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Siar agus Aniar
Deireadh Fómhair 17 @ 8:00 pm
A LITERARY JOURNEY WITH MODERN IRELAND IN 100 ARTWORKS
‘It is always artists who are trying to say the unsayable,’ states Fintan O’Toole, editor, in his introduction to Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks. This beautifully illustrated book – published by the Royal Irish Academy in association with The Irish Times – charts the history of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 through its art and literature. Siar agus Aniar is a multi‑media performance of poetry and prose by influential Irish language writers featured in Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks. The book’s Irish language consultant Máirín Nic Eoin has selected texts that explore Irish language literature’s deep associations with the landscapes, people and culture of west Kerry. It will feature work by Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Michael Davitt and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill – read by Dara Ó Cinnéide, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Louis de Paor, Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin and Dairena Ní Chinnéide.
The performance will feature music by Colm Ó Snodaigh and screen projections by Margaret Lonergan.
Produced by IMRAM in partnership with the Royal Irish Aacademy.