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Performing Arts: A Celebration of Irish Culture through Poetry, Music and Song


Cultural Cross-Currents:

A Trans-Atlantic Conversation in Verse

Co-Sponsored by the Poetry Society of America


with Greg Delanty, Nuala Ni Domhnaill, Galway Kinnell, Heather McHugh, Dennis O’Driscoll,and Jean Valentine

Featuring the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon’s LET ME BE, a work of new lyrics commissioned by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to the 19th-century Irish tune St. Patrick, performed by Wayside Shrines.


Presented in conjunction with the exhibition

IRELAND    AMERICA    The Ties that Bind

on display in the Library’s Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery from March 17- June 16, 2011. The exhibition and associated programs are part of Imagine Ireland: a year-long season of contemporary Irish arts in the US in 2011, an initiative of Culture Ireland.