Saturday 12 September, 8.00pm
National Concert Hall, Dublin
Tickets: €25/€30 (ticket bundle including “Poetry Ireland Review: A WB Yeats Special Issue” €36/€41)
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats with a landmark event from the team that brought you Celebrating Seamus Heaney in 2014.
Written and hosted by Roy Foster, one of the country’s best-known historians and author of an acclaimed two-volume biography of WB Yeats, Beautiful Lofty Things will illuminate both well-known and more surprising aspects of Yeats’s life and work through poetry and music.
Directed by Alan Gilsenan, the evening will feature performances by notable poets, writers and actors including John Banville, Eavan Boland, Lisa Dwan and John Montague, with music from The Gloaming’s Iarla Ó Lionáird, master fiddler Martin Hayes, and many others.
Book your ticket with the NCH here.
Poetry Ireland Review: A WB Yeats Special Issue
Poetry Ireland is publishing a special Yeats 2015 anniversary edition of Poetry Ireland Review, which is available to pre-purchase now at a reduced price with your concert ticket. This definitive Yeats anniversary publication is edited by Vona Groarke and includes responses to Yeats’s legacy and readings of his poems from public figures as diverse as Bill Whelan, Neil Jordan, Fiona Shaw, Colm Tóibín, Frank McGuinness, Mary Costello and John Banville, along with new poems responding to Yeats’s work by Irish and international poets such as Margaret Atwood, Sharon Olds, Philip Schultz, Sinéad Morrissey and Harry Clifton. The issue also includes Yeats’s poetry collections, reviewed by leading poets as if just published, new artwork, Yeats quizzes and even a Maud Gonne crossword.
Pre-purchased issues will be available to collect in the National Concert Hall foyer before and after the performance on 12 September.
More info from Poetry Ireland here.