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Strings in the Earth and Air: The Musical World of James Joyce

in association with the
James Joyce Centre
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‘Strings in the earth and air…’


The Musical World of James Joyce


Nicole Rourke (actor-writer)
Benjamin Dwyer (guitarist-composer)

Bloomsday 16 June 2024, 8.00pm

Join us in a celebration of Joyce’s fascination with music. With excerpts from the early poetry collection, Chamber Music, through the melancholic stories of Dubliners, to the ornate worlds of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, Rourke & Dwyer offer a captivating programme of Joyce’s musical obsessions.

The show includes excerpts of ‘raw sensuality’ from Nuala O’Connor’s celebrated book Nora: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce; and it features the premiere of a new text by Nicole Rourke exploring the sensual worlds of Nora, Molly and Joyce.

Following the show, Director of the James Joyce Centre, Darina Gallagher, will host a Q&A with Nicole and Benjamin on the role of music in Joyce’s life and writing, and their creation of the programme. Wine will be served.

Tickets are €20.

  • 16 June, 2024
8:00 pm10:00 pm


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