Poems and Pipes: online event

Nature of Event: Poems and Pipes, an afternoon of music and poetry inspired by Irish culture with  Matthew Horsley (uilleann pipes) and Colin Ryan (poems).

Australian writer and broadcaster, Colin Ryan, well known to readers of Tinteán, writes in the Irish language. His short stories, set mostly in Australia and Europe, have appeared in Irish language journals, Feasta, Comhar and An Gael. Cló Iar-Chonnacht has published two collections of his short stories: Teach- taireacht and Ceo Bruithne. Colin has also published four collections of poetry.  Matthew Horsley plays uilleann pipes, a member of the family of small pipes. Uilleann pipes are bellows blown, and have sweet, mellow tones. Unlike their larger cous- ins, uilleann pipes are indoor instruments, perfect for working with spoken word performances.

Matthew plays traditional and contemporary music and has explored the range of genres available to musicians here in Australia. In 2014 an Australia Council scholarship enabled him to study with renowned piper Mikie Smyth.

This performance is part of The Boite’s Adapt not Cancel response to the Covid 19 lockdown. Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria

When: This event, originally held on 30 August 2020, is available to watch online.

Cost: Tickets $15 (online viewing): https://www.trybooking.com/BKSRZ

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