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Cairde Sligo Arts Festival: 6th-13th July 2019

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Article by ERMurray © 19 April 2019.
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Cairde Sligo Arts Festival (SAF) is set to return this July, with an extended programme of Irish and international writers, musicians, artists and performers.

Acclaimed author of The Argonauts, American genre-busting writer Maggie Nelson will be making her first ever Irish appearance at the festival, in an event that is sure to be a festival highlight. As ever, music will be a strong core at Cairde SAF, from a sublime double bill featuring two of the most distinctive voices in Irish folk: Lisa O’Neill and Seamus Fogarty; to celebrated Australian classical guitarist Craig Ogden performing in the beautiful surrounds of the Factory Performance Space. Cairde SAF have this year collaborated with Brokentalkers in association with Hawk’s Well Theatre on a new work Uprooted. Developed and performed by a culturally diverse group of community performers living in Sligo, and based on their personal experiences, Uprooted explores the experiences of new communities in Ireland.

For more information on Cairde SAF see www.cairdefestival.com and follow @CairdeFestival on Twitter, or @CairdeSligoArtsFestival on Facebook

Tickets available online at https://cairdefestival.com/events or in person at Hawk’s Well Theatre.


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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com