Solo Performance 1 - Poetry from the Celtic Traditions and Beyond
Diarmuid Johnson, pic Bruce Cardwell
Diarmuid Johnson reads and recites from his writings in Irish, English and Welsh. Performances include narrative and lyric poems about life in the west of Ireland, in Wales, Brittany and beyond, interspersed with reflections on contemporary questions.
Is i nGaeilge a thosaigh Diarmuid Johnson ag scríobh a chuid filíochta, agus is í is fearr leis fós. Ach ó tharla an Béarla chomh láidir 's atá - an 'ollghalltacht' - ní féidir neamhaird a dhéanamh de thromlach na ndaoine, nó is folamh a bheas an seomra.. Dá bhrí sin 's eile, ní beag filíocht a chumann an t-údar sa dara teanga chomh maith.
Yn yr iaith Wyddeleg ac yn yr iaith Saesneg yn bennaf y mae Diarmuid Johnson yn barddoni. Ond mae'r canu yn ymdebygu i'r hyn a geid yn y Gymraeg ar hyd y canrifoedd: cerdd darfod yw'r gwaith, odl neu beidio, Saesneg, Cymraeg neu beidio.
List to the poem Nath ar Nath in Irish below.
Nath ar Nath - A Poem in Irish
Solo Performances 2 - Flute Music from the Celtic Traditions and Beyond
Diarmuid Johnson plays airs and dance music from the Gaelic and Irish traditions, from South Wales, Central Brittany and beyond. He performs on D flutes made by Hammie Hamilton (1988) and J. Simpson (c. 1840), rebored by Chris Wilkes, and on a keyed C flute by Pol Jezequel, Brittany. His performances also feature music on the tin whisle, stories about the music and its background, and an occasional song when the hour is late.
Solo Performances 3 - Discover Wales
Diarmuid Johnson plays music from Wales - galliards, tribannau, airs and compositions - on wooden flutes. The performance features poetry read in Welsh and in translation.Views of Wales, its landscapes, architecture and people, beckon the audience to discover a hidden land and its culture.