Poetry Ireland presents In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, a celebration of reconciliation on the island of Ireland over the last 100 years and the 18th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
Presented as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, the evening will feature a selection of this island’s finest and most respected artists as they look back over the last century and chart the journey of reconciliation from 1916 to the current day through poetry, music, drama and imagery. Weaving together powerful texts by internationally renowned poets, including Eavan Boland, Colette Bryce, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley and John Hewitt, this moving and evocative evening will illuminate our unique history from the surprising and intriguing perspective of its major artists.
Texts spoken by: Aidan Gillen, Cathy Belton, Colette Bryce, Linda Ervine, Stuart Graham, Peter Hanly, Darragh Kelly, Michael Longley, Abigail McGibbon, Ali White
Musicians: Liam Bradley, Kevin Doherty, Michael Keeney, Neil Martin, Arty McGlynn, Nicky Scott, Cathal Synnott
Hosted by Olivia O’leary
First presented by Poetry Ireland in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in April 2016 as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.