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The Lament for Art O’Leary

February 22 - February 23

Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon presents his new translation of the greatest love poem written in the Irish language, in an extraordinary, genre-defying performance featuring Muldoon and acclaimed actors Lisa Dwan (The Beckett Trilogy, London, BAM) and Ruth Smith (Once: The Musical, Dublin), with original music performed live by members of the legendary Irish rock band Horslips.

Composed in 1773 by O’Leary’s widow, Eileen, “Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire” (“The Lament for Art O’Leary”) tells the story of a young cavalryman’s persecution and murder by a tyrannical landowner.

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February 22
February 23


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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