Sinéad paying tribute to Katie Taylor. [Inpho/Sasko Lazarov]

Sinéad O'Connor tribute on Oct. 2

“From the moment she burst onto the music scene in the mid ’80s, Sinéad O’Connor did things differently. In an Ireland ensnared by its past, Sinéad represented the future – what it could mean to be Irish, to be a woman, to be different.” said the Irish American Writers and Artists in a statement announcing a tribute event for Monday, Oct. 2, at the Cell Theatre (7 p.m to 10 p.m).

“Her untimely passing in July stunned fans and tributes quickly came pouring in from around the globe about what Sinéad’s music – and her commitment to truth telling – had meant to so many. In the music world, everyone from Michael Stipe to Ice T had something to say about Sinead but her influence – and her loss – was felt deeply in many other spheres as well.

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Irish American Writers and Artists say it will “pay tribute to Sinéad’s fierce and fragile spirit.”

Hosted by Irish novelist Yvonne Cassidy, the line up will feature original work from Quentin Fottrell, Rebecca Hart, Niamh Hyland, Cahir O’Doherty, Connie Roberts and more. 

Through prose, poetry and of course song, we will aim to capture what Sinéad meant to so many and give her a send off fitting for the woman she was,” the statement said.

The Cell Theatre is located at 338 West 23rd St., NY 10011. For tickets, click here.