To celebrate the first hugely successful year of Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre in Dublin, a series of free lunchtime concerts takes place at 1pm every Thursday from now until the end of September.
Each event will feature a reading of Seamus Heaney’s poems by poets, actors and friends, accompanied by some of Ireland’s finest musicians. The series has been programmed by Lorelei Harris (who wrote a lovely piece for this website back in December - read it here).
See below for a list of dates and performers. They’ve been booking up fast but some tickets are still available through Eventbrite - click here - but there is some standing room, and all promise to be memorable, moving events.
1st August: Paddy Glackin and Bríd Ní Neachtain -Seats booked out – standing room only
8th August: David Power, Tríona Marshall and Olivia O’Leary -Seats booked out – standing room only
15th August: Nick Roth and Adrian Dunbar - Seats booked out – standing room only
22nd August: Laoise Kelly and Mary O’Malley
29th August: Paul Roe, Shayan Cooke, Shahab Cooke, Ultan O’Brien and Jim Lucey
5th September: Neil Martin and Stephen Rea - Seats booked out – standing room only
12th September: Ellen Cranitch and Vincent Woods
19th September: Paul Roe, Mick O'Brien & Paula Meehan - Seats booked out – standing room only
26th September: Kate Ellis and Marian Richardson
For further information on Listen Now Again, including map and visiting hours, click here.
Today marks the US publication by Farrar Straus and Giroux of 100 Poems, a selection of one hundred of Seamus Heaney’s best-loved poems – spanning his career, from first collection to last – as chosen by the poet’s family.
To celebrate the first hugely successful year of Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre at College Green, in Dublin, a series of free lunchtime concerts is taking place at 1pm every Thursday from now until the end of September.
In a new history of the firm founded by his grandfather, Toby Faber delves into the Faber archives to tell the inside story of this great publishing house. Here, the legendary poetry editor Charles Monteith writes to a young Seamus Heaney, while a few years later, Heaney himself directs Monteith towards an aspiring poet by the name of Muldoon…
Seamus Heaney was born on 13 April 1939 – tomorrow would have been his 80th birthday.
For the past six months, filming has been taking place - from Bellaghy to Boston to Dublin - for a new feature-length documentary about the life and work of Seamus Heaney, provisionally titled Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens.
One of the last projects Seamus Heaney ever collaborated on was adapting his translations of a series of 15th-century animal fables into a series of short animated films.
Forty years after its first publication in 1979, Seamus Heaney’s fifth collection, Field Work, is considered afresh by his friend and fellow poet Bernard O’Donoghue
Throughout 2019, the year that would have marked Seamus Heaney’s 80th birthday, poet and translator Marco Sonzogni will celebrate Heaney’s work with a series of pieces based on the sounds in his poetry. Here, he starts at the beginning, with ‘Death of a Naturalist’, the title poem of the first collection, and a memory of his own.
As the Collected Poems CD box set produced by RTE in association with The Lannan Foundation is about to be re-published, Lorelei Harris, then at RTE Radio 1 and the executive producer of the box set, looks back at how it came to be.