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A Terrible Beauty

November 9, 2016 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. A Terrible BeautyA Centenary Commemoration of Easter 1916 in Words and MusicFeaturing Irish Musicians: Tom Sweeney and Evans & DohertyPresented by J & D ProductionsOn this, the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising, Irish balladeers, musicians and writers Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans and Brian Doherty join forces for a special commemoration in music, song and words..."A TERRIBLE BEAUTY"As with other rebellions through the ages the ballad makers and singers chronicled the events in words and melody creating a body of songs that has been handed down in the tradition and lives on today. Timeless songs like "the Foggy Dew, "The Tri-Coloured Ribbon", Tipperary So Far Away", "The Merry Ploughboy", "James Connolly" and factual accounts in songs like "The Lonely Banna Strand", The Boys from the County Cork" and "Wrap the Green Flag Round Me" are just some of the ballads from this period you will hear."Now and in times to beWherever green is wornAre changed, changed utterlyA Terrible Beauty is born." From "Easter 1916" by W.B. Yeats. 101 Centrepointe DriveNepean, ON K2G 5K7.. Event Details. Location: 101 Centrepointe DriveNepean, ON K2G 5K7, Ottawa