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Brigid Arts Festival . Poetry and storytelling evening

February 8, 2024

7:00 pm

- 9:00 pm



Event overview

Poetry and storytelling Join us on February 7th 2024 for our Brigids storytelling and poetry evening featuring local and national writers, storytellers and bards. Delving into the influence, background and history of Brigid through the spoken word with Siobhán MacMahon, Clifton Redmond, Sian Williams and others. Doors open 7pm. Clifton Redmond Clifton Redmond is an award-winning poet living and working in the Carlow area. He has a bachelor's degree in Humanities from Carlow College Saint Patrick's and an M.phil in creative writing from Trinity College Dublin. His work has been published in print and online both in Ireland and abroad. He has read his work to international audiences. Clifton's poems attempt to understand the meaning of place, to explore the roots of tradition, and to celebrate the ordinary. Siobhán MacMahon Siobhan Mac Mahon is an Irish Poet & Word-Witch, honouring and celebrating the return of the Sacred Feminine and our deep connection to the Earth. She has been creating magic, mayhem and mischief with her words for over twenty-five years, collaborating with other artists to combine poetry with music, dance and with film. Recently returned to Dublin after many years in the UK, she brings with her a new epic poem: ‘Message from Brigid’ a powerful visionary poem in the voice of Brigid, Goddess and saint of Ireland (premiered at the Brigid of Faughart Festival Feb.’23) She has performed her poetry widely in the UK and Ireland including at the Southbank centre London, The Mountshannon Arts Festival, Sirius Art centre and the Dromineer and Nenagh Literary Festival. A Hennessey New Irish Writing award winner, she is published in many anthologies and journals including: Skylight 47, We’Moon, and in Hallelujah for 50 Foot Women (Bloodaxe) Sian Williams. As a therapist Siân began writing poetry when she was young as a way to help her deal with life's challenges and continues to use this as a way to heal and growfocuses on giving her clients the confidence to follow their own intuition and discover purpose in life. Her approach to work is holistic, humanistic, and integrative, drawing from several therapeutic theories such as Gestalt, Person-Centered, and Existentialist. Melanie A Dunne Melanie A Dunne, from Kildare, is a renowned Contemporary European Philosopher who is the proud owner of the distinguished ‘Téach Danu’ Education. Her creative side was on display at the ‘Take A Part Poetry Broadsheet Launch’ in Carlow for Culture Night 2023 and ‘We Go On’ at the Visual, Carlow. Melanie’s poetry is a combination of Irish mythology and philosophical musings on the human experience. Julie Scully. Julie Scully is a woman on a mission to share her love of all things Brigit/Brigid, come along and enjoy some stories and poems woven together beautifully by this emerging wordsmith. Bríd Brophy Brid Brophy has been reading and writing poetry for many years poetry has been her salvation. She writes creatively with the Ballylinan writers and the Bealtaine writers . She is involved incommunity arts and is passionate about supporting artists and art.

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