THERE will be a strong Celtic flavour to the next SpeakEasy poetry and open mic event, happening at Phil Grimes Pub in Waterford City on Friday, March 31, at 8pm.
The event will feature poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin, who is from the Donegal Gaeltacht and writes in Irish and English. It will also feature Irish traditional music from accomplished traditional musician Edel Fox.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is the author of two poetry collections, Bloodroot, published by Doire Press in 2017, and The Poison Glen, published by Gallery Press in 2021. She is also editor of Poetry Ireland Review.
SpeakEasy’s featured musician, Edel Fox, produced a CD called The Sunny Banks in 2020, and has performed with well-known trad artists like Cherish the Ladies and the Kane Sisters. She is particularly passionate about the concertina.
Local writers are also welcome to come and read their work, or the work of others, at the open mic session. Admission is €5 on the door, cash only.
SpeakEasy’s events are sponsored by the Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council, with generous support from the Granville Hotel and Phil Grimes Pub.