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Emer Martin    Helena Mulkerns    Imelda O’Reilly


 Elizabeth Whyte     Caitriona O’Leary     Darrah Carr




Adm €6 on EVENTBRITE, €7 on door.

BANSHEE, live and virtual – are back for an impromptu, intimate night of arts and mayhem.

Emer Martin, Helena Mulkerns, Caitriona O’Leary, Imelda O’Reilly and Darrah Carr invite you to join them at The Button Factory’s bijou upstairs space this coming Tuesday 16th, at 8pm, for Spoken word, cutting edge fiction, extraordinary music, classic cabaret, dance, comedy and more, including guest Banshees – names TBA!

Early bird price  on Eventbrite: just €6 euros – €7 at the door on the night.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BOOK – as seating is extremely limited!

Founded in 1997, BANSHEE is a collective of six Irish women artists originally based in New York (click the names above).  In 2019, a number of BANSHEE members are performing or appearing in Ireland, including  Darrah Carr and Dancers at the Project Arts Centre, perform as part of The “Dancer From the Dance” festival.

Emer Martin, Helena Mulkerns and Imelda O’Reilly are also part of the Wexford Literary Festival in Enniscorthy – in conversation, in performance and giving workshops.  Still to come:  our very special Dublin evening, an intimate but very Banshee affair at The Button Factory, Tues 16th July.

BANSHEE performed collectively at performance events in spaces such as Max Fish, Fez and The Knitting Factory. With no set format for the evening, Banshees anarchically introduced each other and delivered their respective genres of dance, fiction, song, poetry, drama and satire.  Shows were irreverent, spontaneous and gained a minor cult following of New Yorkers and New Irish. The group took early advantage of the mysterious art of online presence by creating their own website as early as 1997 to promote their work, assisted by web wizard Fiona Webb for its first HTML 4 coded pages.

Among other events, BANSHEE hosted and headlined on the Performance Stage at the GUINNESS FLEADH (an Irish Lollapollooza) in New York and San Francisco in 1998. The collective was the subject of a documentary film by Laura Metzger-Lynch, and was featured on Irish National television, BBC television and on radio programs in both the U.S. and Ireland. After the turn of the millennium, the Banshees scattered to different parts of the globe, from Singapore to Afghanistan, Ireland and Silicone Valley. Now working in Music, Contemporary Fiction, Fine Art, Indie Publishing, Film, Arts Administration and Contemporary Dance, BANSHEE’s collective live performances have been put on hold, but we collaborate on projects, and the virtual bond survives.  This summer – 2019 – we celebrate the 22nd anniversary of our collective with a group and individual presence at The Wexford Literary Festival, and with a reunion BANSHEE gig in Dublin in mid-July.  Stay tuned for more details.
Click on any of the linked names above in red to reach each BANSHEE’s current website.

Click HERE to watch the documentary “BANSHEE” by Laura Metzgar-Lynch.