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Celebrate Dominic Behan November 8, 2019

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Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 7.30pm t0 9.30pm

Liberty Hall
Eden Quay, Dublin.

Macdara Yeates Presents, Come Here to Me and LookLeft Magazine, together with SIPTU’s Dublin District Council, present an evening of stories and songs to celebrate Dominic Behan – Dublin singer, songwriter, author and playwright – thirty years after his untimely passing in 1989.

Dominic was best known as the songwriter behind “The Patriot Game” and “Come Out Ye Black and Tans,” but the legacy which he left to working class literature, song and theatre goes far beyond those tunes.

Join historian Donal Fallon (Come Here To Me!) and a host of singers, historians, friends and family to ruminate on the many periods of his life and work; the early years in Dublin, activism in Glasgow, writing work in London and his lifelong involvement with Irish folk music and the Irish Republican movement. Explore the many faces of Dominic; from republican to raconteur; from politics to penmanship.

More details here.

A new edition of Dominic Behan’s autobiography “Teems of Times and Happy Returns,” will also be launched on the night. The edition will include a series of original illustrations. “Teems of Times,” is long out-of-print, but represents one of the finest contributions to the canon of Dublin autobiographies. An ideal Dublin Christmas present.


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