Poetry and songs in the Irish language will be a feature of this event.
I love the beauty of those words.
For isn’t everything, if looked at closely,
a little off key: lovers and dancers
only a step out, a step away .
Eliza Dunlop’s poetry shows that as early the 1850s she was not only aware of, but actively opposed to, the ‘racially and ethnically exclusive construction of ‘Australianness’ and of the ‘native’ (that is, white Australian born)’
There is pathos, irony and social comment in a voice that is accessible and fond.