October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Rathfarnham Castle
Dublin 14

Federico Lorca Garcia, Spain’s national poet, internationally renowned playwright and collector of Spanish folk and flamenco songs, was much influenced by an early translation of J. M. Synge’s Riders to the Sea. And across the seas, Lorca still reaches deep into our hearts. One of the first poets to tune Federico’s distinctly Andalusian music into English was Michael Hartnett and so, with poetry and music in mind, Loco por Lorca honours these two great poets with new translations into English by Keith Payne and into Irish by Theo Dorgan, together with new musical compositions and arrangements of Spanish folk music from Cormac Juan Breatnach, Jaime Munoz, Carlos Beceiro and Cormac de Barra supported by motion graphics from Luis Poveda. Admission  free. Booking essential at 01 493 9462 or rathfarnhamcastle@opw.ie.