He was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 for his debut, The Spinning Heart, and again in 2018, for his fourth novel, From A Low And Quiet Sea. His work has been adapted for stage and screen and translated into over twenty languages. The Spinning Heart was voted Irish Book of the Decade in 2016 in a nationwide poll run by Dublin Book Festival. His sixth book, Strange Flowers, will be published worldwide in Spring 2020. Donal lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.
The glorious river Shannon will provide a picturesque backdrop for ‘Folk on the Boat’ on Sunday afternoon, on board the Ku-Ee-Tu. Join us for 90 minutes on this river cruise with recitals of spoken word by Geraldine Mitchell and music by the U.S. group Betty & the Baby Boomers. Sheer bliss on the water, what better way to spend your Sunday afternoon?
Shorelines will welcome their first harpsichord to the Festival this weekend in a special performance by Ensemble Revelare on Sunday at 6pm at Christ Church. This performance will take you on a musical tour of the 16th century and feature soprano Aisling Kenny. The programme includes Telemann, Bach, Handel and Purcell in this hour of song and music on period instruments such as the recorder, the harpsichord and the cello.
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As expected, the Scullion concert in Christ Church on Friday, 20 September @ 8pm is now SOLD OUT. As one of the headline events at Shorelines 2019, the highly anticipated concert has sold out well in advance. Tickets for all other events continue to sell quickly. To avoid disappointment secure your tickets for these remaining events as soon as possible.