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Martina Evans: Barbican, London

Wednesday 30 Jan 2019, 19:30 to 21:30

Barbican Centre
Silk Street


Some of Ireland's finest writers and performers come to London for a one-off concert of word and music exploring Irish life in England.

The words are just as vital as the music, with musicians and authors coming together to celebrate the enormous contribution Irish music and literature has made to UK culture. Heading up the bill is the new quartet led by Martin Hayes (The Gloaming), featuring Iarla O'Lionaird and Radie Peat of Lankum.

Elsewhere, singer-songwriter mixes melancholy traditionals with her own compositions. Writers on the bill include Eimear McBride and poet Martina Evans, who have both written extensively on music and life in London, as well as Timothy O'Grady (I Could Read The Sky), Joseph O'Connor (Star of The Sea), and Melatu Uche Okorie (This Hostel Life). Completing the bill are ator Stephen Rea and documentarian Fergal Keane (The Story of Ireland).

Tickets for this event are £25 and can be bought through the Barbican website.  

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