Lisa Hannigan will be among the artists participating in New York/New Irish | A Diaspora of Artists, a conversation and live performance event, presented by I.NY Festival and Guinness Storehouse, at the Dublin venue on Wednesday March 15th, as part of St. Patrick’s Festival.
The in-conversation event, hosted by author Mark O’Connell, will feature singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Lisa Hannigan, along with acclaimed photographer Rich Gilligan, and designer and former Creative Director at The New York Times, Mary Leonard.
Their discussion will explore the artist’s place in the past, present and future story of Ireland and New York, the challenge, joy and courage of being an Irish creative in New York City, and the experiences of Irish artists abroad.
It will be followed by a full solo performance from Lisa, with DJs Sally Cinnamon and Arveene performing across the evening.
Over-18s audience only. Tickets for both shows are free, but limited, and available at thisisiny.com.
I.NY at Guinness Storehouse for St. Patrick’s Festival, 2023
Dublin, March 15th, 2023, 6.30pm
Lisa Hannigan, Rich Gilligan, Mary Leonard, Arveene, Sally Cinnamon
and author Mark O’Connell.
Over 18 event. Drinkaware.ie
I.NY and Guinness Storehouse present an exploration and celebration of the modern impact & influence of Irish artists and creatives around the world – in particular, the rich and unique relationship between Ireland and New York.
The I.NY Project explores and celebrates the relationship between Ireland and New York. Drawn by both the modern and historic relationship, I.NY is anchored in personal stories ‐ some well‐known, many unknown ‐ and culminates in the annual I.NY Festival.
With programming focused on culture and the diaspora, and working with national & international partners, the festival celebrates the unique Ireland New York story through music, literature, film, theatre, dance, visual art, and both popular & underground culture. The festival also explores the respective influence of each place on the other’s social, political, educational, entrepreneurial and sporting lives.
Lisa Hannigan is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and voice actor. Having first came to light singing harmonies alongside Damien Rice, it was on the release of her solo debut Sea Sew in 2008 that the full spectrum of her abilities became apparent. Since then Lisa has released Passenger (2011) and At Swim (2016) to huge critical acclaim in Ireland and the United States. 2019 saw the release of Live in Dublin recorded in the National Concert Hall with the contemporary-classical orchestra, s t a r g a z e.
Rich Gilligan is a photographer from Dublin working between Ireland & NYC. His clients include The New York Times, Adidas Originals, H&M, The New Yorker, Carhartt WIP, Vans, Domino Records, Rough Trade, DFA, Pentagram and The Guardian, and he has taken portraits for Cillian Murphy, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Marling, Rejjie Snow George Ezra, Barry Keoghan and Saoirse Ronan among many others.
Mary Leonard is a Sligo-born, New York-based award-winning multidisciplinary designer and art director. Formerly Design Lead at Google Creative Lab EMEA, and Senior Designer at Construct London, she is Founder & Creative Director of MRLD Studio, an independent design and art practice. Working with some of the world’s biggest brands, she is a former Creative Director for The New York Times, Design Lead at Google Creative Lab and Senior Designer with Construct London. Named as a Google Future Creative Leader in 2020, she is a judge and mentor for several international awards such as D&AD Product Design, D&AD Next Designer, D&AD New Bloods, Creative Circle, Cream, She Says, and FWA.
Mark O’Connell is the author of Notes from an Apocalypse, and To Be a Machine, which was awarded the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize, the 2019 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. He is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, and The Guardian. His next book, A Thread of Violence, about Malcolm Macarthur and the murders he committed in 1982, is out in July.
Arveene is a DJ, music producer, presenter across various media, and a booker and consultant with brands and organisations. In addition to a host of remix credits across a ‘who’s who’ of electronic music, Arveene has also toured with and supported Liam Gallagher, Nightmares on Wax, The Prodigy, Daft Punk, Leftfield, and Underworld. He has been a host for the Irish Music Week since 2019, and is a keen promoter of Irish talent around the UK and internationally. Currently, the Dublin native is a Board member of First Music Contact, a member of the emigrant services advisory committee who make recommendations on applications from British-based organisations for funding from the Government’s Emigrant Support Programme, and a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Office of the Mayor of London advising on the annual St Patrick’s Festival. Arveene also serves on the Board of IamIrish, an organisation celebrating multi-heritage Irish-ness around the globe.