Friday 24th August, 9pm
Tech Amergin, Waterville
An evening of Poetry, Music, Song and Drama
With poet Eugene O’Connell, singer Clare Horgan and local young drama actors
Don’t miss this unique celebration of the Skelligs Rocks and the stories associated with this wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site, with particular emphasis on the infamous “ Skelligs List”.
The Skelligs Lists were satirical, humorous and sometime defamatory poems about the alleged exodus of couples to the sacred Sceilg Mhichíl, taking advantage of the change of calenders, from Julian to Gregorian, of the mainland and Islands, which allowed them to get married during Lent. These anonymous poems often linked the less than eligible bachelors and spinsters of the mainland in a humorous manner.
EUGENE O’ CONNELL, POET
EUGENE was born and lives in Cork. He was a teacher by profession and he is a fine historian and is fascinated by the history and poetry of Ireland. Last year, he toured the United States for the ‘Imagine Ireland Year of Irish Arts’. He has published two books of poetry and is the Founding Editor of the prestigious ‘Cork Literary Review’. He also represented Ireland in the World Expo in Shanghai.
Eugene is a widely respected commentator on modern poetry and a recognised historian and authority of past poetry including ‘THE SKELLIG LISTS’.
For more information see his books of poetry ‘One Clear Call’ Brandon Brooks and Deviner – Three Spires Press
Clare will take you on a journey through stormy waters to calmer seas with a selection of local traditional songs in Irish and in English, exploring stories of Love and Misadventure. This wonderful singer makes appearances in Jazz clubs around the world, she is a recent finalist at the National Oireachtas competition in the Sean Nós Singing category, she is equally at home in the genres of Jazz and Traditional Irish Music.
DO NOT MISS THIS UNIQUE IRISH EVENING CELEBRATING LOCAL CULTURE & FUN