No Other Word For It, IMBOLC Festival, Jan – Feb 2020

No Other Word For It (1)
IMBOLC Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland presents an immersive installation combining music, sculpture, light, text and video mapping by Ailís Ní Ríain.

From Sunday 26 January to Sunday 9 February 2020
[Official opening with reception – Sunday 26 January at 15:00]

Venue – Studio 1, Echo Echo Studios, Derry, Northern Ireland

Opening Hours – Open daily from 11:00 – 18:00 Free

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.


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.