Féile Litríochta Gaeilge/Irish Language Literature Festival

MRAM - The Irish Language Literature Festival is thrilled to announce details of its exciting 2015 programme. The festival, which takes place in Dublin from October 10–18th, features a multifaceted mix of literature, music, theatre, dance, poetry, readings, talks, discussions and workshops.
“The 2015 IMRAM festival takes its audiences on a voyage of discovery that reveals the cutting-edge diversity of modern Irish language literature. IMRAM is about staging literature in a dynamic multi-media context - fusing poetry and prose with music and stunning visuals. We have Joni Mitchell and The Pogoes rendered into Irish; on-street poetry posters; a special crow-themed poetry spectacular; book launches; flash fiction readings and short-story workshops; and are delighted this year to celebrate the life and work of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, one of Ireland's greatest poets in any language.” commented IMRAM director Liam Carson.

Musical highlights of this year’s IMRAM include Songs of the Damned: The Pogues Project. Featuring award-winning poet and singer Marcus Mac Conghail on lead vocals, he will be joined by Belfast tribute band The Pogoes, renowned for their fusion of hi-octane punk and Irish traditional music.

Joni Mitchell has been described by Rolling Stone as ‘one of the greatest songwriters ever’. IMRAM’s Sweet Fire: The Joni Mitchell Project celebrates the very best of Mitchell’s songs, from ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ and ‘Both Sides Now’ to ‘The Jungle Line’ and ‘God Must Be a Boogie Man’, all performed by the hugely talented Caitríona O’Leary.

Trickster Bird, a stunning multi-media show of poetry and song about corvids: crows, ravens and magpies, features field recordings of crow song by sound sculptor Slavek Kwi. Poems in Irish, English and Scots will be read by Máire Dinny Wren, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Liam Ó Muirthile, Bethany Pope, Gabriel Rosenstock and John McDonald, with live musical backdrops composed by multi-instrumental wizard Seán Mac Erlaine.

The poetry element of IMRAM 2015 is led by a very special event ‘Homage to Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill’ honouring this multi award winning Irish poet.
Dublin Institute of Technology lecturers Clare Bell and Brenda Dermody have again curated a special exhibition of poetry rendered by design students continuing the Cló Draioichta IMRAM tradition. Poetry selected for the exhibition includes work by Gabriel Rosenstock, Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, Mícheál Ó Ruairc, Alan Titley, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Celia De Fréine.
For details of the full Festival Programme: www.imram.ie