Barrytown Meets MusicTown
A Music and Literary Celebration of Roddy Doyle's 'The Barrytown Trilogy' Dublin: One City One Book Choice for 2015
On Sunday April 12th in Vicar Street, Dublin: One City One Book in partnership with MusicTown Festival 2015, will present a music and literary event to celebrate Roddy Doyle's The Barrytown Trilogy which brings his three acclaimed novels featuring the unforgettable Rabbitte family together in one volume; The Commitments (1987), The Snapper (1990) and The Van (1991).
The Barrytown books are cultural markers for many Dubliners and the trilogy is a popular choice for the 2015 Dublin: One City One Book festival. The Vicar Street show, will be a mixture of readings from books, music that inspired Roddy whilst writing the books, and musicians that were inspired by the books in Dublin in the mid 80s.
Featuring Imelda May, Colm Meaney, Glen Hansard, Aidan Gillen, Ger Ryan, Damien Dempsey, Peter Coonan, Aslan, Paul Mercier, The Trouble Pilgrims, Cait O'Riordan and Colm Mac Con Iomaire and more to be announced.
Curated by Man Booker Prize winning author Roddy Doyle and Aoife Woodlock, Other Voices music producer.
RTE Radio 1 will broadcast a recording of the event on Monday 4th May at 3pm. All door profits go to Fighting Words.