‘Once Upon a Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE’ sees acclaimed broadcaster Donal Dineen take us on a deep exploration of music in the company of some of the finest music makers in the land. Together they will tell the story of their sound, the songs, the instruments and their connection to them. In each series they will perform at THE HIDE SCULPTURE, a sculpture by artist Garrett Phelan that invites contemplation and deep listening. It is located along the Rogerstown Estuary, North County Dublin and home to a diverse population of resident and migrating birds that have chosen this place as their home.

‘Once Upon A Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE’ is recorded and released as a monthly online series. This Autumn/Winter season will feature interviews and performances with some of Ireland’s most exciting performers. This month sees contemporary folk musician, Anna Mieke Bishop, 'Anna Mieke', perform and discuss with Donal her rendition of the traditional folk song 'Three Little Babes' and her use of the Harmonium instrument.

The location for this project is THE HIDE SCULPTURE a permanent public art work by artist Garrett Phelan. It is located on the Rogerstown Estuary, Lusk and is commissioned through Fingal County Council's Public Art Programme.  Garrett has created THE HIDE SCULPTURE as a 21st Century Monument that incorporates function by inviting a range of engagements with it across the spheres of education, music, activism and community to enable a greater understanding of the place of art in society. The HIDE SCULPTURE and its proximity to the changing tides and migratory bird patterns of the Rogerstown Estuary, reminds us of how connected we are to our natural environment, the rituals of our ancient past and to those who valued nature as their guide and inspiration for language, music and art.

We are delighted to present these episodes of ‘Once Upon a Sound at THE HIDE SCULPTURE’ with Donal Dineen who represents integrity and seriousness to his core audience, many of whom have developed their musical knowledge with him over many years. Donal is a consistent in his commitment to connect, understand and introduce to new perspectives on music to audiences for over two decades.

‘Once Upon a Sound a THE HIDE SCULPTURE’ featuring Anna Mieke Bishop is available to view on Fingal Arts Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/477121018 & www.thehideproject.com