The 9th annual Kildare Readers’ Festival is launched with gusto at this very special event celebrating the work of Desmond Egan, acclaimed poet and long-time resident of Kildare. Desmond is a poet with a wide range of subject matter and many targets; but here we focus on his love of music. The evening will chart his poetic journey from Athlone to New York and back and will include verse tributes to his many heroes, including John McCormack, Franz Schubert and the American Jazz masters, Thelonious Monk, Lee Konitz and Bill Evans.
The event will feature poetry read by leading Irish actor Lorcan Cranitch and music from the acclaimed jazz group, The Phil Ware Trio.
This event is sponsored by Kildare County Council
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