Meanwhile the collaboration led by Niall Vallely will create and perform a new series of pieces entitled Bearna which translates as a gap or space. The trio will explore the musical concepts offered by spaces that exist in between different genres of music and people’s varied musical perspectives.
With a shared a love of global music, Patrick Stefan Groenland and Navá will build on recent successful instrumental performances, adding vocals to complement their considerable multi-string sound palette. Their collaboration will be showcased at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.
Each project will also receive an award of €8,000 to support and facilitate the making of new work and creative partnerships. Audiences will have opportunities to enjoy the new material at live concerts in November and later online on social media platforms.
The other three projects are led by mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell, in residence at glór, Ennis; classical violinist, Patrick Rafter, at Triskel Arts Centre in Cork; and soprano, Elizabeth Hilliard, at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Among the participants in the Resonate programme in 2021 were singer-songwriter, Emma Langford, uilleann piper, David Power, and.fiddler and singer, Clare Sands.