New Commission for IMBOLC Festival, Derry 2020

In the few short years of its existence IMBOLC International Music Festival has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading folk and world music festivals. Whilst still firmly rooted in the musical cultures of this island, the festival has grown in depth and breadth and now encompasses music genres ranging from folk, traditional and roots to jazz, contemporary and world music.

Ailís is creating a new installation which will open on 26th January and run throughout the festival. The work includes music which combines traditional and classical instruments, sculpture by Nicola Dale, video projections and inspired by the Irish poet Padraic Fiacc.

Supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland, IMBOLC, the PRS Foundation and the Irish Arts Council.