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April 2015

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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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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Free

Harp Festival of Moons (May - The Bright Moon), Slish Wood, Sligo - Monday May 4th 2015

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‘Yeats and Margot’ – Poems on the Underground

May 5, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Ireland + Google Map
Free

Poems on the Underground presents ‘Yeats and Margot’  by Cicely Herbert, with Christopher Benjaminas Yeats and Victoria Ross as Margo Ruddock, directed by Trilby Harrison. Presented as part of the Yeats 150th anniversary. Tuesday 5 May 2015, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm A live performance of the radio play with Christopher Benjamin as Yeats and Trilby Harrison as Margot Ruddock, directed by Trilby Harrison. First performed on Radio 4 and based on original letters and poems, it tells the story of…

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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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ILF Dublin presents ‘The Only Jealousy of Emer’

May 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - May 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Henrietta Street, Henrietta Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Yeats Dublin

Part of the Cuchulainn Cycle of five plays about the life and death of the mythic Irish hero, The Only Jealousy of Emer continues Yeats’ experiments with Japanese Noh theatre as a way of bringing onto the stage demons, ghosts and supernatural events. Cuchulainn has killed his son and, in grief, attempts to fight the sea. Half drowned, he lies in a state between life and death with his wife Emer and his mistress Eithne watching over him. But, as these two women struggle to…

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ILF Dublin presents ‘Dance Marathon – Bodies That Can Never Tire’

May 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Henry Street Dublin, Ireland + Google Map
Free

The Whole City Must Dance – The Whole City Must Bid! The first of two events in honour of WB Yeats’ 150th birthday – and inspired by his famous lines, ‘That he follow with desire/Bodies that can never tire’ Bodies That Can Never Tire: The Whole City Must Dance – the Whole City Must Bid! is an all-day dance marathon taking place on Henry Street, one of Dublin’s major shopping streets. Part of Dublin’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020, this event…

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Bodies That Can Never Tire – International Literature Festival Dublin

May 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 6/7 Exchange Street Lower
Dublin 8, Ireland
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€15
Yeats Dublin

Bodies That Can Never Tire gathers some of Ireland’s most remarkable figures to explore what Yeats’ vision means to them.

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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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Bastard Amber at the Abbey Theatre

May 25, 2015 - May 27, 2015
Abbey Theatre, 26 Abbey Street Lower
Dublin, Dublin D1 Ireland
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A journey into humankind’s spiritual quest, conjuring a lustrous Byzantine world of contradictory influences

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Celebrating Yeats 150 at Listowel Writers Week

May 30, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Saturday 30 May, 11.00am St. John's Theatre & Art Centre, Listowel Tickets: €10/€8 concessions I hear it in the deep heart’s core. Poetry Ireland, the National Library of Ireland and Listowel Writers' Week will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth WB Yeats with finalists and participants from the Poetry Aloud Poetry Speaking Competition speaking some of Yeats’ most iconic verse. Listowel poet and rapper, Seamus Ó Súilleabháin will also perform his interpretation of selected poems by Yeats. The Poetry Aloud speakers are: Lola Bubendorfer, Emily Cahill, Rí Galway, Liam Stein, Heather Jones, Sally…

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June 2015

On Baile Strand in The Spirit Store, Dundalk

June 1, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
The Spirit Store, Harbour Wall
Dundalk, Ireland
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On Baile Strand by W.B. Yeats will be performed in The Spirit Store venue on George's Quay in Dundalk

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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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Being Mrs Yeats by Aisling Foster

June 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Europe House, 32 Smith Square
London , SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Free

A two-act play set in London and Majorca in 1936. Inspired by real events, this comedy drama explores what happens when the 70 year old poet, William Butler Yeats, a possessive lady friend and a charismatic holy man embark on a rest cure to the sun. The arrival of an avenging bi-polar actress adds madness to the mix, requiring George, Yeats’s wife, to race to the rescue. But with things falling so badly apart, can the centre hold? You are…

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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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Three Plays by W.B. Yeats in the New Theatre Temple Bar

June 8, 2015 - June 20, 2015
The New Theatre, Temple Bar
Dublin, Ireland
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Saints & Sinners by W.B. Yeats - Three Plays by W.B. Yeats The Pot of Broth, An Cat agus An Ghealach and Purgatory (The World Premiere of The Cat and the Moon in the Irish Language, translated by Gabriel Rosenstock) Presented by Mouth on Fire Theatre Company in association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Mouth on Fire and The New Theatre Jun 8th - Jun 20th @ 7.30pm Preview Mon 8th. Opens Tues 9th June Tickets: €15 (€12 conc. €10…

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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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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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Druid Shakespeare at The Hawkswell

June 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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An epic story of war, family and the making of nations. DruidShakespeare is the story of three men who would be king. It spans decades, chronicles rebellion, breeds armies and witnesses the rise and fall of great men and those who dare oppose them.

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‘Abbey Theatre in New York: Yeats on Stage – Down Off His Stilts’

June 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m. In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winner William Butler Yeats, hear readings and dramatic re-enactments from a selection of his most compelling plays, poems and letters, edited and compiled by former Abbey Theatre literary director Aideen Howard and performed by Alison McKenna, Ciaran O’Reilly and Fiana Toibin from the Abbey Theatre, the national theatre of Ireland. Down Off His Stilts provides insight into Yeats’s life and work during the period…

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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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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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Talk on WB Yeats in Gorey Library

June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Gorey Library, Gorey
Wexford, Ireland
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“Does ‘to set it out in a verse’, ‘risk blasphemy’?”: Reading W.B. Yeats’ ‘Easter 1916’ alongside Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Tollund Man.’ In this presentation and seminar by Dr. Derek Coyle, we will read two classic poems by Ireland’s Noble prize winning poets, W.B. Yeats’ ‘Easter 1916’ and Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Tollund Man’. There is more than one good reason to read them side by side, as both poems are born out of traumatic events in Irish history, the Easter Rebellion…

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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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Radisson Hotel, Sligo on June 11th

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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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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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Yeats Choral Poetry – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
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Free

Yeats Choral Poetry. Children from Eily Kilgannon School of Drama and Anne Carton Creche perform Yeats’ poetry at Sligo County Library, 12noon.

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Will & Jack’s Tent of Tales – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
The Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free

Will & Jack’s Tent of Tales The Hamilton Gallery, 12 Noon Join the Yeats’ brothers William & Jack who will entertain us with stories of beauty and magic for the young and young at heart. Drawing inspiration from the work of WB Yeats, performer John Carty and illustrator Wayne O’Connor have created a delightful interactive storytelling experience for children 5+. Further information from The Hamilton Gallery  

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Angels in the Park at Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris

June 13, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5, rue des Irlandais
75005 Paris, France
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In conjunction with Yeats2015, Shiva Productions presents Angels in the Park Written by Graham Stull, Catherine Barry, Oliver McQuillan, Colum Kavanagh, Peter Sheridan Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy With Rynagh O’Grady, Pádraig Murray, Joseph  Purcell, Michael O'Sullivan, Ste Murray,Muireann D'arcy, Polly Lloyd, Charleigh Bailey and Eamon Murray (music) In a busy city, full of busy strangers, sometimes a quiet park is the only refuge... An inspiring series of five 10-minute plays, set in a park have been penned by new and…

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A London literary walk in celebration of Yeats’s 150th anniversary

June 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Outside Yeats’s London flat, 5 Woburn Walk, London WC1H, UK
London,
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Yeats London

IPSISSIMUS YEATS Irish poet Niall McDevitt continues his Yeats explorations by leading a Central London walk from Yeats’s bachelor pad in Euston to the only known pub he was willing to frequent, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street. Though Yeats wrote designer Irish poetry in which there is little or no glimpse of London – apart from the pejorative ‘pavements grey’ – he was an avid Londoner who depended on the city for his intellectual, artistic and spiritual development.…

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Celebrating Yeats Day in Helsinki Finland

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Molly Malone’s Irish bar, Kaisaniemenkatu 1
Helsinki, Finland
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To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ireland’s celebrated poet, W.B. Yeats, the Finnish- Irish Society, supported by the Embassy of Ireland, presents two exciting events: a performance by Irish actor and long-time resident in the Irish community, Frank Boyle, based on the life and works of Yeats and the launch of an original digital sculpture of Yeats by local Irish artist David Flood. Where: Molly Malone’s Irish bar (upstairs), Kaisaniemenkatu 1, Helsinki When: 13 June 2015 at…

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Opening of Thoor Ballylee

June 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland
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As part of celebrations marking the birth of W.B. Yeats 150 years ago, his former home Thoor Ballylee in Gort will open its doors  on Saturday 13 June. W.B. Yeats owned the tower from around 1916 and lived there during the 1920s. The Nobel Prize winner was inspired by the Norman tower in his poetry volumes The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair (1933). When he and his family left, the tower became a ruin. Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy…

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The Model Family Day Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Free

The Model is holding a very special Yeatsian themed Family Day in association with Yeats Day, the LilyLolly Craftfest and Só Sligo

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Daughters of Emer – The Story of Lily and Lolly Yeats – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Free

”Daughters of Emer – The Story of Lily and Lolly Yeats” written by John Carty, performed by Nicola MacEvilly and Margaret Kilcoyne The lives and work of Susan and Elizabeth Yeats (Lily and Lolly) will also be uniquely celebrated during the festival, with a warm and humorous new dramatisation of their lives written by Sligo Actor and Director John Carty.

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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 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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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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The Muse & Mister Yeats – A Play for Voices at NLI

June 19, 2015 @ 1:05 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Friday 19 June, 1.05pm Curlew Theatre Company presents ‘The Muse & Mister Yeats’, performed by Tegolin Knowland and Seán Coyne, and written and produced by Eamon Grennan. The play sketches a portrait of Yeats-inlove, presenting his muses as the inspiration for some of his best-known poems. Admission: €5, at the door. Booking not required. Further Information from NLI The National Library of Ireland

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Show, Tell and Talk at Lissadell Community Centre

June 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Yeats Day

Mary Plunkett and Benjamin van de Wetering will give an insight into the process of creating the book of Yeats poetry which was presented to President Obama on St. Patricks Day.

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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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W.B. Yeats’ play ‘On Baile’s Strand’ on Streedagh Beach Sligo

June 21, 2015 @ 2:45 pm
Streedagh Beach Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

This June 21st, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company take to the great outdoors once again to perform a W.B. Yeats' play ‘On Baile’s Strand’, based on Irish legends Cuchulain and King Concobar. Conchobhar, King of Ulster, fearful of Cúchulainn's unruly temper makes him swear an  oath of obedience. Cúchulainn, then obliged to Conchobhar, accepts the challenge from a warrior from Aoife’s country. Victorious in battle, Cúchulainn returns to Conchobhar’s castle where the identity of the warrior is revealed. Regarded as one of Yeats…

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company – The Cúchulainn Cycle 5 Plays

June 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - June 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Ireland + Google Map
Free

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company - The Cúchulainn Cycle 5 Plays Monday 22 June - Friday 26 June 6pm - Hargadon’s Pub A number of Yeats's plays focus on legendary Irish folk hero Cúchulainn, renowned for his heroism. The ‘hound of Cullan’ triumphed over several armies in his short life, before he eventually martyred himself, bound to a stone with his face to his enemies. Yeats's Cúchulainn Cycle is five plays - At the Hawk's Well, The Green Helmet, On Baile's Strand, The Only Jealousy…

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Performance by Noh theatre master, Ryoko Aoki at the Factory

June 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Performance by Noh theatre master, Ryoko Aoki at the Factory (June 26) to delve into the major influence of this Japanese artform on the theatre of WB Yeats. 19.30, 25 June (Thurs), The Factory Performance Space, Sligo Lecture: “Noh from the past to the present – Noh and Contemporary Music -” Performance: – A part of Classical Noh play with tape – Federico Gardella “Voice of Wind” for Noh voice and bass flute (2012) – Valerio Sannicandro “Trois chants Noh”…

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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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Royal Albert Hall, Performance of ‘The cloths of heaven’

July 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Royal Albert Hall,, Kensington Gore,
London SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
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11:00am, 05 July 2015 - Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP RCMJD Parry Voices Performance of 'The cloths of heaven' by composer Howard Skempton, text by Yeats, with RCMJD Parry Voices. Further Information and Booking from RCM London

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company – At The Hawkswell

July 6, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - July 17, 2015 @ 1:10 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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€10

An old man waits for immortality by the barren Hawk’s Well. A young man appears just as the water starts to rise only to be enchanted by the guardian of the well before he can drink. The cursed shadows have deluded me, The stones are dark and yet the well is empty CAST Old Man John Carty Young Man Brian Devaney Guardian of the Well Fiona McGeown Chorus Nicola MacEvilly, Sandra O Malley, Ciaran McCauley Lighting Barry McKinney Sound Joe Hunt Design…

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company – Purgatory

July 18, 2015
Benbulben Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Free

OUTDOOR Blue Raincoat Theatre Company Purgatory A family saga of decline and fall through its two remaining members, a father and his sixteen-year-old son, set outside the burnt remains of the former family home. Saturday 18 July - Ben Bulben - further information 071 9170431 I saw it a year ago stripped bare as now, Before the thunder-bolt had riven it, Green leaves, ripe leaves, leaves thick as butter, Fat, greasy life. Stand there and look, Because there is somebody in that house.…

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company: The Only Jealousy of Emer

July 27, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - August 7, 2015 @ 1:10 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Though Cúchulainn had many lovers, his wife Emer's only jealousy came when he was entranced into love with Fand, wife of Manannán mac Lir, King of the great sea. LUNCHTIME Monday 27 July - Friday 7 August (no performances Saturday or Sunday) Factory Performance Space 1.10pm Post Show Talk 29 July bookings blueraincoat.com | 071 9170431 She has hurried from the Country-Under-Wave And dreamed herself into that shape that he May glitter in her basket; for the Sidhe Are fishers also and they…

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The Countess Kathleen, A Rehearsed Reading

July 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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27 July @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Countess Kathleen was first performed on May 8, 1899, as the Irish Literary Theatre’s inaugural production, in the Antient Concert Rooms, Dublin. The play is set historically in Ireland during a famine. The idealistic Countess of the title sells her soul to the devil so that she can save her tenants from starvation and from damnation for having sold their own souls. After her death, Countess Kathleen is redeemed as her…

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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

A Country Under Wave

August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Free
Country Under Wave

Sligo’s geography features throughout Yeats’ poetry and plays. The county has a rich dramatic heritage and these performed readings of all 26 of Yeats’ plays, over two days, celebrate the link between poet/playwright and the landscape that inspired him.

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A Country Under Wave – 26 Plays, 26 Locations, 2 Days

August 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Sligo's geography features throughout Yeats' poetry and plays. The county has a rich dramatic heritage and these performed readings of all 26 of Yeats' plays, over two days, celebrate the link between poet/playwright and the landscape that inspired him. For Information and locations, maps and GPS coordinates for 26 plays on 1 & 2 August Visit Blueraincoat.com

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In The Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret

August 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Ballymaloe Grainstore, on the grounds of Ballymaloe House
Shanagarry, East Cork,
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€20
Yeats NYC

Songs and spoken pieces from the poems and essays of W. B. Yeats '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.' - Chicago Sun Times 'A joy - poetry to the ears, alternately tender and rousing.'  - Chicago Tribune 'simply not to be missed' - Irish-American News In the Deep Heart's Core  weaves together songs and spoken pieces…

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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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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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Fidget Feet’s ‘The Second Coming’ at the Hawk’s Well

August 6, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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The Second Coming mixes Irish dancing and music with aerial circus, the work of WB Yeats and theatre.

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‘Calvary’ at the Hawkswell

August 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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A fully-staged production incorporating verse-speaking, drama, music, dance, and the use of masks will be performed by students of the Summer School Drama Workshop.

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At the Hawk’s Well

August 8, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
O’Rourke’s Table Dromahair, Leitrim Ireland
Free
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The last outdoor event in the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company's summer programme of Yeats' plays

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Fleadh Cheoil Opening Ceremony Pageant: ‘Under Bare Benbulben’

August 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm

A community-led pageant on the streets of Sligo which will kickstart the Opening Ceremony to the 2015 Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo - Sunday, August 9th. It starts at 3pm from Sligo City Hall. A colourful parade will weave its way through the streets of Sligo before reaching the Fleadh Gig Rig at Stephen Street Car Park. There, the pageant 'Under Bare Benbulben' will be performed. This is a free event.

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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
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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
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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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Sligo Drama Circle presents Yeats By Candlelight

August 11, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - August 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
Methodist Church, Wine Street
Sligo,
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After the success of our Yeats Marathon in June, Sligo Drama Circle presents its next contribution to the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet William Butler Yeats – Yeats By Candlelight. This lunchtime show will take place in the unique setting of the Methodist Church in Wine Street, right in the heart of Sligo from August 11th to 14th. The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with…

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Yeats’ Byzantium Kilkenny Arts Festival

August 15, 2015
The Parade Tower Kilkenny, Ireland + Google Map

BYZANTIUM SERIES ALEXANDER LINGAS (CANADA/GREECE) The Lost Music of Byzantium Saturday 15 August 11AM The Parade Tower In parallel with the performances of Bastard Amber, co-commissioned by the Festival and inspired in part by Yeats’ great poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, two talks explore visions of that ancient city. In the first of these, Alexander Lingas uncovers the lost traditions of Byzantine music. When Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in 1453, sacred Byzantine chant (the eastern sibling of Gregorian chant) was…

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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

Lily and Lolly: Yeats and his Sisters

September 11, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
NUI Galway, University Road
Galway, Ireland
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Lily and Lolly: Yeats and his Sisters  Written and performed by Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher  Reception and Performance: Friday 11 September 2015 – 3.30-5.00pm – All Welcome!! Venue: Room G006, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway  Lily and Lolly is a new work of theatre that looks at the life of poet W.B. Yeats through the eyes of his sisters Lily and Lolly Yeats. Set in their Dublin printing company Cuala Press, it explores the poetry and plays they publish for their…

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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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Celebrating Yeats at Shorelines Arts Festival 2015, Portumna, Co. Galway

September 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna, Co. Galway,
€10 - €15

2015 is the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats birth. To celebrate, Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway, a niche arts festival in the midlands, is hosting events focused on his life and work. On Sunday, September 20th, the festival will host two events; a talk entitled 'Yeats, the love poet' with the poet and scholar Bernard O'Donoghue and a play entitled 'The Muse and Mister Yeats' presented by the Curlew Theatre Company, both in the atmospheric surrounds of the Irish…

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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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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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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

Sligo Drama Circle Yeats by CandleLight

October 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Lissadell Church, Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland + Google Map

Sligo Drama Circle is delighted to announce a further four evening performances of the show this October. These will take place in three different venues over four nights: * Wednesday October 7th, Lisadell Church, 8pm * Thursday and Friday, October 8th & 9th, Methodist Church, Sligo * Saturday October 10th, Kilmacowen Hall The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with a special focus on the women in his life. The show begins…

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Sligo Drama Circle Yeats By Candlelight

October 8, 2015 - October 9, 2015
Methodist Church, Wine Street
Sligo,
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Sligo Drama Circle is delighted to announce a further four evening performances of the show this October. These will take place in three different venues over four nights: * Wednesday October 7th, Lisadell Church, 8pm * Thursday and Friday, October 8th & 9th, Methodist Church, Sligo * Saturday October 10th, Kilmacowen Hall The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with a special focus on the women in his life. The show begins…

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The Abbey Theatre: A Reading of W.B. Yeats’ Oedipus Rex

October 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Abbey Theatre, 26 Abbey Street Lower
Dublin, Dublin D1 Ireland
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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founder’s birth the Abbey Theatre will present a reading of W.B. Yeats elegant adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. First performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926, this iconic version would later go on to become a landmark film, directed Tyrone Guthrie. Now is your opportunity to hear this magnificent drama performed on the Abbey stage by the current cast of Wayne Jordan’s new version of Oedipus.

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Sligo Drama Circle Yeats by Candlelight

October 10, 2015
Kilmacowen Hall, Kilmacowen,
Sligo, Ireland
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Sligo Drama Circle is delighted to announce a further four evening performances of the show this October. These will take place in three different venues over four nights: * Wednesday October 7th, Lisadell Church, 8pm * Thursday and Friday, October 8th & 9th, Methodist Church, Sligo * Saturday October 10th, Kilmacowen Hall The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with a special focus on the women in his life. The show begins…

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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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Lady Gregory a Galway Life at Thoor Ballylee

October 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map

Pentameters Theatre/London Irish Theatre presents: LADY GREGORY: A GALWAY LIFE Lady Gregory was the driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival at the turn of the twentieth century and was a central figure in the founding of Ireland’s Abbey Theatre. She was also a major influence on W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge, Sean O’Casey and many of the Irish writers of the day. Written by Phil Mason Directed by John Dunne Produced by Léonie Scott-Matthews Starring Maura Judges as Lady Gregory Thoor Ballylee…

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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

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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‘A Skein Unwound’ @ The Model

November 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Model Niland, The Mall
Sligo, Ireland
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This collaboration brings composer Trevor Knight, Japanese Butoh dancer Gyohei Zaitsu and visual artist Alice Maher together to present an improvised live butoh performance with lightning and costume, which will respond to the Yeats line, ‘A skein unwound’. Butoh is an avant-garde dance movement born in the late 1950’s in Japan. The founder of Butoh Tatsumi Hijikara and Kazuo Ohno focused on the abandoned part (dark side) of our body in the process of their work. They considered that all…

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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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Japan for Sligo via Yeats & Fenollosa

November 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Japan for Sligo via Yeats & Fenollosa Multimedia exploration of links between the Yeats family, Sligo and Japan Sean Golden The Factory Performance Space  

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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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Fairies & Folklore – Celebrating 150 Years of W.B. Yeats

November 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - November 18, 2015 @ 9:30 pm
Toners Pub, Baggot Street
Dublin 2,
€10

An evening of fairy poetry, story and song selected from the works of W.B. Yeats and performed in the surroundings of his favourite Dublin watering hole. Featuring Aislinn Ní Uallacháin, Noel Aungier, Steven Masterson and Hilary Bowen Walsh Scripted by Aislinn Ní Uallacháin Directed by Amy Flood

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AN CAT AGUS AN GHEALACH (The Cat and the Moon)

November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leabharlann na Ceathrú Rua (Carraroe library), An Scailp Chultúrtha, An Cheathrú Rua,
Co Galway, Republic of Ireland ,
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An Cat agus an Ghealach Cast: Donncha Crowley, voice of Macdara Ó Fátharta, Micheál Ó Gruagáin, Macdara Yeates The Cat and the Moon translated into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock Two beggars travel to Gort, Co Galway to find the well of St Colman. Upon arrival, they question whether they will ultimately be better off if cured of their lameness and blindness, and whether the saint will decide to appear to them: as neither have any Latin, nor are they particularly…

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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
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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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Worldwide Recitation of The Lake Isle of Innisfree

December 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Celebrate WB Yeats this Christmas. Join a worldwide recitation of The Lake Isle of Innisfree on 3pm, Saturday 19th December 2015 As part of the year-long international celebration of W.B. Yeats, Yeats2015 invites people around the world to recite one of his best-loved poems, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, at 3pm this Saturday 19th December. How to Get Involved: Upload an audio or video recording reading Yeats’ iconic poem to Soundcloud, YouTube or Vimeo or your preferred content hosting site.…

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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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