a small clue // Leide Beag


A small clue is a new short film of music, movement and spoken word, featuring a newly composed vocal sextet entitled Leide Beag, commissioned by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture as part of the Aistriú project in partnership with NUI Galway. Taking its name from a poem by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, together, the companion pieces of a small clue // Leide Beag are both inspired by lived, inherited and ancestral stories of migration.


This film weaves new artistic responses to a collective experience of up-rooting and re-rooting. Voices of the newly arrived, settled, and native to this historically migrant land are shared through a series of intimate moments of movement, music and text.

a small clue will be premiered as part of NUI Galway’s Arts In Action programme on Wednesday October 6th at 1pm in the O’Donoghue Theatre. The screening will be introduced by Professor Rióna Ní Fhríghíl, and accompanied by a post-show discussion with performers and creators involved in the project, moderated by Marianne Ní Chinnéide.


The screening of a small clue will occur in tandem with the digital record release of Ian Wilson’s Leide Beag. This four-movement vocal sextet performed by Tonnta is a stunning meditation on the different facets of migration. Available on Bandcamp from October 6 with all proceeds going to MASI


Register for your free ticket here: a small clue // Leide Beag


Bandcamp page for Leide Beag is available here: Leide Beag | Ian Wilson

Director: Robbie Blake
Creative Producer: Síobhra Quinlan
Composer: Ian Wilson
Choreographer: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín
Writer: Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi
Filmmaker: Laura Sheeran
Performers: Bláthnaid Conroy Murphy, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Elizabeth Hilliard, Emma Power, Eoghan Desmond, Jenny Mwangonde, Jihad Essektani, Robbie Blake, Rory Lynch, Ruth Mzumara
Conductor: Sinead Hayes
Audio recording, mix and master engineer: Adrian Hart
Production Manager: Lisa Mahony
Aistriú Creative Associate: Marianne Ní Chinnéide

Commissioned by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture as part of the Aistriú project in partnership with NUI Galway
Production supported by Mick Lally Theatre and Smock Alley Theatre
A Tonnta production

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