Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ledwidge Day 2012

Enjoy an evening of poetry, music and song at the annual celebration of the life and writings of poet Francis Ledwidge which takes place on Sunday 29 July in Slane Castle. The event begins with a Cheese & Wine Reception in the splendid Entrance Hall at 6pm. A short talk on the history of Slane Castle will follow and the main event will then take place in the Gothic Revival Ballroom.

The Special Guest is Dr. Andrew Rynne, practising General Medical Practitioner in Clane, Co. Kildare and son of Alice Curtayne. Dr Rynne will relate how his mother came to write the life story of Francis Ledwidge. The title of his talk is; ‘My Mother and Francis’

Frances Mulley, international poetry reader from Belfast will read and Bobbie Forrest from Limavaddy, Co. Derry, will sing and recite some Ledwidge poems. Dearbhla Collins from Drogheda, a second year student with Dr. John O’Connor in the Royal Irish Academy of music and Aebh Kelly from Skerries, a recent Feis Ceol winner will perform music and song. Pat Coldrick from Navan will play classical guitar and traditional Irish music will be provided by a very talented group of musicians from North County Dublin with uileann piper Leo Rickard.

Tickets, 20 euro, are available at the museum or pay at reception on the day. For further information; contact Francis Ledwidge Museum or email: Website here.

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