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Limavady poet hosts unique arts and music event

Limavady poet hosts unique arts and music event

Mon, February 06, 2017

Poetry and music come together for a unique event at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady later this month.

Entitled ‘Islands’, it’s a performance by poet John Brown and musicians Aidan Mulholland and Hazlett Keers – together they make up the trio ‘Stramash’.

Originally from Limavady, John has produced numerous editions of his poetry. Last year he published ‘Islands’, a stunning book featuring a selection of his poems alongside photographs of contemporary art inspired by the notion of islands from artists based in Ireland, Europe and the USA. 

John will read some of his poems, accompanied by Aidan and Hazlett. Aidan is a fiddle and flamenco guitarist who trained under Sean Maguire. He fuses musical influences from Spain and Ireland. Based in Belfast, Hazlett plays in music festivals across Europe and Ireland. He is currently recording traditional music but pursues a wide variety of world music styles on Spanish acoustic guitar and bouzouki.

Combining the spoken word, live acoustic music and visual projections of remarkable artwork, this promises to be an intimate and relaxing event which explores the poetical and inspirational notions of islands, real and imagined.

To find out more please contact the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council team on 028 777 60650 or visit