A new performance of the classic poem, The Lament for Art O’Leary translated by Paul Muldoon and set to original music composed by Jim Lockhart and performed by Horslips’ Barry Devlin, John Fean, Jim Lockhart and Paul McAteer. Starring the wonderful Lisa Dwan as Eileen O’Leary, Ruth Smith as Art’s sister, and Paul Muldoon as Art’s father. The Lament for Art O’Leary is a powerful new presentation of a great eighteenth-century poem. Perhaps the greatest love poem in the Irish language, it was composed at the time of his wake by O’Leary’s widow, Eibhlín Dubh Ni Chonaill, and tells the story of the young hussar’s persecution and murder by a tyrannical British landowner, Abraham Morris.
With Paul Muldoon, Barry Devlin, Jim Lockhart, Lisa Dwan, Ruth Smith, Paul McAteer and John Fean.
We are thrilled to give the last word of the Dalkey Book Festival 2018 to Paul Muldoon. The greatest living poet in the English language.