Friday, 20 August 2010

A Turn at Tara

I went to Tara once. It was cold, wet and windy and uninspiring. This sounds more like it though.

The third Feis Teamhra: A Turn at Tara, featuring performances by internationally-recognized Irish poets and musicians, will be held between 3 and 5 o’clock on August 29 2010 on the Hill of Tara. Those taking part include Aidan Brennan, Seamus Heaney, Laoise Kelly, Michael Longley, Susan McKeown, Paul Muldoon and Colm Toibín.

Feis Teamhra is a celebration of the continuity of the linked traditions of Irish poetry and music, traditions that have almost certainly flourished here since at least 2000 BC.

Following appearances at previous years both Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley will be returning to join this year’s special guest Colm Toibín.

Also reading poetry will be Paul Muldoon, the Armagh-born, Princeton-based, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize.

The musical component of Feis Teamhra: A Turn at Tara is headlined by Susan McKeown, the Dublin-born, US-based singer-songwriter who is about to release her seventh solo album. The other musicians featured this year at Feis Teamhra are Aidan Brennan, virtuoso guitarist, and Laoise Kelly, considered to be the foremost Irish harper.

4 comments:

Michael Farry said...

I was there last year. Great music and poetry. Longley and Muldoon were there. The line up this year is even more noteworthy.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Bring a brolly!

Peter Goulding said...

There's a brilliant bookshop up there with millions of books crammed everywehere in no particular order.

FrankieV said...

Sounds fabulous!