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.
- 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.
- 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.