Francis Ledwidge Centenary 1917-2017
An Evening of Poetry, Music, Film and History
'The Orchard Keeper'
Poetry reading by Susan Connolly and the Drogheda launch of her new sequence of poems about Francis Ledwidge.
'The Hills are Crying'
A new song cycle by the composer Michael Holohan. Settings of eleven poems by Ledwidge.
Hannah O’Brien soprano, Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw oboe/cor anglais and Michael Holohan piano.
Liam O’Meara, author of Francis Ledwidge: Poet, Activist, Soldier will speak about Ledwidge’s connections with Dublin and launch The Orchard Keeper by Susan Connolly.
Miriam O’Gara- Kilmurry author of Éire’s WW1 War Poet: F.E. Ledwidge will speak about Ledwidge and The Drogheda Independent.
Also Rachel O’ Malley, Mary Clarke (singers) and, Eugene Kavanagh guitar.
A rare archival film about the life of Francis Ledwidge will be shown.
Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Saturday 23rd September 2017 | 8pm. Tickets: €12/ €10 info: www.droichead.com | 041 98 33946
With the support of the Arts Office of Meath, Create Louth, The Francis Ledwidge 100 and the Droichead Arts Centre.