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Electrifying future of Irish poetry—Introductions/Céadlínte at the ILFD

Introductions / Céadlínte returns to the International Literature Festival Dublin

Introductions / Céadlínte will showcase 15 of the most exciting poets in Ireland today.

The event returns to the International Literature Festival from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th of May.

Each evening presents five poets and a special musical guest.

Tuesday 24 May, 7pm 

Introductions | Céadlínte showcases Patrick Hopkins, Caitríona Lane, Pádraig Ó Cuinneagáin, Karson Lafferty and Helen Fallon. With special musical guest Síomha

Musical Guests

Independent Irish singer and guitarist Síomha dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul. Her debut album Infinite Space – described by The Irish Times as “a seriously accomplished and self-confident debut” – is a collection of songs in both Irish and English.

Named by RTÉ.ie as “one of ten fierce women defining Irish culture”, Dublin-based singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Inni-K’s music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, even as she ventures into new musical territories.

Hailing from Kilkenny, Ireland – Gary O’Neill burst onto the Irish music scene in 2015 with his hard-hitting debut EP—Gracefully With Haste. The next year saw the release of his live LP Live At The Unitarian Church, accompanied by follow up album Around The Robin.

Wednesday 25 May, 7pm

Introductions | Céadlínte showcases Charles Lang, Art Ó Súilleabháin, Brian Ó Tiomáin, Róisín Leggett Bohan and K. S. Moore. With special muRosical guest Inni-K. 

Thursday 26 May, 7pm

Introductions | Céadlínte showcases Jess McKinney, Phil Kingston, Amy Abdullah, Meg Mulcahy and HK Ní Shioradáin. With special musical guest Gary O’Neill.  

The Introductions poets were chosen by Anthony Anaxagorou, while the Céadlínte Éigse Éireann poets were selected by Aifric Mac Aodha.

Tickets cost €7.50 and are available at the door or online.