Reic at the Soma Festival
On Friday 14th July, Gregor will participate in REIC in Castlewellan as part of the Soma Festival and Séamus O Néill Summer School. (https://www.somafestival.com/ )
REIC: (pronounced like ‘wreck’) is a bi-lingual spoken word event. It was originally set up to showcase the work of poets who use both Irish and English but the relaxed and inviting atmosphere has inspired poets who previously only used English to start to make use of whatever level of Irish they have. Featuring filíocht, rap, scéalta and everything in between.
Gregor will read some poems in Slovene, while Tomaí O Conghaile will read the Irish language translation. Tomaí is a freelance journalist with the BBC and also editor of Nós magazine (http://nos.ie/) as well as being an Irish language activist. This event promises to be a feast of poetry.
Castlewellan, Co. Down