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The Old Triangle: A Celebration for the Benefit of IPRT

26th February 2012


The Old Triangle

A celebration for the benefit of the Irish Penal Reform Trust

Sunday, 26th February 2012 at 8pm

Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1

A celebration of music and words for the benefit of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, The Old Triangle raised awareness of the need for penal reform and the place of prison and prisoners in society. Many of the artists who took part in this celebration have worked in prisons, and we are mindful of the important role the arts and artists have to play in the life of our prisons.

President Higgins attended the event as our special guest of honour.

Download the programme here.

View photos and a clip from the event opposite.

The featured musicians and writers, all of whom waived their fees for the night, were:

Christy Moore

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Peter Sheridan

Karan Casey & Niall Vallely

Tony Curtis

Shaz Oye

(Noel Shine, Mary Greene & Ellie Shine)

Leanne O’Sullivan

Jimmy Kelly, Tom Crean and Brian McCarthy.

The artist Eddie Cahill, introduced by Brian Maguire

The event was hosted by Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan.

We are all aware that there is a huge debate going on in Ireland right now about what kind of civil society we should be striving for. Artists are as much part of the debate as anyone, and conscious of the need to make this debate as inclusive and wide-ranging as possible.” – Paula Meehan, Patron of IPRT

IPRT is very grateful to Poetry Ireland and to Sheehan & Partners for supporting this event.

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