Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty Music IAC Commissions

IAC Commissions: Mick Moloney

"Bangkok Lockdown" and "Erin's Green Shore"



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Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty

Mick Moloney tells the story of his unexpected lockdown in Bangkok, where, despite continued physical separation from his professional instruments and the scores of international performers with whom he collaborates—and being hit by a pickup truck—he's been able to find new ways to work as a musician and teacher, and rally his artistic community around him.

Premiered July 22, 2021.


"Bangkok Lockdown" and "Erin's Green Shore" by Mick Moloney 

With Bruce Molsky, John Doyle, and Liz Hanley 

Production facilities: Roy Esmonde
Mercy Center footage by Mick Moloney
Khlong Toei footage courtesy of "Christian's Vlog" on YouTube 

Commissioned by Irish Arts Center as part of Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty, 2020-2021.

Irish Arts Center's Grásta commissions series challenged twenty-six artists, reflecting a range of perspectives and disciplines, to create work in response to the idea of finding grace in uncertainty. Click here to learn more.

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