Ben MacCaoilte – Lifting the Gate

Ben MacCaoilte – Lifting the Gate

Saturday, 16 March 2024, 8.00pm

"Impossibly detailed worlds about people and place are revealed in tight verses wrapped in warm harp strings"

Ben MacCaoilte has taken Lifting the Gate to venues across Ireland, the UK and Europe including Smock Alley Scene and Heard, Cork World Book Fest, Ó Bhéal, Power of Words Festival, Dr. Martin Shaws Medicine House Tour, Stephen James Smith So Say So Sessions with Basciville, The Bath Festival UK and the Culturel Centre Irlandais in Paris as well as Guest Poet at Spoken Word Paris. Ben had the pleasure of supporting for Declan O Rourke on his Irish Tour 2023.

Ben MacCaoilte is a bilingual poet writing and performing in both Irish and English. Support artist on the night will be Patrick Stefan.

Patrick Stefan is an award-winning Irish songwriter. After releasing his debut album Wayfare in 2022 - an alt-folk document of Patrick's unique & colourful travels from Scandinavia, Brazil, to west Africa and back home - Patrick was tipped locally by Nialler9 & BBC for his unique sound blending folk & global music.

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Published by WexfordArtsCentre on 22 January 2024

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