Arts & Culture

Recalling the faces of a varying stage

Ciana Meyers reports on the artistic highlights from the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

With August having jumped into 2023, Scotland submerges us in artistry. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s marketing campaign is titled Fill Yer Boots, meaning the gathering of all things cherished and important. The phrase signals the rhythmic fall of shoes on …

Arts & Culture

Homeward Words On Wildness

Ciana Meyers speaks with musicians Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine and Julie Fowlis on environmentalism and the future of Irish music

Although Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine would speak of her musicianship as her passport, an invitation to hold not just her instruments but the world, she cherishes a vital homecoming. Speaking of her home on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ní

Arts & Culture

Conversations on the fertility of an artistic landscape

Ciana Meyers chats with creatives Éilís Ní Chinnéide and Eilín Ní Bheaglaoich about their rich musical histories

Eilín Ní Bheaglaoich’s albums include Míle Dath: A Cloak of Many Colours and Béilín Meala, with her musical interests resting in the classical music tradition meeting the Irish traditional one. She is a published author of poems and short stories,