Drop Everything is a free contemporary culture biennial, and its second event takes place this week on the rather remote setting of Inir Oírr – the smallest of the three Aran Islands – which received their five minutes of fame as the home of the fictional Craggy Island in Father Ted.
However, visitors to Drop Everything are unlikely to hear much in the way of traditional-sounding tunes in the lineage of Ted and Dougal’s My Lovely Horse; with music courtesy of a resident DJ at renowned house and techno club Panorama Bar, in Berlin.
Among those showing their work at the surreal-sounding event are Dublin-based design consultancy me&him&you; Irish designer Sorcha O’Raghallaigh; photographer Richard Gilligan; Dutch artist Lukas Julius Keijser; Sougwen; graphic designer Annie Atkins and moving image studio Lightscape.
Other musicians gracing the bill are the wonderful Molly Nilsson, and New York-based international sound collective Soundwalk.
As with its 2012 debut, this year’s festival is financed by crowd-funding, with all crew and participants donating their time for free. It has been organised by Mary Nally, and the site was designed by JP Hartnet, using beautiful photography by John Hooper as the backdrop.
Drop Everything runs from 23 -25 May at Inir Oírr, Co. Galway, Ireland. For more information visit www.dropeverything.net