Ó Bhéal open-mic on Video

12 December 2011

At Ó Bhéal’s 238th open-mic, after a magnificent reading by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and musical performance by John Sampson, all sixty-five minutes of which had to remain live for copyright reasons, we managed to record the poets from the open-mic. Here they are …

Colm Scully

Santa Please Stop Here

Joe Sweeney


Niall Herriott


Jennifer Matthews

Peroxide Mermaid

Mary O’Connell

Moribund Species

Patrick Cotter

A Pity of Dogs

Rosalyn Blue

Deaf Culture

Seamus Harrington

God’s Gable End

Patricia Walsh


Tina Pisco

Betrayal is a little death

Julie Field

A Dystopian Tale

Ciarán MacArtain

Morning’s Darkness

Sue Cosgrave

Relative Bearing

George Harding reads John Liddy


Carol Ann Duffy @ Ó Bhéal