PROGRAMME 2016

St Macartan's Cathedral, Clogher Photo: © Michael Fisher
St McCartan’s Cathedral, Clogher, Co Tyrone Photo: © Michael Fisher

25th WILLIAM CARLETON SUMMER SCHOOL

 

SUNDAY 31 July

7:30 pm  – CONCERT –  St McCartan’s Cathedral, Clogher, Co Tyrone – “Sing, Sweet Harp”

Recital by Gemma Prince (Soprano and Harpist) featuring the Melodies of Thomas Moore, contemporary of William Carleton.
Admission £5.


MONDAY 1st AUGUST

11:00 am – at Corick House Hotel, Clogher. Official opening of the 25th William Carleton Society International Summer School.

11:30 am – Keynote Address by historian, novelist and Carleton Scholar Owen Dudley Edwards – ‘Carleton & the Easter Rising’

2:15 pm – ‘Commemoration’ – an address by Archbishop Michael Jackson

3:45 pm – ‘Seamus Heaney’s Debt to Carleton’ Dr Tess Maginnis QUB

4:45 pm – ‘Carleton’s Weird Wedding’ – Frank McHugh

 

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
8:00 pm – The Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown. The Murley Brass Ensemble plus The Swing Gals.
Admission £5.


TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST

10:30 am – ‘Carleton’s Dialect’ – Seamas Mac Annaidh

11:30 am – ‘The Fight for Carleton’s Pension’ – Michael Fisher

2:00 pm – ‘The Battle of The Somme’ – Kevin Myers

4:00 pm – ‘Larry McFarland’s Wake’ – a dramatised reading of Carleton’s short story, devised by Liam Foley and presented by the Carleton Players.

 

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
The Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown

7:00 pm – The Bloomfield String Quartet

7:30 pm – ‘Home Made Food with Traditional Produce’ – a Cook with Norah demonstration by Norah Brown of Grange Lodge.


WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST

11:00 am – Panel discussion on ‘Commemoration – Time to Forget?’  Panel members with interesting points of view.  Participants invited include: Kevin Myers, Joan Carson, Denis Bradley and Bernadette McAliskey: Brian Walker QUB (Chair).  Audience involvement welcome!

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm – Poet Noel Monahan (Patron of the Summer School) – ‘Poetry in the Shadowlands of Fields’ – a look at the work of Colum, Kavanagh and Montague’.

3:00 pm – 3:40 pm – Moya Cannon the acclaimed poet and member of Aosdána reads from her work.

4:00 pm – ‘A look back at 25 years of the Summer School’ with Jack Johnston

 

EVENING EVENT
Exhibition, music, wine and cheese – and a scavenger hunt.  At Clogher (Old) Primary School, newly refurbished as a community facility. More details to follow …


THURSDAY 4th AUGUST

Starting from Corick House Hotel – timetable details to follow.

A coach tour led by Michael Fisher:  ‘A trip from Carleton’s surroundings of interest to those of Heaney’.  Including a visit to the recently-opened Seamus Heaney Centre at Bellaghy.


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