Carlow Pride Fest Presents Tadgh Griffen - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Carlow Pride Fest Presents Tadhg - A Carlow Man Live in Concert

This Summer, Tadhg brings his larger than life stage performance back to his hometown as part of this year's Carlow Pride Festival.

Saturday 15th July 2023 | 8pm

Admission: €22.50

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Carlow Pride Festival is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting two incredible shows at the prestigious George Bernard Shaw Theatre at VISUAL Carlow. This momentous occasion is of immense significance to the town as it highlights the importance of bringing LGBT+ entertainment to Carlow.

By showcasing these shows, the festival aims to foster inclusivity, acceptance, and celebration of the vibrant LGBT+ community within the local area. It provides an opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to come together, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and revel in the joy, creativity, and talent that LGBT+ performers bring to the stage. Through such events, Carlow Pride Festival endeavors to create a safe and supportive environment where everyone can express themselves freely, break down barriers and be entertained along the way. VISUAL and Carlow Pride Festival are a match that can truly pave the way in a momentous way.

This Summer Tadhg brings his larger than life stage performance back to his hometown. Tadhg’s performances flow seamlessly from trad to jazz, funk, and rock, telling emotional stories of love, personal growth, and self acceptance. Guiding his big band with expert piano playing and commanding vocals, a Tadhg show is a celebration of the power of music, and the complexity of life.

Currently based in Dublin, Tadhg has garnered a reputation for thrilling and emotional performances and this performance promises to only further that reputation.

Tadhg aims to dive deep into his history with Carlow, and understand how this town contributed to his character and how he views the world around him.

Having attended Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuarisc and Gaelcholáiste Ceatharlach, Tadhgs extended history with the Irish language is a direct result of his Carlow Heritage. Allowing him to perform in both English and as Gaeilge. He attended several music schools in the Carlow area, took part in musicals in our own Visual Theatre and even honed his instrumental and vocal skills in the Cathedral of the Assumption Carlow.

While Carlow offered many resources during Tadhg’s youth, a profound lack of queer representation forced Tadhg to establish his own identity as a Carlow man. A challenging journey no doubt, but one that has lead to the founding of a bright future.

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