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The National Concert Hall Presents Imagining Ireland: Sorcha Richardson, Ye Vagabonds, Aby Coulibaly, Susan O’Neill, MOIO and Rachael Lavelle, on Sunday 3 March 2024

15 Jan 2024

The National Concert Hall Presents Imagining Ireland: Sorcha Richardson, Ye Vagabonds, Aby Coulibaly, Susan O’Neill, MOIO and Rachael Lavelle, on Sunday 3 March 2024

· Imagining Ireland: Sorcha Richardson, Ye Vagabonds, Aby Coulibaly, Susan O’Neill, MOIO and Rachael Lavelle · Sunday 3 March 2024 8pm · National Concert Hall, Main Stage · Tickets €25 (10% Discount for Friends of NCH and Groups of 10 or more) · Tickets On Sale: Thursday 18 January 10am · Box Office Tel: 01 4170000   

Media Release 10am Monday 15 January  

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce the next instalment of Imagining Ireland, which showcases the most exciting creative artists at work today. For this new iteration, the widely acclaimed Sorcha Richardson invites folk stars Ye Vagabonds, the timeless voice of Susan O’Neill, the folktronica inspired Rachael Lavelle and others to join her for one night of beautifully crafted songs, on Sunday 3 March 2024, 8pm.   


Sorcha Richardson performs after a No. 1 Independent Irish album, a successful European and U.S. tour and an Ellie Goulding cover of her song ‘Shark Eyes’. Sorcha has been cultivating a fanbase for several years. Songs such as ‘Ruin Your Night’, ‘Honey’ and ‘Petrol Station’ are evocative vignettes of a moment in time which find the poetry in introspection.  

Ye Vagabonds are still basking in the glow of the widespread praise for their latest long-player Nine Waves, a delicately hewn masterpiece of originals and covers which won Best Album at the 2022 RTÉ Radio One Folk Awards. They have just released a version of ‘The Parting Glass’ with Boygenius as a tribute to Sinéad O’Connor.  

Susan O’Neill is a songwriter of many depths, with a timeless voice that is equal parts balm and blowtorch, she is audacity personified, a free spirit; a real performer. She has been a long-time collaborator on the Irish scene with the release of In the Game, her collaboration album with Mick Flannery being the most recent.   

Rachael Lavelle is a Dublin born singer and composer who captivates audiences with her arresting voice and humorous observations on existence. Her debut album, Big Dreams, was released in November 2023 to widespread acclaim. Big Dreams is an existential coming-of-age album that chronicles the journey of a young woman searching for direction and meaning in a very strange world. A wry sense of humour peppered throughout is glued together by the iconic voice of Doireann Ní Bhriain, the announcer on the Luas transport system in Dublin.  

24-year-old Aby Coulibaly is a singer-songwriter mixing 90s R&B beats and buttery vocals with insightfully observational lyricism. Hailing from Dublin, Aby takes inspiration from her Senegalese heritage and day-to-day Dublin life to create a sound that’s entirely her own.   

After the initial release of his captivating debut single ‘SUNBEAMING’ producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter MOIO is establishing himself as a leading force in the emerging Irish Creative community. Carving out his own lane in a diverse generation and excelling in producing commercial music that connects the community’s voices to an international sound. He has also long been a part of Dublin’s Chamomile Club and Records and has been credited as a producer on tracks by artists such as Monjola and Aby Coulibaly.  

This is an evening of 21st century Irish songwriting not to be missed.  

Imagining Ireland will also take place in The Barbican, London, on Monday 4 March 

Tickets here 


Imagining Ireland is supported by Culture Ireland.  

Tickets €25 

On Sale Thursday 18 January 10am  

10% Discount for Friends of NCH     

10% Discount for Groups of 10 or more      

Box Office Tel: 01 4170000    




Media Queries: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager or Roisin Dwyer, PR & Publications Executive, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. (S. Doyle Tel: 087 1775334 / R. Dwyer 085 7129628)     




Imagining Ireland showcases the most inspiring and innovative artists working today. Since it began is has celebrated the musical interplay between Ireland and England, Irish life in England, ideas of modern Irishness and the contribution Irish music and literature has made to UK culture. The concerts have been staged in both the National Concert Hall and London’s Barbican. Some of the artists that have taken part over the years include Radie Peat, Denise Chaila, Sorcha Richardson, James Vincent McMorrow, Kevin Rowland, Loah,Cait O’Riordan and Paul Noonan