- 09 Mar 21
Emma Langford, Ciara Meade, Erica Cody, Síomha, Lisa Lambe also feature as part of the star-studded line-up.
To mark Imbolc – the ancient Celtic festival in honour of the pagan goddess Brigid – a special celebration of contemporary Irish artists, featuring Erica Cody, Emma Langford, Síomha, Ciara Meade, Dea Matrona, Wyvern Lingo and Lisa Lambe, is available to watch on the RTÉ player now.
After multiple reschedules – and having evolved with the levels from socially-distanced live shows to a full broadcast recording – the performances for Imbolc were filmed on the shores of Lough Derg at Birdhill and GarryKennedy in early February this year. Over 64 artists and crew worked on the show, hosted by Maykay – generating 141 days of work.
“We have come so far, endured so much, but we have conquered even more," says Erica Cody. "To me, being a woman is celebrating what we have overcome and what we continue to build and achieve, not only today but every day. To spread love and acknowledge our struggles to ALL our sisters”
“More than ever before I feel a connection to the pagan festival of Imbolc this year," adds Emma Langford. "A time to burst from the bud, to step out of the darkness of winter and into the Spring, to take ownership of the space around us and draw energy from nature. Ireland needs as much light as it can get right now.”
Watch Imbolc here.