No Other Word For It

No Other Word For It is an immersive installation combining music, sculpture and projection. 

Inspired by the poetry of the Northern Irish poet, Padraic Fiacc, No Other Word For It takes as its starting point the question of ‘tradition’ in both classical painting and sculpture, and traditional and classical music.

The installation includes a new composition by Ailís Ní Ríain which combines classical and traditional music featuring performances by leading Irish and British musicians and sculpture by the British artist Nicola Dale.

Originally commissioned by IMBOLC International Arts Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland


Jack Talty [concertina]

Sarah Watts [clarinets]

Cormac O’ Brien [bass]

Mark Redmond [uilleann pipes]

Ciaran Carlin [flute/whistle]

Joanne Quigley [violin]

Recorded and mixed at Red Box Recordings, Belfast

Image © Nicola Dale

No Other Word For It has been funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland, the PRS Foundation for Music, Arts Council Ireland and IMBOLC Festival.