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Splendid Isolation with Thomas Johnston

Welcome to our latest edition of Splendid Isolation which engages artists on how the current crisis has affected their arts practice!

Here we gain some wonderful insight into the world of traditional musician, Thomas Johnston.

 Thomas not only plays the Uilleann Pipes and Whistles but is also the Artistic Director of Ceol Connected who we were expecting to visit us in April with The Far Field - a joyful and magical traditional music, puppetry, and storytelling performance for young children ages 3-7. The Far Field album is now available from the website: https://ceolconnected.ie/the-far-field/ 

Here Thomas talks about what he's working on now, how Ceol Connected are devising new ways to connect with audiences online and how he misses the energy and the rhythm that comes with touring. 

This series involves interviews with various artists and performers looking at how they are surviving (or thriving!) during the current crisis and how their artform has been affected. Each artist in the series has had a show/performance rescheduled at the Linenhall as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown so we're chasing them down to see how they're staying productive while in isolation. 

The full series can be found on our Youtube Channel and our Facebook Page.


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