Archive: IMBOLC 2020

An immersive installation combining music, sculpture, light, text and video mapping by Ailís Ní Ríain, inspired by the poetry of Padraic Fiacc.

From Sunday 26 January to Sunday 9 February (Official opening with reception: Sunday 26 January at 15:00)
Ón Domhnach 26 Eanáir go dtí an Domhnach 9 Feabhra (Seoladh oifigiúil agus fáiltiú: Domhnach 26 Eanáir ar 15:00)

Studio 1, Echo Echo
Open daily from 11:00 – 18:00 | Ar oscailt gach lá idir 11:00 – 18:00

Free | Saor in aisce

No Other Word For It takes as its starting point the question of ‘tradition’ in both classical painting and sculpture, and traditional and classical music. The installation includes a new composition by Ailís Ní Ríain which combines classical and traditional music featuring performances by leading Irish and British musicians and sculpture by the British artist Nicola Dale. 

Musicians: Jack Talty [concertina], Sarah Watts [clarinets], Cormac O’ Brien [bass], Mark Redmond [uilleann pipes], Ciaran Carlin [flute/whistle] and Joanne Quigley [violin]

“As a composer and a writer, a significant talent” – The Irish Times

Ailís Ní Ríain is an Irish contemporary classical composer and published writer for stage who aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. A regular collaborator with artists in other art-forms, her artistic interests are diverse and combined with an unwavering desire to push and develop her artistic practice through each new project or commission.


[Image copyright Nicola Dale]

IMBOLC Festival is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations.