2017 PROGRAMME

Friday 6th Oct.

Building Home

17.00

Vincent woods talks to Sarah Searson, Henry Glassie, Paschal Mahoney and Deirdre O'Mahony about architecture and the built landscape as a reflection of place and home.

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Reception

19.30

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Henry Glassie

20.15

Passing Time - Place and Borders. Old and New

Reading

Concert: Bringing it Home - Karen Ryan, Muhammad Al-Hussaini and friends

21.00

Karen Ryan is a fiddle player and leading figure in the London-Irish traditional music scene. Muhammad Al-Hussaini sings sean-nós song and is an fellow in Islamic Studies at the Westminister Institute in London. They are joined for this concert by a number of musicians from Leitrim and further afield.

Concert

Saturday 7th Oct.

Paschal Mahoney & Gaia Narcisso

10.00

The Shape of Memory - The Workhouse in Ireland: Famine, Economics and Political Rebellion

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The Famine Attic Museum at St. Patrick's Hospital

11.30

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Field Trip

Welcome

20.00

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Paul Lynch

14.00

Paul Lynch reads from his novel ‘Grace’ set in Famine Ireland and speaks to Vincent Woods about the book and its themes

Reading

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

14.40

Ireland Professor of Poetry Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin  reads from her work.

Reading

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

14.40

Ireland Professor of Poetry Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin  reads from her work.

Reading

Book Launch: The Stars of Ballymenone by Henry Glassie

15.20

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book Launch

Karen Ryan and Muhammad Al-Hussaini

16.20

Karen Ryan and Muhammad Al-Hussaini discuss their shared musical influences and connections in London and Ireland, and the power of music as cultural inheritance.

Discussion

Eugene McCabe: Heaven About Us

16.50

The author of King of the Castle, Death and Nightingales and Tales from the Poorhouse reads from his work.

Reading

Pat McCabe & Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

20.00

Pat McCabe and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill read from their work and talk to Vincent Woods. 

Reading

Sunday 8th Oct.

Bus from The Bush Hotel Car Park

11.20

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The Iron Mountain Session: Music & Poetry at Skerry Rynn's Pub, Ballinaglera.

12.00

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Bus departs for Carrick on Shannon

20.15

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