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

1-4.30 pm

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

 Tickets: $35.00


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.