Sapfofest, Lithuania: video and photos

Sapfofest is a queer summer festival that takes place at the Žeimiai manor house near Janova in Lithuania. We recently travelled to play a concert on Saturday night. Sapfofest is the first independent community-initiated festival in the Baltics, which seeks to empower & connect the queer community. It was a long trip for us and 16 month old GG – however it was really worth it for the beautiful and friendly festival and tbh our gig rocked and we were buzzing afterwards!

Here are two short videos taken from social media of the songs “I Do Everything” (from our album Stop Talking) and “Under The Neon” (vinyl single). I Do Everything has been a live favourite, maybe it’s time for a music video…

The start of our song “I Do Everything” from #sapfofest, from Aušra K! Such a cool and fun crowd ???

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Under the Neon from last night’s concert. ? thanks @oniponioniponi for the video ?

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Here are some photos from Paulina Drėgvaitė, reproduced with kind permission.

sapfofest, lithuaniasapfofest, lithuaniasapfofest, lithuaniasapfofest, lithuaniaShout out to Sam Dale for babysitting GG so we could practice in our brand new practice space!

We would love to tell you more about our FLTQI (women, lesbian, trans, inter and queer) centred practice space and collective which opened this year. Until then, a short description from the Ruby Tuesday website:

A new practice room collective in the rooms below Bei Ruth, Neukölln. FLTI* centred. Organised in a non-hierarchical manner and financially accessible. A shared space for workshops, practicing, learning from each other, having fun and making art and music; a place for sharing resources and skills.

Want to listen to our album Stop Talking? Check it out here.

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About yom

Maebh Murphy grew up in Waterford, Ireland and lives in Berlin, Germany. As a teenager, she participated in outreach programmes by Waterford Youth Arts and developed a taste for writing, acting, directing, dance and theatre. At Trinity College, Dublin she studied English Literature and Drama Studies. In 2006 she was a founding member of the "audiodetour" project, making mp3 choreographed audio guides in Dublin, Edinburgh, Berlin and New York. In 2007 she formed the band You're Only Massive, who have released several records on vinyl, cassette and itunes and played concerts in Europe and North America. Since 2011 she have been working with Ruby Tuesday e.v. Berlin as a band coach, instrument coach and organizer of music camps for people discriminated against on the basis of gender, and is currently in the process of setting up Girls* Rock! Ireland. She is a catalyst of Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Interests include electronic music, synthesizers, feminism, classism, the girls rock movement and veganism.