artist: 

Marie Brett 

in collaboration with 

writer: Katie Holly

designer: Lucia Pola

 

in dialogue with

druids, Elders, healers, historians, makers, spiritualists, storytellers and other interested members of the community.

 

producer: Kate O'Shea,

curator: Kath Gorman

associate curator:

Miguel Amado.

Commissioned by Cork Midsummer Festival  in partnership with SIRIUS

Artist Marie Brett in collaboration with writer Katie Holly, designer Lucia Pola. In dialogue with druids, Elders, healers, historians, makers, spiritualists, storytellers and other interested members of the community. Producer Kate O'Shea, curator Kath Gorman; associate curator Miguel Amado. Commissioned by Cork Midsummer Festival in parthership with SIRIUS. 

 

CONTRIBUTORS

THE ASHES 

THE ASHES 

Video: Marie Brett

Script: Katie Holly

Voice: Irene Kelleher

Sound: Cormac O' Connor

THE ASHES / VAULT

THE ASHES VAULT

Patricia Bowen : Ballinspittle moving statue (audio)

Bernadette M. Knopek : Story of ash (audio)

Bernadette M. Knopek : The myth of the Day of the Straws (audio)

Eddie Lenihan : Zoom interview

Tony Manning : Story of ash (audio)

Mary O'Shea : Apparition (audio)

Evelyn Richmond : Ash, faith and philosophy (audio): Evelyn Richmond

Siobhan King : Ash symbolism, family memory and COVID-19 (audio)

THE CURE 

THE CURE 

 

Script: Katie Holly

Video: Lucia Pola

THE RITUAL

THE RITUAL 

Video: Marie Brett

Photography (original source): Cork Celtic Stickmakers

Ian James,

Denis McSweeney,

Matt O’Connor,

Pat O’Sullivan,

Joe Sheehan,

Martin Thompson,

Eugene Trindles

Performance (original source): Clíona Ní Laoi, a.k.a Mama Matrix Most Mystical - Full Moon Cleansing Bath 

THE RITUAL / VAULT

THE RITUAL / VAULT

Oein DeBhairduin : Folk cures photography

Karina Healy : Vocal

Marie Brett : Video

Freda Farrell : Health & Spiritual Healing, moving text

Dr. Andrea Kitta :The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination and Folklore (2019)

Dr. Michael Martin, BA, PhD : Historic stories (audio): Dr. Michael Martin, BA, PhD  

Ellen Evert Hopman :Herbalist, lay homeopath, author and archdruid (audio): Ellen Evert Hopman

Patricia Bowen :Historian, member of the COVID-19 influencers group and influenza specialist (audio): Dr Ide Milne

 

THE VIRUS

Video : Marie Brett & Lucia Pola

 

THE SPIRIT

Video: Marie Brett

Photography (original source): Betty Loughrey

Harp & Vocal - Aisling Urwin (Recorded by Seán O’ Sullivan) 

 

THE SPIRIT / VAULT

Psychic ability and sixth sense (moving text & audio): Tia Anderson

Pandemic and the Elders (moving text): Helen D’Bharóid

Intuition and visions (audio):  Freda Farrell

Hand analysis (video): William Maloney 

Fairy forts (moving text and audio): Martina Stronsoe

 

THE FAIRYTALE

Sound:  Marie Brett

Script: Katie Holly

Video:  Lucia Pola

 

THE FAIRYTALE / VAULT

COVID-19 (music): Anonymous singer

Strawing (video): Marie Brett 

Around the Fairy Fort, written by Vincent Broderick (music):  Evelyn Broderick

Hag in the Churn (music): Evelyn Broderick

Photography (original sources)Heritage Crafts Alive, Steffi Otto, Karen Barry, Dúchas.ie

Supernatural footprint story: Tommy O’Connor, filmed by Karen Barry

Fairytale: (vocal): Eoin O’ Shea  

Johnny Mickey’s , a.k.a. Johnny Mickey Barry’s (music): Lisa O’ Sullivan & Karen Barry

Story of strawing (conversation and music): Lisa O’ Sullivan & Karen Barry

THE SEPARATION

Email Sound:  Marie Brett

Email Writing: Katie Holly

 Script: Katie Holly

Voice: Irene Kelleher

Sound: Cormac O' Connor

 

THE LIST

Vocal: Katie Holly

Photography (home of Eamon & Catherine Holly:   Donncha McAuliffe & Marie Brett

THE LIST / VAULT

COVID-19 day (moving text):  Noreen Collins

Conversation and pandemic psychological effects (moving text): Bernie Dwyer

‘Hello from the Dog’ (moving text): Bernice Glavin

Coping with COVID-19 (audio): Jon Holford

Druidism and ‘The Morrigan’ (audio): Ellen Evert Hopman, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain​: Plants to Contact the Spirits of the Dead (2019)

The feminine arts (audio): Tricia O Connor

Tea (video): Mary O’ Shea & Kate O’ Shea

Lemon (video): Mary O’ Shea & Kate O’ Shea