Deirdre’s Diary

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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Lucia Joyce Short Film & Radio Project underway…

Lucia Joyce Short Film & Radio Project underway…

Thanks to 44 fabulous supporter/funders/believers of our crowdfunding campaign, "Lucia Joyce: Full Capacity", short film starring Evanna Lynch as Lucia, choreographed by Megan Kennedy of Junk Ensemble, with costume by Claire Garvey, photography by Mella Travers, and...

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Mother Tongue: Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai & Son

Mother Tongue: Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai & Son

Following on from live events and an extended exhibition “Mother Tongue” at Kilkee’s Cultúrlann Sweeney (info and pix below), bringing my discoveries back to the community where it came from, my related Documentary “Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai and Son” premiered on...

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Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai & Son

Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai & Son

Forget Google Maps.  Today we are off the grid in West Clare.  On the Doonbeg road 2km North of well known ‘Victorian seaside resort’ Kilkee. The road-sign on a bare, ascending left turn announces “L2024”.  L2024?  You’d never guess that just over the brow of this...

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