Magic in My Eyes - the Love Poems of Thomas Hardy

  • Love Poems of Thomas Hardy at Friars Gate

This captivating programme of words and music will feature performers Michael James Ford, Clodagh Mooney Duggan, Jane McGrath and Elliott Moriarty, with the Delmaine String Quartet.

This new collaboration explores one of the great romances in literary history, Thomas Hardy’s courtship of Emma Gifford, and their subsequent long and difficult marriage. Despite years of estrangement, Emma’s death in 1912 inspired Hardy to write some of the greatest love poetry in the English language.

This dramatic piece charts the course of their relationship through his verse, journals and autobiography. Delmaine Quartet has thus selected music that reflects this emotional landscape drawn from the work of the great 19th and 20th Century composers.

Magic in My Eyes promises a summer evening of sublime music and unforgettable verse as it charts the course of a turbulent passion.
Tickets: €15/€12. To book, phone 063 98727. 

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