In the now-classic novel I Could Read the Sky, an old Irishman lies alone in bed in London and remembers a migrant’s life. Haunted by the faces and the land he left behind, he calls forth the bars and boxing booths of England, the potato fields and building sites, the music he played and the woman he loved. An Irish life with echoes of the lives of unregarded migrants everywhere. This live show brings together words, music and photographs to tell the story.
Timothy O’Grady was born in Chicago and has lived in Ireland, London, Spain and, currently, Poland. He is the author of four works of non-fiction and four novels. In recent years Unbound have published his Children of Las Vegas and a new edition of I Could Read the Sky, a novel of words and photographs made by O’Grady and Steve Pyke. Unbound are due to publish his new novel, Monaghan, in 2024.
Join us for a special evening of readings accompanied by beautiful music and song from Louise Mulcahy, Michelle Mulcahy and Cathy Jordan of Dervish.