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Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Blue Moon)

July 31, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

Friday 31st  July, 2015
Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Blue  Moon)
Time: 8.30 pm
St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe

Friday, July 31st is the second full moon in July. Normally, there is a full moon once a month, when there are two in a month, this is a ‘blue moon’ hence the saying, once in a blue moon. The next blue moon is in 2018.

Interestingly, the blue moon for 2015, Yeats’ 150th birthday year falls during the Yeats summer school in Sligo, and on a Bank Holiday Friday…

As part of the Yeats 150: Harp Festival of Moons, The Irish Seaweed Kitchen team up with Drumcliffe Teahouse and Eithna’s by the Sea, a host of musicians and a storyteller to make this a full moon date to remember.

A full moon on the Wild Atlantic Way means the tide is at it’s lowest, and so ideal for examining the cornucopia of seaweeds this wonderful coast has to offer. Those interested in this, as well as cooking with seaweeds, can sign up for Sligo Seaweed Days, full details on www.prannie.com.

At 8.30pm in St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe, burial place of WB Yeats the Blue Moon Wild Atlantic Way Miscellany of Yeats get under way. Storyteller Liz Weir, with Ray Coen (No Crows) fiddle/guitar, Mickey Dunne uilleann pipes, Robert Tobin and Eileen Carr, silver flute, Catherine Rhatigan harp, Prannie Rhatigan bodhran (Tale of the Gael) and Jim Meehan with Eddie McFarlane guitar duo, combine forces in a salute Yeats, his poetry the landscape that inspired it, and the blue moon…

Pre-concert refreshments available for purchase all evening from Drumcliffe Teahouse, where a special Wild Atlantic Way interval snack menu, featuring seaweed bread, a seaweed dessert, and peat smoked whiskey with crisped duileasc can be pre-ordered, as can tea, coffee and wine.
Experience the magic of Yeats in this hallowed corner of the Wild Atlantic Way for a once in a blue moon evening of Sligo poetry, music, storytelling and food in the shadow of Benbulben.

Tickets: 18 euro, 12 concession, available from Drumcliffe Teahouse, tel: 071 914 8971 and online through Evenbrite. Doors open 7. 45

See Full Listing of Yeats150 Harp Festival of Moons Events HERE

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Date:
July 31, 2015
Time:
8:30 pm
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Venue

St. Columba’s Church
Drumcliffe
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Details

Date:
July 31, 2015
Time:
8:30 pm
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

St. Columba’s Church
Drumcliffe
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
+ Google Map