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.
Rapid-talking, Dublin-born, beatnik bard Kevin Barrington [performing 'Jack Kerouac', above] returns [following a recent now happily resolved health issue] to the Monday Echo spoken word night at the International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin.
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