Friday, June 15, 2012

Good Medicine

A crowd of music, poetry and general good time lovers ascended into the upstairs bar in the Teach Beag Lismore last night - moments after the infamous defeat (they only won 4 nil!) Vick of Watercats fame was on hand to dry all our tears.
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Here's Vick introducing the night

the venue is cool - and I mean Cool with a capital C

Check out the lampshade!  And the wonderful Noel, who kicked off the night with some atmospheric and carefully crafted multi layered music.  More than a touch of the Tom Waits from him.

Peadar's poems were searching, thought provoking, and honest.  This picture was taken during his preamble when he mostly said "The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain"*

And down to business - absolutely holding everyone captive with his words.

The famous Poet generously signing copies of the book for his adoring fans.  (aka my mammy)  (yes my mammy and daddy followed me to Lismore - what can you do?!)

And the moment when I read out poems in public for the first time in over a year, with mixed levels of success in terms of brain function, (and my mam says I spoke too fast, but I always do that) and the kindest audience you could ever want.  Seriously I wanted to take them all home with me. (even the parents)

The people of Lismore are haunted, as we say in Cork, to have such a great night on their doorstep.  Keep it up Vick and Ron!!

* I might be making that bit up

Just because it's Easter too, I've decided to share this sighting of a Giant Bunny with baby in background.  It has created havoc in a normally very orderly and tidy room - disgraceful really.  Bad Bunny!


Words A Day said...

it all looks wonderfully low lit and arty, sickened to find out its easter and I never got an egg:)

Rachel Fox said...

Good to be back to business.



The Bug said...

I'm glad you had a good time. And a wee bit jealous. Or maybe a lot :)

Love the bad bunny, but I don't think Easter is in June - is it a Celtic Easter?

Niamh B said...

Words, today's news tops any chocolate!! and yes the low lighting helped!!
Rachel, twas great fun. Easter was the best excuse I could think of to feature the bunny... ok so I'm late...
Bug - you need to get yourself over for a tour of Eireland some time

Louise said...

Happy belated Easter - good to see you up performing:)

Medicine Sessions said...

Ahhh Niamh! delighted you had a great night, it was brilliant to meet you, even if I still was flying about like a weirdo, I can never rest at these things for some reason! Anyway, you did a fantastic reading and we've had more than a few remarks back about how much people enjoyed hearing you, think a couple were a bit aghast that a girl could write so candidly about one night stands ;-) You're more than welcome back again any time! I'm about to do the blog and put some videos up, so will give you a shout when thats done. Thanks a million for coming down :)

Niamh B said...

Tks Louise - enjoyed it very much

Tks Vick,you're very kind, they were a lovely listening audience...

(The one night stand poem really was from the imagination!)

The Poetry Bus said...

Great night and you were brillopads Niamh.Your Ma and Pa were real nice too(and not just because they bought me buke!)I'm saying nothing about the photos.Except that Vick looked different on the night.

The Poetry Bus said...

And I am not a bloody Bus! Why am I always a bloddy bus???!!!

Dominic Rivron said...

I envy you people your Medicine Sessions! Enjoyed the youtube videos I've seen on the MS blog of Peadar and yourself among others.