First, we take Berlin

Acclaimed Irish band Wyvern Lingo have relocated from Dublin to the German capital, where support for artists is plentiful and creative careers are taken seriously

30th August, 2020
First, we take Berlin
Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry of Wyvern Lingo have set out on a new adventure in Berlin

Talking to artists about emigration in 2020 feels a little like Groundhog Day. The first time round – for this generation at least – was during the 2008 financial crisis, when young artists had little choice but to leave Ireland in search of viable careers. The movement rate of young creatives to artistic hubs such as Berlin has remained largely stable ever since.

Karen Cowley, one-third of the Choice Prize-nominated band Wyvern Lingo, speaks to me over...

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