Project Description

Jackie Hayden: Dylan, Dylan and Me, Limerick City Library, Limerick

  • Date:

    Thursday April 18th

  • Limerick City Library,
    The Granary,
    Michael Street,

  • Music Writer and Wexford resident Jackie Hayden will deliver a talk at Limerick City Library about how he discovered the poetry of Dylan Thomas through Bob Dylan and The Beatles.

    Entitled Dylan, Dylan and Me, Hayden has already given his talk to various venues around Ireland and Wales, including the RDS in Dublin, Dylan Thomas’s birth home in Swansea and Sweden’s National Theatre in Uppsala.

    Hayden will illustrate his talk with audio examples of the work of both Dylans and contrasts them with work by others in their fields.

    Hayden came to the poems of Dylan Thomas through his interest in Bob Dylan, who had allegedly expressed his own admiration of Dylan Thomas by adopting the Welsh poet’s name, and through The Beatles on whom both Dylans were a big influence, especially on John Lennon.

    During his talk he will reflect on the connections he sees between Thomas’ poetry and Bob Dylan’s lyrics in the wake of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature.

    Hayden is the author of several books, including Love and Theft? Bob Dylan’s Celtic Odyssey and A Map of Love – Around Wales with Dylan Thomas, as well as the best-selling My Boy about Irish rocker Phil Lynott.

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