Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Filology Jazz Trio with Bernadette Gallagher, and 'Illustrated Perspectives'

Venue: Vertigo, Floor 17, Cork County Hall, Carrigrohane Road
Town: Cork
Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Phone: 021 427 6891 ext 6971
Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Filology Jazz Trio with Bernadette Gallagher, and 'Illustrated Perspectives'


All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Illustrated Perspectives | 5 – 10pm |
Hazel Hurley, an artist from Clonakilty, will be creating a live illustration on the windows of the top floor of County Hall, celebrating the landmarks which can be seen and the culture of Cork county, as well as inviting Culture night goers to share stories and experiences of the landscape below to add to the illustration.

Bernadette Gallagher, Poetry and Filology Jazz Trio | 8 – 9pm | | |

Bernadette Gallagher will read some of her recent poems, interspersed with tunes by jazz trio, Filology: David O’Connor, Guitar; John Philip Murray, Drums; and Pat Barrett, Bass.

There is a well-established tradition of words and music being performed as a complement to one another. Jazz music is defined by improvisation; the sense that something unexpected may arise from a melodic theme which suggests variations to the soloists who then improvise on that theme, finally closing out the tune with a return to the original idea. Short poems, in this instance, punctuate the melodies, adding further scope for chance to suggest new directions.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa | 9pm | Irish Language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge || Twitter: @DoireannNiG
Ná caill léitheoireacht ó Doireann Ní Ghríofa, scríbhneoir dátheangach a dhéanann iniúchadh ar na téamaí de breithe, bás, dúil, agus teaghlachas ina leabhair . Scríobhann sí “le cineáltas agus fiosracht daingean” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago) agus i measc a cuid dámhachtainí tá Duais Rooney do Litríocht Éireannach agus an Gradam Michael Hartnett.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. She frequently participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art.  She writes “with tenderness and unflinching curiosity” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago)​.

Paula Meehan (Ireland Professor of Poetry) awarded Doireann the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary 2014-2015. She has also been awarded The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, The Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize, and The Wigtown Award for Gaelic Poetry in translation (national poetry prize of Scotland). Three of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (USA).

Doireann’s publications include three Irish language collections Résheoid, Dúlasair, and Oighear (all published by Coiscéim), the pamphlet A Hummingbird, your Heart (Smithereens Press) and Clasp (Dedalus Press, 2015) whose “poems excel in their consideration of motherhood” (Poetry Magazine). Her poems appear regularly in literary journals internationally, and her writing is frequently broadcast on RTE Radio One. In 2016, she was selected as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets.

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.