At Home With Irish Arts Center: Shrines

OUR SHIP IS READY album launch + livestream


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Fri, May 7, 2021




Shrines, moniker of Brooklyn-based singer and musician Carrie Erving (Ponyhof, Will Butler of Arcade Fire), played one of the final live concerts of our spring 2020 season, a show co-presented by Irish Arts Center and Brooklyn's National Sawdust. 

The artist, whose sound has been called "spellbinding" by the New York Times and has drawn comparisons to Björk, Sinead O’Connor and Sylvan Esso, now brings us new work created during isolation: her forthcoming EP, Our Ship is Ready, is a collection of the artist's modern re-imaginings of traditional folk ballads, which she learned while living in Ireland from a group of renowned singers including Iarla Ó Lionáird and Karan Casey. Following the April 16 release, we invite you to join us for the launch party on May 7—a livestream performance by Shrines, accompanied by cellist Chris Loxley.


Performed by Shrines with Chris Loxley
Filmed by Arcadian Vision and Sound

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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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