THURSDAY NIGHT November 17th
6:00pm to 6:30pm SLT
HOSTED OPEN MICROPHONE
The Irish Seanchai’s of old were storytellers and historians, bards and poets.
In this tradition this Thursday night the Seanchai Library will be presenting a special 30-minute event titled “The Soulful Poet”, highlighting songs that tell a story. This will be a Live Voice, open-mic event hosted by Gimmya Doobie. Since this is a kick-off event, the first half will be introductions and Doobie reading different selections. Then the mic will be opened to guests. So bring a poem or song and come share your “soul” with us. Or just come and listen to the presentations!
(this event will be followed by Shandon Loring live storytelling at 7pm)
All selections should be about 30 seconds to 3 minutes long.
(as part of the fun, be aware that anyone that goes over 3 minutes runs the risk of being "hooked" off the stage SL style - call it sudden death poetry!)
WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR
Songs you hear everyday are very often poetic stories set to music. Listen to some of your favorite soulful songs that tell a story, even a very short story; get a copy of the lyrics, read them to yourself as you would a poem. Without music, but with a “poets soul”, with a "storytellers passion", with feeling! Now be brave and come share the words and your voice with us!
To help you get started:
Consider songs by:
Joan Baez, Shane McGowan, Dropkick Murphys, Doug Paisley, Jubals Lawyer, Blue Moon Rising, The Breakmen, Dave Murphy, and of course many others...
TALENT SCOUTS WELCOME!!!