Jul 2018

Ballina Fringe Festival... Heartland: Patrick McCabe  literature finished

Heartland: Patrick McCabe
Ballina Arts Centre

Patrick McCabe, the Booker prize-nominated author of The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto, The Dead School, will read from his new novel Heartland. This multimedia reading will feature sounds and music, and the inimitable, dark humour of one of Ireland’s finest writers.

He describes it: “Once, in an analysis of the songs of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stone journalist Greil Marcus spoke of the ‘old weird America’. This is the old weird, indomitable Celtic heart…Ulysses meets The Dandy and Oor Wullie. Or, if you like, the Carter Family on the moon!”

 ‘McCabe writes like an Irish Lenny Bruce, riffing at warp speed, swerving from one time to another and strewing the landscape with allusion-and somehow it all makes sense.’ - The New York Times 

Tickets: €10. Early booking advised.

Part of the Ballina Fringe Festival