Bàrd, File, Bardd
This Friday (18th September), Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich will present Bàrd, File, Bardd, delving into indigenous Celtic languages in the company of leading poets working in the Irish, Scottish and Welsh language as part of this year’s Culture Night celebrations.
Working with Ciara Ní É (Writer in Residence DCU & Ambassador for Áras na Scríbhneoirí), Ifor ap Glyn (National Poet of Wales & television presenter) and Pàdraig Mac Aoidh (Lecturer in Literature, University of St Andrews), Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich held a series of community engagements looking at mother tongues, their impact on us as a people and the feelings they arouse, particularly within a bilingual context.
The event this Friday, will be presented online. Drawing on the community workshops, the poets will present exciting new work from from Irish, Scots Gaelic and Welsh perspectives, directed by Ian Rowlands.
Brónagh Fusco, Events Manager, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich said:
“As Celts, it is not only wonderful to look at our own mother tongue, her importance and what it means to us through the medium of poetry, but to also look at the mother tongues of our Welsh and Scottish cousins. Now is the time for further coordinated conversations among stakeholders and communities and we look forward to their continuation.”
Gavin O'Connor, Youth and Community Arts Officer, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said:
"The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is proud to support this wonderful multi-lingual poetry project, Bàrd, File, Bardd developed through an impressive collaboration between Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This project demonstrates the power of the arts in bringing people and communities closer together, helping us to understand the world around us and to really celebrate our differences and our similarities!"
Bàrd, File, Bardd will begin at 8:30pm on Friday the 18th September on Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich’s YouTube and Facebook channels. This project is funded through Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Literature Wales and Creative Scotland. Creative Team: Tom Clarke (Scots Adaptations), Ifor ap Glyn (Artist Co-ordinator), Pól Mag Uidhir (Animator), Jason Lye-Phillips (Composer and Film Editor), Ian Rowlands (Media Director).