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2023-02-01 Nothing Compares - Moat Theatre, Naas

To mark the first St. Brigid’s Day public holiday here in Ireland, the Brigid 1500 programme of events was launched to celebrate and commemorate St. Brigid in Kildare.

As part of the celebration events, Hot Press, in association with Kildare Village, Kildare Co. Co. and Brigid 1500, put on Nothing Compares: A Celebration of Irish Women Artists in the Moat Theatre.

The concert on the night included sets from Megan O'Neill, Gemma Dunleavy, Tolü Makay, Susan O’Neill, Mary Stokes, Eleanor McEvoy and Imelda May, along with poetry recitals from Ireland 'first lady' Sabina Higgins  and Laura Murphy, Herstory’s poet-in-residence.

Highlights on the night were the audience singing the chorus to Gemma Dunleavy's 'Up de Flats' and then Eleanor McEvoy performing 'Only a Woman's Heart' which brought tears to many eyes.

The whole night was MC'd superbly by Trishauna Archer.

Right, on to the photos:

Megan O'Neill

Gemma Dunleavy

Tolü Makay

Susan O'Neill

Mary Stokes

Eleanor McEvoy

Imelda May

Trishauna Archer

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