Phone: +353 71 915 3709
Address: O Connell Street
Weekdays: 1pm / Sunday: 2pm
Is this a record? A special reading of Yeats’ poetry is happening on almost every day this year* in one of Sligo’s oldest pubs, Hargadon Bros, and everyone is welcome to take part.
Yeats work was created to be spoken, and the Nobel poet will be celebrated with a reading of one of his many beloved works at 6pm on Sundays and 1pm every other day of the week. The finest verse, according to Yeats was one which filled the reader with the urge to read it out loud. Inspired by the oral tradition of the ancient Irish bards, he set out keep his poetry clear of ‘every phrase written for eye’, leaving only what was ‘for the ear alone’.
Known locally as Hargadons the pub on O’Connell Street in Sligo town dates back over one hundred and fifty years. The pub setting for these readings is particularly apt given that Yeats co-founded the Rhymers' Club in an English pub Ye Olde Cheddar Cheese in 1890.
So come along you hearers and hearteners poets and passersby, everyone is welcome at Hargadons to honour Yeats, whether you want to read a poem or just watch and listen.
To book your reading: Contact Hargadons at +353 71 915 3709. Follow the daily readers on Hargadon's Twitter account.
Tip: Why not immortalise your reading by having someone record your performance. Then you can upload it to Soundcloud as your contribution to the Yeats2015 online archive. For details on how to do this go to Your Yeats.
*we have to close on Good Friday and Christmas Day!