Inaugural Derry Féile Slam

21st of July 2007

The Derry Féile Poetry Slam attracted poets from all corners of the island. With the Belfast Poets Touring Group hosting this inaugural event, a typically Irish-style laid-back slam ensued, being enjoyed thoroughly by all. Dave Lordan, The Belfast Poets and myself gave additional performances and ended up judging the slam which was won jointly by Rosemary Cutliffe-Quinn and James King.

The atmosphere was fantastic and all were made at home and comfortable by our talented hosts. I hope it’s the first of many.

Here are some of the videos …

Maria Ganovska
Who I am

The sun and I

Rosemary Cutliffe-Quinn
Graveyard Sunday

Miracle of the Trees

James King


Ellen Factor
Céad míle fáilte

Looking for role-models

Chelley McLear
Friends Reunited

The Diet

We have the words

Scannanaigh the Poet


Derry is a natural well of poetry. I hope to be there next year.