Absolutely thrilled to be included in David Wheatley‘s selection for The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Vol. IV alongside Trevor Joyce, Aidan Mathews, Peter McDonald and Ailbhe Darcy. It’s available for preorder on Amazon.
Here are some photographs by Fiona Morgan (www.fionamorgan.ie) of Féile na Bealtaine. She really captures the lovely vibe of the festival. I did a reading in An Café Liteartha with Gabriel Rosenstock and Simon O Faoláin. Tunes were courtesy of Maurice McKenna & Mark Crickard.
I was chuffed to participate in the legendary Poetry Morning @Dick Mac’s on Saturday morning with Conal Creedon and Sara Baume. The inimitable Diarmuid de Faoite was MC and he steered us through a morning of poetry, songs, fiction and anecdotes with great verve.
All in all, a great festival – will be certainly be returning next year. Mo bhuíochas le lucht eagraithe na Féile as tús spleodrach a chur leis an samhradh.
I’m really looking forward to reading at this year’s Féile na Bealtaine in Dingle. I’ll be reading at An Caife Liteartha on Friday 1st May (Lá Bealtaine) at 3pm. It’s always a pleasure to read with Simon O Faoláin and Gabriel Rosenstock, and we’ll be joined by musicians Maurice McKenna and Mark Crickard. More information about this (free!) event here.
Once my duty is done, I’ll be going to as many as the other events as I can – like Ré in St James’ Church.
It’s a great programme – check it out here: http://feilenabealtaine.ie/home/
There’s nowhere like Daingean Uí Chúis on a Bank Holiday weekend!
Míle buíochas – Many thanks to Doireann Ní Ghríofa (www.doireannnighriofa.com) for including my poem ‘Áiféilín’ in her piece for RTÉ’s Poetry Programme on 14 February 2015. Thanks also to Gabriel Rosenstock for providing the translation. You can listen back to the show here:
You can listen to the poem at Lyrikline: