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The Poet and the Songwriter

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Sun 31 March 2019
16:00 - 17:00

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Watergate Theatre,
Watergate Theatre, Parliament Street

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Poet Nuala Roche and Songwriter Kairen Caine come together for a special intimate afternoon performance of poetry and song on Sunday 31st March at 4pm.

Nuala Roche's first publication Fish-Speak includes the Dromineer Literary Festival winning poem and those Highly Commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Competition (First Collection). Her one-act play Bridie premiered at the Watergate Theatre in 2017. Bridie was long-listed for the Stewart Parker & Zebbie theatre writing awards.

 Kairen Caine's songs of indie-folk and folk-country often explore the trials and tribulations of various characters. Along with being shortlisted for international song competitions, she was a finalist here in Ireland in the IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition for her song 'All Things Have Their Time', written and recorded for Liselott Oloffson's 'Scent of Barley' documentary. As a vocalist, in Cartoon Saloon's 'Moonman' animated feature film, based on the famous children's book by Tomi Ungerer, she can be heard singing the lullabye 'Go To Sleep My Baby'. "Kairen is an utterly brilliant songwriter with a stunning voice. She feels every word she sings - amazingly raw and amazingly beautiful" Cat Dowling

Key event information


  • Disable access-friendly
  • Disabled parking spaces
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing Loop