GALWAY POETS and musicians will gather in Thoor Ballylee in south Galway, the one-time home of WB Yeats, for an evening of poetry, song, and story when The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society presents At Home With Yeats, on Poetry Ireland Day this eveing at 8pm
Galway’s Sarah Clancy is a satirist, political activist, and a page and performance poet. She is the author of the collections Thanks for Nothing, Hippies and The Truth and Other Stories. Connemara’s Mary O’Malley is the author of seven poetry collections including A Consideration Of Silk (1990 ) and Valparaiso (2012 ).
Charlie Piggott is a founding member of De Dannan and is regarded as one of the most influential of Irish banjoists. He is also a noted melodeon player. Carmel Dempsey is one of Galway’s best-known singers who has supported Meat Loaf and Leo Sayer. London-born multi-instrumentalist and songwriter John Faulkner is a founder member of the trad bands The Reel Union and Kinvara. He also composed music for the legendary British children’s TV show Bagpuss.
Tickets are €20 on the door. Proceeds will go to the development of the tower. For more information see YeatsThoorBallyleeSociety.com