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July 12, 2015

Pal Fest

 

There’s nothing like someone with energy, and Laura Mulcahy has it in spades!!

This weekend as part of the #PalFestIrl initiative, Laura organised a miniature arts festival at her home in Ennis – with films, a short play about Gallipoli – which involved an actor & puppets – and music & song from the Clare Women’s Network. She also extended an invitation to the Poetry Collective to read some of our work.

Teeny Tiny Arts Fest Poster c. Laura Mulcahy

Teeny Tiny Arts Fest Poster
c. Laura Mulcahy

Peter Kay, Patrick Stack and Fred Johnston read a broad selection of poetry; Peter also accompanied himself on keyboards.  I read one poem about Gaza and was delighted to have the opportunity to read from UNSETTLED, A West Bank Journal – an account of a week spent in Palestine in 2008. (Coincidentally, our last night in Bethlehem had been spent at the launch of the first Palestinian Literary Festival.)

Patrick Stack reading his new work C. Karen McDonnell

Patrick Stack reading his new work
C. Karen McDonnell

A huge thank you to Laura for providing a fantastic space, refreshments, great company, and post-gig conversation about the Arts that just fizzed up the imagination.

And, keep an eye out for Laura performing on Youtube – she can sing as well. She sang Cuckoo for us last night  – mighty!

Laura entertains the troups C. Karen McDonnell

Laura entertains the troups
C. Karen McDonnell

 

 

 

 

old Arafat poster Bethlehem

 

 

Old poster of Yasser Arafat on a door in Bethlehem.

C.   Karen McDonnell

 

 

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