máire Uí Mhaoláin, Maeve Townsend, Marion McEvoy, Róisín Ní Domhnaill, Róisín Ní Mhainín, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin
Cúirt Cheoil na mBan is funded by Áras Éanna, the Creative Ireland Programme, Galway County Council Community Support Scheme and Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin.
Áras Éanna is funded by The ARts Council, Ealaín na Gaeltachta and Galway County Council.