Awhile with Seamus Heaney

Spoken Word (drama, poetry)

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A heartfelt tribute to Ireland's late Nobel poet by award-winning Ulster actor-director Larry McCluskey. The poems are set within a frame of live music and critical and, at times, humorous commentary by an actor who knows the Ulster landscape. The performance covers the poet's life and work from his Derry childhood, through his Belfast formation and national and international eminence, to his Nobel Prize in 1995. Heaney was not just a colossus in world literature, he was an important public figure, literary critic and wise commentator in Ireland's difficult journey to a delicate peace process.

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