WE NEED A NEW NATIONAL THEATRE – THE ABBEY IS DEAD Great to see the theatre community stand up to the two ignoramuses running the Abbey Theatre. I hope they take the hint and feck off. I’d also like to see a complete rethink of the question of what is a ‘national theatre’ – as […]Read More WE NEED A NEW NATIONAL THEATRE – THE ABBEY IS DEAD
The cultural value & aesthethic quality of a work of Art has nothing to with the class background of who has produced it. Nor does the personal morality of the artist have any bearing atall on whether the music they compose will be beautiful, or the book they write unputdownable. W.B Yeats lived a long […]Read More SOME NOTES ON CLASS & LITERATURE (part 1) – aesthetics and inequality
“DAVE LORDAN’S WORK IS TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM TASTES” Sunday Business Post (from last Sunday’s review of The Other Irish Tradition) You bet it is, Sunday Business Twats!!! – click through to expose yourself to my shockingly upsettingly dementedly extreme extremism, and help fund more of it (unless you have mainstream tastes of course, then […]Read More “DAVE LORDAN’S WORK IS TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM TASTES” Sunday Business Post
(For Priti Patel) Dear Tories, The place Of us Irish Is right here Where we always were Where we always are – Rantin & reelin Jiggin & rejoicin Pipin & fiddlin By the bloody Grave Of your Crumblin Empire – Whisperin Ancient Gravedigger-odes To our shovels, Serenadin With songs Of Rebellion Ten thousand years old […]Read More THE PLACE OF THE IRISH #rebel #FeckTories #brexit #pritipatel
ON THE 33rd COUNTY 👹🚩✊🌈💥😁🎈 A pleasure to be interviewed in detail about my work, background, & opinions by literary journalist Sophie Grenham for The Gloss. “I grew up on Bog Road in Clonakilty, the capital of West Cork, the 33rd county. I was so lucky to grow up among so many hard-working, talented people. […]Read More A guide to the 33rd County!!!
I became intoxicated with Yeats when I was a schoolboy in West Cork, by way of poems like Sailing To Byzantium, Among Schoolchildren, An Irish Airman Forsees His Death, The Circus Animal’s Desertion…. Although I did well enough in tests & exams, it wasnt the meaning(s) of the poems that enchanted me, but their melodies. […]Read More YEATS DONE RIGHT, at last!!!!
Click here for a downloadable PDF of hit alt.podcast The Dead Friends by Dave Lordan Find great audiobooks, e-books, online courses, & collectible handwritten poetry gifts at http://www.davelordan.shop Support Indie Lit! SUBSCRIBE at http://www.youtube/davelordan LIKE http://www.facebook./davelordancreativityRead More The Dead Friends e-book – #free
Big thanks to everybody who is buying my new audiobooks – because of your support i am able to dedicate more time & energy to make FREE pro-quality videos like below for everyone to enjoy. Your support also means that i was able to offer four FREE scholarship places to people in difficult situations on […]Read More THIS VIDEO WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY MY SUPPORTERS – THANK YOU
Everybody who loves knowledge & the great writing that best preserves it needs to know about & make use of the out-of-copywright book site gutenberg.org. It’s an infinite library within the even infiniter library of the internet! Below are five books I plucked from the hundred or so uploaded in the last week – if […]Read More FREE EDUCATION FRIDAY!!!
INTRO TO LITERARY VIDEO!!!! LIVE LECTURE 10.45AM SUN 4TH NOV – GET EDUCATED DURING YOUR LIE IN!!!! This comprehensive intro to Literary Video is recommended viewing for anyone who wants to start making online videos for their poems and stories – and that should be every creative writer who is serious about breaking out of […]Read More Why become a multimedia author? #freelecture
If you are interested in writing for performance & broadcast tune in at 8pm tonight at facebook.com/davelordancreativity for my FREE ONLINE HEDGESCHOOL LECTURE: “Writing for podcast, performance, radio, & audiobook” Full WINTER ONLINE HEDGE SCHOOL STARTS Nov 10th email@example.com/0870921117 to register €12 per class €60 for 6 class course – great gift idea!Read More FREE ONLINE HEDGESCHOOL LECTURE: “Writing for podcast, performance, radio, & audiobook”
Dave Lordan Creativity Winter Hedge School I’m running an online hedge school during Nov & Dec. 12 euro to attend one hedge session, 60 euro for all six. Its a course in 21st century creative writing & will cover everything from podcast to performance poetry…teaching the fundamentals of good writing & storytelling alongside some of […]Read More ANNOUNCING ONLINE WINTER HEDGE SCHOOL – UNIVERSITY LEVEL TEACHING OPEN TO ALL FOR A PITTANCE
Corless wins a great victory! CHILDREN’S MINISTER KATHERINE Zappone has confirmed that there will be a full forensic examination of the site of the mother and baby home in Tuam, Galway. In an era of Incredible Irish Women taking the lead & showing the way on every progressive front, perhaps Catherine Corless stands out the […]Read More Catherine Corless wins a great victory for Tuam babies and Families
In this episode you’ll hear about how a bully gave The Orange his nickname, and how he grew into it and embraced it at university, when he was warrior-tall and strong as a heifer, with a ginger crown and a love of ecstasy and mushrooms. And you’ll learn how he dropped out and hit the […]Read More THE ORANGE IN ETERNITY – Episode 4 of The Dead Friends
Thanks everyone for supporting The Dead Friends Podcast, hosted by The Dublin Inquirer – its proving to be one of the most popular things I’ve ever done. All the likes, shares, comments are all hugely appreciated & a great help & encouragement. Covered below in a nice article by Kieran O Mahony in West Cork’s […]Read More Great reaction to The Dead Friends
(I am a survivor of a teenage suicide attempt – while on ERASMUS student exchange in Greece in 1994. Below is the text of a radio essay I wrote for RTE Arena reflecting on my experience two decades later. PS lots of people are asking my permission to share – if you think it’s worth […]Read More On Being A Copycat Survivor of Suicide #worldmentalhealthday
In this episode I’ll tell you about faeries, the Virgin Mary’s appearance in Inchydoney, “wrecking”, had tresses and a goatee that made him look like a pirate or a musketeer, and how he died. This is the third episode in my six-episode podcast memoir about five teenagers who gathered at a party in a bedsit […]Read More THE WRECK OF DAN McCARTHY – The Dead Friends, Episode 3 #podcast #westcork
I support the Tipperary Travellers. In Tipperary the council are lying & even if they weren’t they’d be in the wrong. The Travellers cause is 100 per cent just. They have a right to horses & to adequate facilities to raise & tend their horses well. This is what it means in practice to recognise […]Read More I support the Tipperary Travellers #righttohorses #notoracism
Rackrenting & general housing insecurity, our low-wage/long hours economy, the increasingly damaging appropriation of the bulk of public arts funds by dodgy NGO’s & neo-liberal PR rackets like Creative Ireland… – together, to be fair, with the bulk of our best young people spending their positive energies on grassroots political campaigning instead of artistic creativity….. […]Read More GROWING INEQUALITY causing PROBLEMS in the GRASSROOTS ARTS!
In this episode you’ll learn what happened to Chill Out Timmy, hear about the trials and tribulations of a Curehead love affair, and encounter the curse of Edmund Spenser. This is the second episode in my six-episode podcast memoir about five teenagers who gathered at a party in a bedsit in Dunmanway, West Cork during […]Read More THE DEAD FRIENDS, Episode 2 #cureheadsinlove
“So it wasn’t really Kate I fancied, & Kate didn’t really fancy me. We both fancied Robert, like maybe 10 million other teenagers of the time, & in lieu of any hope of access to the real thing, we would each accept his local shade. Kissing each other, we could both imagine we were kissing […]Read More The Dead Friends Episode 2 Trailer #cureheadsinlove
A fun, comprehensive, and wide-ranging online Creative Writing course done in your own time and at your own pace – including weekly live QnA sessions and supplementary classes. Same expert practitioner’s knowledge and lessons as I teach offline at a tiny fraction of the cost – a bargain & a great way to […]Read More CREATIVE WRITING NOW – BARGAIN ONLINE COURSE with DAVE LORDAN Starts 01/11/18!
I have been successfully making art & lit in various mediums since the 90s, without the support of the Dublin cultural elite, & for a mostly working-class & left wing audience. Here are a few things I have learned that have kept me from quitting: 1. The most important quality of an independent/wild/working-class/outsider artist is […]Read More AGAINST THE ODDS( & SODS) – 6 TIPS FOR INDIE/WILD/WORKING CLASS WRITERS & ARTISTS in IRELAND!
THE DEAD FRIENDS – Ep 1 – click here to listen & share 🎤✊ Five teenagers gather at a party in a bedsit in Dunmanway, West Cork during mushroom season in 1993 – a Curehead, a couple of ravers, a punk and a mod. Only the Curehead – me, Dave Lordan – is left on […]Read More THE DEAD FRIENDS – Ep 1 – #listen #share
THE DEAD FRIENDS is a six-episode podcast MEMOIR by Dave LORDAN, hosted by the DUBLIN INQUIRER, weekly from wednesday Sept 26. The Dead Friends kicks off at a party in a bedsit in Dunmanway during mushroom season in 1993. Five teenagers from WEST CORK are there – a curehead, a couple of ravers, a punk, […]Read More THE DEAD FRIENDS – A WEST CORK TALE
Yesterday, September 11th 2018, between 18:30 and 19:00, 15-20 men arrived outside 34 North Frederick Street in a van with no registration plate at its front and a UK registration number at its rear. They proceeded to enter the building using electric saws and power tools. None of these men were wearing any […]Read More TAKE BACK THE CITY CONDEMNS ACTIONS OF GARDA AND PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM DURING EVICTION OF OCCUPANTS AT 34 NORTH FREDERICK STREET
THE DEAD FRIENDS – Ep 1 – click here to listen & share 🎤✊ Five teenagers gather at a party in a bedsit in Dunmanway, West Cork during mushroom season in 1993 – a Curehead, a couple of ravers, a punk and a mod. Only the Curehead – me, Dave Lordan – is left on […]Read More The Dead Friends Episode 1 #listen #share
My mother calls me up again to speak to me of suicide. Another young man in the west has committed his suicide. She tells me that I knew him in my teenage years before I left home instead of killing myself but I don’t remember him atall. Every single Irish day ten of us are […]Read More MY MOTHER SPEAKS TO ME OF SUICIDE #video #WorldSuicidePreventionDay2018 #truthtopower
RE Trump protests – Take no notice of the bystanders of life when they say things like ‘why aren’t ye all protesting about homelessness!’? This kind of objection almost invariably comes from people who have never protested about anything in their life and perhaps who are also a little bit behind on current affairs, […]Read More A NOTE on WHATABOUTERY & The TRUMP visit.
HERE COMES TRUMP! HERE COMES EVERYONE!!! Fine Gael have made a big mistake. Hundreds of millions will be spent hosting this terrorist, while the homeless figures rise, while the buses in working class suburbs of Dublin are canceled, while cervical smears rot in the lab, while post offices close all over rural Ireland…need I go […]Read More No Irish Welcome For Trump
A Catholic Country – Live Catechism – THIS IS A CATHOLIC COUNTRY Q: Why were a hundred thousand children abused? A: Because this is a catholic country. Q: Why did the abusers get away with it? A: Because this is a catholic country. Q: Why did the people of the country, to their as yet […]Read More Why were 100000 children abused?
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RAISING THE DEVIL: THE UNSPEAKABLE FICTIONS OF LIAM O’ FLAHERTY! #longread #workingclassliterature Thank you so much for your letter and cheque. I would be dead were it not for you and of course Fr John O Reilly would say you were aiding and abetting the devil. Well, I hope to raise the devil with the […]Read More Why does Ireland’s literary elite suppress the knowledge of our greatest working class novelist? #sundaylongread #workingclassliterature
AND POPE FRANCIS COVERS UP FOR ME!!! SPITE SPECIFIC #clericalscandal #nightmarenuns I met a nun today at an exhibition in a workhouse in Birr not a fake or a phantasmagoric nun but a real one a real nun telling me and Aidan, my musician bud, that the workhouse system was set up during the famine […]Read More I rob & sell children for a living
Next month, my story Becoming Polis (a job ad for a personal assistant to Lucheni, The Destroyer of Europe) will be published in this first ever anthology of the avant-garde/non-mainstream fiction tradition in Ireland. I think it will be a very interesting anthology which will permanently change how the history & development of Irish fiction […]Read More Bomb about to go off in Irish Literature!
Doolin Writers Festival video poetry competition Doolin Writers Weekend is pleased to announce the addition of a video-poetry competition to our annual prizes. The prize will be judged by multimedia author & educator, Dave Lordan Videos can be shot on any device – smartphone, ipad, dslr, gopro etc The maximum length is 5 […]Read More MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IRISH POETS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS
VLOG NOTES: Corbyn is losing to a lie, & robinson is winning with a lie. It is true that Israel is a racist state – even its own parliament has declared itself so through the recent enactment of a blatantly racist nation state law. It treats its arab citizens as bad and worse than […]Read More Why Corbyn is LOSING & Tommy Robinson is WINNING – lessons for the LEFT!!!
Sara’s Badges – From Rock Against Racism to Repeal the 8th. Ten minute documentary about the underground badge collection of Sara r Phillips, chairperson of Transgender Equality Network Ireland & GRAND MARSHAL DUBLIN PRIDE 2018 Directed by Dave Lordan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Nwa5hF23MRead More MINIDOC ON DUBLIN PRIDE 2018 GRAND MARSHALL Sara R Philips
The Spoken Word Show Episode 4 is ready to go – a cracker of an episode & a must listen for fans of grassroots irish literature. Featuring: Fiction Special – New work from Denyse Woods, Oisin Fagan, Wendy Erskine, Kevin Doyle. Interview with Emma Penney on Working Class Women’s Poetry Interview with Crumlin’s finest avant-gardiste […]Read More The Spoken Word Show Episode 4 + Congratulatons DDR, Europe’s best radio station!
I’m 15 years off alcohol this weekend. I started when I was eleven years old. At twelve i was drinking to get drunk every weekend – flagons, naggins, snakebites, shotgunned cans etc. I had a job in a pub at 14 – matt noonans – & i got drunk in there every day & i […]Read More I was a pre-teen drunk. #alcohol #overcoming #addiction #hope
The third & final volume of the memoirs of Mrs Margaret Leeson, Dublin’s leading brothel keeper at the end of the 1700s, ends with a cry of despair: ‘while I write I feel a gradual decline, from a broken heart and a destroyed constitution! Destroyed alas! near the last moments of my life; and in […]Read More THE MEMOIRS OF MRS MARGARET LEESON (aka Peg Plunkett)
2K GIVEAWAY!!! FREE PRO-WRITING COURSES!!! LIKE AND SHARE MY FACEBOOK PAGE TO ENTER. Reached 2000 FB followers over the weekend! Thanks everyone. To celebrate, I am going to give away to my followers ten places on my university-level Creative Writing Now course (see video ad below) , which covers everything from storytelling to online video […]Read More FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY – FREE PRO CREATIVE WRITING COURSES.
Many are rightly disappointed that the mainstream media, working closely with the PR team of FG, are attempting to present the victory as one won by Fine Gael & other establishment politicians alone. I trust that this attempt at a presenting a right-wing party which was anti-choice until months ago as THE womens’ rights movement […]Read More Beware of FG/RTE BLUEWASH of referendum campaign!
Today I travel to Enniscorthy to meet again with a local writers group which emerged from the now closed St Senan’s and is facilitated by local writer Sylvia Cullen. They have been studying my second book,Invitation To A Sacrifice (2010) & apparently particularly liked the poem, The Pisshead. If you want an e-book or paperback […]Read More A Multimedia Writers Diary
I gave a quick talk on life as a working artist today to a couple of hundred teenagers who had been making anti-bullying videos inspired by my poem Because I’m Human. It was a delight. What I say about the multimedia/DIY revolution in literature didnt have to explained to them. They know all about the […]Read More Lets talk about something else for a while! #stubborness #stickingatit #workingclassartist
Do you know what A Runner is in Ireland, where I’m from, in the year that I was born? A Runner is what the other children call a child, a boy or a girl, who keeps trying to run away from the institution where they are being held prisoner by priests or by nuns or […]Read More DEFINITION OF A RUNNER #lovebothmehole #voteyes #repeal #poetsforyes
Multimedia Writing Workshops! Multimedia writing workshops are more inclusive, productive & relevant to today’s writing world than run of the mill creative writing workshops. Each student can participate in the activities in the way most appropriate to them – as an illustrator, a performer, a song-writer, a musician, a poet or storyteller, a smartphone videographer….Everyone […]Read More Secondary School Workshops 2018/19 DAVE LORDAN CREATIVITY