Wed, 31/03/2021 - 09:30

Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre is delighted to present “Isolation20”, a new composition by Clonakilty based composer Justin Grounds at Uillinn Galleries, funded as part of Cork County Council’s Creative Ireland Programme.

Following a public call in July 2020, twenty singers came forward to participate in the project which focused on their experience of life in isolation following the onset of Covid 19. The project was developed and created with a diverse group of volunteers from throughout County Cork, over a period of eight months.

Composer Justin Grounds worked with the singers, encompassing their individual voices to create a collective voice. The result is a composition that uses digital technology in a creative way to enable all twenty members to participate. The project dealt creatively with the theme of isolation and focused on each person’s experience to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, practically, symbolically and creatively in a collective manner.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley welcomed the project saying,

“In a time where we have had to stay apart to keep each other safe and well, this piece explores the isolation felt by many during the pandemic but also shows that collectively, even while apart we can share a togetherness and sense of community. The “Isolation20” project represents the power of collaboration and the strength of music when harnessed to address challenges such as loneliness. The Arts has been an enduring source of comfort and hope for many over the past twelve months. I congratulate all involved on bringing this unique musical project to fruition and have no doubt that it will bring joy to many in Cork County and beyond.”

For further information on “Isolation20” visit