Where Angels Listen

Where Angels Listen

Organised in conjunction with our current exhibition, Where Angels Listen is a creative and affectionate response to the extraordinary life and poetry of Francis Ledwidge by some of Ireland’s most celebrated contemporary artists. A socialist, Republican, poet, politician, lover and soldier, Ledwidge died during World War I at the battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Award-winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan has invited the legendary musician Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Sinéad Gleeson (RTÉ, The Book Show), Oisin Leech (The Lost Brothers), Saramai & Cormac O’Keefe, and beat poet Lewis Kenny to perform new works inspired by Ledwidge’s evocative poems. This promises to be a thrilling evening with an eclectic mix of music, readings and performance.