This celebration looks set to rival some of the biggest and most established events in Ireland’s festival calendar
The line-up for the highly anticipated Brigid 1500 festival programme was announced this week and it’s a true celebration of Irish female talent. Hosted by Kildare County Council, the festival will celebrate and commemorate the extraordinary legacy of St Brigid and the enduring impact of her life as we reach the 1500th anniversary of her passing.
Some of the performers scheduled to play include renowned Irish musicians Imelda May, Denise Chaila, Moya Brennan, Eleanor McEvoy, Mary Coughlan, Camille O’Sullivan, Gemma Hayes, Una Healy, Nell Mescal, Loah, Roisín O, and many more as part of the Hot Press Nothing Compares event series. As well as that, Laura Whitmore is poised to act as the Master of Ceremonies for Nothing Compares In Concert at The Moat Theatre.
Set to take place across Kildare from 27 January into February, the programme will bring together artists, performers, enthusiasts, communities and visitors to celebrate St. Brigid in a contemporary and modern way.
The roster of acts and events includes something for everyone with a fusion of culinary and visual arts and vibrant musical performances throughout the programme of free and ticketed events.
Sonya Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Kildare County Council, speaking on the launch said: “This programme beautifully weaves together the rich tapestry of our cultural heritage, and we look forward to witnessing the magic it brings to Kildare, capturing the essence of St. Brigid’s legacy and the remarkable contributions of Irish women in the arts.”
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