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Sinead Morrissey: Newcastle Poetry Festival


Thursday 2 May 2019, 19:00 to 20:45
Location:

Sage 2, Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays
Newcastle
NE8 2JR

Description:

Inspired by Norwegian folklorist Arne Bjørndal's visit to Shetland in 1949, Irish poet Sinéad Morrissey joins forces with Shetland fiddler and composer, Catriona Macdonald, to explore, through a complex interweaving of voice and music, ideas of tradition, the dynamics of archives, and our connection to the past.

Catriona Macdonald is Senior Lecturer and Degree Programme Director of the BA in Folk and Traditional Music at Newcastle University. She currently performs with her own band, as well as with international fiddle band String Sisters. Sinéad Morrissey is the author of six poetry collections. On Balance (2017) won the Forward Prize for Best Collection. She is Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts at Newcastle University. 

Tickets for this event are £10/£8 and can be found here.  

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