DELVE: Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage – aims to support artists to experience and be inspired by art through a range of festivals and programmes throughout Ireland. We go, we see, we watch, we listen, we learn, we connect with art and art makers and we get inspired.

We are delighted to bring DELVE back for the last time in 2022 to the National Circus Festival Ireland, in Tralee with the selected artists Beth Darragh and Moss Russel.

The two artists will join ISACS Director, Lucy Medlycott for the Festival’s weekend – from Nov 4 to 6.

About the artists

Beth Darragh

Beth Darragh

Beth Darragh (Bunoscionn circus) is an emerging circus artist specialising in aerial rope from Downpatrick. After finishing a biology degree during the pandemic, Beth has recently moved to Valencia to train and pursue circus full-time and develop a well-rounded floor and air skillset.

Alongside aerial rope and straps, Beth also trains in juggling, hula hoop, trampoline, Chinese pole and acrodance. Attending the convention would allow great opportunities to learn and be inspired by other artists.


Moss Russel

Abigail Kateo Cork Ireland Performance Artists

Moss is a multidisciplinary performer with a passion for communicating the neurodivergent experience through myriad mediums.She began training in hula hoop in Circus Factory Cork in 2013 bringing with her a wealth of experience and training in dance, singing and storytelling. She has since expanded her repertoire to include clowning and burlesque. Art activism is of great significance for Moss and veins of this run through many of her creations.

She has curated and directed shows for Circus Factory and created numerous bespoke shows for events such as Culture Night, the Tracton Arts festival, the Women of the World Festival and many more.

Moss’s work traverses the borders of liminal perception to create a unique and impactful aesthetic experience.

The DELVE Programme is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.