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NATIONAL POETRY DAY IN LETTERFRACK: 27th April 2017

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To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland 2017, Artisan House in conjunction with Conamara Environmental Education & Cultural Centre will host two events featuring poet Joan McBreen and poet, novelist and screenwriter, Brian Leyden. Music will be provided by clarinet and sax player, Bertrand Huve.

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COMING SOON

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Tapestry of Light will be launched in October 2017.

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The late John Montague, author of the foreword to An Art Lover's Guide to the French Riviera by Patrick J Murphy in conversation with the author, Patrick, and John's wife, Elizabeth Waddell, at the launch of An Art Lover's Guide to the French Riviera in Nice on 13th July, 2016.

The late John Montague, author of the foreword to An Art Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera by Patrick J Murphy in conversation with the author, Patrick, and John’s wife, Elizabeth Wassell, at the launch of An Art Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera in Nice on 13th July, 2016.

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fermata: Writings inspired by Music, edited by Eva Bourke and Vincent Woods was launched at this year’s Clifden Arts Festival.

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fermata is a collection of poetry and prose responding to the universally appealing theme of music edited by Eva Bourke and Vincent Woods. A fermata in musical notation is a pause or a hold extending the length of the note played, literally a breathing space. The strong connection between music and word is embodied in this diverse compilation of writings on music in poetry and prose. It is a chorus of diverse and lively voices in response to the most beloved of all the arts.

The writings of the sixty-five contributors is all-embracing, they respond to the music inspired by singers, composers, musicians, dancers and nature. From Bach, Shostakovich, Saint Saëns, Fauré to a lullaby in a dead South African language, from a practice session in a community centre to the melodious litany for a wagtail, from elegies for Elvis and a lament for Johnny Cash. All this and far more can be found in fermata.

Amongst the poets/writers included are: Leland Bardwell, Ken Bruen, Moya Cannon, Ciaran Carson, Harry Clifton, Theo Dorgan, Paul Durcan, Peter Fallon, Leonita Flynn, Hugo Hamilton, Kerry Hardie, James Harpur, Seamus Heaney, Rita Ann Higgins, Pearse Hutchinson, Thomas Kinsella, Michael Longley, Joan McBreen, Paula Meehan, John Montague, Sinéad Morrissey, Dennis O’Driscoll, Mary O’Malley, Justin Quinn, Gabriel Rosenstock, Peter Sirr, Colm Tóibín, and David Wheatley.

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Best Seafood Cookbook in the World!

We are delighted to announce Michael O’Meara’s Sea Gastronomy has won Best Seafood Cookbook in the World in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016!

The Gourmand Awards ceremony took place in Yantai, China. Equador took 2nd place and 3rd place went to Japan.

Sea-Gastronomy

SEA Gastronomy

Fish & Shelfish of the North Atlantic

A comprehensive culinary companion
by author/photographer Michael O’Meara,
Oscars Seafood Bistro, Galway.

Regular hardback edition €30
440 pages, 220 recipes
120 fish and shellfish species
380 colour images

Special limited hardback edition €100
only 250 copies with an original photographic print, signed,
dated & numbered by chef Michael O’Meara.

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