On Wednesday 12 July 2017 the National Library of Ireland hosted an event entitled ‘”He shall not hear the Bittern cry”: The short life and enduring renown of Francis Ledwidge’. This event, featuring poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger, celebrated the life and works of Francis Ledwidge and to mark the centenary of his death. The evening included readings of the poems of Francis Ledwidge interwoven with music. Bolger, who has edited a number of anthologies of Ledwidge’s work, discussed Ledwidge’s life and enduring reputation in an evening interspersed with music and readings of some of Ledwidge’s finest poems. Poems will be read by Poetry Aloud winner 2016 Nathan Quinn O’Rawe and finalist, Jodie Milne. Lynda O’Connor, violinist provided the music for the evening.
From Century Ireland: Francis Ledwidge.