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Apr 12 2018

Songwriters to explain the art of writing lyrics at Cúirt

Song, music, and the written word discussion at the Róisín Dubh

ARE MUSIC and literature separate art forms? Iron Maiden have drawn inspiration from Tennyson, Coleridge, and Robert Burns for their songs; Leonard Cohen was a poet as well as a songwriter, and novelist Polly Samson has written lyrics for David Gilmour and Pink Floyd.

The above is just a tiny instance in the long, often fruitful, meeting points between music - whether rock, metal, classical, or folk - and literature, poetry, and the written word, and it is a subject set to be explored at this year's Cúirt International Festival of Literature.


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