It’s all happening for Dundalk poet Kathleen Maddy. Not only is she launching her new book ‘The Morning Tae’. She is also the subject of a feature length radio documentary being produced by Dundalk FM. If that wasn’t enough, Kathleen will be hosting a traditionally themed Irish Folk and Poetry night in Dundalk Gaol on November 7th.
The Irish Folk Night will feature local musicians and singers performing traditional folk songs. Kathleen will also read from her new collection ‘The Morning ‘Tae’ that has a traditional old-Ireland theme of saving the turf, digging spuds, picking blackberries, gathering eggs, and cooking soda bread. Kathleen spent much of her early childhood in Ravensdale and was inspired by the beauty of nature and the traditional way of life on the land. Her poems reflect the changing seasons, newborn lambs, collecting water from the well, apples from the orchard, and the bounty of the harvest.
Everyone is welcome to the cabaret style evening of music, song and poetry. Admission is free, so if you’ve nothing planned for November 7th you’d do well to make your way down to Dundalk Gaol for a great night of traditional Irish craic.