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Mike Scott gave a reading from the poetry of WB Yeats at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin, on Tuesday 30th June at 7.30pm as part of the Summer’s Wreath festival celebrating the 70th anniversary of Yeats’ death. Steve Wickham and John Mc Culloch were on hand to play fiddle en keyboard; the three also gave a preview of some of the musicial arrangements of Yeats’ poems they are busy concocting for a special project that will be announced as "AN APPOINTMENT WITH MR YEATS".


  1. Introduction by director Aongus O'Haonghusa
  2. A Legend [1888]
  3. Her Triumph [1926]
  4. The Lady's First Song [1936]
  5. part of "The Green Helmet" [1910]
  6. In The Seven Woods [1902]
  7. part of The Shadowy Waters [1894-1905]
  8. part of The Shadowy Waters - end [1894-1905]
  9. Words from the Hen's Egg
  10. To A Poet, Who Would Have Me Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of His And Mine [1909]
  11. A Coat [1912]
  12. Should H.G. Wells Afflict You [1932]
  13. VP,779 [1906]
  14. Church And State [1934]
  15. line from "The Green Helmet"[1910]
  16. The delphic Oracle Upon Plotinus
  17. Poem from "The Splendid Years", recollections of Maire Nic Shiubhlaigh
  18. The Master
  19. Vacillation [IV] [1932]
  20. The Four Ages Of Man [1934]


  1. introduction Mike
  2. September 1913
  3. Sally Gardens
  4. This Life... This Death
  5. Politics
  6. Audience / intro
  7. Let The Earth Bear Witness

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