Calendar

Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
9:30 am
Waterboys musician Steve Wickham chronicles the story of his much loved but ill-fated Geronimo Grandini violin. This is a piece about loss. The loss of Steve’s beloved violin in an installation with bespoke film and …
Ballymote Library
Jul 19 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
1:10 pm
As part of a new Trad@lunch series, the JP Trio perform together in the theatre foyer. Trad@lunch is the Hawk’s Well Theatre’s new summer series of traditional music sessions taking place in the theatre foyer …
Hawk’s Well Theatre
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Johnny’s songs are sung worldwide in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Mary Black and hosts of other Irish and international singers. His song The …
Hawk’s Well Theatre
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm
1:30 pm
Yeats scholar Dr. Hilary Pyle will give a lunchtime Gallery Talk on Yeats: Portrait of a Family on Thursday 26 July at 1pm Curators’ Tours will take place at 1.30pm on Tue 24, Wed 25, …
The Model
Jul 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
12:45 pm
The Hawk’s Well presents the third in the series of summer lunchtime theatre episodes of the old time radio sitcom favourite Easy Aces. Witty, light, and small enough to fit into your lunch break. Join us …
Hawk’s Well Theatre
Jul 25 @ 1:30 pm
1:30 pm
Yeats scholar Dr. Hilary Pyle will give a lunchtime Gallery Talk on Yeats: Portrait of a Family on Thursday 26 July at 1pm Curators’ Tours will take place at 1.30pm on Tue 24, Wed 25, …
The Model
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
2:00 pm
Dream up the future and all the amazing possibilities it holds in a fun filled workshop with artist Dympna O Driscoll. Then, create it using all kinds of sticky and shiny stuff and capture it …
Liber Bookshop
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
4:00 pm
Dream up the future and all the amazing possibilities it holds in a fun filled workshop with artist Dympna O Driscoll. Then, create it using all kinds of sticky and shiny stuff and capture it …
Liber Bookshop
1:00 pm
Yeats scholar Dr. Hilary Pyle will give a lunchtime Gallery Talk on Yeats: Portrait of a Family on Thursday 26 July at 1pm Curators’ Tours will take place at 1.30pm on Tue 24, Wed 25, …
The Model
Jul 26 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
1:10 pm
As part of a new Trad@lunch series, Elsa, Jos & Ted Kelly perform together in the theatre foyer. Trad@lunch is the Hawk’s Well Theatre’s new summer series of traditional music sessions taking place in the …
Hawk’s Well Theatre
Jul 27 @ 1:30 pm
1:30 pm
Yeats scholar Dr. Hilary Pyle will give a lunchtime Gallery Talk on Yeats: Portrait of a Family on Thursday 26 July at 1pm Curators’ Tours will take place at 1.30pm on Tue 24, Wed 25, …
The Model
6:00 pm
(Returning to Tread Softly Festival by popular demand) For children aged 8-12 years Bring your imagination…everything else will be provided. Join Jen Emery in the half light to create your version of Yeats’ Cloths of …
Sligo Central Library

Sponsors

Welcome to this, the seventh Tread Softly festival. This is a programme of events inspired by the work of the Yeats brothers, Jack and William, and the landscape and stories that inspired them in County Sligo.

Highlights of this year’s programme include the launch of a new free literary broadsheet The Cormorant; an outdoor production at Hazelwood House of Yeats’ last play Purgatory by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company; Walking Birds’ Mountain, a collaboration between 13 visual and literary artists responding to the myths associated with Da En on the shores of Lough Gill; songwriter Johnny Duhan performing at Hawk’s Well Theatre; newly added portraits Yeats; A Portrait of a Family to the Model’s collection; and invited artists responding to WB Yeats’ poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death at Hamilton Gallery.
Also included here is the programme from the Yeats International Summer School that features recent winner of the International Dublin Literary Award, Mike McCormack; the posthumous launch of Dermot Healy’s Collected Poems; Leontia Flynn reading; and a play and discussion on One Hundred Years of Suffrage. Other features are To the Waters and the Wild, a series of guided walks throughout the county.
We are also pleased to announce collaborations between the Beckett Festival in Enniskillen and also the Heaney Centre in Bellaghy, Derry. The first of these collaborations sees Three Billboards (or more) a cross border collaboration featuring the works of WB Yeats and Samuel Beckett.
We hope there is something here for you and your family to enjoy!

Tread Softly…Team

The seventh Tread Softly… festival is programmed in partnership with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Hawk’s Well Theatre, The Model, and Sligo County Council in conjunction with the 59th International Yeats Summer School.

Acknowledgement. Thank you to all our sponsors.

in association with Sligo County Council , Fáilte Ireland, and The Wild Atlantic Way.
For more information on the Wild Atlantic Way visit www.wildatlanticway.com