A Fool’s Errand: Linenhall and Unreal Cities present Major New Work

4 April 2024

Event details

Date: 4 April 2024
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: The Linenhall Arts Centre
Location: http://www.thelinenhall.com/visit/location-map.php
Organiser: The Linenhall Arts Centre
Fee: 22 euro
Contact details: info@thelinenhall.com

Event description

The Linenhall and Unreal Cities present a major new work for narrator, three musicians and painter, featuring the recordings of 50 voices; family, friends and colleagues of Dermot Healy in a celebration of his seminal epic poem, A Fool’s Errand. Commissioned from composer Nick Roth by Cairde Sligo Arts Festival in partnership with The Model, A Fool’s Errand premiered in Sligo in July 2022. This Spring ’24 performance forms part of a National Tour, supported by the Arts Council Touring Work Award.

A musical and visual setting of Dermot Healy’s masterful book-length poem, narrated by Lalor Roddy, with musicians Emer Mayock, Nick Roth, Donal Siggins and artist Diarmuid Delargy.

Lalor Roddy – narrator
Emer Mayock – flute, uilleann pipes
Nick Roth – soprano saxophone, whistle
Donal Siggins – bouzouki, live electronics
Diarmuid Delargy – live painting
Adrian Dunbar – director

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