Tuesday 3 February '09
Grace Wynne-Jones is the author of four highly intimate, humorous and poignant novels. She was born and brought up in Ireland, spending her early years in a big rambling rectory in the Irish countryside. Her feature articles have appeared in many magazines and national papers in Ireland and in England, and her radio play Ebb Tide was broadcast on RTE 1. Her short stories have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and Australia, and have also been broadcast on RTE and BBC Radio 4. She recently produced and presented a radio documentary about the land, legends and legacy of the Hill of Tara, which was broadcast on Newstalk. Ordinary Miracles, Wise Follies, Ready Or Not? - described as 'one of the best Irish novels this year' - and The Truth Club are available from Accent Press.
Grace will read from her work and talk about writing – the fun and frustration, the mysteries and magic of writing.
Originally from Wales, Martin Esseen has lived in Wicklow Town for the last 8 years. He has a varied amateur musical background, which includes singing at the Governor’s Ball in the Falkland islands, a guest appearance with the local band in Zanzibar and being a member of an all female choir in Wales! This will be his first public appearance in many years, and, providing his voice holds out and his 12 string guitar stays in tune, will mostly be a selection of Bob Dylan songs (and possibly a few others).
Wayne Dunne has been playing music since he was a young boy, fronting several bands as singer/ guitarist. A very talented guitar player with a great singing voice, he has most recently fronted a band called Feedback, one of Wicklow's most popular bands. Tonight he performs solo, as he often does, singing songs from Pink Floyd and a host of other greats.