Live at St. Luke’s at Cork Midsummer Festival 2018

Fair Plé is an initiative set up to encourage the promotion of female musicians in folk and traditional music. This concert will celebrate that.

Fair Plé aims to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion, and development of Irish traditional and folk music. “We advocate for equal opportunity and balanced representation for all.” The initiative was set up by Pauline Scanlon and Karan Casey the renowned singer who started out with Solas in the mid 90’s and has since collaborated with artists such as Bela Fleck, Lunasa, The Dubliners and Imelda May. As featured vocalist with the Sharon Shannon Band for three years, as a solo artist, and as a member of vocal duo LUMIERE, Pauline Scanlon has entranced audiences the world over with her distinctly delicate intensity.

As a part of the 2018 Cork Midsummer Festival, Fair Plé presents some of Ireland’s most exciting folk, traditional and contemporary artists The Whileaways, Kate Ellis, Anna Mieke, Julie Goo, Niall Vallely and many more.