Mar 23 2022
‘Her voice originated from deep in her soul, you could hear it’
The life, music, and work of Mary McPartlan to be celebrated with a concert in the Town Hall
Mary McPartlan, a powerhouse of Irish folk music - as a vocalist, a supporter of songwriters, an event organiser, as someone who nurtured the tradition, not just keeping it alive, but giving it a future - will be celebrated in Galway in April.
Mary died in 2020 after battling cancer, but her life and achievements will be celebrated at a major concert in the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday April 5 at 8pm, entitled The Skite - Remembering Mary. The concert is also being live streamed.
The concert will feature an array of trad and folk titans, with Máirtín O’Connor and his band, Frankie Gavin, Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly, and Steve Cooney, as well as the ConTempo String Quartet, singer-songwriter Ruth Dillon, the poet Eva Bourke, and writers Vincent Woods and Michael Harding. There will also be video contributions from Uachtaran na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins.
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