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Video Readings by our Contributors

Nick Smith reads his short story ‘Altostratus’

Nick Smith has been writing short stories, flash-fiction, essays and longer works the best part of his adult life, occasionally dabbling in poetry. He is a voracious reader and loves films and whilst his work tends towards a strong, imaginative content, he has a philosophical outlook and a firm belief in the ‘reality of fiction’. […]

Peter Murphy performs at the Dora Keogh

Peter D Murphy was born in Killarney where he spent his first three years before his family had to move to Dublin. Growing up in the verdant braes of Templeogue, Peter was schooled by the De La Salle brothers in Churchtown where he played rugby for “The Wine and Gold.” He also played football (soccer) […]

Angela Byrne reads from The Keepers of the Hill

Angela Byrne was born in Dublin. Her training includes: City and Guilds Printing, Guildford College of Technology, Surrey, UK. She was a founder member of the ‘Pauper’s Press Printing Cooperative’, Oxford, UK. In 1987 she set up ‘pirateproductions’, Design and Screen-Printing. Returning to Ireland in 1997 to settle in Connemara. Her writings include poetry a […]

Paddy Cullivan talks to Skibbereen Speakeasy

EXPERIENCE the incredible true story of Ireland’s 1798 Rebellion through song, imagery and storytelling in the capable hands of historical entertainer and musician Paddy Cullivan. Inspired by the American and French Revolutions of the late-18th Century, the ’10 Dark Secrets of 1798’ is a historical drama of ‘Game of Thrones’ proportions, bringing a staggering array […]

Moze Jacobs reads for the Speakeasy

Moze M. Jacobs plays with words and other wind instruments. Partly to earn a living. Born in Holland of Dutch/German extraction she has lived in Surrey, Liverpool, Belfast, and for ong stretches in Amsterdam where she had her children. She moved to the outskirts of Clonakilty 22 years ago. Along the way she has been […]

Paddy Cullivan, Moze Jacobs and Anton Floyd

A brilliant and varied line up featuring the multi-talented Paddy Cullivan (of Late Late Show band fame) and now introducing his latest 'historical entertainment' revealing some of the10 Dark Secrets of 1798. Supporting Paddy are acclaimed poet Anton Floyd reading from his latest book and multi-media artist Moze Jacobs, also of the De Barra's Spoken […]

Angela Byrne, Nick Smith and Daniel Wade

Another dazzling release from Skibbereen Speakeasy featuring award winning poet and artist Angela Byrne, talented playwright and Hennessy New Irish Writing winner Daniel Wade, and short story writer supreme Nick Smith. Daniel Wade is a poet and playwright from Dublin. In January 2017, his play The Collector opened the 20th anniversary season of the New […]

Nicola Kearns reads for Skibbereen Speakeasy

Nicola Kearns lockdown reading for Speakeasy

  International Best Selling Author, Nicola Kearns, has published three novels - Under a Maltese Sky (2015), The Azure Window (2017) and All The Seas Between (2018). All her books reached Number One on Amazon's Best Seller's list. Her book of short stories, 'Patches', was released in February 2020 and includes her earlier published work. […]

Attracta Fahy, Rae McKinlay and John Devoy

Join us for another great line up of spoken word performances crossing three genres. Award winning poet Attracta Fahy reads from her new book Dinner in the Fields. Mystical story teller Rae MacKinlay talks Wolves and legends and travel writer John Devoy features in a documentary film about the writing of his travel novel Quondam. […]