IMRAM: Cork City in Music & Song

12 February @ 10PM. Cork Arts Theatre


Readings and performances
by Liam Ó Muirthile, Louis de Paor and Thomas McCarth

Liam Ó MuirthileLouis de PaorThomas McCarthy

In Irish, Cork’s name is Corcaigh—from corcach, meaning a marsh. Cork is a city of rivers, quays, docks; a city with a long mercantile history. Cork is inextricably linked to many of the key figures and developments in modern Irish language literature—Seán Ó Tuama; Seán Ó Ríordáin; and the dynamism of the Innti movement, centered around the magazine of the same name founded by Michael Davitt. IMRAM will explore the landscapes, history and people of Cork in a bilingual multimedia poetry show. Louis de Paor and Liam Ó Muirthile will read in Irish, and Thomas McCarthy will read in English. They will be accompanied by guitar wizard Enda Reilly, whilst artist Margaret Lonergan will create on-screen projections of the poems, featuring art and archive photographs. This event is curated by Liam Carson.

Ó chathair Chorcaí é Liam Ó Muirthile. Is scríbhneoir cónaithe i mbliana é i gColáiste Phádraig, Droim Conrach, Baile Átha Cliath. Eolas cuimsitheach ar a shaothar:

Louis de Paor: Foilsíodh Rogha dánta leis sa bhliain 2011, a rogha féin as seacht gcnuasach a d’fhoilsigh Coiscéim as Gaeilge idir 1988 agus 2010. Is é an leabhar dhátheangach The brindled cat and the nightingale’s tongue (Bloodaxe 2014) an leabhar filíochta is déanaí dá chuid.

Originally from Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Thomas McCarthy now lives in Cork. He studied at UCC under the influence of Sean Lucy and John Montague; Sean Dunne and Theo Dorgan were fellow students. He received the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1997 for his first book and the American-Irish Foundation's Literary Award in 1984. His work includes Mr Dineen's Careful Parade (Anvil, 1999) and Merchant Prince (Anvil, 2005). In 2009, Anvil Press published McCarthy's The Last Geraldine Officer. His historical work on the burning of Cork's Carnegie Library and the rebuilding of its collections, Rising from the Ashes, appeared in 2010. A new collection, Pandemonium, was recently published by Anvil Press. 




Liam Ó Muirthile ag CoisLife

Louis de Paor ag Bloodaxe Books

Thomas McCarthy ag Anvil Press




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Cork International Poetry Festival

10 - 13 February 2016

Cork International Poetry Festival




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