If you're looking for an interesting event to attend this weekend and one that is culturally rewarding, then you should head to The Workman's Club on Sunday night for Fathers of Western Thought.
Ahead of Bloomsday (on the 16th of this month), Fathers Of Western Thought return for the third year in a row with their modern musical interpretation of ‘Ulysses’.
Each episode is broken down into a single song from a different character’s perspective and performed chronologically from Telemachus through to Penelope. Also returning as guests on stage will be Luque Suibhne & Andrew Murray (The Hidden Work).
Fathers of Western Thought, the duo of Rob McGlade and Gordon Lee, have form with literary odes, previous projects include a show dedicated to the works of John B. Keane.
They also managed the rare feat of writing, recording and uploading a song a day for the entire year of 2011. An incredible achievement. It is puzzling as to why widespread plaudits elude them despite their tireless work.
Praise has arrived critically from the likes of the Irish Times and the Daily Mirror, but the pair have remained under the radar.
To hear songs being weaved from a genius text is pleasant as well as practical when it comes to assimilating classic prose.
Support on the night will be the première of Fathers Of Western Thought’s latest work ‘A Modern Musical Interpretation Of William Shakespeare’s Othello’.
The 15 scenes of the play are broken down into 15 short songs and performed chronologically from Act I Scene I to Act V Scene II.
Using 95% of Shakespeare’s original words, each song comes from the perspective of the most important character or characters of that particular scene.
‘Othello’ is the first work of many from FOWT’s ‘Literature Through Music’ company.
Exposure will surely eventually come for the pair. Until then they will continue to produce prolifically for those who can appreciate their artistic efforts.
They do not love that do not show their love.
This event will be held in The Workman's Club and will start at 8.30pm.
Tickets are €8 and can be purchased on the door.