Pauline Scanlon


FRI Stage 1 7:00 – 8:30pm Exile
Reardon Theatre 10:00am – 12:00pm ABC Broadcast with Jeremy Lee
Stage 3 4:15 – 5:45pm Exile
Stage 3 10:00 – 11:30am Women Out Loud
Stage 5 5:30 – 6:30pm
Lighthouse 12:15 – 1:00pm

“Her voice is a superb mix of china cup fragility and steely strength The Irish Times

Hailing from Dingle, West Kerry, Pauline Scanlon is one half of celebrated singing duo Lumiere, a project which has seen her perform throughout the world in recent years including a performance in Carnegie Hall in 2014.

This vocalist and songwriter galvanised the Irish music scene with her stunning debut album, ‘Red Colour Sun’. Coming from the Irish tradition yet equally versed in the world and contemporary music realms, Pauline is capable of making the oldest ballads sound immediate and fresh while granting newer material a timeless resonance.

Her current release ‘Gossamer’ is her first solo album in 10 years, and is a collection of songs steeped in loss and love. Produced by long time collaborator John Reynolds (Sinéad O’Connor, Seun Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Damien Dempsey) it sees Pauline push herself out of the acoustic and into a more electric soundscape.

For Port Fairy Pauline will perform in concert as well as joining a stellar cast for two special presentations of Exile: Songs & Tales of Irish Australia.