What is that singer’s favourite book?

FROM THE lieder tradition in Germany to bands like Iron Maiden setting Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of The Ancient Mariner’ to music, there has long been a connection between literature and song.

Musicians talking about their favourite books and writers, and the way in which literature influences their songs, will be at the heart of The Music Bookclub in the Róisín Dubh this Saturday at 3pm.

Singer/actress Maria Doyle Kennedy, Galway/Dublin songwriter Adrian Crowley, and Delorentos’s Níal Conlon, will be joined by The Irish Times’ Jim Carroll for this Cúirt festival/Banter organised event.

Maria Doyle Kennedy and her husband Kieran Kennedy run Mermaid Records. Maria has released six solo albums, and starred in The Tudors, The Commitments, and Orphan Black.

Adrian Crowley has released six albums, including the Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year winning Season Of The Sparks in 2009. He also writes prose and was published in The Sunday Miscellany Anthology.

As well as being a member of the excellent and very popular indie band Delorentos, Níal Conlon has also written with Dublin comedy group Diet of Worms on their 2010 play Strollinstown; contributed to BBC Radio Northern Ireland’s How to Cope; and developed shows for BBC3.

Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.

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