An Irish Garland
Publication21 December 2020
The Embassy of Ireland to Belgium has collaborated with The Irish Theatre Group in Brussels, poet Jane Clarke and singer-songwriter Katie Maye to bring you An Irish Garland of festive Irish poetry and music.
An Irish Garland offers a heart-warming and hopeful series of short productions to lift the spirits on winter’s evenings wherever you are in the world.
An Irish Garland can be viewed @IrishEmbBelgium on Twitter.
Join us over the coming weeks for #AnIrishGarland of music & poetry for the festive season ✨— Irish Embassy Belgium �� (@IrishEmbBelgium) December 4, 2020
Settle in this evening with a first piece by Irish poet @jane_janeclarke
It's guaranteed to leave you feeling hopeful & inspired even as winter sets in❄️@ToBeIrish #VisibleWomen2020 pic.twitter.com/Sh0XCJGAyg
#AnIrishGarland Part 2: Snow by @jane_janeclarke❄️— Irish Embassy Belgium �� (@IrishEmbBelgium) December 10, 2020
A story of brother & sister experience of WW1 featured in Jane's 'All the Way Home' collection, partly inspired by a visit to In Flanders Fields Museum ���� & which deals with personal stories, incl. of Irish families, of WW1 pic.twitter.com/mMYym8jcMY
#AnIrishGarland Part 3: Sing by @jane_janeclarke ��— Irish Embassy Belgium �� (@IrishEmbBelgium) December 21, 2020
This third piece from Jane is a nostalgic harking back to childhood Christmas spent at her home-place in County Roscommon ����
Stay tuned for more from #AnIrishGarland between now and the New Year ✨@ToBeIrish @BloodaxeBooks pic.twitter.com/mfkJFytobg
Looking for a new Christmas song to soundtrack the next few days? 🎶#AnIrishGarland has got you covered with a beautiful track written & performed by @katie_maye1, who many of you will remember performed at #SBD2019 ✨— Irish Embassy Belgium (@IrishEmbBelgium) December 23, 2020
Taster below & full track👉 https://t.co/woloKfRx5R 🎄 pic.twitter.com/GZ2Ie42wi5
#AnIrishGarland Part 5 in collaboration with the Irish Theatre Group— Irish Embassy Belgium (@IrishEmbBelgium) December 24, 2020
Loretta Fahy looks back on a year much different from that we had expected & finds solace in a deepened appreciation for the land the🇮🇪 in 🇧🇪call a 2nd home & 'the quiet new sea friend' seeing her through 🌊 pic.twitter.com/ILlUGxSrOR
#AnIrishGarland Part 6 in collaboration with the Irish Theatre Group🇮🇪🇧🇪— Irish Embassy Belgium (@IrishEmbBelgium) December 29, 2020
Sparrow in Lockdown, written & performed by Loretta Fahy, is inspired by Spring lockdown days spent observing wildlife adapting, just as we adapted to finding comfort & hope in life's simple pleasures 🐦🌱 pic.twitter.com/LXFaKbYqQ9