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Sunday, March 6

Doolin: People, Place & Culture by Eddie Stack

Sunday, March 6, 5:00 pm–7:00pm Location: The Plough & Stars Irish Pub, 116 Clement Street @ 2nd Avenue, San Francisco Free. Event will be followed by a traditional session hosted by Cierán Marsden & friends.

“I know of nobody better than Eddie Stack to write this book.” —Martin Hayes

“Personal, Poignant, Powerful.”  —Sherry Perkins, Louisiana Writers’ Society

Eddie StackAn area rich in folklore, traditional arts and history, Doolin is on The Wild Atlantic Way between the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland. Eddie Stack’s book is a unique work about the place, its people and their culture. This collection of essays and conversations features local tradition-bearers who were renowned for their music, songs, dance and storytelling.

Doolin is illustrated with photographs, music, songs, maps and journal excerpts. It is an essential work for anyone interested in Irish traditional music, song, dance storytelling and local history.

Eddie Stack grew up in a bilingual household in West Clare and played music and collected tunes, folklore, songs and stories from Doolin tradition-bearers. He is the author of four collections of short stories, a novel and three novellas and teaches Celtic Studies at UC Berkeley, California.

Published in the U.S. in January, 2016, Doolin is now available at

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