St. Patrick’s Festival with Dublin City Council & Axis Ballymun
ABAIR: Ballymun. Landless & Annemarie Ní Churreáin
Harmony group Landless join writer Annemarie Ní Churreáin for an evening of traditional song and poetry.
Landless are a four-part harmony group performing traditional folk songs. To date, Landless have shared stages with Lankum and Lisa O’Neill, as well as a slew of international appearances in Ireland, the UK and beyond.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet, writer and educator from Donegal, Ireland. Her debut collection Bloodroot was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A.
The concert marks the first since Lúireach Bhríde, an epic poem following the exploits of St. Brigid, with words by Ní Churreáin set to music by Landless, commissioned for the inaugural RTÉ Folk Awards.
In association with Dublin City Council
Abair is a program of traditional singing and storytelling events exploring the oral folk traditions of Ireland. Taken from the Irish word meaning both ‘to say’ and ‘to sing’, the four-day program offers a broad range of intimate, unplugged performances, each highlighting the richness and beauty of the Irish singing and storytelling traditions still preserved and practiced to the present day.
The events will also feature a 'songs from the floor' session, giving audience members a chance to provide a song or story of their own, relevant to the theme of ‘treasures’.