Readings and Book Chats
If you’re a bookstore, library, or book club looking for something just a bit different from a traditional author reading, you’ve come to the right place! Paddy does public programs in tandem with his wife, Erin Hart, author of archaeological crime novels set in the mysterious bogs of Ireland.
Paddy and Erin love speaking to booklovers, writers’ groups, library audiences, book clubs, and any group interested in Irish history, traditional music, and culture. The setting can be as formal as a theater stage or as informal as a circle of chairs beside the fire. The cost for presentations varies—please contact us to chat about what you have in mind…
Paddy O’Brien & Erin Hart
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN & THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
An Intriguing Mixture of Irish Music and Mystery
Paddy plays tunes on button accordion and offers a few tales from his adventures growing up in rural Ireland, in a thatched house with no electricity or running water, and Erin spins the story of her latest novel, inspired by a 9th-century book of Psalms found in an Irish bog.
This is available as a full multimedia program; we bring our own laptop, digital projector, and projection screen to share images from our stories. We always enjoy answering questions from the audience, and often perform some selections from our recording, THE SAILOR’S CRAVAT.