“The Mind is its own place, And in itself can make,
A heaven out of hell, A hell of heaven.” – John Milton
The rich and Epic poetry of John Milton’s thrilling account of the fall of Satan from heaven, and his temptation of Eve in paradise, is brought alive in this newly composed interpretation of his words.
The voices of Lorcán Mac Mathúna and Íde O’Hara, “The angel and adversary” to quote the poet, put Milton’s epic lyrics centre stage in a performance backed by the dueling guitars and pipes of James Ryan (The Jeremiahs) and Éamonn Galldubh (Riverdance, Jiggy).
Wounded, defiant and in search of revenge, Satan is the lead role and the perfect adversary in this classical interpretation of the story of Genesis. Satan swears to take revenge by corrupting God’s greatest creation and so, though defeated in the great battle; he exacts his revenge through guile and deception. In the form of a serpent he perches on the tree of life and tempts Eve to partake of the forbidden fruit -the fruit of the knowledge of life and death.