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Errigal, A Sacred Mountain

For a long time the lofty grandeur and imposing presence of Mount Errigal has charmed painters, photographers and film-makers. This great iconic peak has also been over half a century the focal point of much of Gort a’Choirce writer Cathal Ó Searcaigh’s acclaimed poetry in the Irish language.

Celebrating the publication of his latest anthology - Errigal, A Sacred Mountain – Cathal is joined by renowned musician and composer Neil Martin, internationally acclaimed actor Stephen Rea and noted traditional singer Diane Cannon, for a special evening of spoken word and newly commissioned music and song.

The new publication by Irish Pages is a mix of memoir, observation, wry humour and wisdom. It includes translations of Ó Searcaigh’s poems by some of Ireland’s most outstanding poets, including Seamus Heaney, Paddy Bushe, Thomas McCarthy and Gabriel Rosenstock.

The evening will include the premiering of a new work by Neil Martin also inspired by the mountain, the performance of two new songs written by Cathal Ó Searcaigh for Diane Cannon and readings by Stephen Rea of a selection poetry and prose writings featured in Errigal, A Sacred Mountain.

This special public performance, Neil Martin’s music commission and the Errigal -A Sacred Mountain publication, have received assistance from Creative Ireland, Donegal County Council and Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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