Readings


Winter Wellness Walks with Poetry & Music: Jane Clarke and musician James Mahon will lead four walks in Wicklow woodlands on Mondays, 11am - 12.30pm on 29 November - 20 December 2021. The walks are free but booking is essential - here.


Sadly the concert on Sunday 28th November in the Mermaid Theatre, Bray was postponed due to illness. It is rescheduled for 23 January 2022 - see below. Our apologies to all who had planned to come along.

'Neighbours', Mermaid Theatre, Bray on 23rd January 2022 at 8pm: Jane will perform with Sonamus and the Alchemy String Quintet at this special concert reflecting on the inception of the Irish border. Jane has written five new poems inspired by conversations with people from diverse communities on both sides of the border, courtesy of the Across the Lines peace-building programme in the Glen Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim. Elaine Agnew composed a newly commissioned piece of music inspired by one of these poems. Tickets €20 and booking essential.


Recent Readings

The Breaking Ground: Wicklow Pioneering Women: Jane performed a newly commissioned poem inspired by Avril Deverell, one of the first women barristers in Ireland & the Uk who was called to the bar in November 1921. The event in the Whale Theatre, Greystones in November 2021 was part of the Wicklow County Council Decade of Centenaries programme.

Burren Winterage 2021: Jane read her poetry at this annual weekend celebrating & exploring the natural and cultural heritage of the Burren. She performed live with singer-songwriter John Faulkner and also participated in the iconic Burren Cattle Drive. 

Thy Harp Strung With Apollos Golden Hair: Jane joined musicians Eamon Sweeney, Cormac Breatnach, Siobhan Armstrong, Steve Cooney & Malachy Robinson for a special live concert of Irish harp music from the 17th & 18th centuries - September, 2021 in the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 

Speechless at Inch: Jane read at the online launch of Jim Caruth's new collection published by Smith|Doorstop, September 2021. You can watch the recording on YouTube here.

Culture Night 2021: Jane performed with poet Nell Regan and singer-songwriter Amy Barrett in Bray, Co. Wicklow 

Alchemy Music Summer Concerts: Jane performed with musicians Eamon Sweeney and Cormac Breatnach. The concert was be streamed on the Alchemy Music YouTube Channel on Saturday 31st July 2021 and is available to watch here

Departures, a new series of films by Dublin Book Festival explores the connection between landscape and artistic practice. In the first film released on 6 July 2021 Jane reads & discusses her work with Manchán Magan and Michael Fewer. You can watch it here.



 
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