Rhyme, Rant and Rann - celebrating Ireland's oral traditions with poetry, storytelling and songs

 “Words alone are certain good”, said W.B. Yeats, and certainly there must have been a kitchen table in the back of his mind when he wrote that.
 
Everything in Ireland, it seems, is resolved at the kitchen table. With good friends in, the tea or the whiskey flowing, everyone at their ease, that’s when the memories, stories, songs and truths come out into the light. Old wounds are salved, new jokes paraded, friends new and old have their characters held up to the light for good or ill, and underlying all is a profound belief that the right words are always needed — the apt turn of phrase, the exact right description, something retrieved from the dark of memory in a bright sentence that stirs or lifts the imagination.
 
We believe in words, we invest in words, we make the world new, over and over, in the gift of words. Len, Jack and Theo, in their different ways, are masters of the word, and a night around their table is a night where poems and songs and stories are woven together in the magical web of language at its best.
 
And, of course, the tunes are only mighty. Source : www.rhymerantandrann.com
 
 
Len Graham, Theo Dorgan and Jack Lynch will be performing and celebrating Irelands song, poetry and storytelling tradition  around the country from Autumn this year.
 

Here's the tour outline:

 

Fri 21 Sept at 8pm:  Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co Kerry (CULTURE NIGHT!)

Thurs 27 Sept at 8.30pm: Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway  [with special guest Gary Hastings, flute ]

Fri 28 Sept at 8.30pm: Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim

Wed 3 Oct at 8pm: Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Thurs 4 Oct at 8.30pm: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth

Sat 13 Oct (time tba): Triskel Christchurch, Cork

Tues 16 Oct (time tba): Iontas, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan

Thurs 18 Oct at 8pm: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
 
Sat 17 Nov at 8pm: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow
 
 
Check out their website for more details : www.rhymerantandrann.com

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