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Poems and Songs of the Great War
From Neuve Chapelle to NYC

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Declan O'Rourke and Paul Muldoon 
Poems and Songs of the Great War
From Neuve Chapelle to NYC

Narrated by John Keating
Script by Myles Dungan 

November 19 – 21 | 8 pm

“Compassion, romance, a sense of mortality and a sense of history run through the songs of Declan O’Rourke…his calling is as a balladeer, proffering reassurance in the face of inevitable sorrow.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times

“The most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.” – The Times Literary Supplement on Paul Muldoon

Best Irish Male Nominee
Meteor Ireland Awards

Singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, and Irish actor John Keating come together to highlight “the pity of war” with a special engagement of music, poetry, and memory inspired by “The War to End All Wars."

Narrated by Keating and written by historian and broadcaster Myles Dungan, the evening combines original compositions by O'Rourke and Muldoon—along with the poetry of Owen, Hardy, Kipling, Heaney, Longley and Ledwidge—with music from the trenches and songs of loss and longing by Ivor Novello (Keep The Home Fires Burning), Eric Bogle (And the Band played Waltzing Matilda), and other composers.



Declan O’Rourke On Tour

Sponsored by Irish Arts Center, Declan O’Rourke will perform concerts in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, and more!

More details can be found on declanorourke.com/shows.

 



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Time Machine

A few years ago, journalist and historian Myles Dungan came into possession of a cache of letters from WWI soldier William O'Reilly. The concert at IAC will present more music and poetry inspired by stories like O'Reilly's. Created by Kestrel Wolgemuth

 

Poems and Songs from The Great War - Green Fields of France. Created by Kestrel Wolgemuth


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