Friday, May 27, 2016

Tom French Book Launch/Photographs!

Tom French/Book Launch/The Way To Work/Blackbird Books, Navan.
Tom French
Michael Farry and Orla Fay/Boyne Writers
Valerie Keogh/The Gate Theatre
Michael (The Sheriff) Sheils

Some photos from the launch of "The Way To Work" by Tom French in Blackbird Books, Navan last night. Peter Fallon of The Gallery Press did the honours and it was almost standing room only. Must get back for a read or two.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tom French Gogarty's Printers

Tom French launches his fourth collection, "The Way To Work" tomorrow night in Blackbird Books, Navan at 7.30 pm. With thanks to Gallery Press who loaded and youtube.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Book Launch/The Way to Work!

"The Way To Work" Tom French.

Tom French

One of the country's best known poets will launch his fourth collection of poems, "The Way To Work" at Blackbird Books, Old Corn Market, Navan on Thursday the 26th of May at 7.30 pm and all are welcome to attend. Recently awarded the O' Shaughnessy Award for poetry at the Centre for Irish Studies of the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis, his debut collection fifteen years ago was no less successful in picking up the Forward Prize. Tom French is a native of Kilkenny but now works in the Local Studies Department of Meath County Library. Other of his publications include, "Touching the Bones, The Fire Step and Midnightstown" and all are published by The Gallery Press in Oldcastle, County Meath. Peter Fallon its editor and publisher and also one of our best known poets will launch the collection.   

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Guy Clark - Desperados Waiting For A Train

I've always maintained that it's as hard to write a good ballad as it is to write a good anything and the passing of Guy Clark yesterday leaves America without one of its great singer songwriters. A visitor to Ireland many times, he was said to be hard to interview but difficult to know which of his songs to pick. The fifth outlaw, I'll leave it at that! Nov 6, 1941 - May 17, 2016. R.I.P. With thanks to the guy who loaded and to youtube.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

"Mini Launch" Ballivor!

"Mini Launch" Centenary in Poetry and Prose"

Although the crowd was small the hospitality was mighty with loads to eat and plenty of tea or coffee. The Community Library in Ballivor is a credit to everyone involved and well stocked with books. Nice, bright and airy and so with thanks to all who showed up and to the staff there for the tea and sandwiches. Much appreciated and very enjoyable and we sold a few more copies. Not so sure now how many are left but in the tens! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ben Sands The Cheesecake song

As promised here's Ben. A little humour midweek and for those who like cheesecake! With thanks to Ben and the share button and to youtube.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Meath Writers' Circle May 2016!

The Meath Writers' Circle May 2016/Mini Launch!

About sixteen people turned out for the May meeting of The Meath Writers' Circle on Thursday night and for what was a lively discussion on a number of issues, from poetry to annual general meetings to other events and of course the up-coming "Mini Launch" of our recent publication, "Centenary in Poetry and Prose" which takes place this coming Thursday night the 12th of May in Ballivor Community Library at 7.30 pm. All are welcome and hope to see you there. We've sold hundreds to date and down to the last box. Priced at €10 a copy it includes a mixture of poetry and prose and also a number of pieces of historical interest.

Ballivor Village/Google Images

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Colum Sands concert clips and comments

Here's a clip of Colum on stage in Australia! Hard to know which one to choose. The "Wake" is really worth a listen. Have to load one of Ben. On the to do list! With thanks to youtube and the Columbanuss's channel.