Cafe Blend in Letterkenny was the place to be earlier tonight for the 'spoken word' and 'music'. North West Words had their monthly meeting and a very successful one it was. The group meet on the last Thursday of every month.
Reading tonight were Guy Le June (Letterkenny) and Jenni Doherty (Greencastle/Derry). Guy read from his work which was initially intended as a short story and is now headed towards novel status. An interesting and intriguing story began to unfold and it left the audience wanting to hear more.
Jenni read a selection of poems from her award winning collection Rain Spill. Her performance proved very entertaining for the audience. She read each piece with passion and a very dedicated love for her work.
They were followed by a musical performance from Sean Feeney and his musicians. They performed from their CD 'Northern Soul'. 'Northern Soul' is a charity album that merges the sound of Soul with Irish traditional music and brings a unique take on the classics! The CD is raising funds for GROW Mental Health Movement and the North West Simon Community.
The night continued with an open mic session.
This was a few hours of culture at its best. The North West of Ireland is very much at the culture fore. North West Words proved that tonight.
Cafe Blend is a delightful cafe in Letterkenny town and the coffee is rather good too! The cakes looked quite appetizing also!