Once Upon a Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE sees renowned broadcaster Donal Dineen take us on a deep exploration of music in the company of some of the finest makers in the land. Together they will trace pathways to the very heart of the matter in an environment that invites contemplation and deep listening.This inaugural series, presented on the occasion of Summer Solstice features Liam Ó Maonlaí who discusses the traditional Irish song Sadhbh ní Bhruinneallaigh and the musical parallels between African and Celtic rhythms alongside his own personal connection to the harp.
THE HIDE SCULPTURE by artist Garrett Phelan, located at Rogerstown Park, Lusk and commissioned through Fingal County Council's Public Art Programme is a 21st Century Monument dedicated to the people of Fingal and especially to those who give their time to the protection of its environment. It identifies as art with function and invites a range of engagements across the spheres of education, activism and community to enable a greater understanding of the context of the site and the place of art in society.
We are delighted to present this first episode of Once Upon A Sound with Donal Dineen for Solstice.THE HIDE SCULPTURE and its proximity to the changing tides and migratory bird patterns of the Rogerstown Estuary has always acknowledged the significance of the new moon.It reminds us of how connected we are to our natural environment, the rituals of our ancient past and to those who valued nature as their guide and inspiration for language, music and art.
The ‘Once Upon a Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE’ series will be available to view on Fingal Arts Vimeo & thehideproject.com where you can also catch up on the series so far with stunning performances by Cormac Begley, Anna Mieke & Niwel Tsumbu.
For further information:
contact Caroline Cowley – Public Art co-ordinator - Caroline.Cowley@fingal.ie