This Fearless Maid 2

Ormston House is delighted host Ruth Clinton to celebrate the publishing of her new book This Fearless Maid 2.

For this event, Ruth Clinton, Cormac MacDiarmada, Sinead Lynch, and Consuelo Breschi will present songs from This Fearless Maid 2. Following on from the first volume, published in 2016, this collection presents songs in a traditional or folk idiom, which challenge patriarchal power and feature women in active roles. Rarely-heard Irish, English, Scottish, and American songs from the seventeenth century to the modern day will be presented in new arrangements for voice, strings, and synth, covering themes such as work, thievery, political struggle, and the supernatural. This Fearless Maid 2 is published by Marrowbone Books, and copies will be available to purchase on the day.

Join us for the concert on Friday, 14 June 2024 at 7pm. Tickets are €10 and available here.

About the performers:

Ruth Clinton is a musician and artist living in Sligo. A founding member of Dublin singing session The Night Before Larry Got Stretched, she plays with Landless, Poor Creature, Brigid Mae Power, and Cinder Well as well as a weekly old time session in Sligo town. Cormac MacDiarmada is a member of Poor Creature and Lankum. Sinead Lynch sings with Landless, and Consuelo Breschi performs with Varo, Landless, and Antonio Breschi.

You can find further information on Ruth Clinton here.

This event is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.


This Fearless Maid 2, 14 June 2024. Doors 7pm. Tickets are €10 and available from Image courtesy of Ruth Clinton.
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