Season 3 Episode 1 – Awesome Mná Webpage

Panti Bliss and her ‘cabaret of conversations’ is back for a 10 week Summer 2018 run on RTÉ Radio 1 Tuesday nights 10pm starting July 3rd. The series opens with an emotional show ‘Awesome Mná’ recording just after the historic vote to repeal the 8th amendment. For more details contact John at Athena Media / +353 1 4372395 for photos and interviews. 



Folder of photographs for the Episode (credit - John Howard/Athena Media)


The Panti Monologue ‘Awesome Mná’ - Pantisocracy S3 Episode 1 (*Panti Monologue text transcript)

Eva O’Connor ‘My Name is Saoirse’ - Pantisocracy S3 Episode 1 ‘Awesome Mná

Ciara Sidine ‘Trouble Come Find Me’ Pantisocracy S3 Episode 1 ‘Awesome Mná’

Ciara Sidine ‘Finest Flower’- Pantisocracy S3 Episode 1 ‘Awesome Mná’

Karan Casey ‘Sister I’m Here for You’ Pantisocracy S3 Episode 1 ‘Awesome Mná’

Karan Casey ‘I’m Still Standing Here’ Pantisocracy S3 Episode 1 ‘Awesome Mná’

Billings for the episode can be found below:

Pantisocracy Season 3 2018 Episode 1  

Tx 3rd July 2018 : 22.00-23.00 on RTÉ Radio 1

Title:  Awesome Mná

In an emotional show recorded just after the historic vote in the abortion referendum on May 25th Singers Karan Casey and Ciara Sidine join host Panti Bliss in an episode entitled ‘Awesome Mná’ exploring the voice of women in Ireland; the stories they tell and the songs they sing. Casey, an outstanding traditional and folk singer, kicked off the gender equality in music initiative Fair Plé earlier this year while Ciara Sidine’s work includes a powerful song in tribute to the memory of the women and babies of the Magdalene laundries and mother and baby institutions. Samantha Long, a Magdalene adoptee, shares the story of her birth mother Margaret.  Joining them is Maynooth sociologist Professor Linda Connolly  author of The Irish Women’s Movement and playwright/actor Eva O’Connor whose work includes the play Maz & Bricks exploring themes affecting young Irish women today. In the provocative and timely show Ciara Sidine performs her songs ‘Finest Flower’ and ‘Trouble Come Find Me’ while Karan Casey sings a favourite Janis Ian one ‘I’m Still Standing Here’ as well as a song she wrote during the referendum campaign ‘Sister I’m Here for You’.