The Belfast poet and musician Ciaran Carson sadly passed away in October 2019. His world was one where a zeal for life fused effortlessly with his seeking out new twists and turns in words and music. In his nine anthologies of poetry and four prose works, music and Belfast were predominant themes. And over the last period of his life, an extraordinary final collection, Still Life, was published the week after his death. His novel, Last Night’s Fun, is an almost Joycean trip through music and musicians and life. Borrowing the title of that tune and book for this evening’s performance, actor and Academy Award nominee Stephen Rea and musicians Matt Molloy (The Chieftans) and Neil Martin have drawn from his musings, both poetry and prose, and will through words and music celebrate a life well-lived.
Poems by Ciaran Carson, from Still Life, are used by kind permission of The Gallery Press and the Estate of Ciaran Carson.
DATE: Fri 24th January
TIMES: Door 5:30pm / Show 6pm
LOCATION: Kilmainham Courthouse, Kilmainham Goal,