Siúil a rún

Working at-a-distance with the LA-based Irish-US composer Jack Van Zandt has been such a gift during the corona virus lockdown. While I shelter-in-place in Cork, Ireland, Jack’s long-lost-home, we worked over the internet to co-design a new adaptation of this traditional Irish song that was taught to me by my Sean-nós teacher Máire Ní Chéileachair who is also singing in this version. We combined old with new, dreams with history and organic acoustic sounds with the digital arts to create an entirely current expression. This outcome is the first of a new collaboration that will involve Irish painters, storytellers, writers, and many other collaborators… Take a listen (we encourage listening with headphones or high quality speakers in order to hear the details) and dream the story that comes to your imagination.