A Fool’s Errand; A new work by Nick Roth, based on the book by Dermot Healy. In collaboration with Emer Mayock, Donal Siggins and Diarmuid Delargy

Fri. 8 Jul. 8pm

Admission €20 / €16 conc.

Commissioned by Cairde Sligo Arts Festival in partnership with The Model

This unique work for narrator, three musicians and a painter, features the recordings of 49 voices; family, friends and colleagues of Dermot Healy in a celebration of his seminal epic poem, A Fool’s Errand.
We encourage audience members to bring a copy of the book with them to enhance their enjoyment of this very special performance.

‘In A Fool’s Errand, Dermot Healy’s masterful book-length poem, the sense that keens afterwards, and during, is the sense of hearing. Just thinking of the poem, not the words, just the sense of it, fills my inner ears with the geese’s uproar, with this rude, sonic turmoil in the sky ‘- Nick Roth

Alan Devine
Emer Mayock
Nick Roth
Donal Siggins
Diarmuid Delargy

Flute, Uillean pipes
Saxophones, whistle, percussion
Guitar, mandolin, live electronics
Live Action painting

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Funded by The Arts Council’s Music Commission Award 2021

Arts Council Cairde Sligo Arts Festival