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Wed, 08 May



"A Mother's Voice" with Musici Ireland

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08 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:00

Wexford, Cornmarket, Townparks, Wexford, Y35 X5HF, Ireland

About the event

"A Mother's Voice" is a Musici Ireland Production, developed with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland and Triskel WRITE, RECORD, PERFORM bursary “A Mother’s Voice does a beautiful job of centering survivors and transforms powerful testimony into performance with thoughtfulness and care. This is important work, blending activism and artistry, and I hope many other audiences have the opportunity to experience it.” — Shea Donovan, Indigo Arts CollectiveA Mother's Voice is a commemorative dedication to the many women affected by the mother and baby homes in Ireland during the 1900s. It is a multidisciplinary production in honour of these women, a collaboration between artists and living survivors to shed light on this veiled era of Ireland's recent history.The production, a two year development, was created by Beth McNinch with co-creative assistance from Jane Hackett. The performance consists of an immersive exhibit by Bridget Ni Dhuinn, with lighting by Eoin McNinch and showcases a performance of the original music by Cork composers Linda and Irene Buckley with animation by Eabha Bortolozzo and Jack Kirwan. Most importantly, the piece also features the voices of three mothers, "Cait", Deirdre Wadding and Sheila O'Byrne.“The work “A Mother’s Voice” shines a light on a shameful part of recent Irish History regarding mother and baby homes, and the International interest this work has attracted goes to show the relevance and sensitivity in which the group treated such difficult subject matter. Musici Ireland are presenting unique productions, centering socially aware subject matters and using art to inform audiences about Irish history.” — Catherine Kontz, composer and Artistic Director of Rainy Days Festival, Luxembourg.Original Concept/Creative Director: Beth McNinchAssistant Creative Director: Jane HackettMothers Voices: "Cait", Deirdre Wadding and Sheila O ByrneOriginal Score and Soundscape: Irene and Linda BuckleyAnimation: Eabha Bortollozo and Jack KirwanInstallation: Bridget Ni DhuinnLighting Design: Eoin McNinchMusicians: Ioana Petcu Colan, Jane Hackett, Beth McNinch and Katie Tertell

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