Sunday 9th February at 12:30 pm

Following their widely praised concert Watersong at the museum early last year poet Mark Roper, composer Eric Sweeney and photographer Paddy Dwan make a welcome return on Sunday 9th March. The Backstrand in Concert will feature original music from Eric Sweeney, a slide show of photos by Paddy Dwan and readings by Mark Roper.
Images and text will be taken from The Backstrand: Tramore’s Open Secret, published by Dwan and Roper in Autumn 2013. The book, acclaimed by Michael Viney in The Irish Times as “deeply lovely”, has proved to be as popular as their previous The River Book (2010). The Backstrand is a tidal lagoon lying behind a stretch of sandhills rising east from the main beach at Tramore. The lagoon is filled and emptied at the eastern end by the Rinnashark channel. Much loved by walkers, fishermen, cocklers and naturalists, the area has a rich and fascinating history. This concert will take you on a journey around the 4 sides of the Backstrand, in image, music and text.
Concert ticket prices offer fantastic value for money as tickets are linked to a 10% reduction on lunch at The Munster Bar, Café Royal or Geoff’s Café Bar and a visit to either the Bishop’s Palace or the Medieval Museum for €2. Music, History and Food – that’s Sunday Sorted!
Coincidentally, Tramore woman Grace O’Sullivan, who features in the The Backstrand: Tramore’s Open Secret, will lead a guided walk visiting the backstrand area in the afternoon at 3pm. With lots of chat and exploration of the ecology along the way, join in what promises to be an enjoyable, enlightening and not too strenuous stroll! Comfortable shoes and rain-mac recommended. The walk is a free event. Meet Grace on Tramore Strand opposite T-Bay Surf Centre at 3pm.

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Sunday 9th February at 12:30 pm, Tickets €7 / €5 concession / Family €14 (2 adults & 2 children), Doors 12 Noon

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