Ormston House is sponsoring the Limerick Lady podcast as part of our 2020-2021 Artistic Programme: The Feminist Supermarket. In this month’s episode, Ann and Emma chat via the magic medium of Zoom with Kildare-based community musician Sadhbh O’Sullivan (AKA performing artist Sive). As we enter into the third month of pandemic restrictions, our hosts and guest explore the value of music right now in fostering a sense of community, and ask what elements of our dramatically different lives do we want to carry out of this pandemic as restrictions begin to lift?
The Limerick Lady is a grassroots movement aimed at promoting discussion around gender, gender balance, and the visibility of women artists. The Limerick Lady podcast was launched in 2018 co-hosted by Emma Langford and Ann Blake with support from the Limerick Post. They have interviewed a diverse range of guests including Jenny Blake, Sinéad Carey, Dr. Sindy Joyce, Emer O’Toole and Kathleen Turner. The podcast goes out the third Thursday of every month or Thirdsday if you will.
You can listen to the podcast Sive: Why do we need music right now? here
Sive is a songwriter and musician who was dubbed “one of the most inspiring and exciting artists of our time” by Female First UK. Combining haunting, multi-layered vocals with delicately woven musicality and an undeniable charm, Sive has carved a truly compelling style of alt-folk that is not afraid to differentiate from the norm.
Following a successful crowd funding campaign, Sive released her album The Roaring Girl to critical acclaim in 2017. She followed this with live shows across Ireland, Europe and New Zealand, sharing stages with the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Christy Moore, Kila, Mick Flannery, Cathy Davey, John Spillane and Gemma Hayes along the way and appearing at a string of festivals including Electric Picnic, Temple Bar TradFest, Body & Soul, TSB Festival of Lights (New Zealand), Cúirt International Festival of Literature and Dublin Book Festival with Poetry Ireland. She also won the audience choice vote to appear on RTÉ’s Other Voices and received invitations to perform on TG4’s Róisin, ETV’s Terevisioon (Estonia) and ARTE’s Metropolis (Germany/France).
You can read more about Sive here.