2017 PROGRAMME

Friday 6th Oct.

17.00

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Building Home

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.

19.30

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Reception

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20.15

Reading

Henry Glassie

Passing Time - Place and Borders. Old and New

21.00

Concert

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

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.

Saturday 7th Oct.

10.00

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Paschal Mahoney & Gaia Narcisso

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

11.30

Field Trip

The Famine Attic Museum at St. Patrick's Hospital

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20.00

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Welcome

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14.00

Reading

Paul Lynch

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

14.40

Reading

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

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

14.40

Reading

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

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

15.20

book Launch

Book Launch: The Stars of Ballymenone by Henry Glassie

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16.20

Discussion

Karen Ryan and Muhammad Al-Hussaini

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.

16.50

Reading

Eugene McCabe: Heaven About Us

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

20.00

Reading

Pat McCabe & Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

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

Sunday 8th Oct.

11.20

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Bus from The Bush Hotel Car Park

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12.00

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

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20.15

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Bus departs for Carrick on Shannon

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