The Oh Yeah Music Centre has announced the details of its fifth Women’s Work programme. The festival, which is an annual celebration of women in music, will take place online, across four days and nights and includes a range of activities that are open to all genders and include showcases, gigs, special events, panels, talks, and workshops.
One of the highlights will include a collective cover of ‘Running Up That Hill’ by Kate Bush. 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 the 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).
Charlene Hegarty, Talent Development Manager at Oh Yeah and the festival’s coordinator said - “Women’s Work is a celebration of the multi-genre females at work, both on and off the stage, in Ireland. I am delighted it's back for a 5th year and burning brighter than ever. The programme is just a snapshot and it brings me incredible joy to work in collaboration with these talented and creative women. I hope you enjoy what we have planned for you."
The Online Festival runs from 17th – 20th June 2021.
A fresh new website goes live on Monday 17th May.
For full details go to www.womensworkni.co.uk