Ireland's Edge - Le Chéile / Come Together
Our ideas wing Ireland's Edge makes its first outing of the year this June with live evening full of ideas and stories centred on theme of community, in the company of some of Ireland's most illuminating voices.
Ireland's Edge presents - Le Chéile / Come Together - a summer evening of discussion and music that will explore and highlight the immense value and power of community across Irish society, bringing together some inspiring and rousing voices who have all galvanised, energised and unified people through their work, music, art and activism.
The talks and performances over the course of the evening will include;
Dr. Larysa Samosonok in conversation with Muireann Kelliher.
Initially displaced from Donetsk in 2014, and now displaced for a second time as the war continues in Ukraine, Dr. Larysa Samosonok, the former Vice-Rector of Donetsk National University of Economics, will speak to Ireland’s Edge co-founder Muireann Kelliher about rebuilding Ukraine, her experience of repeated displacement, and community resilience and formation. Having recently arrived in Cork with her 19 year old daughter she has begun working with University College Cork to develop a new course giving Ukrainian refugees who have had their “whole world destroyed” an authentic student experience in Ireland.
SAVING SPACE: THE ARTIST AS ACTIVIST
Eoghan O'Ceannabháin in conversation with Nuala O'Connor.
Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin is an acclaimed sean-nós singer, multi-instrumentalist and activist based in Dublin. He is the person who set up the ‘Save Our Cobblestone’ petition and a member of ‘Dublin Is Dying’, the group which led the successful public campaign against the proposed hotel development at the site of the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield. His recent album Solas an Lae, recorded with fiddle and viola player Ultan O'Brien won best album at the RTÉ Folk Awards in 2021. At Ireland’s Edge he will speak to Nuala O’Connor about the re-emergence of artist-led activism, and the powerful ability of art and music to galvanise public support and effect change.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
SELLÓ in conversation with Una Mullally.
One of Ireland’s most exciting breakthrough voices, and the pride of Dublin 22, SELLÓ, is redefining Irish music, culture, and identity through his own infectious brand of drill music he dubs ‘Gaeilc Drill’. As a trailblazing Irish artist who’s fast catching the attention of the music industry both at home and abroad, he speaks to writer and journalist Una Mullally about drawing on Ireland’s rich songbook, sampling the sounds of the past and blending them with contemporary drill and hip-hop to create a fresh new sound that reflects the rich diversity and plurality of the present.
The evening will also feature special performances from SELLÓ, a pioneering new voice who represents the next generation of Irish artists, and from Eoghan O’Ceannabháin, an acclaimed folk singer who comes from the rich sean-nós singing tradition, a tradition that has taken on a new resonance in recent times.
Ireland’s Edge - Le Chéile / Come Together will take these themes and explore them in the company of some inspiring voices whose work, music, advocacy and activism highlights the immense value of community and diversity in its many forms.
Ireland’s Edge - Le Chéile // Come together is kindly supported by lead partners Intel Ireland