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Music, Writing and Creativity
April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm IST
Rónán Hesssion, aka Mumblin’ Deaf Ro, in conversation with Leagues O’Toole about his music, writing and creativity. Together they will explore Rónán’s transition from song writing, to novel writing and the power of music as a source of inspiration.
We will also be treated to performances by Rónán, with songs from his three albums: Senor, My Friend; The Herring and the Brine; and the Choice Music Prize-nominated Dictionary Crimes.
Rónán Hession is an Irish writer based in Dublin. His debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul (Bluemoose Books) has been nominated for a number of prizes, including the Irish Novel of the Year and the British Book Award for Best Debut. His second novel, Panenka, will be published in May 2021.
As Mumblin’ Deaf Ro, he has released three albums of storytelling songs. His third album Dictionary Crimes was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year.
Leagues O’Toole is a writer, music promoter, presenter, and arts curator. He is the author of the 2006 book The Humours of Planxty, former presenter and researcher of the influential No Disco music TV show, and former publisher and editor of Foggy Notions magazine. He is currently the managing director of Foggy Notions Live, promoting concerts in Dublin and around Ireland from a hugely influential roster of international and Irish artists, as well as producing one-off online events and festivals.
Leonard and Hungry Paul is the 2021 One Dublin One Book choice. This Dublin City Council initiative encourages people to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April. www.onedublinonebook.ie