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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Kylemore Abbey to Host Worldwide Showcase of Top Traditional Irish Artists. Free Online Concert from the Neo-Gothic Church


Other Voices "Courage" Live from the Gothic Church- Cormac Begley to be joined Laoise Kelly, Anna Mieke, and traditional dancer Stephanie Keane.

 Thursday 16 July 2020, 8pm GMT  -online 


We are delighted to host the Other Voices team and their new project ‘Courage’, which delivers uplifting, inspiring performances from brilliant artists to the public during the COVID-19 crisis.  Courage will beam these performances directly into homes across the nation and worldwide, from a number of iconic cultural locations.Their goal is to provide essential cultural output during this period. Music collapses distance in this time of isolation, it gives us courage, consolation and brings us together. 'Courage' series two has garnered a fantastic global response since it began on the 23rd of June, with concerts from renowned artists James Vincent Mc Morrow, Maija Sofia, Lankum, Kodaline, Cathey Davey among others.


Esteemed concertina player Cormac Begley comes from a traditional music dynasty in West Kerry, he has played across the globe and is involved in musical projects with other lauded musicians. Along with Traditional dancer Stephanie Keane he will perform in the Gothic Church tomorrow evening. Also joining us here at Kylemore, are world-renowned harpist Laoise Kelly, who was named TG4 Gradam Ceoil's musician of the year in 2020 and singer-songwriter Anna Mieka whose critically acclaimed debut album 'Idle Mind' came out in 2019. Viewers will recognize her from the Normal People soundtrack.


The performance will be made available worldwide free of charge. We are so honored to showcase the finest of Irish talent in the stunning surrounds of the neo-Gothic Church.

 Tune in tomorrow at 8PM via Other Voices’ YouTube + Facebook Live and RTÉ.ie to watch the show. Music for the head and the heart.  


Courage series two is currently being shown on Irish TV channel RTE2 Thursdays at 22.20.