Saturday 10 November 2018 | 11am - 12pm
Location | Massy’s Estate, Dublin Mountains
Register your attendance by emailing Fiona Dowling at

Visual artist Fiona Dowling and composer George Higgs invite you to the third in the series of performances as part of their public art project Work Songs.

Hear Us Amongst the Fungus is a collaboration with textile artist and forager Freda O’Dea, a specialist in mushroom-based textile dyes.

Join us amongst the fungus for a walk in the woods of Massy's Estate to hear our mushroom-foraging song. After the walk, Freda will give a mushroom dying demonstration. The audience may participate by bringing from home, a small piece of clothing / fabric / thread, of wool, silk or cotton to dye.

This third work song composed by George Higgs will be sung by Freda O’Dea and fellow artist and designer Sheila Baron. Hear Us Amongst the Fungus was directly inspired by observations and conversations between Fiona Dowling and Freda O’Dea and her wealth of mushroom-related knowledge.

Work Songs is commissioned under IN CONTEXT 4 - IN OUR TIME, South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme for 2016-2019 under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Getting there

Meeting point: 11am sharp at the entrance to Massy's Estate. Coming from Dublin, the entrance to Massy's Estate is on the left, about 50 metres before the right turn for the Hell Fire Club Car Park.

By car: parking is available at the nearby Hellfire Club car park

By bus: from the city centre, public transport options are:

  • Bus 15 B to Knocklyon Dalriada Estate + 35 min walk
  • Bus 15 to Ballycullen Road + 35 min walk
  • Bus 49 to Ballycullen Drive + 35 min walk

For anyone who needs a lift or is able to offer lifts, please mention it when you are registering for the event.

Save the date!

Work Songs #4: The Hospital Worker's Song will be performed by the Tallaght University Hospital Choir on Tuesday 27 November at Tallaght University Hospital. Click here for the full details.

Check for details of future Work Songs as they are announced, or email to receive updates.


Video not found