In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Colleen Savage in conjunction with the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership presents Oíche na mBan, a night of folk and traditional music featuring County Kerry singer songwriter Pauline Scanlon.
An advocate of Fair Plé, which aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music, Scanlon has been wooing audiences in Ireland from the tender age of 15 with her unmistakable vocal style.
“Her voice is a superb mix of china cup fragility and steely strength” The Irish Times
This vocalist and songwriter galvanized the Irish music scene with her stunning debut album, Red Colour Sun, Produced by John Reynolds over ten years ago. Deeply immersed in the tradition yet completely aware of the edgier developments within the folk and world music realm, Scanlon is capable of making the oldest ballads sound immediate and fresh while granting newer material a timeless resonance.
As featured vocalist with the Sharon Shannon Band for three years, as a solo artist, and as a member of vocal duo LUMIERE, Scanlon has entranced audiences the world over with her distinctly delicate intensity. As a vocalist, Pauline has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Damien Dempsey, Sinéad O’Connor, Eleanor Shanley, Karan Casey, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Andrea Corr, John Spillane and Seamus Begley.
Performances on the evening will come from some of the best female artists that South Armagh has to offer in the tradition including flautist Martha Guiney, recent recipient of the NI Arts Council Young Musician Platform Award, singer songwriter Briege Murphy, singer and ambassador of the Songs of Oriel Bláithín McCann, to name but a few. Our Bean an Tí for the evening will be BBC Radio Ulster presenter and Irish News columist, Lynette Fay. Everyone Welcome! Bígí Linn!!
The multi talented Lynette Fay and Radio Ulster’s BLAS CEOIL will be doing a live outside broadcast from The Cross Square Hotel on Friday 8th March from the front bar from 7pm – 8pm.
There will be plenty of craic agus ceol, live interviews and some live performances from our wonderful guests at our Oíche na mBan. Pauline Scanlon, Fiach Moriarty, Bláithín McCann, Elaine O’Sullivan, Sinéad Smyth Murphy, Noreen Morgan McManus and Collen Savage to name but a few…….
Thereafter and the gig will begin in the function room of the Hotel at 8.10pm – 11pm where Lynette will be our Bean an Tí for the evening.
We would encourage you all to come along to enjoy the atmosphere and build up to the evening. Check out the hotel’s menu, if you fancy some food before everything kicks off.