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Reflection

Angela performs ‘Reflection’ at the July 2019 launch of her latest poetry collection The Hermit and the Lion’s Roar.  Featuring a saxophone performance from Adrian.

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Come Dine with Me; The Bingo Truce; Installation

Three illustrated poems. During the war in Northern Ireland, I was targeted by paramilitaries because of the religion I was born into. In the art performances photo-documented below, I wanted to process and emerge from trauma by using art to help my society do the same.One performance called ‘Come Dine With Me’ was part of […]

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How Can I Tell the Stories? Tender We Find Our Way

Two poems alongside performance art imagery. I used a lot of primary colours in ‘Wearing My Body Inside Out’ and Navigating Belfast with my Bike.’ Splattered paint highlighted wounds, internal and external, sustained during the war in Belfast. When I was invited to lecture about my work to the University of Ulster’s Art History department, […]

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Border

Live audio performance of a poem for all those who’ve ever had to cross the Northern Irish border.

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My Mother, My Life; Divided by War; Suspicion

Three poems illustrated by photography from my 1978 performance art piece ‘Walking Blind Belfast’.I spent a year learning how to use a white stick from a friend who’d been blinded in an explosion. I’d been wounded in an explosion myself during what was called ‘The Troubles.’ So now, as an art student at Belfast’s University […]

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Tom Jones

Angela performs the poem ‘Tom Jones’ during a book launch party for her latest collection at Ballinamore’s Natural Healing Centre in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. 

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Ardboe; Refuge; Bag Lady

Three poems illustrated by performance art.Jackson Pollock said, ‘the paint had a life of its own’, and I came to understand that during these performance art pieces working with spattered paint in bright colours. After the shock of being in an explosion, I realised how much disorder was created. Blood was splattered among shards of glass […]

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Nights of 1969

Live audio performance of a new poem accompanied by audience participation and song.

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Silence; Ragdoll Cat; If Anywhere Needed Punk, it Was Belfast

Two poems illustrated by images of performance art including a series called ‘Mattresses’ performed at the Crescent Arts Centre. I lay inside a white painted mattress, it’s springs mostly removed. Other mattresses lay in a line like coffins in memory of those who’d died. SilenceThere is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya […]

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Hanging

Audio recording of a poem celebrating the work of performance artist Alastair MacLennan.

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Belfast and Agent Provocateur

I’ve illustrated two poems here with mixed media artwork and photos of my performance at Belfast’s Crescent Arts Centre in 1982. BelfastMere anarchy is loosed upon the world.From The Second Coming. WB Yeats.We welcome the first quietafter our frenzied exhibitions.Statements on walls to make senseof what we are going through.My boyfriend dozesinto a second sleep.Bang of Lambeg […]

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Broken Hearts

Broken Hearts is an award-winning short drama set in rural Ireland in late 1981. Written, produced and directed by Angela McCabe.Ten men have died in Long Kesh Prison on hunger strike. Sean is obsessed with revenge, what he calls ‘fair retribution’. His sister Nora believes retribution is God’s business and the best course of action […]

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John Fox

Poems to celebrate John Fox who owns what must certainly be the oldest petrol pumps in Ireland. A man known and loved by everyone who’s spent time in the Leitrim town of Ballinamore. The photographs are of John Fox, Angela McCabe, John Harte and outside the garage there with Angela is Paddy Mac, the late […]

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