FairPlé | Gender Balance in Irish Traditional & Folk Music
Founded in 2018, FairPlé is a movement that aims to promote female representation in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. FairPlé Day is an international collective action set in the first weekend in June that aims to inspire conversation about equality and fair practice, and celebrate the richness of our music. I am happy to be part of such a positive movement towards productive conversations about gender balance and equality of opportunity within the Irish Arts.
New York is one of many concerts that will take place in Ireland and the US to support this action. I am excited to be performing alongside many of the finest musicians in the New York Irish traditional music scene: Katie Linnane (fiddle), Ivan Goff (uilleann pipes), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), Dan Gurney (button accordion), Maeve Flanagan (fiddle), Jenna Nicholls (singer), and Brendan O’Shea (singer).
The founders of FairPlé include singers and musicians Karan Casey, Padraigín Ní Uallacháin, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Niamh Parsons, Niamh Dunne, Pauline Scanlon, Niamh Ní Charra, Síle Denvir, and Úna Monaghan.