For the younger (and indeed older!) poetry lovers, we’re hosting an exciting Rap, Poetry and Music event on Thursday 29th May at Christy’s Bar in the Town Square, and which will be headlined by three amazing talents: Stephen James Smith, Enda Reilly and Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin.
Stephen James Smith is a remarkable spoken word poet and a bit of a legend in Dublin. A multi award-winning poet and playwright, he has performed at numerous literary festivals. His poetry has been translated into six languages and he has been published in several journals around the world. His poetry can even be found on an American University syllabus! Stephen is a truly hypnotic presence onstage.
Enda Reilly is a Dublin singer-songwriter who writes in both Irish and English. His songs can be heard regularly on national radio and his TV appearances include TG4 and BBC2 Northern Ireland. As well as representing Ireland at the Nós Úr minority languages event in Inverness, Scotland, his song Dónal Ná Fág, and sung by Aoife Scott, represented Ireland in Italy, in the minority languages song competition. Enda’s also busy with his Climate Change Songs Workshops initiative, which brings fun songs and environmental issues into schools and other groups.
Arise and Go!, a collection of poetry and original works made in collaboration with Irish contemporary poet, Stephen James Smith, is going from strength to strength. Their video of WB Yeats’s September 1913 was aired on both RTÉ’s The Works and the IFTA award winning No Country For Old Men documentary.
Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin is an upcoming, talented young poet who was born in London and raised in North Kerry. He was winner of the 2011 All Ireland Poetry Slam and works as one half of a performance poetry act named de Leprosarium/An Lobharlann.
That’s A Rap kicks off at 9.00pm on Thursday 29th May at Christy’s Bar in the Town Square. Admission is €5 on the door.