Bono reads Yeats at National Library

Bono, Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack read the poetry of Yeats for a select audience of around 100 people, at the National Library in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Bono read ‘The Host Of The Air‘, ‘When You Are Old‘ and ‘He Wishes For The Clothes For Heaven‘ and parts of ‘No Second Troy‘. The evening was hosted by author Josephine Hart.

It was a special birthday tribute to the Irish poet, who was born in Dublin on June 13, 1865.

Listen to the event on RTE Rado 1’s Eleventh Hour. The morning after, Bono talked about language and poetry (Real Audio, 20 mins in) to BBC Radio 4.

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