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Ask the bar person.

They love making a brew.

Soulful spoken wordsmith Kevin Barrington (of controversial cat women poem fame) and friends take to the informal stage of the Leeson Lounge, Leeson Street, Dublin  to rant rave laugh and sing TOMORROW at 9pm.

Money in the hat.

Your money.

Kevin Barrington (Facebook)

Previously : Kevin Barrington on Broadsheet


We managed to smuggle this recording through the Dalkey Book Festival Stalinist publicity clamp-down.

Kevin Barrington performing Van Gogh Is Such A Sneaky Painter at the Dalkey Book festival, Dalkey, Co Dublin. at the weekend.

Meanwhile, in Paris, France TOMORROW?

“Mercredi prochain, dans le cadre de la Périphérie du Marché de la Poésie, grande soirée jazz et poésie avec Niwel Tsumbu & The Multiverse et les poètes Kevin Barrington, Caya Makhele, Maxime Ndebecka, Gabriel Okoundji. €7. 7.30pm.

Translation: Kevin is performing tomorrow night at a jazzy soiree at the irish Cultural Centre, 5 rue Irish, Paris . 8.30pm.


A new poem for a ‘new era’ by Kevin Barrington (above).

The Irish Times
Of Friday November 15th
Just told me
Over Annaghmakerrig tea
We’ll be sovereign again
Sovereign again
So I took to the bike
Without precaution
Or credit
And I took to the hills
Where houses were boarded
Dogs barking
And pubs all closed
Village after village
Pubs were all closed.
And finally in Cootehill
In the county of Cavan
I sat for a pint
Where Charlie the taxi-man
Leaned forward
And said
A fierce amount had taken to the rope
Taken to the rope
Taken to the rope
Dangling from
troika trees
And yet others had gone to the bottom of
Many the lake
Many the lake
Many the lake
So I swallowed my pint
Got back on my bike
Looked up the trees
Stared down the lakes
And cried out
At the top of my voice
Time after time after time again
For God’s sake come back
Please Lord just come back
Do you all not know
We’ll be sovereign again
Sovereign again
Get the fuck up
And out of those graves
We’ll be …
Sovereign Once Again

Kevin Barrington

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Picture: Conor McCabe via Dalkey Book Festival


Pastel-socked Dublin poet Kevin Barrington.

Reading ‘Genocide is My Manchester United’ at the launch of his latest collection of poems, I Love The Internet at the United Arts Club last week.

You do not want to know what his Arsenal is.

Kevin writes::

Buy the e-collection here for a mere fiver. It’s a little virtual rolling thunder revue full of militancy and mischief.