Spinstren, RTÉ Radio, Drama on One (2014)

Spinstren, RTÉ Radio, Drama on One (2014)

This short form drama written by Jools Gilson was adapted from the narrative developed for the dance theatre production of the same name. See Spinstren in Art & Performance.

Carla lives in a small coastal village and is haunted by the Spinstren, a group of women who heal using enchanted spinning tops. This is her story. This production was the first binaural (3D stereo sound) drama produced by RTÉ Radio in 30 years. To hear the full immersive effects of this binaural production, listen on headphones.

Performed by Marion O’Dwyer and Caitriona Ni Mhurchu
Sound Design and Sound Supervision: Tom Norton
Producer: Kevin Brew
Series Producer: Kevin Reynolds

Special thanks to Professor Frank Boland of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin for the use of the binaural equipment.
Thanks also to Dr. Dermot Furlong of Music and Media Technology at Trinity College.
Thanks to Ciaran Dunne, to the Harbour Bar, Arklow, Greystones harbour Marina and Tom Carey who played the man in the bar.

First broadcast 25th May 2014
Second broadcast 9th July 2017