Polly Barrett is a well-known name on the Irish folk scene. After releasing 2 albums, 2011’s Mr Bookshop and Probably Me in 2014 she took a break from music to focus on family. During the Covid-19 pandemic Polly quietly recorded and released “Dark Garden”, an EP of four new songs, one of which, ‘Thinking About You’ was chosen for a Discover Ireland Campaign for West Cork. Polly performed an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance in the US in 2022 and performed at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2023 in the US alongside the Coronas, Wallis Bird and a host of other Irish acts.

Ethereal and rhythmic Polly’s live performances have shown how she has evolved as a performer incorporating a loop pedal and whistles to much effect. Audiences can expect to be taken on a very special journey with Polly Barrett.

As well as performing the Mad Hatter’s Tent, Polly will also be in conversation as part of Minding Creative Minds presents ‘Broadening Your Horizons As A Creative’ taking place as part of the Couch Sessions at 3.00pm


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