Joan McBreen

The Long Light on the Land (CD)

This compact disc, entitled "The Long Light on the Land", was compiled by Sligo born poet Joan McBreen. It was recorded and produced by Ernest Lyons, Ernest Lyons Production, Castlebar, County Mayo. Joan now lives in Tuam, Co. Galway. Music like The Lonesome Boatman, Chopin's Nocturne in E Flat Major and The Derry Air are played in the background while Joan reads poems like White Boat in Clear Blue Water, The Broken Swing and The Peace-keeper. Local places of interest referred to include Rosses Point and Lissadell, Co. Sligo. All the voice recordings were made at Renvyle House Hotel, Renvyle, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. Much of the recorded poetry is set in the West of Ireland.

All Royalties from sales of this CD and Joan's other publications go to Cancer Care West, University College Hospital, Galway.

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To purchase a copy of The Long Light on the Land please contact:
Claddagh Records, Dame House, Dame Street, Dubin 2, Ireland
Phone: 353 1 7693664 / Shop Phone 6770262
Fax: 353 1 7693664

Produced by Ernest Lyons and Joan McBreen

Ernest Lyons Productions, Clondeash, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
+ 353 (0) 949024914

Permission to record poetry is granted by:

Salmon Publishing Limited, County Clare, Ireland.
Story Line Press, Oregan, USA.


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Winter Light at Lissadell
Trees are the same
as in my childhood ­
oaks, rowans and silver birch.
Winter light is still
shining over water,
bent grass and Knocknarea.

But the people I knew
are gone.
Purser's Constance and Eva
stare out from a canvas.
The ghosts of my parents
pick bluebells at Lissadell.

Clouds lift over Ben Bulben.
Other children run across
the great lawns
and through the house,
their cries echo
an earlier splendour.

The light. The weather. Now.

Joan McBreen