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A tribute to poet Derek Mahon - Tradfest 2021

From 18th - 21st March 2021 - TradFest 2021 brings together some of our greatest artists and performers. 

On the 18th of March

A tribute to poet Derek Mahon

with Stephen Rea, Matt Molloy, Neil Martin, Brian Connor and Paddy Glackin with Brídín and Felispeaks

Poems by Derek Mahon are used by kind permission of the Estate of Derek Mahon and The Gallery Press.

Belfast-born Derek Mahon was one of the leading poets of his and any other generation in Ireland. The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins said of Mahon that “he shared with his northern peers the capacity to link the classical and the contemporary but he brought also an edge that was unsparing of cruelty and wickedness”.

This tribute to Derek hosted by Stephen Rea, will draw together some of Derek’s most loved poems including Alien Nation, A Fox in Grafton Street, Washing Up and Everything is going to be Alright. It will be coupled with music performed by Matt Molloy, Paddy Glackin, Brian Connor and Neil Martin, as well as harpist Brídín and new poetry by rising artist poet and performer Felispeaks. Filmed in the beautiful Newbridge House, this will be a very special night bringing together poetry and music.

This TradFest production is being co-funded by Fingal County Council & Creative Ireland and will also be available as part of the wider Culture Ireland Seoda Programme.  

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