Caitríona O’Leary performs Ansacht na nAnsacht (Love of Loves) online

Caitríona O'Leary by Laelia Milleri
Photo: Laelia Milleri

Ireland Performs, Facebook & Culture Ireland present Caitríona O’Leary in an online programme of unaccompanied songs: Ansacht na nAnsacht (Love of Loves).

On Saturday May 2, 2020, Heresy Records’ recording artist Caitríona O’Leary will perform an online concert of unaccompanied songs for Ireland Performs, an initiative to support presentations by Irish artists in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be streamed through Caitríona’s social media channels and will also be carried on Culture Ireland’s Facebook page.

Ansacht na nAnsacht (Love of Loves) – Ireland Performs
Saturday May 2, 2020 at 12.30pm (Ireland/UK)
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Ireland Performs was launched on April 3, 2020, attracting over 120,000 viewers from around the world during its first week. Funded by Facebook Ireland and Culture Ireland, a division of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland Performs has hosted artists including Mick Flannery, John Spillane and Sharon Shannon.

Caitríona’s performance of Ansacht na nAnsacht (Love of Loves) was conceived to celebrate the glory of unaccompanied song – a genre in which she is a recognized master.

“This music is a special genre of vocal art called sean nós…in this type of singing O’Leary is a master” – General Anzeiger (Bonn, Germany).

The repertoire for this concert is organized around themes of love and nature featuring songs from the 13th – 20th centuries including medieval songs, sean nós songs and folksongs from Ireland, Scotland and America.

Department of Culture