This miscellany of the lyrical poetry of W B Yeats and the flowing fiddle playing of Michael Coleman brings two great masters of County Sligo together for the first time. The weaving of their talents is brought about in the show through failed attraction of an unlikely couple whose paths in life would contrive to keep them apart. The show takes place in Ceolaras, Gurteen on Thursday 16th April next at 9pm.
The project is the concept of Pat McCarrick who also directs the piece using some of Sligo’s best award-winning amateur actors including Pat Feeley, Mary Walsh and Peadar Conway. Fiddle player, Declan Folan features playing Coleman’s best-loved tunes and Cliodhna Henry will perform some of Yeats poems that have been previously adapted to song.
This performance is a one-off and interest is expected to be high so early booking is advisable.
Booking is through Ceolaras in Gurteen on 071 9282599. The show forms part of Sligo County Council’s participation in the 2015 Yeats celebrations honouring the 150 anniversary of the poet’s birth. Grateful appreciation is also expressed to the Sligo Yeats Society for their help and support. About Michael Coleman
Michael Coleman was born in Knockgrania, in Killavil, near Ballymote in 1891. He left school in 1908 at the age of 17 years and continued to pursue his love of music. Then, in October 1914, when he was 23 years of age, Michael Coleman set sail for America with his friend John Hunt, where he was to spend the rest of his life. In 1921 he began his recording career with his first record on the Shannon label and later that year he recorded for the Vocation label. During the 1920’s and 1930’s Michael made approx. 80 commercial recordings with major recording companies, the last being in 1936.
Venue: Ceolaras in Gurteen
Booking is through Ceolaras in Gurteen on 071 9282599 or via www.colemanirishmusic.com