Duala Meet the Artists: Nuala Kennedy and Tara Breen Q/A

Time: 13:00 GMT Date: Friday 1 October 2021 Venue: Live Zoom Audience; Facebook stream Event Over

ITMA and Clare Arts Office are delighted to invite you to a live zoom Q/A session with Duala Creators-in-Residence Nuala Kennedy and Tara Breen.

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Nuala Kennedy and Tara Breen, 2021. Image: Dermot Sheedy

Following the online premiere of "Ag Lorg Ár Líne" on Culture Night 2021, ITMA & Clare Arts Office are delighted to welcome you to join us for a live interview and Q&A session with musicians Nuala Kennedy and Tara Breen, on Friday 1 October 2021 at 1 pm (Irish time). 

Hosted by Alan Woods, ITMA, and Siobhán Mulcahy, Clare Arts Office, you will have the opportunity to hear both musicians talk about the development of the project over the past months, pose questions yourself, and no doubt there will be some tunes and songs in the mix.  

The "Ag Lorg Ár Líne" video is now freely available to watch on ITMA YouTube ChannelITMA Facebook and ITMA IGTV.


To meet artists Nuala and Tara as part of the Zoom audience, register here via Eventbrite. You will receive a separate email with the zoom link on Thursday 30 September 2021. This is a free online event.

Please note that the event will also be streamed live on ITMA Facebook.

This zoom event will be recorded for archival purposes, and will be made available to view on the ITMA and Clare Arts Office YouTube Channels at a later date.

We are looking forward to meeting you online at Duala: Meet the Artists!

Ag Lorg Ár Líne is a recording concept driven by research and collaboration. By listening deeply to archival recordings of their female predecessors, the two contemporary musicians are attempting to 'collaborate remotely' across time and space with some of their County Clare musical foremothers: Kitty Hayes, song/concertina; Nell Galvin, fiddle; Mary Haren, concertina, and singer Nora Cleary. 

Through creative use of digital archival recordings, Nuala and Tara explore and reimagine the details and subtleties of the music of these influential women performers through contemporary duet performance.

You can read more about the project in Siobhán Long's interview with Nuala and Tara in the Irish Times

Ag Lorg Ár Líne was the outcome of the second Duala Creator-in-Residence award, funded by ITMA and Clare Arts Office.

Nuala Kennedy is an acclaimed and award-winning touring and recording solo & ensemble artist. A traditional singer and flute player, she grew up playing Irish music in Dundalk, County Louth, and now currently resides in Ennis, County Clare with her Appalachian singer husband A. J. Roach and their two young children. For more information: http://www.nualakennedy.com/ 

Tara Breen from Co. Clare is an acclaimed and award-winning fiddle, flute and saxophone player. She has recorded and toured extensively with a number of bands including The Chieftains and Stockton’s Wing, and is the recipient of multiple All-Ireland Fleadh titles as a solo and ensemble player. Tara studied music and Irish in University College Cork, and has been teaching fiddle for over a decade. She is now employed by Music Generation.