Monday, 7 August 2017

FARMLEIGH EVENT - Domestic Frictions

This Thursday I'm at Farmleigh doing an event with writer-in-res Mia Gallagher and her other guests John Boyne, Sean Millar and Maeve McCarthy. 8pm kick-off with words, music, art and chat.

I'm thrilled to perform at Farmleigh - my Granda, Joseph Murray, lived there as a child with his family (his mother was a cook/housekeeper; his father collected rents). And my maternal Granda, Hugh O'Connor, worked there as a coachman - he took care of the horses among other duties; he had a key to the Silver Bridge, so he could feed the horses on a Sunday. We could see the Victorian Clock Tower on the Farmeleigh Estate from my childhood home across the River Liffey (my parents still live there) - it's one of those landmarks that just says 'home'.

Here's the blurb about the event from the Farmleigh site:
The Home and Family in Words, Song and Images
The Ballroom, 8pm Thursday August 10th
Join 2017 Farmleigh Writer-in-Residence Mia Gallagher for a unique event – an evening of song, words and images which will celebrate and expose the intimate yet often strangely troubled realm of family, home and domestic life. The event will feature some of Ireland’s best loved writers and artists, including the marvellous John Boyne (author of the international bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), renowned novelist and poet Nuala O’Connor (author of the International DUBLIN-longlisted Miss Emily), singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sean Millar and award-winning visual artist Maeve McCarthy.
Prepare to be provoked, entertained and inspired as these wonderful artists share their work, insights and observations. The first part of the evening will feature readings, music and film. This will be followed by a lively discussion with all the artists, moderated by Mia.
To apply for FREE tickets to this event email before 5pm Wednesday 9th August.
Winners will receive 2 free tickets. Please note that only winners will be notified.
For further information on this event contact 01 815 5914

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