Focail na mBan Performance : Growler & The Wild Geeze
The Wild Geeze & Growler
the fumbally café
The Fumbally are presenting two nights of performances to mark the publication of Manchán Magan’s book Focail na mBan: Women’s Words – a collection of Irish words for vaginas, vulvas, clitorises, and periods.
On Saturday Nov 25th the inimitable Growler & The Wild Geeze will bring their unique and raucous selves to celebrate the glory and guts of what it is to be a woman in Ireland. And the world. Both fresh from sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this is a night of comedy, cabaret, song and sorrow not to be missed.
Focail na mBan/ Women’s Words is a book by Manchán Magan, a gathering of Irish words for vaginas, vulvas, clitorises, and periods with Illustrations from 29 artists. It Is meant as a catalyst for those willing to seek out further terms and Insights from older lore-keepers in the Gaeltacht. In no way is it a comprehensive collection of such words, but rather a humble first step; a gesture of encouragement for others who may wish to dive deeper into this rich realm of linguistic insight.
The artists who responded to the words are: Sandra Adams, Emily Robyn Archer, Chloe Austin, Aideen Barry, Aurélie Beatley, Emma Brennan, Eabha Cleary, Rachel-Marie Cleary, Amanda Coogan, Serena Viola Corson, Dorothy Cross, Arisleyda Dilone, Millie Egan, Bebhinn Eilish, Rachel Fallon, Ursula Foley, Sharon Greene, Lisa Harris, Joya Hatchett, Hammond Journeaux, Toma McCullim, Yvonne McGuinness, Eimear McGuire, Dee Mulrooney, Emily Ann Ní Dhriscoll De Marco, Kiki na Art/Ciarna Pham, Aisling Rogerson, Maria Simonds-Gooding and Carmel Winters. The book also features articles by poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin and writer Tadhg Mac Eoghain, and some poetry by Dairena Ní Chinneide.
The exhibition of Focail na mBan in The Fumbally Stables will be open and available to view for 1 hour at the beginning of this night of performance.
Focail na mBan, the book, will be available at a reduced price on the night, throughout the exhibition (23rd-26th Nov) and at the launch night (23rd).