Friday, September 02, 2011

Some Irish Art Events

This Other Eden: Ireland and Film 
at the National Gallery of Art

27th August - 25th September
The Secret of Roan Inish (Irish Film Institute)
Starting in 1927 with a dose of American Will Rogers' humor, then examining a few works that derive from Ireland's deep literary tradition, and ending with an evening of rare silent island films presented with a live score from four Aran island musicians, the series observes facets of Irish history, literature, mythology.

The series, organized in association with curator Sunniva O'Flynn of the Irish Film Institute, includes many films which are preserved in the IFI Irish Film Archive.  It is presented in cooperation with IFI International and with support of Culture Ireland's "Imagine Ireland: A year of Irish Arts in America 2011".

More information is available from the National Gallery of Art.

World Doctors Orchestra
at the Music Center at Strathmore

The World Doctors Orchestra will perform at the Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, 11th September. The orchestra is composed of over 100 physicians from more than 25 nations, including Ireland. More information is available from the World Doctors Orchestra.

Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan
at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Monday, 19th September
Introduction and conversation moderated by
Joseph M. Hassett, Folger Poetry Board member and author of W.B. Yeats and the Muses.

Paula Meehan is an award-winning Irish poet, playwright, and professor. Her books of poetry include Painting Rain, Return and No Blame, Pillow Talk, and Dharmakaya, among others. She is a recipient of the Butler Award for Poetry from the Irish American Cultural Institute.  Theo Dorgan is a poet, prose writer, editor, and translator. His latest poetry collections include Greek and What This Earth Costs Us. He has written scripts for film documentaries and worked as a presenter of literature programs on radio and television for more than 25 years. A former director of Poetry Ireland, he is the recipient of the 2010 Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Prize for Irish Poetry. Both poets will read from their work. The reading includes a moderated conversation and is followed by a complimentary wine reception and book signing. Supported by Culture Ireland.

Further information, including on how to purchase tickets, is available from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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