Poetry & Music 3

The May edition of 'Soul Clap Its Hands and Sing' is just around the corner. This month, poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa and composer Linda Buckley are exploring themes of fire and ignition, and finding out what sparks in the space between words and music. Witness the possibilities at 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 on Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 7pm.  

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'Soul Clap Its Hands and Sing' is a performance series presented by Poetry Ireland and ITMA. The May edition features Doireann Ní Ghríofa (top) and Linda Buckley (bottom).

Bilingual writer and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa (b. 1981) explores themes of birth, death, desire, and domesticity in her books. Born in Galway and raised in Co Clare, Doireann studied an eclectic range of subjects as a student at University College Cork before qualifying as a teacher and earning an MA in Modern Irish Literature/Nua-Ghaeilge. Here career as a poet began in 2009 and since then she's been awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Michael Hartnett Prize, and a Seamus Heaney Fellowship.   

Explore Doireann's poetry, prose, and collaborative projects on her website

Irish composer/performer Linda Buckley (b. 1979) brings an eclectic range of musics together with her classical training. Originally from Kinsale, Co Cork, Linda studied Music at University College Cork, Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin, and was awarded a PhD in Composition from Trinity College. She was the RTÉ Composer in Residence from 2011–13. Her works have been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Fidelio Trio, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Trio Scordatura, and at international festivals including Bang on a Can at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam, and Seoul International Computer Music Festival. Now based in Glasgow, Linda lectures in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

Listen to Linda's music on her website

The ITMA- and Poetry Ireland-sponsored 'Soul Clap Its Hands and Sing' performance won't be the first time these two women have come together to create art in the liminal space between text and sound. In November 2017, their collaborative piece, Mandible, was published by Fallow Media, a web-based 'alternative space for contemporary creativity … that challenges our inherited ideas of form, structure and content.' 

Book your tickets now for a performance that's sure to break boundaries.