A Special Yeats 2015 Event
Yeats’ Heart’s Desire
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of legendary
Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats
Hosted by Cultural Roadmapp, an Irish-American
startup supporting Ireland through tourism
Sunday, April 12
Irish Arts Center, Manhattan
553 W. 51st St. at 11th Ave
An exclusive program:
- Portrayal of Yeats by actor Neil Bradley, who will read selected poems
- Conversation on Yeats’s lasting literary influence with James Pethica Ph.D., senior lecturer in English and Theater at Williams College, and Luke Gibbons Ph.D., visiting professor, New York University, moderated by Adam Farley, deputy editor of Irish Americamagazine
- Music performed by flutist Kevin Crawfordof Lúnasa, an award-winning group considered today’s best performers of Irish traditional music; Tony DeMarco, a highly admired Sligo-style fiddler; and vocalist Alisa Rose, who is composing an original song for the event
Buffet Lunch: 1-2 pm
Program: 2-3.30 pm
Cocktails: 3.30-4.30 pm
An event raffle will support Concern Worldwide, a nongovernmental, humanitarian organization founded in Ireland and now operating globally to eradicate extreme poverty.
For more information and to register, http://www.culturalroadmapp.com/ .
We are indebted to O’Flanagan’s Irish pub and restaurant and its proprietor, Gerry McGwyne, for catering the event. Gerry is on the board of the Sligo Association NYC, representing the county that significantly inspired Yeats’ work.
The Irish Arts Center has generously provided the space but is not affiliated with Cultural Roadmapp.