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January 2015

Harp Festival of Moons – The Quiet Moon

January 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 5 Sandymount Avenue
Dublin, Ireland
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Quiet Moon: Monday January 5th 2015: No 5 Sandymount Avenue, Dublin.

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February 2015

A celebration of Yeats: at the Irish Canadian Centre for the Arts in Ottawa

February 1, 2015
irish canadian centre for the arts, 310 St. Patrick Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5K4, ON K1N 5K4 Canada
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A celebration of Yeats on the occasion of Saint Brigid’s Day at the Irish Canadian Centre for the Arts in Ottawa on Sunday 1 February.  Readers of Yeats’ poetry include CBC Radio One presenter Alan Neal and Canadian poet David O’Meara, and local musicians included sean nos singer Ellen McIsaac. Visitors can also enjoy the DFAT Yeats exhibition. Further information from http://saintbrigidscentre.com/niccc/ 

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Harp Festival of Moons (February – Ice Moon)

February 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, Keadue
Roscommon, Ireland
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Hosted by O’Carolan Harp Festival. Recital with the Keadue Harpers, Paul Dooley and guests. Wednesday February 4th is the second full moon of 2015, and marks the second in a series of 13 concerts celebrating the fact that WB Yeats, as chair of the national coinage committee in 1928, elected to retain the harp on our coins and as the national emblem. Each month, on the day the moon makes a great yellow coin in the night skies of Ireland,…

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Yeats Lecture & Exhibition: Prince Edward Island

February 19, 2015
Irish Cultural centre, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Irish Cultural Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Dr. Brendan O’Grady lecture on the Life and Poetry of W.B. Yeats on 19 March together with Yeats Exhibition and the Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Ceili. Organised by The Benevolent Irish Society of PEI, together with Embassy of Ireland, Ottawa

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Encore! Professional Concert Series presents: The Yeats Project

February 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sean O’Sullivan Theatre St Catharines, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Friday, 27th February, 2105. Encore! Professional Concert Series presents: The Yeats Project 7.30 pm Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, St Catharine's, Ontario, Canada. Proving the vast global appeal of WB Yeats, the city of St Catharines, Ontario, Canada will host an evening of music celebrating Ireland’s most-loved poet. Blending elements of jazz, improvisation and classical music, the Yeats Project presents the words of WB Yeats to music in an unprecedented style and approach. This distinctive interpretation played by these dynamically-influenced musicians is…

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March 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (March – The Wind Moon)

March 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Kiltartan Church Gort, Galway Ireland + Google Map

Kiltartan Church, Gort, Co. Galway. 5th March

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Coole Music Orchestra Festival

March 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gort Community Centre, Ennis Road
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Ceiliúradh - Coole Music Orchestra Festival, Saturday 7th March, 1pm & 6pm
Gort Community Centre, Galway

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Yeats poetry at St Patrick’s Day Parade – London

March 15, 2015
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5DN United Kingdom
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Free
St Patricks London

Yeats as part of St Patrick's Celebrations London, Sunday, 15th March, 2015

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A Celebration of W.B. Yeats

March 15, 2015 - March 17, 2015
The City Assembly House, 58 South William St
Dublin, Dublin D2 Ireland
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The City Assembly House presents a number of events to celebrate the works of WB Yeats over the St Patrick’s Festival weekend.

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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats in Moscow

March 16, 2015

The State Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow The 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats was celebrated in Moscow with a lecture by Charles Ivan Armstrong, Professor of the University of Agder, on “W.B. Yeats, and being Irish”. This was accompanied by recitals of Yeats’ poetry in Russian and English, and of traditional music from Yeats’ period by a trio of Irish musicians.

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April 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (April – Growing Moon)

April 4, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Hugh Lane Gallery, Charelmont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin, Ireland
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Free
Kathleen Loughnane

A Harper, a Piper and a Poet in the Hugh Lane Gallery Easter Saturday April 4th - 1pm

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Yeats’ Hearts Desire – New York City

April 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Irish Arts Centre New York, Manhattan
New York, NY NY 10019 United States
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Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1-4:30 pm at the Irish Arts Center,* Manhattan (NYC, USA)

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The Trip to Sligo

April 16, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Ceolaras Gurteen, Gurteen
Sligo, Ireland
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The lyrical poetry of W B Yeats and the flowing fiddle playing of Michael Coleman at Ceolaras, Gurteen on Thursday 16th April at 9pm.

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A Celebration of Yeats at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

April 21, 2015
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
Cuirt Yeats

Cúirt International Festival of Literature Yeats2015 Events

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Larry Beau presents ‘The Circus Animals Desertion’

April 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Free Masons Hall, 17 Molesworth St
Dublin, Ireland
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The Pageant and Ball are taking place in The Free Masons' Hall on Saturday April 25th

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The Hungarian Yeats Society One Day Conference

April 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

29th April 2015, at Petőfi Museum of Literature, Budapest, followed by the launch of the Yeats volume and musical recitals.

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May 2015

‘Musicians wrestle everywhere’ at University Church, Dublin

May 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
University Church, 87A St Stephen's Green
Dublin, Ireland
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University Church, Dublin, 2 May 2015 8:00pm

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Harp Festival of Moons (May – The Bright Moon)

May 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slish Wood, Ballintogher
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Harp Festival of Moons (May - The Bright Moon), Slish Wood, Sligo - Monday May 4th 2015

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Sligo Orpheus Choir

May 9, 2015
Sligo Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

Choir with Eunjoo Goh Soprano and poetry readings in the Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Ballisodare on May 9th.

Official opening of Yeats Birthday celebrations with the Premiere of Austin McManus commissioned choral piece on a Poem by W.B.Yeats on June 11.

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Lady Gregory’s Legacy, Lough Cutra Castle Gort

May 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
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Daily until May 10, 2015
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort
Galway, Ireland
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Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th 2015 as part of the Yeats2015 celebrations.

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‘Lady Gregory’s Legacy’ – The life of an amazing Galway woman

May 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Abbey Centre Ballyshannon, Ballyshannon
Donegal, Ireland
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Tues May 12th at The Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon, Donegal.

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VISUAL presents Lady Gregory: Life and Legacy

May 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
€15

Yeats2015 event at Visual Carlow on May 13th at 8pm.

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ILF presents ‘Bodies That Can Never Tire’

May 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 6/7 Exchange Street Lower
Dublin 8, Ireland
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“That he follow with desire Bodies that can never tire” In celebration of Yeats’ 150 birthday, ILF Dublin presents the second of two special events inspired by Yeats’ words. Bodies That Can Never Tire gathers some of Ireland’s most remarkable figures – from community activists to hip-hop artists, social justice campaigners to poets – to explore what Yeats’ vision means to them. Featuring readings, music and poetry, Bodies That Can Never Tire is a unique celebration of the legacy of Ireland’s great national poet. We are…

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June 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (June – The Horse Moon)

June 2, 2015
Ireland
Free

Harpers and harpists all over the world to pay their own tributes under the June full moon.

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‘In the Deep Heart’s Core’ at Stage Left Café Woodstock I.L.

June 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Woodstock Opera House Stage Left, 125 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock IL 60098, United States
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"In the Deep Heart's Core: A Mystic Cabaret'' "Celebrate the marriage of great poetry, great music, storytelling. . . "In the Deep Heart's Core."  Described by Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times as ". . . A rapturous weave of the irresistible sounds of Irish music and the steely but lyrical magic that animates the words of one of Ireland's most celebrated poets, W. B. Yeats," this cycle of songs and spoken pieces by Joseph Sobol from the verses and…

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YEATS: The Celebration at New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre

June 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 132 West 22nd Street
New York , NY 10011 United States
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sjp yeats

The Irish Rep’s 2015 gala, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats, the Nobel Prize-winning poetic voice of Ireland and co-founder of the renowned Abbey Theatre. Special guests, including Gabriel Byrne, Terry Donnelly, Olympia Dukakis, Melissa Errico,Peter Gallagher, Colum McCann, Bridget Moynahan, Ciarán Sheehan, John Slattery, J. Smith-Cameron and more still to be announced, will perform readings, dance, and music capturing the incredible beauty, wit, and poignancy of Yeats’…

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In the Deep Heart’s Core – Chief O’Neill’s Pub, Chicago

June 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Chief O’Neill’s Pub, 3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618, IL United States
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In the Deep Heart’s Core” at Chief O'Neill's Pub, Chicago on June 10.

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Celebrate Yeats at The Linen Hall Library, Belfast

June 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North
Belfast, BT1 5GB United Kingdom
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yeats pavilion

To mark the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’ birth, join us as we present a smorgasbord of the Nobel prizewinning poet’s work in recital, anecdote and in a variety of musical settings by harpists Marie and Ursula Burns. Featuring Roma Tomelty, Centre Stage Youth Theatre, Eugene Dunphy and more. Further Information from Linen Hall Library Belfast

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Yeats 2015 Event in Slovakia

June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9
811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
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Free

The Embassy of Ireland, Slovakia presents an evening of Irish Music, Poetry and Song

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Sligo Orpheus Choir Premiere Yeats Choral Piece – Sligo

June 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Sligo, Ballincar
Sligo, Ireland
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Image Credit Photo Creation Stuff by Donal Hackett

Radisson Hotel, Sligo on June 11th

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The Nobel Dinner at the Radisson Blu in Sligo

June 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Radisson Blu Sligo, Ballincar
Sligo, Ireland
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Thurs 11. June, 8pm

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Vienna – The Poet and the Harper

June 12, 2015
University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
Vienna, Austria
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Free

Performance by Tale of the Gael, to be hosted by the Centre for Irish Studies at the University of Vienna.

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No Crows at Sligo Abbey

June 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The Abbey, Abbey Street
Sligo,
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Sligo Abbey, Fri June 12, 7.30pm

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Candlelit Salon at The Model Yeats Day 2015 – Sligo

June 12, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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12th June at 9pm

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Yeats Day Celebrations at Sandymount Green

June 13, 2015
Sandymount Green, Sandymount Green
Dublin, Dublin D4 Ireland
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Sandymount Yeats

The Love Story of Maud Gonne & WB Yeats, Saturday 13th June at 11.30am, Sandymount Green, Dublin

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Celebrating Yeats’ Birthday at Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Galway

June 13, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Kiltartan Cross
Gort, Co. Galway Ireland
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Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Society is hosting a picnic in the Millennium Park at Kiltartan Gregory Museum to celebrate Yeats' birthday on June 13th. Bring your choice of picnic, enjoy a recital by Coole Music Ensemble, poetry reading by local school children, face painting for the younger generation and a Trad session with Gaillimh Theas Comhaltas. ' Mr Yeats ' is on the guest list. Come in period costume. Time. 12.30 to 2.30 pm.

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Happy Birthday Mr Yeats – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ireland + Google Map
Yeats Day

A day long street celebration in honour of Yeats 150th birthday. Live music, street performance, Lily Lolly Craftfest demonstrations, carnival and one giant birthday cake.

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Yeats Birthday celebration: Celebrate the birthday at NLI!

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

Saturday 13 June, 2-5pm 2 – 4pm: Music in the front hall with Denise Kelly- McDonnell harp, Ellen Cranitch flute, Jane Hughes cello. Niall MacMonagle will introduce a selection of Yeats’s poems read by students from the Poetry Aloud competition. Follow the Yeats trail to find the places in the library that are associated with the poet. 4.00pm: ‘The Poet and the Library: Yeats and the National Library of Ireland’ – this short talk by Katherine McSharry of the NLI explores Yeats's links with the National Library. Visit the…

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Coole Harmonies in the Cobbled Yard

June 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Coole Harmonies will perform in Coole Park. Yeats Birthday Celebrations at Coole Park from 3 pm to 5 pm on Saturday the 13th of June.

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Yeats & Joyce in Music, Poetry and Story

June 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre Dublin, 35 North Great George's Stree
Dublin 1, Ireland
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To mark the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth, the James Joyce Centre is very pleased to present this special evening celebrating the lives and works of two giants of modern Irish literature. Yeats was one of Joyce’s earliest supporters and Joyce in turn acknowledged Yeats as among the greatest of modern poets. They each plotted their own course and established themselves as the leading voices of their generations at a time of great change in Ireland, but theirs was a…

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“Here Still/Still Here,” 150th Birthday Celebration of W.B. Yeats in Atlanta GA

June 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30322 United States
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Saturday, June 13 at 7:30PM at the Carlos Museum of Emory University in Atlanta GA. "Here Still/Still Here," a 150th Birthday Celebration of the Life and Work of W.B. Yeats June 13, 1865 marks the birthday 150 years ago of the Irish poet W.B. Yeats. In honor of that occasion, the Irish Consulate of Atlanta under Consul General Paul Gleeson is partnering with the W.B. Yeats Foundation’s James W. Flannery to organize a gala program of poetry, music, song, drama…

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Songs from the Swans at Coole at The Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire

June 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin,
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yeats pavilion

To mark the 150th Birthday of W.B. Yeats in 2015, Michael Scott has composed a new song cycle exploring his poetry focusing on the development of the Irish state and his unrequited love for Maude Gonne. Poems include Innisfree, Sailing to Byzantium, When You are Old, The Sorrow of Love, No Second Troy, September 1913. Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave will read a selection of poetry and singers Yvonne Brennan (Soprano) and Anthony Norton (Tenor) will sing the new musical…

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Graz Austria, An Evening of Poetry, Song and Music.

June 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Universalmuseum Joanneum, Paulustorgasse 13a
8010 Graz, Austria
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An evening of music, song, poetry and anecdote, to celebrate the 150th birthday of WB Yeats. This 90 minute original production, “The Poet and The Harper: Turlough O Carolan and WB Yeats” presented by Tale of the Gael (Ireland) looks at the lives and works of W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) and Turlough O’Carolan, Irish harper (1670-1738) Catherine Rhatigan harp, Dave Aebli bouzouki/ bass, Robert Tobin flute/whistle, Deirdre Starr voice, John Tuohy uilleann pipes. After the concert, guests are invited to raise…

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Learn an Irish Tune or Song at Yeats 2015 Weekend in Graz, Austria

June 14, 2015
European Centre for Modern Languages, Nikolaiplatz 4
8020 Graz, Austria
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June 14th, Graz, Austria, as part of the Yeats 2015 Weekend: Come and learn and Irish tune or and Irish Song with Tale of the Gael musicians! Singing workshop with Deirdre Starr ( Irl) Flute and whistle workshops with John Tuohy (Irl) and Robert Tobin (Irl) Beginners and intermediates welcome, Sunday, June 14th  11.00  --- 13.00 and 14.30 --- 16.00 Registration: 10.30 am European Centre for Modern Languages, Nikolaiplatz 4, 8020 Graz Austria   35 Euro per workshop, includes a tinwhistle…

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Bloomsday at Yeats Day – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

A self penned performance which explores Paul Murray’s family relationship with Joyce. The piece includes song and readings from Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegan’s Wake.

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Yeats Day Concert – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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This recital will celebrate Yeats' life and work through music and song. Traditional Irish songs inspired Yeats' writing, most famously in poems such as Down by the Salley Gardens and The Fiddler of Dooney.

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Where Benbulben Sets the Scene – Hawk’s Well Theatre – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo, 14th June

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Songs of Joyce and Yeats Washington DC

June 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational UCC Church, 945 G St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001,
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$20.00

John Feeley, Irish classical guitarist, and Fran O’Rourke, singer and Associate Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin, perform Irish songs with a James Joyce and William Butler Yeats connection. John Feeley and Fran O'Rourke will perform songs of Joyce and Yeats Monday, June 15 @ 7pm First Congregational United Church of Christ 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC Purchase tickets.

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Songs From The Swans At Coole (Draiocht)

June 16, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Draiocht, The Blanchardstown Centre
Dublin, Ireland
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This new cycle of songs featuring the poetry of WB Yeats has been composed by Michael Scott to mark Yeats 150th Birthday in 2015.

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Embassy event to celebrate Bloomsday & Yeatsday, 16 June

June 16, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dupont Circle Washington DC, + Google Map
Free

On Tuesday 16 June, the Embassy of Ireland will host a public lunchtime event at Dupont Circle to celebrate two of Ireland’s greatest writers, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce.   The open air concert will take place from 12.30 to 1.30pm featuring music and readings from the works of both Joyce and Yeats. Bloomsday, on 16 June, is celebrated in Dublin and around the world each year. It marks the date, 16 June 1904, on which James Joyce’s literary masterpiece Ulysses…

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Yeats 150th Birthday and Bloomsday Celebrations Texas

June 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Angela’s at the Crosswalk, Plano
Texas, United States
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Angela's at the Crosswalk in Plano Texas 6pm Special Yeats 150th birthday and Bloomsday celebration in Dallas, TX area today. Great literature readings of the works of W.B Yeats and James Joyce's Ulysses, along with great songs and music by Innsfall, and wonderful food and drink specials. Further information at Celtic Events Dallas Facebook Page

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Songs from the Swans At Coole -Town Hall Theatre Galway

June 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre Galway, 1 Courthouse Square
Galway, Co. Galway Ireland
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A new musical setting for a series of songs/poems by W.B. Yeats. Town Hall theatre, Galway, June 18th at 8.00pm.

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St Michael’s Irish Centre Liverpool: A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of W.B. Yeats

June 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
St Michael’s Irish Centre, 6 Boundary Lane
Liverpool, L6 5JG United Kingdom
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An Evening of Poetry & Song at St Michael's Irish Centre - June 19th at 8pm A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of W.B. Yeats An evening of songs, poetry and readings Limited number so booking essential Further Information from St Michael's Irish Centre, Liverpool

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A Country Under Wave: The Theatre of WB Yeats

June 21, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

Blue Raincoat presents A Country Under Wave - the theatre of W. B. Yeats. Blue Raincoat Theatre Company have assembled a range of events inspired by Yeats’s theatre from productions of his dance work to performed readings of all 26 of his plays. There are full productions of Yeats’s plays on beaches and mountains, exhibitions, and talks relating to his work and the landscape that inspired him. Noh master, Ryoki Aoki, will also give a lecture demonstration on the Japanese theatre form Noh that…

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Songs from the Swans at Coole at NLI

June 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Wednesday 24 June, 7pm Artistic Director of the City Theatre Dublin, Michael Scott, presents his recently composed new song cycle exploring the poetry of Yeats focusing on the development of the Irish State and his unrequited love for Maude Gonne. Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave will read a selection of poetry and singers Kathleen Tynan (Soprano) and Anthony Norton (Tenor) will sing the new musical settings of selected poems in an operatic and classical style with a traditional Irish ‘orchestra’. Tickets €20. Book at: https://civictheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873533945/events?show_id=873533945 Further Information from…

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company presents; Noh Master Ryoki Aoki

June 25, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

Noh MasterRyoki Aoki While most performers are born into Noh families, where the tradition is handed down from father to son, Ryoki Aoki was not born into a Noh family and practised classical ballet as a child. Impressed by a television programme, she began practising at the Kanze school in her hometown, Oita, before going on to specialise in traditional Japanese music, focusing on Noh plays. On discovering the challenges of her situation, being female without a Noh background, she became interested in…

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July 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Calm Moon)

July 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Glen Folk Village, Glencolmcille
Donegal, Ireland
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Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Calm Moon) Thursday 2nd July, 2015, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Donegal, Time: 8.00pm

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Yeats Off the Page; Words for Music Perhaps

July 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015
Unitarian Chapel,, St Saviourgate,
York, United Kingdom
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Friday 3rd July 19.00 An Audience with Ronald Schuchard Waterstones, Coney Street, York £2 entry on the door Saturday 4th July 09.45 Talks from Matt Campbell and Emilie Morin 10.45 Panel Discussion  (William Brooks, Ronald Schuchard, Matt Campbell, Emilie Morin) The Hungry Artist, 7 Church Street, York. £3 entry on the door including a hot drink 1.00pm Late Music Lunchtime Recital: Songs and Miniatures Ana Beard-Fernandez (soprano) and Zöe Craven (percussion) of new duo PercusSing perform a selection of new…

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Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Blue Moon)

July 31, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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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…

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August 2015

National Library of Australia Celebrating 150 Years of WB Yeats

August 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place
Sydney, ACT 2600 Australia
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An afternoon of poetry and song to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Irish poet William Butler Yeats. MC for the afternoon will be Professor Ronan McDonald, Director of the Global Irish Studies Centre UNSW and the Australian Ireland Fund Chair in Modern Irish Studies, who will contextualise the works performed. Presented by The Friends of the National Library of Australia Inc, in association with the Friends of Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland Enquiries: 02 6262 1698 or…

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“In the Deep Heart’s Core” at The Model Sligo

August 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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"In the Deep Heart's Core: A Mystic Cabaret" "Celebrate the marriage of great poetry, great music, storytelling. . . "In the Deep Heart's Core."  Described by Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times as ". . . A rapturous weave of the irresistible sounds of Irish music and the steely but lyrical magic that animates the words of one of Ireland's most celebrated poets, W. B. Yeats," this cycle of songs and spoken pieces by Joseph Sobol from the verses and…

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Pádraig Meehan: W. B. Yeats & the Mythic Landscapes of County Sligo

August 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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blue raincoat

He knew the Place Well W. B. Yeats & the Mythic Landscapes of County Sligo A multi-media based presentation involving spoken word, music and visuals. It is an exploration of the influence of mythic Sligo on the work of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. Composer, lyricist, researcher and tour guide Pádraig Meehan organises performance-archaeology, art and music events. His research has been presented in academic journals and popular publications. Illustration by Domhnal Bric Wednesday 5 August 7:30: bookings blueraincoat.com | 071 9170431

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In The Deep Heart’s Core

August 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
thoor ballylee

Sunday 9th August 2015 sees a benefit concert for the permanent restoration of Thoor Ballylee. Featuring music, poetry and the spoken word, all inspired and drawn from the works of W.B. Yeats, the concert takes place in Yeats’s iconic tower. Listen as Joseph Sobol, with vocals by Kathy Cowan, performs a ‘mystic cabaret’ described by the Chicago Sun-Times as ‘rapturous’ and ‘irresistible’.   Come along to see the tower resound with musical echoes, and support Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society in its ongoing…

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“In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret” at Thoor Ballylee

August 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
Yeats NYC

Joseph Sobol Kathy Cowan Conceived, Composed, Scripted, and Directed by Joseph Sobol “In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret” From the Works of W. B. Yeats At once a poet’s autobiography, a theatrical song cycle, and a journey through the romantic imagination and the national soul of Ireland, “In the Deep Heart’s Core” follows the life of the Celtic visionary poet and activist William Butler Yeats, moving through dreams and heartbreaks toward ultimate spiritual triumph. “In the Deep Heart's…

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W.B Yeats – A Tribute – Ryans, Friary St, Kilkenny

August 13, 2015
Ryans, Friary Street
Kilkenny, Ireland
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I Am Of Ireland: WB Yeats London Event

August 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square,
London NW1 9XB, United Kingdom
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On 20th August 2015, the Irish community in London will gather at the London Irish Centre to celebrate the 150 birth anniversary of WB Yeats. The event, organised by Orna Ross in partnership with the London Irish Centre will focus on the question of what it means to be Irish — especially when one lives away from Ireland, as did Yeats, a long-time Londoner.  More than any other writer, WB Yeats established the idea of Ireland as an internal, magical imaginative space, a refuge…

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Harp Festival of Moons (August – The Lightening Moon)

August 29, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
Lissadell Church, Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland + Google Map

Harp Festival of Moons (August – The Lightening Moon)

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September 2015

Beautiful Lofty Things: An evening with WB Yeats

September 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Saturday 12 September, 8.00pm National Concert Hall, Dublin Tickets: €25/€30 (ticket bundle including "Poetry Ireland Review: A WB Yeats Special Issue" €36/€41) Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats with a landmark event from the team that brought you Celebrating Seamus Heaney in 2014. Written and hosted by Roy Foster, one of the country’s best-known historians and author of an acclaimed two-volume biography of WB Yeats, Beautiful Lofty Things will illuminate both well-known and more surprising aspects…

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Blood and The Moon: A Provocation on Yeats

September 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - September 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, Dublin D2 Ireland
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Contemporary artists will be invited to create new settings for Yeats work

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John Banville to open The Lady Gregory – Yeats Autumn Gathering

September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Yeats Autumn Gathering: 25-27 September 2015 Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,”John Banville will open The Lady Gregory – Yeats Autumn Gathering!  It is fitting that Banville, whose stated ambition is to give his prose “the kind of denseness and thickness that poetry has”, should do the honours at this special 21st Gathering which celebrates poet W.B.Yeats.  His novels include The Book of Evidence, The Sea, which won the 2005 Man…

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Yeats: At The Fringe

September 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am - October 4, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

2015 is the 150th anniversary of Ireland's most internationally famous poet - WB Yeats birth. To celebrate this Literature Centre Tranås would like to invite you to 10 days of WordFest! All over the town there shall be events held to celebrate words, language, music and most importantly of all W B Yeats. Välkommen!

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An Evening with Irish poet WB Yeats in Zurich

September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Karl der Grosse Centre, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
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Friday September 25th: Friends of Celtic Spirit and The Embassy of Ireland Berne present An Evening with Irish poet WB Yeats to celebrate the 150th year since his birth. Karl der Grosse Centre, Zurich at 19.30 The event is in English with German translations and features a presentation of song poetry and music by internationally popular Irish cultural group Tale of the Gael guest singer Deirdre Starr. Tickets 35 CHF Reservations: 044 2520918 info@irish-culture.ch  

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Down by the Salley Gardens

September 27, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - October 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Saint Botolph’s Hall, St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
London,
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2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and Song in the City are celebrating with a series of free London concerts celebrating his legacy based around two of his most famous poems; Down by the Salley Gardens and Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. For more information, please visit http://songinthecity.org/this-seasons-concerts/

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Celebrating Yeats, Afternoon Tea & Recital in Lausanne, Switzerland

September 27, 2015 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
CPO, multicultural and social center of Ouchy, Beau-Rivage 2
1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Relive the charm and elegance of a bygone age in Ireland with afternoon tea and home made cakes... followed by a recital of poetry and music  with Tale of the Gael to celebrate the 150th birthday year of Irish poet WB Yeats. Sunday, September 27th, in CPO Lausanne. Afternoon tea from 15.45 ( booking essential) Recital at 17.00 Afternoon Tea and recital: CHF 35 Recital only: CHF 20 Reservations: 021 6162672 /info@cpo-ouchy The event is supported by The Irish Embassy…

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Harp Festival of Moons (September – The Singing Moon)

September 28, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Renvyle House, Connemara
Co. Galway,
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Harp Festival of Moons (September – The Singing Moon)

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October 2015

Carnival Ballyshannon celebrates WB Yeats

October 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Unnamed Venue, Ballyshannon
Donegal, Ireland
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Yeats 150 at Waseda University & IASIL Hiroshima

October 9, 2015
Waseda University, 1st Fl., Bldg.3, 1-6-1, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 169-8050, 169-8050 Japan
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As part of the global celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats, the ICC is holding this special evening event where you can hear a speech from the Irish Ambassador, an introductory lecture to Irish Culture & Literature and finally there'll be a reception with live Irish music performances and refreshments. Don't miss this rare chance to discover Irish culture and literature! Program Details are available HERE or at Yeats150 in Japan Facebook Page

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The Muse Of Yeats Weekend Festival at Rossnaree House

October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Rossnaree House, Slane
Meath, Ireland
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The Muse Of Yeats weekend festival is on October 10 - 11 2015 at Rossnaree House, hosted by Aisling Law - the great granddaughter of Maud Gonne. The programme of events will include poetry readings, talks by Yeatsian scholars, artists and family members, theatre, music and a special exhibition of previously unseen artwork by Maud Gonne from the family's private collection and photographs of Maud Gonne and her daughter, Iseult. A dinner will be held on Saturday 10 October. Further…

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Down by the Salley Gardens

October 15, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Saint Botolph’s Hall, St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
London,
Free

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and Song in the City are celebrating with a series of free London concerts celebrating his legacy based around two of his most famous poems; Down by the Salley Gardens and Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. For more information, please visit http://songinthecity.org/this-seasons-concerts/

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Manchester Literature Festival: True Harmony – Yeats at 150

October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER, United Kingdom
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15 October, 7.30pm. £10, Booking Essential At the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, this event celebrates the great Irish poet’s interest in music, poetry and performance, whose high point may well have been his 1903 sell-out performance in The Whitworth, which led The Guardian to declare: ‘if we are ever to find a way back to a true harmony between music and poetry, it will almost certainly be by consulting the poet.’ Returning Yeats to the gallery, this one-off…

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Yeats2015 events at Sligo Live

October 21, 2015 - October 26, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
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Sligo celebrates WB Yeats' 150th birthday in 2015 and as the year draws to a close the Sligo Live Music Festival pays a musical homage to the famous poet who was so inspired by the Sligo landscape with a number of events taking place throughout the weekend. When Peace Comes Dropping Slow   Michael Rooney and Sligo Academy of Music Director, Niamh Crowley, will lead 20 of the region’s spirited young classical and traditional musicians in the premiere of a new piece of…

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The Cloths of Heaven

October 22, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Saint Botolph’s Hall, St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
London,
Free

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and Song in the City are celebrating with a series of free London concerts celebrating his legacy based around two of his most famous poems; Down by the Salley Gardens and Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. For more information, please visit http://songinthecity.org/this-seasons-concerts/

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Harp Festival of Moons (October – The Harvest Moon)

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

Harp Festival of Moons (October – The Harvest Moon)

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November 2015

Yeats Poetry @ Irish Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

November 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Irish Embassy Tallinn, Rahukohtu 4-II
10130 Tallinn, Estonia
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Performance of Japanese kyogen style “The Cat and the Moon.”

November 10, 2015
Kobe Gakuin University, Hyōgo Prefecture
Hyōgo Prefecture , Japan
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Akiko Manabe, Professor of Shiga University, Japan attended the 1st International Yeats Conference in Limerick and gave a paper in the session “Yeats and Japan” together with two other members from Japan.  Akiko Manabe talked about Yeats’ encounter with  Japanese traditional theatrical repertoire Nogaku, especially Kyogen  which is comedy or sort of farce.   Yeats’ own note to “The Cat and the Moon” says he wrote the play  as a kyogen but it has never performed  in Japanese kyogen style. On…

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JAPAN The Influence of Japan on WB Yeats 10-12 November

November 10, 2015 - November 12, 2015
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10 November 2015 A Skein Unwound A contemporary performance inspired by Yeats Trevor Knight (composer), Alice Maher (visual artist) & Gyohei Zaitsu (butoh dancer) The Model 11 November 2015 Yeats & Noh Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer) The Factory Performance Space 12 November 2015 Japan for Sligo via Yeats & Fenollosa Multimedia exploration of links between the Yeats family, Sligo…

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Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative – ‘A Response to Yeats’,

November 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Road,
Carlow, Ireland
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You are invited to join the Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative for their ‘A Response to Yeats’, an evening of poetry and story, accompanied by music, wine and cheese. The Co-Operative have worked with U.S. visitor to Carlow College in this first term, Pat Parks, in developing new work which responds to the themes and forms, preoccupations and obsessions of one of Ireland’s outstanding literary artists, in this anniversary year of William Butler Yeats' birth. Pat Parks is the retired Director of…

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Yeats & Noh @ The Factory Performance Space

November 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Yeats & Noh  Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer) The Factory Performance Space Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer)  

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27th Sligo International Choral Festival 2015

November 13, 2015 - November 15, 2015
Various Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

Sligo International Choral Festival 13th-15th November, 2015 Choirs from Ireland and abroad in Sligo to compete in competitions from sacred music to barbershop with some wonderful singing. Beginning with a concert on the opening night, the choirs entertain the crowds in various venues in Sligo as well as the streets. Choirs sing at all the services in every church in the town. Venues Gillooly Hall Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Sligo Park Hotel

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‘When You Are Old’ Poetry Concert in China

November 22, 2015

The Embassy of Ireland in Beijing and A Poem for You celebrate Yeats2015 in China. On November 22, the Embassy of Ireland and Poem for You jointly organised a poetry concert entitled ‘When You Are Old’ which was held at the brand new Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre in Beijing. An audience of over 1,000 people attended the ticketed event and over 50,000 people accessed online coverage on the organisation’s Wechat platform which included videos recorded at the event. Before the concert…

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Yeats Commemoration 2015 @ Magdalene College Cambridge

November 23, 2015
Magdalene College, Cambridge,
Cambridge CB3 0AG, CB3 0AG United Kingdom
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The Embassy of Ireland and Magdalene College, Cambridge, are pleased to announce a day of talks, readings and discussions commemorating the work of celebrated Irish poet W B Yeats. Taking place at Magdalene College, Cambridge, on Monday 23rd November 2015, this programme draws together renowned academics and poets in a celebration of his work. Speakers include: Dr Rowan Williams, Dr Peter McDonald, Professor Angela Leighton, Professor David Moody, Dr Chris Morash, Professor Patricia Coughlan, Professor Edna Longley, Professor Fran Brearton,…

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Harp Festival of Moons (November – The Dark Moon)

November 25, 2015
To Be Confirmed Ireland
Free

Harp Festival of Moons (November – The Dark Moon)

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December 2015

Celebrating 150 Years of W.B. Yeats at Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, Belgium

December 4, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Janseniusstraat 1,
3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Friday 4 December 2015 at 20.30 Celebrating 150 Years of W.B. Yeats To end the celebrations of Yeats2015 with a flourish the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies is honoured to host a major and multifarious Yeats event in Leuven with music, recitals, a talk by Meg Harper, Chair of the International Yeats Society, and the book launch of Yeats Reborn, the result of a Europe-wide translation project, involving twenty languages. Speakers and singers from Limerick and Sligo, Belgium, the Netherlands…

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‘Yeats 2015 will be marked in Macau on 16th December

December 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Irish Coffee House, 131 Rua de Coimbra Flores Macau MO Hong Kong + Google Map

‘Yeats 2015 will be marked in Macau on 16th December. The Consul General of Ireland & the British Honorary Consul will co-host an informal evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, 16  December in the Irish Coffee House in Taipa for an informal evening of poetry and song. Sincere thanks to Matthew of the University of Macau for working with us. Bring a friend or two…

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UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, WB Yeats ‘When You are Old’

December 18, 2015
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William Butler Yeats is one of the most renowned Irish poets in China.His popular poetry “When you are old ” is translated into Chinese and often quoted when people want to express the sacred and deep love. Please enjoy the moving song composed out of the poetry “When you are old” at this Friday night. https://www.facebook.com/ucdcii/videos/536836376479484/ Find out more at UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Facebook Page    Courtesy of  UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

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Harp Festival of Moons (December – The Cold Moon)

December 25, 2015
Drumcliffe Graveyard, Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland + Google Map
Free

Harp Festival of Moons (December – The Cold Moon)

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January 2016

For the Ear Alone: A Festival in Honor of W. B. Yeats in Tennessee

January 27, 2016 - January 28, 2016
East Tennessee State University, 1276 Gilbreath Dr,
Johnson City, , TN 37604 United States
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In 1923, William Butler Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature—the first Irishman to be so honored. Late in life he wrote, "I wanted a theatre where the greatest passions and all the permanent interest of human beings could be experienced, not alone over a book, but lover by lover, friend by friend." Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m., Reece Museum (Free. Reception to follow—5 p.m.)              B. Yeats and the Poetic Drama B. Yeats was searching all his life for…

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