|Iarla Ó Lionáird and Paul Muldoon|
|Susan McKeown and Muireann Ní Bhrolchain|
|Kevin Barry and Iarla Ó Lionáird|
|Old Church Tara|
On an afternoon of competing interests made it to Tara for the poetry readings or music and in time to catch Iarla Ó Lionard deliver one of his contributions for the afternoon. Described on Wikipedia as one of our most prominent Sean nós singers, in the setting of the old church the word is probably spellbinding. Though the same would have to be said of Susan McKeown. I'm not sure what the breakdown of these events are but I think Susan and now Paul Muldoon are probably the ones most responsible for this particular gathering year on year and given the stellar cast that have graced this event over the years it is amazing how little coverage it seems to get in the local or national press. I would imagine to get these particular individuals together in the same place under other circumstance would cost more than a bit of money. Kevin Barry of Impac Literary fame was also there to entertain as was Evan Boland and Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin reminded everyone of where the road was going or had gone and what it cost! For those who drift in on the day though a small programme to reference the material would be nice.