Beyond The Gate

The Black Gate

The Black Gate presents BEYOND THE GATE, a hybrid evening of literature and music curated by The Black Gate and featuring some of Galway’s finest and most prolific writers and performers.

Alan McMonagle has published two collections of short stories and contributed stories to journals in Ireland and North America. His radio plays, Oscar Night, People Walking On Water, and Shirley Temple Killer Queen have been produced and broadcast as part of RTE’s Drama on One season. In November 2015 he signed a two-book deal with PICADOR and his first novel, Ithaca was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels, the International Dublin Literary Award, and an Irish Book Award.

Eva Bourke is the author of seven poetry collections and numerous translations including a selection of the German poet Elisabeth Borchers in English, as well as two comprehensive anthologies of Irish poetry in German. Her poetry has been praised for its strong sense of clarity and humour and its empathy toward the marginalised, its historical awareness and meticulous attention to detail, its astonishing images, and fabulous storytelling.

Anna Mullarkey is an award-winning composer and performer from Galway, whose music weaves electronics with piano and voice. Having grown up in the west of Ireland, Anna draws inspiration from the sea for her compositions. The Irish Times called her “phenomenal” and Irish Theatre Magazine described her music as “if a sultry ménage of Björk/Billie Holiday/Philip Glass got together at the Wickerman Festival.”


The Black Gate presents BEYOND THE GATE, funded by the Arts Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media as part of the Culture Night Late Night Events Programme.

Genres: Music
Age Suitability: 18+
Facilities: Bar
Features: Wheelchair accessible
Address: The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway, Ireland
Locations: Galway City
Event Start Time (pm)
10 pm
Event End Time (pm)
12 am
No Booking Required