Rare Sounds at the Irish Writers Centre

A celebration of culture, literature and language. This collaboration between the Irish Writers Centre, Inkslingers Writers Group and the African Cultural Project will bring together original works of poetry and music in Irish and English with performed translations in the click languages of Southern Africa.

07/03    7pm    Free      Irish Writers Centre (19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1)    Website | Facebook
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Workshops for primary schools with Tony Curtis and Seosamh Ó Maolalaí

Presented in partnership with Poetry Ireland/Writers in Schools

Free for local schools. Places are very limited, please email Anna Bonner at writersinschools@poetryireland.ie to enquire.

09/03     10am    Free     Poetry Island (11 Parnell Square, Rotunda, Dublin 1)
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Ledwidge and Lizze: a doomed romance

With readings of Ledwidge’s poems and music by traditional fiddle player Cathy McEvoy and readings by actor Fionn Foley.

Poet Gerard Smyth recalls poet Francis Ledwidge’s relationship with the young woman who inspired his poem To Eilish of the Fair Hair.

09/03     7pm     5€     Belvedere House (6 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1)     Poetry


Circle Sessions

Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between a musician and a poet?

Tales Vs. Tunes is a competition between musicians and spoken word artists to finally determine which is superior – music or spoken word! In this context, spoken word covers prose, poetry and comedy. Each performer gets the same 2 words and they must create a brand new piece which uses these words in some capacity. Musicians and spoken word artists are then paired off in a versus format in the live show, with the winner being decided by public vote. Performers compete on behalf of their team, #TeamTales and #TeamTunes, and the winning team is awarded prizes at the end of the night.  

09/03     9pm     5€     Lloyds Pub (46 Amiens St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1)
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