Irish Composers on Irish Music: Jennifer Walshe and AN GLÉACHT

27 Apr 2016 - 8:30pm
James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1

Jennifer Walshe

AN GLÉACHT (screening)
27 April, 8.30pm, James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s St, Dublin 2
€10/8 (students)

In Conversation: Identity and Irishness
28 April, 6.30pm, Roasted Brown, Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin
Free admission

The AIC is delighted to present not one but two events featuring the innovative experimental composer Jennifer Walshe as part of the Irish Composers on Irish Music series, supported by Arts Council Ireland and IMRO.

First, we will present a screening of 2015 film AN GLÉACHT, and an introduction by Walshe to Aisteach, the Avant Garde Archive of Ireland.

Outsider artist Caoimhín Breathnach (1934-2009) lived as a recluse in Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon for all of his life. Breathnach’s artistic practice focussed on the creation of ‘subliminal’ tapes and films which he believed possessed the capacity to shift consciousness. In these works, Ogham magickal scales, crystallography, astronomy, folklore & natural phenomena are combined with found audio and visual material to produce an idiosyncratic, esoteric system of correspondences. Breathnach spent the last years of his life planning a work called AN GLÉACHT.

The work was to combine subliminal tapes and films with filmed footage showing a sequence of occult rituals. Breathnach’s great-niece, the composer and artist Jennifer Walshe, has completed AN GLÉACHT.

Tickets available for €10 (€8 students) plus booking fee from