Podcast: COVID-19 – Artists Around the World

Clockwise from top left: Martin Hayes, Anna Murray, Jennifer Walshe and Simon Jermyn

Podcast: COVID-19 – Artists Around the World

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting artists around the world? We speak to four Irish artists abroad about their lives during the lock-down and the impact on their work.

In this week’s podcast, editor Toner Quinn speaks to four Irish artists who are abroad during the COVID-19 crisis and finds out what impact the pandemic is having where they are. The contributors are composer Jennifer Walshe in London, bass guitarist Simon Jermyn in New York, composer Anna Murray in Tokyo and fiddle-player Martin Hayes in Asturias, Spain. 

The Journal of Music podcast is issued every Wednesday. Listen below on Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Recent topics include COVID-19: The Impact on Festivals’ and COVID-19: What Now for Music and the Arts?’ and interviews have featured Bothy Band piper Paddy Keenan, singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, singer Daoirí Farrell and harper Laoise Kelly. Browse all of our recent podcasts here.


Published on 8 April 2020

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