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Makem at Wild Geese Bloomsday event

February 15, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Folk singer Tommy Makem will perform at the 1998 Wild Geese Bloomsday Festival presentation, “Beyond the Pale,” which will also feature members of the prominent Irish Repertory Theatre of New York

The event will be held Sunday, June 7, from 2-6 p.m. at 280 Ocean Drive East in Stamford, Conn.

“This year, we are changing the emphasis from romantic Dublin to the endearing cultural and literary traditions of Ireland’s country folk,” co-chairperson Kim Cunningham said.

Makem and the Irish Rep will present a fresh collection of stories and songs from the resonant cultural and oral traditions of the rural Irish countryside. This will include fairy tales, ghost stories, poetry, humor and songs that have long preserved the history of the people in their own words and ballads.

Makem is a singer, story teller, composer and actor. In the Among the many songs he has written are “Four Green Fields,” “Gentle Annie” and “The Rambles of Spring.”

The public is invited, rain or shine, under a big tent and the event includes refreshments and a children’s program. Tickets for Bloomsday 1998 and “Beyond the Pale” are $45 ($5 for children under 12) which may be purchased from a Wild Geese member or by sending a check payable to The Wild Geese, PO Box 11088, Greenwich, CT 06831. For details, call (203) 531-5547.

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