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Saolta Arts and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture in partnership with Portiuncula University Hospital and Saolta University Health Care Group brings vocal performances to patients’ bedsides virtually

Saolta Arts and Galway 2020 are pleased to present Viriditas by Ceara Conway as part of The Deepest Shade of Green, an Arts and Health programme for Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020. Viriditas is part of Saolta Arts’ wider programme The Deepest Shade of Green where nature and familiar landscapes of the West are brought into the wards, corridors, and waiting rooms of Saolta’s hospitals and used to imaginatively escape the clinical environment.

Viriditas is an album composed by acclaimed Irish artist and singer Ceara Conway in response to an extended process of engagement at Galway University Hospitals. Available online at, Viriditas takes the listener on a journey through songs inspired by conversations with staff and patients, melding sound recordings of hospital equipment, plants, and the tools of sound healers. Earlier this year, songs from the album were previewed as a series of intimate performances for patients and their families in the wards of Galway University Hospitals.  Ceara Conway accompanied by musician Anna Mullarkey  will visit Portiuncula University Hospital Ballinasloe on Friday September 18th to perform songs from the CD.  This special intimate event will be streamed to patients throughout the hospital.  Viriditas the album will be gifted to patients throughout the Saolta University Health Care Group on Culture Night and available online at 

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH)