David Hynes

First Published May 2023 'KILN' TIME AT JOHN LEE'S This coming Friday, May 12th, sees poet, comedian, and spoken-word performer DAVID HYNES bring his POETRY KILN collective to JOHN LEE'S in Tullamore.  Ahead of that show, I had the pleasure of catching up with Dave for a bit of a chat about it all. I began by asking Dave to share … Continue reading David Hynes

The Power of Words Festival/ Nate Smith/ Matt Stell

WORDS, WHISKEY, & A GIANT OF A MAN First Published July 2022 Words... The Power of Words Festival is getting set for another wonderful weekend celebrating words - written, spoken, acted and sung - in Abbeyleix, Laois, on the weekend of the 19th to the 21st August. Now in its fourth year, the festival is set to be … Continue reading The Power of Words Festival/ Nate Smith/ Matt Stell

David Mallaghan (& Ken Hume)

First Published September 2021 POET, PAINTER, ACTIVIST One of the longest-running spoken word events in Ireland, Tullamore's SCENE OF THE RHYME (SOTR), makes its long-awaited return to the world of 'live' events this coming weekend. Saturday, September 11th will see the first of two special performances taking place in John Lee's Bar and Venue at 5pm, while … Continue reading David Mallaghan (& Ken Hume)