Notes:Poetry Day Ireland 2018
Pearse Street Library – “I Hear It in the Deep Heart’s Core” with Guthanna Binne Síoraí.
Celebrating the poetry of WB Yeats in word and song. Artistic Director Cathal Quinn and musician, composer and singer Enda Reilly take you on a journey through the poetry of Yeats, spoken and sung in English and Irish, with translations by Gabriel Rosenstock.
Enda sets many of the well-known Yeats poems to music, adding a rich addition to these magnificent works, with some pithy and witty explanations in between the poems. Booking recommended.
Notes:An Túr/the Tower: the Tarot Project
Imram Féile Litríochta Gaeilge
I’m performing three of Bob Dylan’s epic songs in irish! Isis, No Time To Think and Changing of the Guards, all of which are translated to irish by Gabriel Rosenstock. Delighted to be sharing the stage again with the awesome Dairena Ní Chinéide and the wonderful Helen Ivory to explore the weird world of Tarot. More info about the performance below.
The art of Tarot poetics began in Renaissance Italy with Teo lo Folengo and his contemporaries, and since then poets including W B Yeats, T S Eliot and Marge Piercy have used the Tarot in their work. Curated by Liam Carson, The Tower features Dairena Ní Chinnéide (in Irish) and Helen Ivory (in English)reading work inspired by the Tarot cards, with on-screen projections created by Margaret Lonergan. On his albums Desire and Street-Legal, Bob Dylan wrote a series of songs drenched in Tarot imagery, and a selection of these, transcreated into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock, will be performed by Enda Reilly.
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Ba san Iodáil a cuireadh tús le healaín éigse an Tarot agus ó aimsir Teo lo Folengo agus na lí a bhí comhaimseartha leis tá leas á bhaint ag lí as an Tarot, ina measc W B Yeats, T S Eliot agus Marge Piercy. Is é Liam Carson coiméadai An Túr/The Tower, seó a léireoidh dánta le Dairena Ní Chinnéide agus Helen Ivory a tháinig faoi thionchar na gcártaí Tarot. Teilgfidh Margaret Lonergan físeanna draíochtacha ar an scáileán. Chum Bob Dylan roinnt amhrán sna halbaim Desire agus Street-Legal atá ar maos in íomhánna Tarot agus canfaidh Enda Reilly cuid acu sin, traschruthaithe ag Gabriel Rosenstock.
I’m delighted to have participated in An Seisiún, a show on RTÉ RNaG radio in which, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, Fergal Moloney and myself wrote and recorded three songs in one 12 hour period in Herbert Place studios with the aid of Karl Odlum on sound. Thanks to Cian McCarthaigh and Lisa McGeogh for their work on the evening too.
Each Other’s Shadows is a brand new song, available on which is inspired by the Irish phrase Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine, which I’ve seen translated as No Man is an Island. The literal translation in my opinion is more along the lines of The people live in each others shadows. This concept had been going round my head for a while so I’m delighted it found form in this song.