For International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March 2022
One night only!
Presented by WOW Productions, COURAGE, HOPE & Laughter will mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday March 8.
Soothe your soul and lift those lockdown blues through comedy, story and song—an evening of great craic, great music and especially great laughter!
- Musicians: Mairéad Hurley / Ruth McGill / Jördis Tielsch
- Actor/writer: Janet Moran Poet: Leontia Flynn Writer: Rosita Boland
- GYT Actor: Sarah Butler MC: Emily Ashmore (Comedian)
The line-up features Rosita Boland, the award winning journalist and senior features writer with The Irish Times; Connemara-based concertina player Mairéad Hurley; and Ruth McGill, the acclaimed actress, singer, and musician. Also performing will be Jördis Tielsch, a folk singer-songwriter and fiddle player based in Cologne, and who recently released the album New Mornings; and Janet Moran, who co-wrote and performed in the hit play Swing, and who wrote and directed A Holy Show which played a sell-out run at the Peacock Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe.
Leontia Flynn, who has published four collections of poetry, and who was a winner of The Irish Times Poetry Prize and The Forward prize for best First Collection, the Rooney Prize for Irish literature, and the AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund Literary Award, will read from her work. Sarah Butler from Galway Youth Theatre will also read.
The show will be hosted by comedian Emily Ashmore, winner of the Cherry Comedy Breakout Act of the Year 2019 award, and who has performed at the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Electric Picnic, and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Duration 75 minutes without interval