Thursday 26th 2013, 9pm, upstairs Joe May’s – €5
Photographs by Niall Levins O’Reilly, Skerries Camera Club.
Theme-based poetry and music? How could that work? Magically, is the answer. Darren Hughes brought together two fellow poets and one fellow musician, and together they wove a tapestry of thoughts and sounds that carried us away. Darren, Marie Bashford-Synnott, and Enda Coyle-Greene (the poets) and musician Laura McGuire took it in turns to introduce the sections – Skerries / home / islands, the writing process, dreams, the past, happiness… Laura’s tunes on the tin whistle and fiddle, as well as her and Darren’s haunting songs, concluded each section and set the mood for the next.
Those who attended sat mesmerised throughout the evening. Poetry, I for one had nearly forgotten, can make you look at ‘ordinary’ things in a different like again.
Thank you, Darren, for putting on this very special event – let’s hope this is the beginning of a series. That’d be nice!
This was the original programme text:
Poems by Darren Hughes, Marie Bashford-Synnott, and Enda Coyle-Greene along with music played by Laura McGuire are themed and blended to complement each other in what promises to be a unique event. Specially-chosen poems and music will be blended to reflect and compliment themes ranging from’ ‘The Sea’ to ‘Where do poems come from?’