Our Meath/Cavan writing group, LitLab, is taking part in a number of events in this year's Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan. Last year in collaboration with Cavan Arts Office we produced a set of coasters/beer mats which had haiku from members of the group. This year the coasters were reprinted and are being distributed free to hotels and pubs.
This year we have produced a set of ten postcards for the Fleadh with short poems from LitLab members and photographs and artwork. The postcards are being distributed free to hotels, shops etc in Cavan and environs for the Fleadh.
Mine is pictured above. I found a reference somewhere in my research to a blind nineteenth century woman called Sibby Durkin who lived near Coolaney and earned money by playing the fiddle. So this little poem remembers the long gone fiddler. The picture is by Desmond Connors.
LitLab members are reading at the Johnstown Library Bandstand on Monday and Tuesday from 1 - 2pm. Poetry, prose, our own and classics, whatever seems most suitable I suppose. Audience participation welcome. We also will read in the Schoolhouse in Cavan town on Saturday and Sunday, again 1-2pm.