Rehearsed Readings

The picture above shows Deirdre O’Byrne, Ruadh Duggan, and Brian McCormack at a Beeston Library performance.

Brian and I read some history-inflected extracts from James Joyce’s work at the second History Festival of Ireland, 15-16 June, in Duckett’s Grove, Co Carlow,  with accompaniment from fiddle-player Micheál Bolton.
As 16 June was Bloomsday, it was a great opportunity to celebrate Joyce’s interest in history. We enjoyed all the Joyce-related sessions at the festival. Thanks to Dr Mike Blade for the photos below.

Photo: Mike BladeBloomsday, History Festival

  • Fri 14 Dec: Rehearsed readings from Irish literature at a celebration of Irish culture in Mansfield. This was a Mansfield and Dukeries Irish Association event at Boothy’s Club, featuring Irish traditional music from Acushla. Brian McCormack and I read  Gretta’s story from James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’, Patrick Kavanagh’s ‘A Christmas Childhood’, the Wren Boys’ Song, and other seasonal pieces.
  • Bloomers: Gerty, Molly and some other of Joyce’s Voices: NEICN conference, University of Sunderland, Nov 2012.
  • Reading from Ulysses, 9 Nov 2012, University of Sunderland

  • Bloomsday at Bromley House Library, 16 June 2012.
  • Bloomsday at Nottingham Central Library Drama Showcase, as part of their Cultural Olympiad, 16 June 2012.
  • Waiting for Beckett – Lowdham Book Festival, 2010.
  • Happy Days’: Samuel Beckett’s work – Creative Readings Series, Beeston Library, 2010.
  • The Best of Myles: Readings from Flann O’Brien – Nottingham Irish Centre, 2010.
  • Flann O’Brien – Arnold Library Reading Café, 2010.
  • Dublin 1904: Readings from Joyce (& music) – Beeston Library, 2009.
  • Readings from James Joyce – Arnold Library Reading Café, 2009.
  • Bloomsday Celebration (readings & music) – Opening event, Lowdham Book Festival, 2006.
  • Breakfast and Bed: Readings for Bloomsday – Northampton 2005.
  • Thanks to Trudi Doyle for photo ©


One response to “Rehearsed Readings

  1. Follow this link for a flattering review of my 2012 NEICN reading:

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