A Feast of Joycean Music and Readings
Join us in St. Andrew's Church, known to Joyceans as ‘All Hallows Church’, and indulge in our Italian menus influenced by James Joyce. Menu 1 includes Primi and Secondi courses from ‘The Dead’ accompanied with a glass of ‘The Lass of Aughrim’ by our Tenor, Simon Heapes, topped off with a Dolci course of Balfe’s ‘When Other Lips’. Menu 2 includes a Secondi course of the famous Gunn Brothers with a side order of the Greenore Centre Choir performing ‘Sweet Rosie O'Grady’ and ‘Daisy Bell’. Menu 2 is concluded with a Dolci course of our own ‘Three Graces’ - Rose Byrne, Gillian Pepper and Carmel Heapes performing ‘Seaside Girls’.
Many surprises await as you feast on the words of Joyce and drink in the musical melodies that accompany Joyce's words. The finale is ‘Love's Old Sweet Song’ found in the ‘Lotus Eaters’ chapter of Ulysses in which Joyce immortalised both the song and ‘All Hallows Church’. Thus, like in Dubliners, we conclude that “if they are gone beyond recall, let us hope, at least, that in gatherings such as this we shall still speak of them with pride and affection, still cherish in our hearts the memory of those dead".