Samhain – gigs

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An Fhéile Bheag Filíochta
I measc na n-imeachtaí i mbliana beidh ceardlanna agus léamh filíochta leis na filí Nuala Ní Dhómhnaill agus Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, léacht ar fhilíocht Mhíchíl Uí Ghuithín á thabhairt ag Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, seimineár ar todhchaí fhoilsitheoireacht na filíochta Gaeilge le Mícheál Ó Conghaile, Ciara Ní É agus Pádraig Ó Snodaigh, le Pádraig Mac Fhearghasa sa chathaoir, agus mar Cheolchoirm na Féile i mbliana beidh an seó ilmheánach Siar agus Aniar, comhléiriú de chuid IMRAM agus Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann bunaithe ar shaothair na scríbhneoirí Gaeilge sa leabhar Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, a raibh Máirín Nic Eoin ina eagarthóir Gaeilge air. Anuas ar an méid sin beidh seoladh leabhar, léamhanna oscailte filíochta, oíche bhothántaíochta, siúlóid oidhreachta agus a thuilleadh eile nach iad.

Among the events this year will be workshops and poetry readings with the main guest-poets Nuala Ní Dhómhnaill and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, a lecture on the poetry of Mícheál Ó Guithín given by Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, a seminar on the future of publishing Irish language poetry with Mícheál Ó Conghaile, Ciara Ní É and Pádraig Ó Snodaigh chaired by Pádraig Mac Fhearghasa and this year’s festival concert, the multi-media show Siar agus Aniar, a co-production of IMRAM and the Royal Irish Academy, based on the Irish language works included in the book Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, of which Máirín Nic Eoin was Irish Editor. There will also be book launches, open poetry readings, a ‘booley night’ of music, singing and poems, a heritage walk and more.
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Young Adult BookFest
A fresh and exciting new venture is our Young Adult BookFest exclusively for teenagers, held annually in November. This one day festival is for book-mad teenagers, shy teenagers who are curious about the written word and teenagers who may dislike reading but are open to changing their mind.  In return we give these Young Adults the opportunity to inspire and dazzle them with wordsmiths, poets and inspirational speakers.
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Takin’ the Mic at the Dublin Book Festival
The Irish Writers Centre’s Takin’ the Mic returns to Dublin Book Festival for a fantastic evening of poetry and prose. Hosted by Ciara Ní É and special guest Oisín Fagan the evening will feature guest performances as well as the usual open mic for writers, spoken-word artists, comedians and musicians. All are welcome to perform.
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Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Festival
A multilingual weekend festival of poetry featuring 23+ poets from Ireland and 5-6 other countries. The programme includes readings, poetry-films from Ó Bhéal’s International poetry-film competition, and collaborations with other artists and artforms, eg, poetry in theatre, poets with musicians, the launching of anthologies and new collections, a themed poetry session and showcasing of local poets.
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Muttersprache with Literature Wales
As part of the UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019, the governments of Wales, Scotland and Ireland are together undertaking a collaborative programme to celebrate and raise the profile of their indigenous languages and literatures. The series of events culminates with a panel discussion and performance by National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn, Irish writer Ciara Ní É, and Scottish performance poet Marcas Mac an Tuairneir at the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University on 26 November, organised by Literature Wales.
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Our Lady’s Bower – Arts Week

Thug mé ceardlanna in Áth Luain an tseachtain seo caite. As part of Arts Week in Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, I gave some spoken word workshops to first and second year students.

B’iontach bualadh leis an Uasal Keating, múinteoir Gaeilge a bhfuil grá don fhilíocht aige, agus a spreagann a chuid daltaí dul i mbun pinn i nGaeilge! Tá roinnt acu tar éis duaiseanna a thabhairt leo i gcomórtas filíochta Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Treise leo!

Arts Week happens once every five years in the Bower. Workshops, talks, and demonstrations of a great variety of art and culture were held throughout the school, with normal classes  suspeneded for a full three days! What a fantastic undertaking.

Buíochas mór leis an bhfoireann ar fad a chur an-fháilte romhamsa, agus roimh na haíonna eile ar fad, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh ina measc! B’aoibheann bualadh leis an laoch ina steillbheatha, agus bhí mé fíorbhródúil go raibh mé in ann labhairt leis ina theanga féin.

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Seoladh Galway2020

The launch of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture in Brussels. 

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Is féidir teacht ar phreasráiteas anseo

deireadh
Had a wonderful chat with The Irish Ambassador to Belgium, Helena Nolan, the day before. She is a force of nature and we’re lucky to haver her representing us. 

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Amongst the poems I did were ‘Dán Crá’ agus ‘Choose Life’… (Má tá siad cloiste agat tuigfidh tú nach beag sin…) Also gave an airing to a dán grá called ‘Taos Fiacla/ Toothpaste’…
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Ar smaoinigh tú riamh b’fhéidir go bhfuil duine ag reic dán fút díreach anois áit éigin sa domhan!?

Searbhmhilis

Hello! For #FilíochtNaMáirt, here’s a recording of a poem that was published in Comhar a while ago. There are English and Irish subtitles available on the video.

Here’s the original poem that mine is based on, followed by a translation.

Subh Mhilis
le Séamus Ó Néill

Bhí subh mhilis
Ar bhoschrann an dorais
Ach mhúch mé an corraí
Ionam a d’éirigh,

Mar smaoinigh mé ar an lá,
A bheas an bhoschrann glan,
Agus an lámh bheag
Ar iarraidh

Jam
le Séamus Ó Néill

There was jam
On the door handle
But I suppressed the anger
That rose in me,

Because I thought of the day
when the door handle would be clean
And the little hand
gone away

Tá mo dhánsa ar shuíomh Comhar anseo and here’s the translation:

Searbhmhilis (Bittersweet)

A period poem
After ‘Subh Mhilis’ by Séamus Ó Néill

There was dried blood
On the seat of my jeans
But I suppressed the anger
That arose in me,

Because I thought with relief,
Although my jeans weren’t clean,
There was no little hand
On the away

– Ciara Ní É

This poem was based on

Gigs

Caithfidh mé rannóg nua le “gigeanna” a chur air seo. Before I figure that out though….

 

Culture Night FRI 20.09

St. Catherine’s Church. Doing a few poems at this.

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REIC FRI 27.09 

Club Chonradh na Gaeilge

Spoken word ilteangach! Open mic agus fáilte roimh chách!

Filíocht _ scéalta _ rap _ ceol _ greann

 

Women of Wit Sat 28.09

Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Dublin 2
Performers include Anne Gildea, Noelle Brown, Flo McSweeney, Caelainn Hogan, Ciara Ní É, Donna Dent, Ruth Hurl and Kay Scorah.

Early booking is advised! (anseo)

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Red Line Book Fest 11.10

Áras Chrónáin, Cluain Dolcáin

This evening is a bilingual event and welcomes those who use Irish every day, those who have only the ‘cúpla focal’ and those with no Irish at all. Le scoth an cheoil, an phróis agus na filíochta, pléifear stair, todhchaí agus féidireachtaí na Gaeilge.

Ticéid ar fáil anseo

 

 

REIC ag EP!

Beidh REIC ag Electric Picnic arís i mbliana, agus ríméad orm go mbeimid ar ardán álainn Collchoill na Gaeilge!

If you’d like to hear some fresh spoken word as Gaeilge join us between 19:00 – 20:00 in the Hazel Wood.

I’ll be performing and MCing the hour, and will welcome to the stage the wonderful captivating performers Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh, Cara Park, and Maolíosa Nic Éadaoin.

Feicfidh mé ann sibh!

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Cuairt ar Ghaillimh

Seal i nGaillimh, insta le cúpla tvuít.

Álainn mar is iondúil bheith thiar agus Gaeilge a fheiceáil timpeall na háite.

Ní raibh mé in ann diúltú don deis jóc beag a dhéanamh! Cinnte is deas an iarracht ach nár dheas freisin dá mbeadh a dhóthan meas acu ar an teanga ceist a chur ar dhuine a bhfuil Gaeilge acu sular chuir siad comhartha ar an mballa?

Bhí mé ag reic filíocht ag imeacht Gaeilge de chuid Bhród na Gaillimhe.

Tréaslaím an obair atá déanta chun an dátheangachas a chur chun tosaigh i ngach cuid den fhéile. Féach an suíomh anseo.

Tar éis na cainteanna (le Finn agus Seoirsín, liom fhéin, agus le Seán Ó Baoill) bhí plé mhaith againn mar ghrúpa. Tháinig roinnt smaointe chun cinn agus tá súil agam go ndéanfaimid ar fad beart de réir ár mbriathra agus go dtarlóidh siad!