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Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance

  • Thursday 24th January
  • Tickets: Free
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Presenting Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance: a mash-up of spoken word performance, cinematic guitar soundscapes and big beats, featuring Cursed Murphy, aka spoken word performer and novelist Peter Murphy (John the Revelator, Shall We Gather at the River), Dan Comerford (Frankenstein Bolts), the Gangnus sisters Rebecca, Tamara and Jasmin, and Kevin Dillon (all members of street drum crew Bloco Gorman).

Together, the sextet generates a full-on sensory experience that combines the power of poetry, storytelling and theatrical psychodrama with the visceral attack of rock ‘n’ roll, ambient atmospheres, and warlike Brazilian-influenced rhythms.

For the last four months Peter has been writer-in-residence at Carlow College. As part of a partnership initiative between Carlow County Council Arts Office, Carlow College St. Patricks and County Carlow Library Services, Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance will perform as part of an end-of-residency show that will also feature performances from participants in Peter’s creative writing classes.