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Limerick To Honour Irish Poet Michael Hartnett

On October 18, No 1 Pery Square in the Georgian Quarter of Limerick will stage a bi-lingual multimedia reading of the work of unique and influential Limerick-born poet Michael Hartnett.

Steeped in the Gaelic tradition, Hartnett (1941 – 1999) was described as a man ‘who lived his art’, by one of Ireland’s foremost poets and translators Gabriel Fitzmaurice. The latter will read Hartnett’s poems in Irish, and share his memories of his friend.

Head of voice at The Lir academy and artistic director of Guthanna Binne Síoraí and Mouth on Fire Cathal Quinn will read Hartnett’s poems in English. Sean-nós and contemporary dancer Sibéal Davitt will respond to the texts and to music by Michelle Mulcahy on the harp, fiddle and concertina, and from musician, broadcaster, and producer Tristan Rosenstock on bodhrán.

The event takes place at 8pm on Friday, October 18. Tickets are €5 and are available at the door on the night.

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