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.
For a number of years Cúirt has unveiled plaques around Galway at different locations linked to writing about Galway. The prose and poetry collections cast onto bronze or carved into stone, are on display through out the city providing a literary trail for locals and visitors.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature, now in its 30th year, will feature a number of events marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats and his connections to Galway. As an affiliated event of the Yeats2015 programme, this year Cúirt will celebrate the strong connections Yeats had with South Galway and his profound impact on the literary and cultural evolution of Ireland.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature runs April 21st – 27th, 2015 and will take place in various locations throughout Galway City and Co. Galway.