Event - A Broken Tree
An event is taking place this Saturday, the 11th of November, at The National Library on Kildare Street and the National Gallery on Merrion Square. It’s called A Broken Tree - a series of talks and a concert celebrating the life and work of war poet Francis Ledwidge. Admission is free on a first come first serve basis – details are below.
A Broken Tree Part One - Seminar and Book Launch
Saturday November 11th 2017 at 11 am. at The National Library, Kildare St.
Admission free on first come basis. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-603 02 00
John Quinn The Poet of the Blackbird : an illustrated talk by brodcaster and writer on the life and work of Francis Ledwidge
Dr Lucy Collins UCD Francis Ledwidge: Writing Landscape in a Time of War a talk about the poetry of Ledwidge.
Dr Nerys Williams UCD Community of the Black Chair: Encountering Hedd Wyn and Francis Ledwidge, will speak about the Welsh poet Hedd Wyn who was killed on the same day as Ledwidge and is buried very close to him in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
John Quinn will perform the Dublin launch of The Orchard Keeper (Shearsman Books) by the poet Susan Connolly. The poet will read from her new sequence of poems about Francis Ledwidge.
A Broken Tree Part Two
Francis Ledwidge Centenary Concert
Saturday, 11th November 2017
The Shaw Room,The National Gallery, Merrion Square,
Dublin 3.30pm Admission Free by pre booked ticket
To pre-book: Tel: 01-661 5133 Email: email@example.com
A Broken Tree will feature artists celebrating the life and work of the Slane poetFrancis Ledwidge, killed at Ypres on July 31st 1917.
The composer Michael Holohan will bring together in one concert the ‘classical music settings’ of Ledwidge’s poetry. This promises to be an unique concert.
Louise Martyn, soprano and Annalisa Monticelli, pianist will perform Michael Head’s song cycle Over the Rim of the Moon (1919) and the song Desire in Springby Ivor Gurney (1918).
Michael Holohan, composer and pianist, will be joined by Hannah O’Brien, soprano and Rebecca Draisey- Collishaw, oboe and cor anglais in a performance of his new Ledwidge song cycle The Hills are Crying (2017).
The renowned Irish choir Anúna will perform a selection of Ledwidge settings by the composer and the choir’s musical director Michael McGlynn from their albums Behind The Closed Eye (2003) and Songs Of The Whispering Things (2017).
This event is supported by The Minister of The Department of Culture, Heritage and The Gaeltacht , The Louth County Council, The National Library,The National Gallery and The Welsh Government.