Friday, October 22, 2010

Golden City goes green

"The evening was touted as bringing a taste of Ireland to Prague, and both the spirit and spirits of the Emerald Isle were in ample supply.

Alongside cultural and culinary treasures, another of the country's best-known exports - a potent Gaelic wit - was in full bloom.

Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney 'colluded' with musician Liam O'Flynn in a performance at the 'venerable' Strahov Monastery. 'The Poet and The Piper' act began as impromptu social sessions in Heaney's farmhouse, and has since gone on to include recorded albums and regular international performances. It oscillates between songs from O'Flynn's alternately haunting and jaunting Uilleann pipes and verse read by the famed Nobel laureate."

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