By Ciarán Taylor with Karl Quinn and Steve Wickham
Breath is a music play with multi-instrumentalist Steve Wickham of The Waterboys, who joins actor Karl Quinn to playfully explore our recent experiences.
We had all been holding our breath, but for one man, the family working and studying at home is building up the pressure along with the waiting, sanitising, news overload, work Zooms gone wrong, botched deliveries, and window visits. He’s trying to hold it together with online yoga, home baking, and dancing in the kitchen, but one sneeze could blow it all apart.
Breath is infused with the joy of music as we catch our breath together and look back at the things we remember and the things we’d forgotten about for two strange years.
For Breath, Steve Wickham combines classical, folk and rock on fiddle, concertina, and didgeridoo – played like never before! He previously worked with Galway native director Ciarán Taylor and Carpet Theatre actor Karl Quinn on Pigeon and Wexford Firestation Tour.
Supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts. Development is funded by the Arts Council, with support from Hawk’s Well Theatre, The Glens Centre, Axis, Ballymun, and Fringe Lab.