Muine Bheag Arts Radio is an experimental broadcasting platform by artist-run organisation Muine Bheag Arts. Our approach is based on the DIY ethos of community radio and aims to create a space for dialogue, connection and exploration through the medium of sound.

Muine Bheag Arts Radio will broadcast conversations with artists and collaborators, live performances and commissioned audio works from a shed in County Carlow to the rest of the world.


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Is ardán trialach craolacháin é Raidió Ealaíon Mhuine Bheag a bunaíodh faoi choimirce Mhuine Bheag Arts, eagraíocht atá faoi stiúir ealaíontóirí. Beifear ag cloí le sainmheon DIY an raidió áitiúil agus féachfar le spás a chruthú do chomhrá, do chaidreamh agus do thaiscéalaíocht trí mheán fuaime.

Ó bhothán i gContae Cheatharlach, craolfar chun an domhain mhóir cadráil le healaíontóirí agus le comhoibrithe, chomh maith le taibhléirithe beo agus clos- saothair. 




1. Voice Tracking - Megan Hadfield



Voice Tracking is an audio essay by Megan Hadfield created in response to the Grass Roots programme. Grass Roots took place in August 2023 and included a series of site-specific sculptures and events in public space. Voice Tracking was developed following conversations with the artists and encounters with the works as the programme unfolded. The text narrates the movements of four archetypes; the Keeper, the Walker, the Glazier and the Instructor as they come across the works.

Megan Hadfield is a visual artist and writer based in Amsterdam. Her practice uses experimental text and installation to reflect on the role of iconography and linguistics in shaping everyday experience. Her writing and audio works can be found at Sonic Acts Biennial and Daisyworld Magazine. Hadfield’s work is currently supported by AFK and Mondriaan Fonds.



2. The Unseen Histories of Muine Bheag - Rory Mullen




The Unseen Histories of Muine Bheag is a collection of stories by Rory Mullen. Listen as our narrator uncovers a series of lost tapes which each tell a tale of the town of Muine Bheag. The stories are wryly told by an unlikely cast of local characters. This episode follows on from a performance by Rory Mullen, which took place as part of the Grass Roots programme in 2021.

Rory Mullen is an artist and set designer based in London. He graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from the University of Salford, Manchester in 2016. His practice explores folklore and narrative through performance, sculpture, drawing and installation. He takes an ad-hoc approach to making, adapting and transforming everyday materials to create playful assemblages and large scale sculptural works.

Recent projects include: DAY OUT, 2-person exhibition at D/ARTS, London (2024), set design for Simone Rocha, Spring Summer Collection (2024) and Greetings from Ireland, collaboration with Robyn Lynch at NOW Gallery, London (2023).




3. The Portal - St. Brigids N.S.



The Portal is a radio play by 6th class students from St. Brigid’s National School in Muine Bheag. It tells the story of the Murphy twins, Mince and Marmalade and their associate Benice who travel through the portal in Dublin to New York City on a mission to save Ireland from darkness.


Muine Bheag Arts led a series of workshops to develop the radio play as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2024. The Portal is written, acted and recorded by the 6th class students from St. Brigid’s N.S.

Credits:
Filip Adamowski Piotrowski, Owen Black, Brandon Byrne, Corey Doran Cody, Mason Darcy, Dylan Egan, Ryan Hutchinson, Aaron McAssey, Azaan Faisal Javed Mobeen, Alex Fisher, Harry McCullagh, William McDonnell Moore, Barry McSteen, Kyle Middleton, Shay Minchin, T.J. Minchin, Fiacc O’Rourke, Cillian Ryan, Logan Rossiter


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