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Live Performance of ‘We Have Always Been Your Harbour’ by Wexford writer Peter Murphy and musician Dan Comerford

April 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wexford writer Peter Murphy and musician Dan Comerford will perform Peter’s radio play, set in Rosslare Harbour: We Have Always Been Your Harbour, a witty and moving audio-literary response to Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood (1954).

‘We Have Always Been Your Harbour’ was commissioned by Ports, Past and Present as one of a series of creative works designed by Irish and Welsh artists to communicate and celebrate the deep heritage of the Irish Sea ports.

To book your place, click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/611018461667

About the Performers

Peter Murphy is a writer, spoken-word performer, musician, actor and journalist from Wexford, Ireland. He is the author of two novels, John the Revelator (2009) and Shall We Gather at the River (2013), published by Faber & Faber in Ireland and the UK, and by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the US and Canada. He has also published numerous short stories in various anthologies.

Dan Comerford is a Vocalist, Guitarist, Sound Engineer, Instrument Maker. He is guitarist and vocalist with dream pop band Frankenstein Bolts and spoken-word punk ensemble Cursed Murphy Versus The Resistance. Outside of life as a performer Dan spends his time building guitars under the name Comerford Handcrafted Guitars.


April 26, 2023
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Ports, Past and Present


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Ports, Past and Present is a project led by University College Cork in partnership with Aberystwyth University, the University of Wales Trinity St David and Wexford County Council examining the cultural heritage of the ports in the Irish sea basin. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

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