The night begins with Gavin. Gavin Friday is the person who conceived the “Peter and the Wolf” CD and book project to aid the Irish Hospice Foundation. His arrival at Christie’s in New York City tonight (Nov. 21) marked the beginning of the end of the project: the auction of the book’s illustrations, drawn by his friend Bono.
Bono and Paul McGuinness have contributed to Voices and Poetry of Ireland, a 3 CD and book anthology of Irish poetry that will benefit Focus Ireland, an organization that aims to combat homelessness and advance the rights of homeless people.
The list of contributors to Voices and Poetry of Ireland, which is supported by Poetry Ireland, reads like a Who’s Who of Ireland. The book that accompanies the CDs contains the text of the poems, as well as photos and biographical information of the readers. Priced at Euro 40, the CD and book set will be available from Harper Collins in two weeks.
Read the press release and full list of poems and their readers.