Poet and playwright Vincent Woods from Tarmon, Leitrim, is joined by uilleann piper Néillidh Mulligan for a special evening of poetic readings and traditional music in the galleries at The Dock on Thursday July 19 at 8.30pm, to coincide with the current exhibition The Border which will be on display until the 31st August.
In keeping with the border theme, Vincent will read excerpts from his play ‘The Black Pig’s Dyke, in addition to a selection of other pieces from his back catalogue, many of them relating to the Leitrim area. Vincent is recipient of several awards for his writing, including The Stewart Parker Award for Drama, 1993; the PJ O’Connor Award for Radio Drama, and the M.J. McManus Award for Poetry.
Néillidh Mulligan was born in Dublin, into a family steeped in the Irish music of Leitrim. One of Ireland’s most distinguished uilleann pipers Néillidh is the fourth generation to carry on this tradition and was first taught by his father Tom Mulligan from Bornacoola, Leitrim, the renowned fiddle-player and piper. Through his father Tom’s friendship with Séamus Ennis and Tommy Reck he was later to come under the influence of these two great masters of the uilleann pipes.
Admission is only €10 and tickets can be booked on 071 9650828 or www.thedock.ie