In honour of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Yeats, Cúirt International Festival of Literature is opening the 2015 festival with a special day of activities in Galway city and county.
Event 1: Yeats Celebration
In honour of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Yeats, Cúirt is opening the 2015 festival with a special day of activities in Galway city and county.
Tom Cullivan is a well know pianist, born in Cavan in 1939. He began composing incidental music for plays while studying at the National University of Ireland, Galway and has since composed in all genres including an extensive catalogue of chamber music and many orchestral works.
Sandra Schalks is a native of Headford, County Galway. Sandra has sung leading soprano roles with Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, and with numerous musical societies and choirs.
Martin Dyar’s debut poetry collection Maiden Names (Arlen House, 2013) was selected as a book of the year in the Guardian and the Irish Times, and was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize and the Shine/Strong Award. He won the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2009, and the Strokestown International Poetry Award in 2001.
Event 2: Yeats inspired plaque next to the Salmon Weir Bridge
This year a Yeats inspired plaque next to the Salmon Weir Bridge to be unveiled Tuesday 21st April at 11am.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature runs April 21st – 27th, 2015 and will take place in various locations throughout Galway City and Co. Galway. Download the Cúirt festival programme here.
Full details from Cúirt at cuirt.ie/yeats-celebration