Songwriters course at NUI Kilkenny campus

NUI Maynooth’s Kilkenny Campus is offering a 10-week course focusing on some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries.

NUI Maynooth’s Kilkenny Campus is offering a 10-week course focusing on some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Called “Word of Mouth,” the course is being delivered by former senior RTÉ producer John MacKenna. The course will look at the work of 10 seminal writers, placing them in the context of their time and then listening to their most challenging works. The songwriters are Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Judy Collins, Joan Baez; Randy Newman; Mickey Newbury, Dar Williams, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Dave Mallett.

The course begins on October 16 and runs for 10 weeks from 7-9pm. Also running on Thursday mornings is a literature course, Nature in Poetry and Prose (10am to noon), beginning this week. See www.nuim.ie/kilkenny or call 056 7775910.