My Docs – spoken word

Here’s me onstage performing My Docs as part of a special show with RTÉ Arena. Thanks to Kevin on Twitter for taking the pciture!

I wrote this piece about my Doc Marten boots in 2015 – so it’s great to have a recording at last!

ALSO I’m hoping to make a video for this soon… just need to get some funds together. So if you know anyone in the Doc Martens company (or indeed if you ARE someone in the company!) get in touch!

WTF!? Irish used in English

In this What the Focal!? video I’m talking about Irish words that are used AS GAEILGE in the middle of a sentence that otherwise AS BÉARLA.

The words featured in the video are the based on responses I got on Twitter.

In my opinion this is different from the Irish words that are present in Hiberno English, because with Hiberno English the speaker might not even be aware that the word/ structure they are using has a basis in Irish. Whereas the words in the below video are used consciously.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m not a linguist! But if you are, and have a proper linguistic description of what I am trying to put into words then please get in touch!

p.s. I know the poem is not my best work – but it was a good device to list off the words!

On RTÉ Arena

I was on Arena, RTÉ Radio 1 yesterday evening, reading my poem ‘Drunk’.

You can listen on Soundcloud here.

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This is ahead of a live performance with the program on Easter Monday.

As part of Cruinniú na Cásca, Arena will be broadcast live from the St Stephen’s Green stage. From 11am to 1pm, Seán Rocks and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor Gearóid Grant will be joined onstage by The Hothouse Flowers, Lisa Lambe, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Martin Brunsden, Seán Keane, Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends, and lots more.

I’m scheduled to be performing around 11.15am, if you want to listen in!

More info here.

Agus ag a 2 a chlog an lá céanna beidh ceardlann filíochta do dhaoine óga á reachtáil agam. Bí liom agus scaip an scéal le do thoil!

Calling all young poets a bhfuil Gaeilge acu!

This hands-on workshop with writer and curator Ciara Ní É welcomes families to have some fun le filíocht.

Cabhróidh Ciara libh le hainm cleite a chumadh, dánta áille a scíobh le tabhairt abhaile, agus spraoi a bhaint as an teanga!

This workshop will focus on writing poems as Gaeilge, but is laid out in a way that it can be enjoyed by those with a cúpla focal, or cúpla foclóirí d’fhocail!

Tuilleadh eolais faoi sin anseo.

 

Poetry Ireland Introductions

Delighted to be among the 13 poets chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series.
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These emerging poets […] will participate in workshops on the craft of writing and speaking poetry, and then showcase their work over the course of three cabaret-style evenings at Poetry Ireland during the International Literature Festival Dublin in May.

An Satharn beag seo beidh sé de dheis agam ceardlanna a dhéanamh le Colette Bryce, Theo Dorgan, agus (go speisialta do na filí Gaeilge a bheidh ann) Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Ag súil go mór leis!

Roghnaíodh Doireann Ní Ghríofa í fhéin don scéim roinnt blianta ó shin – bean a chuaigh ar aghaidh leis an Rooney Prize a bhuachan. Is laoch í agus is iontach a lorg a leanúint le Introductions.

 

 

NEW POEM – An Conradh

Bhí sé de dheis agam físeán a dhéanamh do Dublin: A Year in Words. Scríobh mé faoin taifead anseo.

Dublin: A Year in Words celebrates the breadth and diversity of our city’s living poets through a year-long series of poetry videos filmed across 12 Dublin bookshops.

Mar chuid den scéim cuireadh ceist ormsa dán faoi BÁC scríobh. Bhí mé lán sásta tabhairt faoin dúshlán, agus an áit i mBÁC a phioc mé ná Club an Chonartha!

Seo an dán, súil agam go dtaitneoidh sé libh!

Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan 2017

Mar is iondúil, tá roinnt imeachtaí Gaelacha roghnaithe agus fógartha ag banríon na siamsaíochta Sinéad Ní Uallacháin in NÓS anseo.

Ina measc tá Lá Idirnáisiúnta na mBan i dTeach an Ardmhéara. Scríobh mé faoi cheana anseo.

Táim ag súil go mór mór leis!

Beidh mé ag rith ann caoldíreach ó Raidió na Life, mar go bhfuil mé tar éis clár nua a thosnú gach Céadaoin 18:00-18:30 darb ainm Meon na mBan.

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Léirmheas Leabhar

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Bhí mé fhéin is Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh ar Léirmheas Leabhar aréir. ‘Beatha Dhónaill Dhuibh’ le Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin a bhí á phlé againn.

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Tá an clár ar fáil ar YouTube anseo:

Tá leabhar Shéamuis ar fáil anseo.

Mura leor an plé ar an gclár duit, seo cúpla léirmheas eile: Aonghus Ó hAlmhain (ar a bhlag féin), Eoin P. Ó Murchú (san iris NÓS), agus Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh (in The Irish Times).

P.S. Is fiú súil a chaitheamh ar na físeáin ar YouTube Shéamuis agus an leabhar á léamh agat. Anseo, mar shampla, tá roinnt dánta in aon fhíseán, agus tá an físeán seo speisialta.