An evening of music and poetry at the Hawk's Well

Published 10/06/2014 | 05:40

The Hawk's Well Theatre will resound to the poetry of W.B. Yeats on Friday.

An hour long event at the threatre will mark Yeats' Day.

'An Evening of Music and Poetry of W.B. Yeats' on Yeats Day will begin at 7.30pm.

It will feature Sligo actors Niall Henry and Sandra O'Malley who will read a selection of Yeats' poetry and prose.

The readings will be accompanied by music from composer and harpist Michael Rooney along with some beautiful imagery of Sligo.

Michael is widely regarded as one of the finest exponents of the Irish harp in traditional Irish music.

The winner of the Hawk's Well's 'Children's Poet of the Year 2014 Award' will be announced at 7pm on Yeats Day.

A huge number of entries were received from schools all over Sligo and the surrounding areas.

The winner and runners-up will have their poems published in the local papers.

They will also be displayed at Sligo County Libraries and at the Hawk's Well.

Entries for the iYeats Poetry Competition 2014 open on Yeats Day also.

It was launched by the theatre in 2009 to mark the 50th Yeats International Summer School and the 70th anniversary of the death of W. B Yeats.

The iYeats Poetry competition is an online national and international poetry competition

There are two categories; General (all adults) and Emerging Talent (for poets between the ages of 16 & 25).

Entries can be submitted online from Friday.

The judges for 2014 are Peter Sirr, a freelance writer and translator and Catherine Phil MacCarthy who is a freelance tutor in poetry and creative writing.

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