BIOS

Richard Kearney


Writer, Performer & Co-director

Richard Kearney (writer, performer, co-director) is a writer, professor and cultural organizer of several international projects, most recently 'Exchanging Stories, Changing History’ (see Guestbookproject.org). He has written two novels ``Sam's Fall`` and ``Walking at Sea Level`` translated into several languages - and a volume of poetry, ``Angel of Patrick's Hill``. He has also written several books on the role of imagination and narrative in Irish culture, literature and the arts most notably, ``The Irish Mind`` (1984), ``Transitions: Narratives in Modern Irish Culture`` (1988), ``PostNationalist Ireland: Culture, Philosophy, Politics`` (1998) and ``Navigations: Collected Irish Essays`` (1976-2006). As a member of the Irish Arts Council, chair of the UCD Film School and public intellectual and broadcaster he was actively involved in organizing many national and international cultural projects.

Sheila Gallagher


Performer & Co-director

Sheila Gallagher is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and professor of art at Boston College. She works in many media including video, smoke, drawing, animation, live flowers, and light projections. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, and has exhibited widely at commercial galleries, museums, and universities in the U.S. and internationally, including the Moving Image Festival, London, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Crystal Bridges Museum, Arkansas and the Dodge Gallery in NYC. Gallagher is the co-curator of the Becker Collection, a private archive of Civil War drawings, currently touring the United States. Together with Richard Kearney she codirects the Guestbook Project.

Dana Lyn


Original Score

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Dana Lyn has performed at New York’s Lincoln Center, Beacon Theater, Carnegie and Town Halls, as well as folk festivals and dive bars the world over. As a violinist and keyboard player, she is at home in multiple musical worlds, ranging from classical to folk, contemporary and improvisatory music. As a composer, Lyn has received commissions from the Brooklyn Rider, the Apple Hill String Quartet and the New Orchestra of Washington. Lyn is also a well-versed fiddle player in the Irish tradition and was featured on The Raw Bar and Geanntrai, two documentaries on traditional Irish music that aired on national television in Ireland.

The Apple Hill String Quartet


Musical Performers

Elise Kuder
Colleen Jennings
Mike Kelley
Rupert Thompson

Kevin Sweet


Technical Director

Boston based artist, performer, educator and organizer of cultural media projects.

Brian O'Donovan


MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Writer, producer, and the voice of WGBH’s “Celtic Sojourn”

Creative Consultants


Fanny Howe
Robert Savage
Roy Foster

Adam Weiss


Engineering / Mixing

Mix One Studios, Boston