Music and Reviews from Clare, Limerick, Waterford and sometimes further afield

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Guest Spot Clare Three legged Stool Poets

This afternoon I was delighted to be invited to be guest musician at the monthly gathering in Glor of the Clare Three-Legged Stool Poets. One of the special guests was poet Brendan O Beirne, a prolific writer who read movingly from several of his many volumes. There were contributions from the floor at the open mic with a very interesting performance from Patrick Stack who added an oboe to the sound effects for his dramatic contribution. I interspersed the spoken word with selections of Irish airs, beginning with the Coolin and closing with a medley of tunes used for settings of poems by 20th century Irish poem . Fred Johnstons' accompaniment was very sympathetic no more so than in Jay Ungar's Ashoken Farewell . Limerick based poet Dominic Taylor also guested and read from his sometimes very humourous work

A visit to the group is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Again I was struck by the sense of collegiality among the poets . The group resumes on the third Saturday in September and anyone is free to come along at any stage in the afternoon and leave at any point. It is not mandatory to contribute from your own work

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cathy, just so as you know I've posted the first of three videos of your playing on the website -

    - if you'd like to take a look. Feel free to link to it.