Gaeltacht

The Silencing of An Spidéal – Why Catherine Martin Needs to Set Out a New Vision for the Arts

The Silencing of An Spidéal – Why Catherine Martin Needs to Set Out a New Vision for the Arts

The Silencing of An Spidéal – Why Catherine Martin Needs to Set Out a New Vision for the Arts

The experience of one village in the west of Ireland shows that the new Minister for Arts faces a serious challenge, to change the way we think about culture and its role in our society, writes Toner Quinn.

Published on 1 July 2020

Toner Quinn is editor of the Journal of Music.

The Challenge to the Gaeltacht Remains

The Challenge to the Gaeltacht Remains

The Challenge to the Gaeltacht Remains

‘Aisling?’, a new show of music, song, dance and literature directed by Darach Mac Con Iomaire and commissioned by Ealaín na Gaeltachta, was presented as a central part of ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’ – a year-long celebration of the Irish language.

Published on 11 October 2018

Barra Ó Séaghdha is a writer on cultural politics, literature and music.