With International Women’s Day coming up, you celebrate women in music with two events being put on by Irish institutions in the coming days.
This Saturday, the National Concert Hall is celebrating International Women’s Day with Notes from a Quiet Land – a Response in Music and Word by Leading Female Artists. The show is curated by Sinéad Gleeson (author of Constellations) and Gary Sheehan (NCH).
It will feature Maria Doyle Kennedy, Gemma Dunleavy, Anne Enright, Fehdah, Felispeaks, Tara Flynn, Sinéad Gleeson, Aoife Nessa Frances, Annemarie Ní Churreain.
The show is free to watch from National Concert Hall YouTube and Social Media Channels, Saturday 6th March 2021, 8pm.
Secondly, there’s a screening of Lisa Rovner’s music documentary Sisters with Transistors, by the IFI, a partnership with the Dublin Feminist Film Festival on Monday March 8th at 6:30pm, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Kate Butler at 20.15.
Sisters with Transistors tells the stories of electronic music’s early female pioneers, who embraced technology to transform the face of music as we know it today. The musicians featured include composer of the Doctor Who theme, Delia Derbyshire; one of the founding figures of the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, Daphne Oram; and New-York based Laurie Spiegel, who developed the software ‘Music Mouse’. The film uncovers the silent history of women who spearheaded a radically new music genre.
The film is now available to pre-order for €7.50 from www.ifihome.ie.