The programme for this year’s Women’s Work has been announced. The annual festival, which is run by Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Centre, will return online across June 17-20. As with previous outings, it’s set to be another electric celebration of women in music.
A collective cover of ‘Running Up That Hill’ by Kate Bush is set to take place - following a call out for participants, Women’s Work will showcase the results as an online effort led by Katie Richardson. The video will support efforts to raise funds for Women’s Aid.
Women’s Work is also proud to support the launch of an application process for a new initiative - NI Electronic Workshop led by Hannah Peel. Dani Larkin will launch her highly anticipated debut album Notes for a Maiden Warrior and the Oh Yeah Getting To Know series will run two events that will feature an exclusive with Pillow Queens and another session with Dani Larkin.
The festival also involves a performance from Kate Nicholson via the Accidental Theatre. The Lunchbox Sessions will feature daily music from Sara Ryan, Míde Houlihan and Winnie Ama. The Magy’s Farm Sessions will feature five artists from University of Ulster Music: Niamh Murray, Cara Quinn, Rhian Brownlow, Clodagh May and Lara O’Donnell.
Isobel Anderson, host of the highly rated music podcast Girls Twiddling Knobs, will present a special LIVE episode with a sublime panel of special guests. There are workshops with Siobhan Brown, Theodora Byrne,Amanda St John, Brigid O'Neill and many more.
Discussion panels will feature; ‘I Am My Song’ hosted by Beyond Skin & Afghan National Institute of Music. Linda Coogan Byrne and Siobhan McAndrew will discuss the ‘Why Not Her?’ campaign and Lynette Fay and Dr Úna Monaghan will discuss sexism in Irish Traditional Music.
There’s the Mothers In Music Showcase, as well as access to the brilliant Julie McLarnon documentary The Psychology of Analogue. The list of events goes on and includes presentations, talks and advice sessions from the likes of Safe In Sound, Nadia Khan & Claire Rose (Women in CTRL), Francesca O'Connor (Make Waves Management) and Gemma Bradley (BBC Radio 1).
For full info, go to the official Women’s Work festival website.