A Winterage Session; poetry, music and storytelling celebrating farming heritage

October 28, 2023

Start: 6:00 pm 

Finish: 7:30 pm

Gort Town Hall. Eircode: H91 E0C8

Join us for an evening of poetry, music, images and storytelling celebrating farming heritage.

Featuring: Jane Clarke, Jack Talty, Dan Saladino and Max Jones

Jane Clarke: is the author of three poetry collections and an illustrated poetry booklet. Her three collections were published by Bloodaxe Books, The River  in 2015, When the Tree Falls in 2019 and A Change in the Air in 2023. Jane's third full-length collection A Change in the Air was longlisted for the Laurel Prize 2023 for nature and ecopoetry and is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2023.

Jack Talty: is an award-winning traditional musician, composer, producer, academic, and founder of the Raelach Records label. In 2021, he was appointed to the post of Lecturer in Irish Traditional Music at the Department of Music at University College Cork. As a performer Jack has toured extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, and Asia, and he has contributed to over 100 albums to date as a musician, producer, composer, arranger, and engineer. 

Dan Saladino: is a renowned food journalist who has worked at the BBC for twenty-five years. He is working on a project, collecting and then telling the stories of the world’s most endangered food landscapes. he is including the Burren in this project. Following on from his first book 'Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them' his attention is now shifting towards a bigger picture, and exploring diverse, complex and biodiverse rich landscapes humans have created through agriculture and food production. In this session he will be mentioning a UN project, GIAHS, which exists to protect ‘Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems’.

Max Jones: is a writer, food producer, photographer and transhumance guide working internationally as an active archivist of our disappearing food heritage. Based in West Cork, he has founded Up There The Last, a heritage food conservation project to reconnect us to our inherent ability to preserve our given geographical landscape into food and maintain our given traditional foodways through courses, talks and guided trips.

Admission: FREE for Burrenbeo members and Farming for Nature Network Day Ticket holders/ €5 for non-members

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