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FairPlé: New York

A concert to support FairPlé, which aims to achieve gender balance in Irish traditional and folk music



Sat, Jun 9



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Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues)
New York, NY


FairPlé | Gender Balance in Irish Traditional & Folk Music

Founded in 2018, FairPlé is a movement that aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. It advocates for equal opportunity and artistic excellence. FairPlé Day is an international collective action set in the first weekend in June that will inspire conversation about equality and fair practice, and celebrate the richness of our music. 

FairPlé: New York is one of many concerts that will take place in Ireland and the US to support this action. The performers on the night will include Katie Linnane (fiddle), Ivan Goff (uilleann pipes), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), Dan Gurney (button accordion), Christina Dolphin (flute), Maeve Flanagan (fiddle), Jenna Nicholls (singer), and Brendan O’Shea (singer). We encourage supporters of gender equality and lovers of traditional and folk music to join us in this creative show of support.

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.

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government partners including the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; The Ireland Funds, America; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; Bloomberg Philanthropies; The Nancy Malone Living Trust; The Shubert Foundation; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York City; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County; The Knights of St. Patrick; The Jerome L. Greene Foundation; Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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