Liz Lochhead on Video

followed by the open-mic

15th December 2014

For those who missed our end of year reading with Liz Lochhead (the Scots Makar / National poet of Scotland), we have all 13 of Liz’s poems on video for you. Liz gave a fabulous reading and an excellent open-mic followed to end off the year. With thanks to Rab Urquhart for capturing the footage.

(or view on the Ó Bhéal Youtube channel).



How I’ll Decorate My Tree

after It’s the Year’s Midnight of Days (John Donne)

The Cailleach

View of Scotland/Love Poem

Fetch On The First Of January

The Choosing

Poem for my Sister

Social History

The New-Married Minor

Ira and George

Song for a Dirty Diva

The Sunshine Café of the Senior Association of Greater Edmonton

Open-Mic Videos

Donna Coogan

The Thirteenth Month

Shane Vaughan

To Hide from our Strange North

Donal Moloney

Election Day Blues

Paddy Doyle

Oh Tell me the Truth about Sex

Charles Clarke

Christmas Still

Seamus Harrington

At the Cathedral

Ciarán MacArtain

To my Hero from Afar

Lucia Pasquale

I am old and the wind of my days blow slow …

Mags Creedon

Sand Leaves

Patricia Walsh

Liquid Engineering

Simon Arohnson

Festival Fire

Emily Davis-Fletcher


Cédric Bikond


Alma Kali

Experimental Spectrum

Stanley Notte



24/7 Job

Rab Urquhart

reading from KNOTS by R.D. Laing

Christy Parker

Christmas (Part 1)