CULTURE NIGHT FREE EVENT
AN EVENING OF SONGS & POETRY
WHEN Saturday, September 19th | 5.30PM
WHERE Christ Church, Portumna
Seán Garvey was born in Cahersiveen in 1952, and after many years teaching in Dublin, has now settled in Kenmare. He is known and acclaimed throughout Ireland as one of the country’s finest singers of traditional songs in Irish and English, as well as playing fiddle, whistle, guitar and banjo.
Among other awards, he has been All-Ireland traditional singing champion and TG4 Amhránaí na Bliana.
His two albums, Ón dTalamh Amach and The Bonny Bunch of Roses are regarded as collectors’ items.
Paddy Bushe was born in Dublin in 1948 and now lives in Kerry. A poet, editor and translator, he has won the Michael Hartnett award, Duais an Oireachtais and the Strokestown International Poetry Prize. He has published ten collections of poetry, seven in English and two in Irish, as well as four books of translations.
He has also edited Voices at the World’s Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael (Dedalus 2010). Ó Choill go Barr Ghéaráin (Coiscéim 2013) is a translation into Irish of the collected poems of Sorley MacLean.
A new collection, On A Turning Wing, has just been published by Dedalus. He is a member of Aosdána.