JOHN B Keane's family spoke of their delight this week that a show devised by one of his best friends is to perform shortly at the National Concert Hall - as the result of a special invitation.
It is the most fitting way to remember John B Keane, son Billy said.
'John B at 10' was performed to a rapturous reception at the famous writer's public house on Thursday night, reprising the massive reception it was afforded when it premiered at St John's during Writer's Week.
A careful blend of his songs and much-loved writings on the characters of north Kerry, the show is now off to the National Concert Hall for a very special performance on November 21 next.
"It's the ideal way to commemorate dad's 10th anniversary and we're delighted with the invite received by the Lartigue Theatre and the Listowel Folk Group, who perform the piece, to go to the National Concert Hall," Billy said.
"Dad would have been particularly delighted with this honour as it features so much of his songs, which were so important to him in his final years. While he had stopped writing fiction he kept writing songs up until the day he died and he was particularly fond of Sweet Listowel, the last thing he ever wrote, which is a centrepiece of the show."
'John B at 10' was devised by Lartigue co-founder Danny Hannon. "Danny was one of his best friends and he has done a superb job with the show. It is the perfect blend of his writings and songs," said Billy.