Old Flames: Brian Leyden & Seamie O’ Dowd

As part of Bealtaine 2024, Esker Arts presents Old Flames, a beautiful show of stories and music.

Brian Leyden and Seamie O’Dowd marry stories and music from across the decades in a warm-hearted, lyrical evocation of romance and courtship in Ireland, emigrant Britain and America: from house dances and dinner dances to ballroom mineral bars, teenage crushes, Radio Luxembourg on transistor radios, and free love remembered with playful precision.

Brian Leyden’s books include the bestselling memoir The Home Place and his new novel Love These Days. For three decades multi-instrumentalist Seamie O’Dowd has toured the world, performing with the leading names in Irish music.

VENUE: Esker Arts Centre

LOCATION: Offaly

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