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Meanwhile, Enjoy the Sun

07/06/2013

I have three readings coming up in the next several weeks.

The first, on Saturday 15 June at 7:30 pm in the CCA in Glasgow is an event from Irish Pages and Conradh na Gaeilge Glaschú as part of Glasgow’s Irish Language Festival, Féile na Gaeilge Glaschú 2013. I will be chairing and reading at this event, which will feature Aonghas MacNeacail, who is a distinguished poet in Gaelic, English and Scots, and two Irish language poets: Máire Wren and Colette Ní Ghallchóir, both from Donegal. The event is free and will include music too. My Irish goes no further than the phrase for “Thank you”, which I can’t spell, but my Gaelic will get an airing!

Secondly, back in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19 June, I’ll be taking part in Rob A Mackenzie’s Olympithon event, a fundraising evening to help send his daughter’s class to the Steiner interschool olympics in London. A great variety of folk will be performing a piece of poetry, prose or music of their own and/or someone else’s. It promises to be a really interesting evening, and it’s at the Bongo Club in Edinburgh, starting at 7:15 pm. Entry is by donation.

Last but far from least, I’ll be joining Rob, Janette Ayachi and Vahni Capildeo to read at the Yellow Bench Cafe in Leith on Wednesday 3 July at 7:30 pm. Free, but donations would be nice. It’s a Bring Your Own Bottle venue, and bottles are opened for a small corkage fee. With four such distinctive voices, it what promises to be a memorable night.

I hope to see at one, t’other or all three of these. Meanwhile, enjoy the sun.

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