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THE WONDERS OF THE IRISH WAKE​

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The Parade Tower Wing

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Kilkenny

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In song, Music & Bardic Poetry with Kevin Toolis, Niamh Parsons & The Henry Girls

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This is a unique celebration of one of the oldest rites of humanity, the Irish Wake; in song, music, bardic poetry and story-telling. It celebrates the craic, the joy, the prumsái and the haunting lament of a traditional Irish Wake. There are jigs and reels and another unique revival; bardic poetry that is recited and performed from memory as it would be at a traditional wake. Artistically, Wonders of the Wake is a collaboration between Irish singer Niamh Parsons, the world renowned harpist Joleen McLaughlin and her sisters Karen and Lorna McLaughlin of the Henry Girls and the BAFTA winning writer Kevin Toolis. Wonders of the Wake is based on Kevin ‘s bestselling book, ‘My Father’s Wake: How the Irish Teach us to Live, Love and Die.’ ‘The Wonders of the Wake’ has played to sold out shows at the Skibbereen Arts Festival, The John Hewitt Summer School in Armagh and the London Irish Centre. An event not to be missed!

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