Join us on a journey into a world of lyrical texts, songs and poems that capture the heartbeat of what it is to be human. With a selection of wonderful poetry and arrangements of new and old music, ‘A Poem For A Song’ brings a delightful new twist to the performance of poetry.
From humble beginnings with Brendan Kennelly, enjoy a sojourn with Yeats, stop awhile with Robert Frost, examine contrasting views of nature with Paula Meehan and Mary Oliver, dance awhile with Thomas Moore and Leonard Cohen and contemplate with Hewitt.
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In collaboration with The Henry Girls and Ruth Carr.
Antrim Community Choir: Fast becoming known in the North West as an accomplished, dynamic and enthusiastic choir. Only 3 years old, Antrim Community Choir have performed extensively around Northern Ireland and are renowned for innovative and unexpected performances, as seen on their Delusions of Grandeur Tour in 2014.
Ruth Carr is a published poet, editor and creative writing tutor based in Belfast. Formerly an associate lecturer in creative writing for the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education, Ruth has produced many collections of her own poetry including There is a House and The Airing Cupboard.
The Henry Girls are 3 sisters from Co Donegal. Their music is infused with the rich cultural heritage of their native Donegal, but with a transatlantic flavour. They are renowned for their captivating, heart-warming and often moving live performances, described in the Irish Times simply as ‘a joy’. The Henry Girls have toured and collaborated with various other notable acts such as Mary Black, Clannad, Sharon Shannon, and many more.
Tour Dates and Venues
May 15th 2016, 3pm – Newcastle Community Cinema, Newcastle
May 22nd 2016, 3pm – Verbal Arts Centre, Londonderry
June 5th 2016, 3pm – The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
June 19th 2016, 4:30pm – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
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