Verbal hosts ‘A Poem for a Song’

The Verbal Arts Centre is the venue for ‘A Poem for A Song’ event this Sunday, May 22nd at 3pm, featuring artists including The Henry Girls from Inishowen, and everyone is welcome!

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Derry is the second of four venues across Northern Ireland for the event which is also taking place in Belfast, Armagh and Newcastle with the support of Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Funding, Big Lottery Awards for All and the Enkalon Foundation.

With a selection of wonderful poetry and arrangements of new and old music, 'A Poem For A Song' brings a delightful new twist to the performance of poetry from Antrim Community Choir in collaboration with The Henry Girls and Ruth Carr .

Antrim Community Choir have performed extensively around Northern Ireland since being established three years ago and are renowned for innovative and unexpected performances as seen on their Delusions of Grandeur Tour in 2014.

The Henry Girls are three sisters whose music is infused with the rich, cultural heritage of their native Donegal but with a transatlantic flavour. Acclaimed for their captivating, heart-warming and often moving, live performances, The Henry Girls have toured and collaborated with various other notable acts such as Mary Black, Clannad and Sharon Shannon.

Ruth Carr is a published poet, editor and creative writing tutor based in Belfast. Formerly an associate lecturer in creative writing for the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education, Ruth has produced many collections of her own poetry including There is a House and The Airing Cupboard.

Sinead Devine from the Reading Rooms project said: “The Verbal Arts Centre is delighted to be hosting ‘A Poem for A Song’ event this Sunday, 22nd May. The Antrim Community Choir will collaborate with The Henry Girls from Inishowen and Belfast born poet Ruth Carr who will lead us on a journey into a world of lyrical texts, poems and songs ranging from Yeats to Mary Oliver, from Thomas Moore to Leonard Cohen.

“All are welcome to join us on this unique journey which presents a delightful new twist to the idea of performance of poetry. The afternoon kicks off at 3pm. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?”  



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