ANNOUNCED ‘The Owl’ A Setting of Matthew Sweeney’s poem by Iain Ballamy

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Triskel Arts Centre and Cork World Book Festival are honoured to announce a very special event will take place during this year’s book festival in April 2020 to celebrate the late Matthew Sweeney.

ECM recording artist and saxophonist Iain Ballamy has composed a setting of Matthew’s poem ‘The Owl’. Co-commissioned by Triskel Arts Centre and Cork World Book Festival, and supported by The Arts Council Commissioning Award for Music, this work will be performed as a world premiere as part of Cork World Book Fest 2020 and is a personal tribute by the composer to Matthew Sweeney who was a leading poet of his generation.

It’s in Triskel on Saturday 25 April at 8pm and tickets are on sale now.