Having found her voice through the performance of her poetry, Natalya O’Flaherty has taken her spoken word to some of the country’s most prestigious cultural events and venues alongside high-profile media appearances. Her words carry hard hitting notions and criticisms of modern Ireland, reflecting issues affecting young people across the country as they face the realities of the nation in the twenty first century. Performing on the Late Late Show three times, her message has reached a wide audience and made a striking impact.
Her achievements to date have been myriad – a UK debut at the London Irish Centre; a multi-media headline show More Than Words as part of Music Town; countless festival appearances including Electric Picnic and Other Voices; reading the Democratic Programme at the Mansion House in Dublin as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Dáil’s first sitting; an appearance at Culture Night in Collins Barracks (at the request of Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan); commissions for the likes of RTE’s A Woman’s World and Shine A Light projects, the Ombudsman for Children, Body & Soul and Proctor & Gamble’s Irish Tampax campaign; an acclaimed workshop programme for young people and an interpretation of Sinead O’Connor’s ‘Three Babies’ for An Post’s Glastonbury special edition launch. 2022 has seen yet more major commissions on key social subjects and a return to live performance.