Imagining Ireland

LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road


Imagining Ireland is a musical conversation between Ireland and England, through the songs of the last hundred years.

The artists confirmed to take part (in alphabetical order) are: 

Paul Brady
Martin Carthy
Cathal Coughlan 
Barry Douglas 
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Andy Irvine
James Vincent McMorrow
Lisa O’Neill 
Cait O’Riordan 
Kevin Rowland and Sean Read of Dexys
Camille O’Sullivan

They are joined by a house band directed by Kate St John, featuring Roger Eno, Calum MacColl and Neill MacColl, and the evening is hosted by writer and broadcaster John Kelly.

This concert is a response for London to the IMAGINING HOME series of concerts at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.  It is produced by Serious and National Concert Hall Dublin, and supported by Culture Ireland and The Embassy of Ireland in London

The event is part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, marking a key moment on Ireland’s journey to independence.