2016 THE CROOKED ROAD A RAMBLE THROUGH IRISH HISTORY IN WORDS AND MUSIC with DIARMUID JOHNSON, poet, musician and Gaelic scholar
THE CROOKED ROAD is a musical and poetic journey through Irish history leading up to the Easter Rebellion of 1916. Lyrics from the earliest times are woven into the show, along with music from a lost world that evokes the many distinct and dramatic chapters in the history of Ireland. The journey begins with pre-Christian myth, and continues through the Golden Age of Irish Civilisation to the coming of the Vikings, the Normans, and the English. Relive the Flight of the Earls, the events of 1798, the time of the Fenians, The Famine, the trauma of exile, and the Easter Rising of 1916 as described by W.B. Yeats and epitomised by Cúchulainn, the hero of the tribe. Watch the trailer below.