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Singing in the Dark: A Concert and Conversation with Susan McKeown by midatlanticcce
October 14, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: Concert, New York, NYC

Singing in the Dark: A Concert and Conversation with Susan McKeown

Irish Arts Center
in association with
New York Public Library: Live from the NYPL
Glucksman Ireland House – New York University
Fountain House
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mood Disorder Support Group
Bring Change 2 Mind


Singing in the Dark

A Concert and Conversation Featuring

Susan McKeown

With Special Guest

Kay Redfield Jamison

Hosted by, Paul Holdengräber (Live from the NYPL)

Saturday, October 30, 8 PM

Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95thStreet

Use code SING18 and pay just $18!
$24 general / $15 student price with valid id, Tier 2 only
Click here to buy tickets or call or 212-864-5400

“She walks on the wild side of Gaelic melody.”

“McKeown grabbed both song and audience by the throat, dragged them through heaven
and hell and back again, and left the stage to the loudest applause heard all evening.”

“A singer of passion, grace and striking presence…”

Experience Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Susan McKeown’s moving musical
explorations of the link between creativity and madness, as she performs live with her band for

the launch of her seventh solo album, Singing in the Dark.

The celebrated warmth of McKeown’s vocals shine through Singing in the Dark, which sets
the lyrics of some of the world’s best known poets – Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, James
Clarence Mangan, Lord Byron, Violetta Parra, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill – to her signature mix of
original and world music.

The evening will include a live conversation moderated by Live from the NYPL’s Paul
Holdengräber, featuring author Kay Redfield Jamison (Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive
Illness and the Artistic Temperament).

On Paul Holdengräber
“a repository of ideas and passion”

On Kay Redfield Jamison
“poetic, straightforward, honest…”

Companion Symposium:
Singing in the Dark: Irishness, Creativity, Madness

Saturday, October 30, 2010 | 10 am to 4:30 pm
Kimmel Center at NYU, 60 Washington Square South

Glucksman Ireland House presents an exploration of suffering and creativity from Irish and Irish-American perspectives. Participants include: Angela Bourke, University College Dublin, author of Maeve Brennan: Homesick at the New Yorker and Patrick Tracey, author of Stalking Irish Madness: Searching for the Roots of My Family’s Schizophrenia. Click here to visit the Ireland House event page or call 212.998.3950 for detailed program and ticketing.


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