We had another wonderful night’s poetry and music on Friday 21st March – International Poetry Day, as it turned out! Kildareman, Derek Coyle, took the big road south and west to read for us. An ebullient personality, Derek is a great performer and reader of his work. His poetry is powerful, personal and He began with some newer works-in-progress and then read his poems inspired by the works of painters, Caravaggio and Edward Hopper, projecting the relevant images to be viewed as he spoke about the background of the painting, the artist and then read the poem was a fascinating evening, part art history lecture and part poetry reading.
A rapt audience thoroughly enjoyed the event and many read or played in the open (no-)mic session. A very special thanks to Derek Coyle and also to all who came and particularly Annette Skade, Afric McGlinchey, Michael Ray, Lothar Luken, Isobel Baldwin, Francesco, with fantastic, original music from Alex & Simon Lockwood and Paul Ó Colmain.