It’s springtime. Once again the seasons have turned and the sense of renewal and hope that is ushered in with springtime is very welcome. This Spring episode of The Shaking Bog’s seasonal podcast draws mainly on the voices of artists who live either within, or close to the Wicklow County borders.
For this episode we have broadened our creative canvas to include a conversation with choreographer and collaborative artist Joan Davis and an original piece of memoir - interwoven with music - from composer Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Other featured writers include; Declan Murphy and poet Jane Clarke. Our nature item is a thoughtful reflection from forestry expert Ciaran Fallon and we include a snapshot from Trinidad & Tobago from Simone Aché
Produced by The Shaking Bog Festival in collaboration with Coillte Nature & Mermaid Arts Centre. Written & presented by Catherine Nunes, edited by Bjorn MacGiolla, mixed by Steve McGrath with theme music composed by Ray Harmon.
Further Information about the artists
Joan Davis - a collaborative choreographer and artist whose work explores the synergy between art, dance, therapy and nature. She lives and works on Gorse Hill, County Wicklow where she welcomes visitors for ‘Garden as Gallery’ tours (pre-booking essential). https://www.gorsehill.net/
Jane Clarke - an award winning poet and author of two poetry collections, published by Bloodaxe Books - The River (2015) and When The Tree Falls (2019). http://www.janeclarkepoetry.ie/
Declan Murphy - a chronicler of nature whose second book The Spirit of the River - A Quest for the Kingfisher is available from Lilliput Press and all good bookshops now. (https://www.lilliputpress.ie/)
Colm Mac Con Iomaire - a player composer and film score arranger. Founding member of the bands Kíla and The Frames, he has also released three solo albums: The Hares Corner/Cúinne an Ghiorra, And Now The Weather/Agus Anois An Aimsir, The River Holds its Breath/Tost Ar An Abhainn. https://www.colmmacconiomaire.com/
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