Dave Lordan

PERFORMANCE poet Dave Lordan will appear at the West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen on Friday next, October 7th.

The gig gets underway at 8pm with tickets priced at €5 (including complimentary glass of wine) and concessions €3.

Born in Derby in the UK, Dave Lordan grew up in Clonakilty and his work has been described by the Irish Times as “as brilliant on the page as it is in performance”.

In 2004 he was awarded an Arts Council bursary and in 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry.

His collections are The Boy in The Ring (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2007), which won the Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish writer and was short-listed for the Irish Times poetry prize and Invitation to a Sacrifice (Salmon Poetry, 2010).

Eigse Riada Theatre Company produced his first play, Jo Bangles, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in 2010.

He has just been awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary for 2011.