Leitrim Equation 4
Following on from the three previous residencies, the county now prepares to welcome the fourth group to take up the role of Leitrim Equation traditional musicians in residence. For Leitrim Equation 4, the lead musicians are all seasoned professionals from Leitrim, namely Eleanor Shanley, Dave Sheridan, Padraig McGovern and John McCartin. Eleanor, Dave, Padraig and John have been meeting regularly over the last few weeks honing their sound and developing a repertoire combining song and tune from Leitrim and further afield. Each of the four are masters of their craft and together they make a considerable musical force. To book tickets contact The Dock on 071 96 50828 or www.thedock.ie.
2014 John McGahern Seminar
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May 2014.
Leitrim County Council is delighted to present the 8th annual John McGahern Seminar with the support of the Arts Council and Bord na Mona. Since its foundation the John McGahern Seminar has featured a remarkable array of national and international authors and academics, providing excellent opportunities for people to engage richly with his work. The weekend combines panels, talks and readings which explore ideas central to and arising out of McGahern's novels, stories and theatre - drawing together writers and thinkers from many backgrounds to consider a wide-ranging and stimulating set of themes. This year's contributers include Neil Belton; Marina Carr; Luke gibbons; Brian Leyden; Fiach Mac Conghail; Belinda McKeon; Donal O'Kelly; Donal Ryan; Gerard Whelan and Vincent Woods.