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MUSIC / POETRY

Cúirt in association with Solstice Arts Centre presents

What To Bring When We Leave is a collaborative commission culminating in a unique continuous live performance by poet Tom French (word) and music Danny Diamond (fiddle). Each artist stretches the other’s narratives in spoken and unspoken airs, finding solace in the unexpected places between.

Tom French’s poetry draws on the traditional arts, folklore and rural Irish life; he writes vividly about traditional music, the people who play(ed) it, and the context in which it lives.

“French’s ability in each of his books, is to nd a way into such places, where the “beautifully executed wounds” are shown for what they are” JOHN McAULIFFE

As a traditional fiddle player, music archivist and researcher, Danny Diamond’s compositions bring a corresponding unconventional sensitivity to a similar sphere that informs French’s work. A unique What To Bring When We Leave publication of photography, poetry and music will accompany the tour.

“Seldom does a musician utterly inhabit a tradition while still expressing
him or herself with such originality” SIOBHAN LONG, THE IRISH TIMES

Duration: Approx 40 minutes

Tickets: €10 / €8 concession 

What To Bring When We Leave is a Solstice Arts Centre commission creatively produced by Belinda Quirke.