DATE: November 11, 2017
TIME: 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Merrion Square, Dublin
A Broken Tree November 11, 2017

This is a song a robin sang
This morning on a broken tree
It was about the little fields
That call across the world to me.
Francis Ledwidge

Seminar and Book Launch

Saturday November 11th, 2017 at 11am
The National Library, Kildare St.
Admission free on first come basis.

Speakers: John Quinn, Dr. Nerys Williams and Dr. Lucy Collins.

Also featuring the Dublin launch of The Orchard Keeper (Shearsman Books) by poet, Susan Connolly. She will read from her new sequence of poems about Francis Ledwidge.


A Broken Tree – Francis Ledwidge Centenary Concert

Saturday November 11th, 2017 at 3.30pm
The Shaw Room, The National Gallery, Merrion Square.
Admission free by pre booked ticket.
Tel: 01-661 5133 | Email:

A Broken Tree will feature artists celebrating the life and work of the Slane poet Francis Ledwidge, killed at Ypres on July 31st 1917.

Rosemary Yore (speaker), Chair of the Ledwidge Museum and Centenary Committee.

Louise Martyn (soprano) & Annalisa Monticelli (pianist)
Over the Rim of the Moon (1919) – Michael Head
Desire in Spring (1918) – Ivor Gurney

Michael Holohan (composer/pianist), Hannah O’Brien (soprano) and Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw (oboe and cor anglais)
The Hills are Crying (2017) – Michael Holohan

Anúna feat. Breifne Holohan (guitar)
Will perform a selection of Ledwidge settings by the composer and the choir’s musical director Michael McGlynn.

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