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Narrative 4 presents An Ode to Christmas on December 13

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An Ode to Christmas presents an evening of music and stories with acclaimed musicians and writers

Acclaimed novelist Colum McCann will be joined by a host of celebrated writers and musicians

narrative 4 an ode to christmas December 13th 2022
Frames violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Step into Christmas with An Ode to Christmas, an evening of music and stories with acclaimed musicians and writers

Acclaimed novelist Colum McCann will be joined by a host of celebrated writers and musicians including the Frames violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire this Christmas in Limerick on Tuesday, December 13 at 1314 Cecil Street at 7.30pm. An Ode to Christmas will celebrate Christmas’ past through music, song and story. 

Narrative 4 is an empathy-building organisation that was set up by Irish writer Colum McCann in New York in 2012. It opened its Irish operation in Limerick in 2016 with the support of Limerick City and County Council.

Colum McCann says “We have not been able to run this event since 2019. I am really looking forward to it, as I love to come home to Ireland at Christmas time. The event also raises money for Narrative 4, an education youth project that is very close to my heart.”

As well as Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Colum McCann will be joined by writers Róisín Meaney, Vivienne McKechnie, Rose Servitova along with musicians Laura Duff and special guests. The event raises funds for school programme Narrative 4, an intervention programme that teaches empathy skills to young people to address isolation and bullying. Narrative 4 have trained teachers in 250 secondary schools across Ireland and run the Empathy School Award. The operation is based on O’Connell Street Limerick and is funded by the Department of Community Development, Rethink Ireland, McManus Benevolent Fund, Lorna Byrne’s Children Foundation and others. 

An Ode to Christmas, 1314 Cecil Street, Tuesday, December 13th at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the event can be purchased on Narrative4.ie or by calling  061-315656. Limited tickets will be available on the door and a raffle with prizes of artworks and literature will be available on the night.

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