Conditional Perfect

October 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Abbey Court Hotel
Conditional Perfect @ Abbey Court Hotel

Join poet  Afric McGlinchey and singer songwriter Peter O’ Toole as they share and explore their work, the common ground between them as they are both musicians and lyricists.  Expect a reflective and lively session of songs and stories to bring this memorable festival to a close.

Afric McGlinchey is an Irish-born poet, reviewer, book editor and creative writing who has lived in Zimbabwe, where she spent her formative years and early adulthood. Her début The lucky star of Hidden things, is predominantly based around her African upbringing. Her second collection, Ghost of the Fisher Cat is set in medieval Paris, where she also lived for a time. (In the city, not the century!) She won the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry for 2010, and was also awarded the Northern Liberties Poetry Prize for 2012 (USA), and the Poets Meet Politics Prize in 2015.   

Peter O’Toole of Hothouse Flowers made an album at home in Tipperary during Lockdown. Leaving White Cedars was inspired by walks and old places, animals and stories from long ago. Peter will sing songs from the album and share some of his own insights into the experience of making music during these extraordinary times.

 Tickets : €15 Book Here 

(Price includes Tea/Coffee & a selection of desserts)

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