Hozier reads Seamus Heaney’s At the Wellhead: ‘Sing yourself to where the singing comes from’

Video: Watch the singer read Heaney’s poem, which was filmed as part of a series for Poetry Day Ireland 2019

Hozier reads At the Wellhead, by Seamus Heaney, for Poetry Day Ireland 2019, on May 2nd. Video: Christian Tierney

 

Singer Hozier has recorded Seamus Heaney’s At the Wellhead for Poetry Day Ireland. The video is one of a series of readings that the singer and other well-known people have made to mark this year’s event, on Thursday, May 2nd.

The day’s theme is “Truth or Dare” Poetry Ireland, which organises the annual one-day festival, says it invites poetry lovers to speak their truth or dare to see the world differently. They can read a poem or write their own, check out a local poetry event, or just share some of their favourite poems using the hashtag #PoetryDayIRL.

More than 100 events will take place in libraries, bookshops, arts centres, schools, hotels, nightclubs, bars and cafes from Kerry to Derry. If you’re interested in planning something for the day you can find out how to get involved at poetryday.ie, which also has a selection of Truth or Dare-themed poems to delve into.

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