Great and good turn out for Seamus Heaney celebration
Published 27/04/2014 | 02:30
Be still my beating heart. I'm still recovering from the excitement of breathing the same air as the hero of my teenage years.
A host of the great and good came out for our most beloved bard at a tremendous tribute at the National Concert Hall on Wednesday night.
Brilliantly organised by Dublin City Libraries, the evening was a mix of music – courtesy of the Pauls, Simon and Brady, Donal Lunny, Lisa Hannigan and Liam O'Flynn – and Heaney's immortal words read by literary luminaries like Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Medbh McGuckian and Michael D Higgins, who was accompanied by the ever fragrant Sabina, doing the day job.
Post-performance a private party kicked off at the Adam Suite in the Shelbourne where a glamorous gang – Catherine Heaney, Sheila Pratschke, Bill Shipsey, Barbara Dawson, Barry 'Horslips' Devlin and wife Caroline Erskine, Niall McMonagle and Mary Clayton – were joined by a veritable sonnet of poets, writers and artists.
It was all absolutely 'out of the marvellous', as Seamus would say.
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