To mark the occasion of Jack B Yeats 150th anniversary, The Model presented a new six-episode Podcast series, called Encounters with Jack B Yeats.
The series featured rediscovered original audio of Yeats in conversation with curator Thomas MacGreevy; re-enacted source material by Yeats’ peer, the writer and activist Dorothy Macardle; alongside contemporary responses by artists Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty; Seamus Harahan & Owen Kilfeather; theatre practitioner Isabel Claffey; and actors, Peter Broderick, Ultan Burke, Bob Kelly, Ciarán McCauley and Yuji Shimobayashi.
The soundtrack, ‘no man’s land’ was composed by Karen Power, and is based on the unique sounds of the Sligo seaboard. The Podcast series offered an opportunity for audiences to reflect on Yeats legacy 150 years after his birth, and offered contemporary artists and members of the creative community here in Sligo the chance to respond to his oeuvre through the creation of new work.
The podcasts series started on Wednesday 6th October 2021 and is scheduled for the next five Wednesdays: 13th, 20th, 27th Oct and 3rd, November 2021.
This is the link to the first podcast: https://mailchi.mp/themodel/podcast-launched?e=81a18073f7