Bloomsday Irish cabaret celebration in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, May 27, 2013 – James Joyce will be commemorated and celebrated at a Bloomsday event at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library in June.

Bloomsday is an international commemoration and celebration of the life of Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses are relived. Ulysses follows the wanderings and musings of the main character Leopold Bloom on June 16, 1904.

The Bloomsday Irish Cabaret in Côte Saint-Luc takes place on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 7 pm and will include Irish literature, storytelling and song. 

Initially, Bloomsday began as a small literary celebration that was held in Dublin in 1954. It has since grown to a major festival each year on and around the date of June 16. James Joyce enthusiasts in more than 60 other cities around the world, including Montreal, New York, London, Paris, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Tokyo, and others have celebrated Bloomsday.

“This library event is a unique opportunity to share in the celebration of this famous literary day and learn more about the rich and diverse Irish culture,” said Library Director Janine West. 

 

Parlour songs from the turn of the twentieth century will be performed by local musicians and lyrical passages from Ulysses and Dubliners will be read aloud by local actors. The event is presented in collaboration with the McGill Centre for Lifelong Learning.  

Tickets cost $3 in advance or $5 the day of the event and can be purchased at the library circulation desk at 5851 Cavendish Blvd.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org. 

 

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Media contact: Danielle Bélanger, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.

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