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The Angry Women Special

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Social media has seen a surge in accounts of sexual assault and misconduct within performing arts circles in Ireland, not to mention the publication of a damning new report on gender disparity in Irish radio. For the July edition of the Limerick Lady podcast, our hosts Ann Blake and Emma Langford meet musician Áine Tyrrell and writer-actor Roxanna Nic Liam over zoom to talk turkey (or tofu) about the endemic sexist structures within our creative community.

You can listen to The Angry Women Special here.

You can read the Gender Disparity Data Report by Linda Coogan Byrne here.

Áine Tyrrell is an Irish-born singer songwriter based in Australia. She cradles the spirit of her native homeland. Ache, honesty, elated melodies and garnishing rhythms which a thousand years of ancestry have slammed foot to floorboards to for both celebration and protest. Her music is a call to arms, a siren’s wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

Roxanna Nic Liam is a poet, writer and actor. She has performed her poetry at different festivals around the country including Body and Soul, All Together Now and Electric Picnic. Her poem ‘The Bubble’ was recently made into a short film directed by Dave Tynan which she also starred in. She has performed with The Abbey Theatre, Druid, Brokentalkers, THEATREclub, AXIS Ballymun and the National Theatre in London. She is a trained drama facilitator.

Ormston House sponsors The Limerick Lady podcast as part of our artistic programme for The Feminist Supermarket (2020-2021). Photo: Áine Tyrell (right) with Mandy Nolan for the Country Witches Association, courtesy of the artist.

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