John Sheahan is a Dublin legend. A notable Irish violinist, tin whistle player and folk musician, he is the last surviving member of the original and definitive five man line-up of world famous band, The Dubliners. He is also a composer in his own right of such classics as The Marino Waltz and in recent years acquired a considerable reputation as a poet.
The novelist and poet Dermot Bolger’s annual public conversation with a leading figure in Irish life have become an integral part of the yearly events surrounding Phizzfest. This year in conversation with Dermot Bolger, John Sheahan will talk about his life and work, read from his poetry, reminisce about the famous friends and musicians with whom he embarked on a life-long journey through music and play many of his most beloved tunes. It promises to be an intimate and very special evening.