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Kildare > Arts > Noel O'Grady at Riverbank

An Evening of Picture, Poetry, Song and Story With Noel O’Grady and Guests

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Saturday 6 December 2003
8.00pm (Tickets €12/10)
Booking 045 448333

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to host an evening of music and poetry on Saturday 6th December next at 8.00 pm, featuring Noel O’Grady, Seamus Hosey and Anne O’Neill.

“This collection of love songs sung by Noel O’Grady is at once a tribute to Patrick Kavanagh’s visionary genius and an invitation to all people to listen to the words and music of love at their most enchantingly beautiful”. Thus Brendan Kennelly described Noel’s musical album entitled The Enchanted Way.

As well as showcasing his album, Noel will perform a special tribute to Poet Patrick Kavanagh, whose works on the many faces of love inspired him to undertake The Enchanted Way. A four times winner of the Oireachtas, the annual traditional music and literary festival, Noel is living in Dublin, but originally hails from Kerry. He grew up in a family where song, poetry and painting were much appreciated as forms of everyday communication. Music has been a source of inspirational fulfilment for him for as long as he can remember. It is his touchstone with life’s mystical side.

Among those joining Noel will be RTE producer, Seamus Hosey and actress Anne O’Neill. Seamus Hosey will perform poems on the theme of love, life and laughter, by a variety of poets including Seamus Heaney, Austin Clarke, and Patrick Kavanagh. Seamus Hosey, who grew up near Abbeyleix, is a Senior Producer in the Arts and Features Department of RTE Radio. As with Noel, the power of the imagination has a huge significance for him. He believes the voice of the poet, the artist and the author are just as important in an understanding of Irish society as the politician, the economist or the sociologist.

This evening’s entertainment will be imbued with the performers’ enthusiasm and love of music, poetry and song. Musical guests and a flavour of the festive season will complete what promises to be a delightful evening.

For further information, please contact Catríona on (045) 448314/5
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