Culture Night (podcasts)

Songs of Murder, Madams and Mayhem

To celebrate Culture Night 2013 Marino Library held an evening of Dublin ballads with Anne and Niamh Buckley. The sisters delighted the packed audience with ballads that ranged from hearbreaking to gruesome. With these songs of murder, madams and mayhem perhaps staff member Anne is falling under the influence of the ghost of Marino born Bram Stoker and the library's Gothic Literature Collection!

If you'd like to hear more, good listeners are always welcome at An Góilín, Traditional Singer's Club based in The Teacher's Club, Parnell Square, Dublin. 

Niamh Buckley and Anne Buckley

Songlines: Culture Night 2009

Culture night 2008 speakersOn 25th September 2009 Dublin city’s museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists’ studios, libraries and more, opened their doors late for a night of entertainment, discovery and adventure. Hundreds of free talks, tours, performances and events were enjoyed throughout the city.

As part of Culture Night, 'Songlines' - an evening of words and music took place in Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. A group of new writers read from their work and musicians performed traditional and classical music. The writers featured are members Cumann Scríbhneoirí Úra na Gaeilge and students from the 2008-2009 MPhil in Creative Writing at the Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College Dublin. The musicians featured are students at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Culture Night 2008 at Dublin City Library & Archive

As part of Culture Night, 19 September 2008 a group of new writers read from their work at Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street.  You can read more of their work in Sixteen after Ten, an anthology of writing by students from the Oscar Wilde Centre and Blaiseadh Pinn : Nuascríbhneoireacht Ghaeilge, by members of Scríbhneoirí Óga and published by Cois Life.

The Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College Dublin opened in January 1998 as the teaching and research centre for M.Phil. in Irish Writing and the M.Phil. in Creative Writing. Sixteen after Ten is a significant milestone in the writing life of its contributors. Students from the centre reading on Culture Night were Niall Duff, Philip St. John, Mary Turley-McGrath, Phyl Herbert, Carmen Cullen, Andrew Fox and Emily Firetog.

Scríbhneoirí Óga is Úra na Gaeilge was founded in 2007 to cultivate new Irish-language literature. Its members are young and have diverse literary interests including drama and poetry. Reading on Culture Night were Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Caitríona Ní Chléirchín, Majella McDonnell, Ríona Nic Congáil, Ruth Nic Giolla Iasachta and Scott de Buitléir.

Readers and musicians from Culture Night 2009