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Oranmore Arts Festival gives voice to female artists for Culture Night

Oranmore Arts Festival are presenting a special online music experience next month for Culture Night, featuring three incredible female voices in Bean/She.

Outstanding young artists Denise Chaila, Niamh Regan and Gráinne Conaty will each perform a set of original material representing the best of contemporary music in Ireland.

Headlining Bean/She is Denise Chaila who contributed an electrifying performance to Other Voices: Courage, in May 2020.

A self-described ‘grime poet’, she is taking the Irish hip hop scene to new heights since her song ‘Copper Bullet’ became one of the standout releases of the past year.

The Limerick based performer released her debut EP, Duel Citizenship, in 2019, with her first album, Go Bravely, due to be released in 2020. Her performance, recorded in Oranmore Castle, is not to be missed.

Niamh Regan is a singer-songwriter from County Galway. She has earned a reputation in her hometown, and nationally, for her beautiful vocals and lyrics.

Niamh has a strong connection to the local arts and music scene, including this festival, having first performed for the Oranmore Arts Festival as support to Mundy in 2019.

Since then she has gone from strength to strength with the release of her new single ‘Save the Day’ ahead of the release of her debut album, Hemet, this month.

Oranmore Arts Festival’s organisers says they are delighted to have her back as a principle act for this special production.

From Co. Cavan, Grainne Conaty is a singer-songwriter who won the Oranmore Arts Festival’s Virtual Open Mic competition with her song ‘In Limbo’.

Described by legendary singer songwriter Luka Bloom, who judged the competition in May 2020 as ‘a wordsmith [and] a thinker’, she released her debut EP ‘Wild Heart’ last year.

The festival team are delighted to share this emerging talent with local audiences.

The Oranmore Arts Festival is a not-for-profit arts organisation with a driving motivation to provide access to the arts across all stratas of the local community.

The main four day festival takes place in May, with smaller events running throughout the year.

Having presented the entirety of the 2020 festival online last May, the festival is continuing that tradition of providing ongoing meaningful artistic experiences for the local community despite the COVID-19 crisis.

Bean/She will take place at 8:30pm on Culture Night, September 18, running live on the festival website at www.oaf.ie.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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