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‘Strung on Air’: A St Brigid’s Day Celebration at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

31. January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Featuring Moyra Donaldson, Bernie McGill and Maria McManus, with music from Brigid O’Neill

‘As if St Brigid once more

Had rigged up a ray of sun

Like the one she’d strung on air

To dry her own cloak on’

Seamus Heaney, ‘The Clothes Shrine’


As a celebration of St Brigid’s Day, HomePlace is delighted to present three of Northern Ireland’s leading women writers, reading their work alongside the beautiful music of Brigid O’Neill.

Bernie McGill is the author of two novels and one short story collection and her work has been anthologised in the award-winning collections The Long Gaze Back and The Glass Shore. She is currently Writing Fellow with the Royal Literary Fund at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Maria McManus is a poet and playwright. Her most recent collection is Available Light and she has published three other collections of poetry. Maria is currently a poetry mentor for the Poetry Society and the creator of Ireland’s first Poetry Jukebox.

Moyra Donaldson is a poet, creative writing facilitator and editor who has published four collections. Her most recent collection, Carnivorous, was published by Doire Press in 2019.

Critically acclaimed artist Brigid O’Neill is a genre-spanning singer-songwriter whose evergreen music appeals to all generations. Her latest album Touchstone sees her effortlessly weave elements of folk, country and jazz into her relatable tales of happiness, heartbreak and the human condition.

The Helicon at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy Friday 31 January 2020, 19:30

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Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main Street
Bellaghy, BT45 8HT United Kingdom
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