THE POET and musician Gabriel Fitzmaurice will lead an evening of verse and song at the Gallery Café, Gort, on Sunday February 7.
Gabriel Fitzmaurice was born in Moyvane, Co Kerry, in 1952. He is the former chair and literary advisor of Writers’ Week, the Writers’ Conference in Listowel and his publications include poetry in English and Irish (The Wrenboy’s Carnival: Poems 1980-2000 ), translations, essays, and edited anthologies, such as Come All Good Men and True: Essays from the John B Keane Symposium.
As well as being a writer, Fitzmaurice is also a musician and singer. He has played and sung on a number of trad albums and frequently broadcasts on Irish radio and TV on education and the arts.
On the night, he will be joined by Mary O’Sullivan (guitar, accordion and vocals ) and Clare Sawtell (cello ).
Admission is free. The event is organised by the Western Writers’ Centre. See www.twwc.ie