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Su Garrido Pombo & Keith Payne

LANGUAGES: Castellano, Galego, English
Duration: 45 min
Time: 9 pm


The Long Road Home is a border crossing of poetry, music and languages from the voices of Keith Payne and Su Garrido Pombo.
It is simply an Irish poet making his way from Dublin along the west coast of France, over the Pyrenees and across into Spain. Meanwhile, a Galician singer-songwriter takes her emigrant influences from Brazil, tunes them into her own unique version of Galician folk and sings them down from the mountain to find the poetry of Keith Payne waiting for her in the Atlantic, portside city of Vigo. And so, musician and poet finding harmony abroad, they decide to take the Long Road Home. 

The Long Road Home é a poesía, música e linguas cruzando fronteiras coas voces de Su Garrido Pombo e Keith Payne.
É simplemente o encontro dun poeta irlandés seguindo o seu camiño dende Dubliín a través da costa oeste de Francia atravesando os Pirineos e recorrendo España, cunha música galega que toma as súas influencias dende Brasil, misturándoas  coa súa propia visión de música tradicional galega e cantándoas dende a súa aldea para atoparse no Atlántico, na cidade portuaria de Vigo. E así, a música e o poeta atopando harmonía deciden tomar The Long Road Home. 

The Long Road Home es la poesía, música e idiomas cruzando fronteras con las voces de Su Garrido Pombo y Keith Payne.
Es simplemente el encuentro de un poeta irlandés siguiendo su camino desde Dublín a través de la costa oeste de Francia, atravesando los Pirineos y recorriendo España, con una música galega que toma sus influencias desde Brasil, mezclándolas  con su propia visión de la música tradicional galega y cantándola desde su aldea, para encontrarse en el Atlántico, en la ciudad portuaria de Vigo. Y así, la música y el poeta encontrando harmonía deciden tomar The Long Road Home. 


Keith Payne

Keith Payne, award winning poet and translator, was the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award winner 2015-2016. His collection Broken Hill (Lapwing Publications, 2015), was followed by Six Galician Poets (Arc Publications, 2016). Forthcoming from Francis Boutle Publishers is Diary of Crosses Green, from the Galician of Martín Veiga.
Keith is director of the La Malinche Readings between Ireland and Galicia and the PoemaRia International Poetry Festival, Vigo. He has represented Ireland at numerous international poetry festivals and has lectured on translation and contemporary Irish poetry in Universities in Spain and Mexico. Keith shares his time between Dublin and Vigo with the musician Su Garrido Pombo.

Su Garrido Pombo is a musician and composer from Vigo. She has been singing since the age of four, learning Galician folk songs from her grandmother and the Bossa Nova, Rancheros and Tangos from the Americas that were brought back by her grandfather and neighbours on their cyclical returns as emigrants.
Having completed a double degree in Art History and Musicology, Su toured Europe and North America with the folk group Lembranzas Galegas and later with her group Sonhos with whom she wrote and recorded the album Sonhos – international prize-winner in the MAPFRE Viveparacumplirlo and the GZrea national music competition.
With the group TREME  she recorded the album Un Mundo Ideal which was awarded the National Music Prize MúsicaXove15. Su has been adapting the poems of contemporary Irish poets since her fist visit to Ireland in 2013. She is currently working on her first solo album.
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