Deirdre’s Diary

Phone Call with Mr. Joyce/ Bloomsday 2020

Phone Call with Mr. Joyce/ Bloomsday 2020

I nearly fainted when I heard my "fabulous work" on Lucia Joyce mentioned in President Michael D Higgins' wonderful Bloomsday Speech yesterday evening, and am still recovering! President Higgins' speech was extraordinary, not only passionately highlighting the...

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Dance Ireland 30th Anniversary Podcasts

Dance Ireland 30th Anniversary Podcasts

Happy 2020! It was a pleasure to interview some of Ireland's greatest dance gurus for Dance Ireland as part of their 30th Anniversary Podcast series, celebrating the founders of the Association of Professional Dancers of Ireland, the seminal organisation out of which...

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Happy would-be 112th birthday Lucia Joyce!

Happy would-be 112th birthday Lucia Joyce!

My latest BAI-funded feature radio documentary about Lucia Joyce broadcast on RTE Lyric FM during the week of her July 26th birthday.  She would have been turning 112 years old, high time to  reclaim the much-misunderstood dancer as an artist in her own right,...

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