Feis Teamhra, a turn at Tara
Poets and musicians will perform at "Feis Teamhra, a turn at Tara" on the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath on Sunday 24th. August at 3.30pm.
Paul Muldoon, Pulitzer prize-winner, will read his poetry to celebrate and honour Tara and will be joined by musicians: Grammy award-winner Susan McKeown, Laoise Kelly, Aidan Brennan and others.
The event will celebrate Tara on the first day of Heritage Week and will be free of charge. The music and poetry will be performed to the backdrop of the Mound of the Hostages - veer to the left after entering the site, pass the Churchyard and walk towards the Mound.
Paul Muldoon wrote a poem "Tara of the Kings" in 2006; it was put to music and played, for the first time, by his band Rackett in Navan in August 2007. He wrote in the New York Times in 2007: "the routing of a busy road slap bang through the Tara-Skryne Valley represents an act of vandalism with not only national, but international, ramifications". He also joined Susan McKeown in a musical, harpers protest outside the Irish consulate in New York in September 2007 when harpers in Ireland played outside the Dáil.