Abby Oliveira is a writer, performer, lyricist, and theatre maker based in Derry. She has been an active part of the Irish spoken-word scene for over a decade. She performs regularly at events and festivals throughout the UK and Ireland. Her debut solo spoken-word album ‘Cast Away Your Compass’ was released in 2016. She has toured her one-woman spoken-word show (of the same title as the album) in Australia & New Zealand (via funding from Arts Council NI), and was a featured spoken-word artist at Singapore Writer’s Festival 2017. She was the 2014 and 2015 Lingo Spoken-Word Festival slam champion.
She was the host/organiser of The Monday Night Cure – a very successful monthly live literature/performance party for the people in Derry, which ran from 2015-2018.
She has supported artists such as Damian Dempsey, Hollie McNish, Saul Williams, Polarbear, and Scroobius Pip.
Her work is typically cross-genre; comprising elements of poetry, storytelling, rap, music and physical performance. She debuted her one-woman multi-media theatre show ‘Legends of the Coven’ at Echo Echo Dance Studios in October of 2018. Abby is a powerful performer with a love of experimentation and collaboration; she collaborates extensively with musicians working in varying styles; having worked in the past with Basork, Velvet Alibi, Ryan Vail, North-West Hip-Hop and many more. Currently she is the lyricist with new collaborative outfit Seven Daughters; with Dublin-based electronic producer/musician Conor O’ Connor and guitarist Claus Jensen.
Abby is also a facilitator in the arts, and has facilitated many courses and workshops in spoken-word (as well as other art forms) with all ages of humans.
August 8, 2019