Drawing from the Well 2021

Drawing from the Well Season 2 continues with leading instrumentalists, singers and dancers engaging with archival material to create new work.

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ITMA is delighted that Season 2 of the series is Supported by Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.

Drawing from the Well 2021. Episode 2

Cormac Begley 
An Trúmpa: the rise, fall and revival of the Jew's Harp

Coming 17 February 2021, 8 pm on ITMA Facebook, ITMA YouTube, InstagramTV, itma.ie.

Drawing from the Well 2021. Episode 1

Radie Peat 
Murder, Lust & Incest

Join Dublin singer/musician Radie Peat as she explores some of the dark and subversive themes found in her ballad repertoire. 

Now available on ITMA Facebook, ITMA YouTube, InstagramTV, itma.ie.

Coming up 

17 March 2021              CAITLÍN NIC GABHANN


Our past informs our present and shapes our future.

Drawing from the Well 2020. Episodes 1-5

14 October 2020       Louise Mulcahy: Video and Blog

21 October 2020       Martin Hayes: Video and Blog

18 November 2020    Edwina Guckian: Video and Blog

2 December 2020      Mary Bergin and Tony Linnane: Video and Blog

23 December 2020   Brían Mac Gloinn: Video and Blog

Drawing from the Well was launched virtually by Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media on Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 7.30 am. The launch included contributions from Arts Council Director, Maureen Kennelly, ITMA Director, Liam O’Connor and a performance by uilleann piper, Louise Mulcahy. 

Drawing from the Well Press Release available to download here.

ITMA’s plans, policies and strategic direction are framed in the context of our main funders the Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon Strategy 2016–2025, Making Great Art Work and the high-level vision for the arts in a wider context. In Making Great Art Work: Traditional Arts Policy & Strategy 2018, the Arts Council notes that “Artistic research is an important and ongoing element of traditional artists’ creative work, and the Arts Council supports this through its Strategic Funding investment in archival resources and archival recording of contemporary practice.” It identifies two policy priority areas: “the individual traditional artist as the cornerstone of the Traditional Arts” and public engagement. Drawing from the Well is also shaped by the Arts Council Pay the Artist Policy. 

We greatly acknowledge the funding support of the Arts Council of Ireland in making this series possible.