Drums and Guns: Iain Burnside’s collaboration between Guildhall, RIAM and Juilliard

In an exciting collaborative project led by Iain Burnside, artists from the Guildhall School, Royal Irish Academy of Music, and the Juilliard School explore conflict in war and the impact on the families left behind for a new devised piece. 
The project – entitled ‘Drums and Guns’ – is a powerful combination of music and literature commemorating both World War I and the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. 
In this podcast, Iain Burnside says: “It’s about conflict; responses to conflict in poetry and music. It’s broadly speaking a piece about the songs that soldiers sing when they go off to fight in wars, and the songs sung by the women they leave behind. The carnage on both sides.” 
‘Drums and Guns’ will be performed first at The Lir in Dublin, then travel to both Milton Court in London and the Juilliard School in New York: 
· 9 & 10 March, The Lir, Dublin 
· 28 April, Juilliard School, New York
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