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Harp Festival of Moons (October – The Harvest Moon)

October 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

- Free

On the 11th full moon of the year a very special evening will be hosted at Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway.

The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society is delighted to welcome Caitriona Yeats, Solo Harpist at the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and grand-daughter of W.B. Yeats to perform at the Harp and Moon Festival taking place in Thoor Ballylee on the 27th of October. She will be joined by celebrated artists, Aine Ní Shioradáin, harpist and singer; Michelle O’Sullivan, poet as well as Nicola and Karina Cahill on harp and flute. A small reception will open the evening’s entertainment at 7.30pm

This Harvest Moon event is part of the Harp Festival of Moons, a year-long festival dedicated to W.B. Yeats, whose literary work was frequently inspired by the moon and the local landscape. As a blue moon year with 13 full moons instead of 12, there will be 13 events in total.  The locations for performances have been selected because of their association with the harp and/or  Yeats’ work and life.

Thoor Ballylee was the poetic model for his famous poem “Blood and the Moon” and where he set the “The Phases of the Moon”. This Norman Tower was bought by Yeats in 1917 for £35.  He lived here over a period of 12 years and in 1929 he no longer stayed here.   A dedicated local group plan to have the tower functional in 2015 and details of their event will emerge as the year progresses.

For a warm and unforgettable evening’s entertainment, please call or email Nichola to book your ticket costing 10 euro (payable on the door). email: yeatsthoorballyleesociety@gmail.com; phone +353 (0) 91 631436.

Further information is available HERE

For Yeats2015 Harp Festival of Moons will host events every month. See the full year’s listing here.

Find out more about Harp Festival of Moons at their Facebook page



October 27, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thoor Ballylee
Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map