First Fortnight is now in its ninth year is a music and arts festival that aims to challenge mental health stigma and to create an open discussion and understanding of mental health.
A wide range of events from live music, film, theatre, discussion, sport and arts will take place in 17 counties across Ireland in January.
The Big Gig: Ailbhe Reddy, Rusangano Family, Le Boom, A.Smyth
Tickets priced at €12.
The Workmans Club, Dublin
Early bird tickets priced at €5 are available until 22nd December. They are €10 after.
Saturday 6th January @ The White Horse, Ballincollig, Co. Cork with soul singer Karen Underwood and Former Fred frontman Joe O’Leary.
Sunday 14th January @ MVP Dublin.
What better emotional release than singing enjoy this event in the company of friends and strangers at the Sing Along Social. It’s a zero commitment choir, no need to practice just come down and sing along to your favourite tunes in a unique community atmosphere.
Tickets priced at €8.
Friday 12th January @ The Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo with Choice Music Prize winner Adrian Crowley and Sorcha Fox.
Saturday 13th January @ The Glens Centre, Leitrim with ambient folk singer Nocturnes
Tickets are available from FirstFortnight.ie or on the door on the night.
A full list of events is available at FirstFortnight.ie