100 Words, 100 Days: Day 79. On Poetry.

The Waterboys: An Appointment with Mr Yeats

I’m not as well up on poetry as I should be. If I’m to be any sort of writer, I should appreciate all forms, right? Perhaps – but not always. When it comes to poetry, I do know what I like. Ireland is renowned for its poets: the most famous, in my mind at least, is William Butler (WB) Yeats.

When I heard that a favourite musical group of mine, The Waterboys, had recorded an album set to Yeats’ lyrics, I had to have it. So I downloaded it from iTunes and I have to tell you: it’s wonderful.

Get it.

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7 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 79. On Poetry.

  1. Interesting. Looking into it.

  2. Thanks, James. For anyone else looking for it, the album is called: “An Appointment with Mr. Yeats”

  3. I like the album title. Has some of Yeats poetry been set to music in the album?

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  5. Mad as the Mist and Snow is brilliant, as is Sweet Dancer – both of which they performed on Jools Holland two weeks back. A wonderful fusion of music and poetry, Mike Scott has proved himself a genius! http://jamiekendrick.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/christmas-ahoy-for-the-waterboys/

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