Moon Phases for Culture Night

Culture Night sees a wealth of culture showcased all over Ireland with performances, plays, exhibitions, talks, and events taking place all through the country.

Thoor Ballylee in County Galway is no exception.

This Friday 21st September from 5pm sees a site-specific musical performance and installation from award-winning composer and sound-artist Francis Heery.

Moon Phases by Francis Heery

Friday 21st September 5-10pm

Thoor Ballylee, County Galway

As featured in the Irish Times, ‘Moon Phases’ presents a unique interpretation of WB Yeats’s strange and wonderful  A Vision, a book of philosophy, psychology, and history inspired by his wife George and their experiments in dreams and automatic writing.

As William Blake wrote in his Jerusalem “I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s”, and it was here that WB and George Yeats achieved this. In the rounds of the moon they found both a way of describing different personalities and the cyclical movements of history.

Poems like ‘The Phases of the Moon’, ‘The Second Coming’ and ‘All Soul’s Night’ are testament to the enduring importance of the book, and its deep attention to both recurrences in both vision and sound.

Join us for a unique and fascinating evening – a sonic experience like no other. Drop in, listen, wander, for as little or as long as you like – take tea and refreshments, browse our shop, and climb the winding stair as darkness falls.


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