'And crush silk poppies aflash ...'




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International Literary Festival 2015

July 24 - 30
Newbridge College,
Kildare, Ireland.

'the best literary festival in Ireland'
Editor Oxford Companion to Irish Studies.


Classical Music Concert Piano

Saturday 24 July 2015; 8 pm; Newbridge College
Admission: €25
Hans Palsson piano

Hans Pälsson Piano

About Hans Palsson

Irish Music Concert

Wednesday 29 July 2015; 8 pm; Newbridge College
Admission: €15

zoe conway

Zoe Conway, fiddle,
with John McIntyre

“Virtuoso – one of Ireland’s most gifted musicians.”
The Irish Independent

“A burnished tone and a commanding technique.”
The Washington Post
“Zoë Conway - the budding genius.”
The Irish Times

“A masterclass in musicianship.”
Irish Music Magazine

“The evening’s greatest discovery was Zoë Conway, an Irish fiddler with a burnished tone and a commanding technique. Her elegant, polished and straightforward reading captured ‘Inishlacken’ in all its charm.” The Washington Post

More about Zoe Conway here



As kingfishers...

As king fishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves -- goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me: for that I came.

I say more: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is --
Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.