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The girls who dream: Students entering film industry

Ciana Meyers interviews Trinity student and filmmaker Lena Streitwieser on the realities of studying film at Trinity and female leadership within the industry

A second year Trinity film student in the Dual BA programme with Columbia University, Lena Streitwieser is a name now circulating throughout international film festivals. Having lived in the cities of Chicago, Berlin and Washington D.C., her background speaks to

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Making the case for the Blasket Islands

Ciana Meyers interviews Trinity alum Lorcán Ó Cinnéide on his time at Trinity and his crucial role in developing The Dingle Peninsula’s cultural resources

Growing up in Ireland’s West Kerry Gaeltacht, Lorcán Ó Cinnéide recalls fond memories of “a wonderful environment [with] music, songs, stories and people”. 

A visit to the Dingle Peninsula comes highly recommended. Beyond the island’s inherent natural beauty, it hosts

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When women are given war

Ciana Meyers offers key takeaways from the panel discussion Women and War: Representations in the Creative Arts at the Long Room Hub

Women and War: Representations in the Creative Arts brought the devotion and drive of different professions together. The panel, jointly organised by the Trinity Long Room Hub and Wexford Opera, included The Irish Times’ Lara Marlowe, artistic director of The

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Glancing at the lungs, wings & bones of Tradition Now

Ciana Meyers reviews the latest National Concert Hall and Arts Council showcase highlighting Irish traditional music

During 8 and 9 October, The National Concert Hall opened its various rooms for light, fresh air and memory. A ticket to Tradition Now offered audience members the liberty to listen, learn and relate to various members of Ireland’s traditional

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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 …

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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

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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,