Saturday 8th Nov
McIntryre's Saloon Bar
Miffy Hoad (songwriter) and Winifred McNulty (poet) started performing together as ‘Lyric and Lilt’ at the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks festival in 2012. They weave together original songs by Miffy and Winifred’s poetry that has its roots in the North Leitrim and Donegal landscape, dipping between music and words they allow space for dreaming. They are delighted to perform at the Allingham Festival in one of the towns most welcoming venues, ‘McIntyre’s Bar’.
Miffy Hoad was humming tunes from before she could talk and has been singing and making music ever since. She began song writing fourteen years ago but because motherhood was her priority, a lot of her material remained unheard until recently. She is now working on an album. Spiritual, emotional and purposeful about the business of living, her songs reflect her relationship with life through a folk and blues style.
Winifred McNulty is this years winner of the iYeats competition. She was shortlisted for the Listowel Poetry collection prize in 2014 and was winner of the Boyle poetry competition in 2012. Winifred has published poetry widely and wrote and performed ‘At home with Everina’ with actor Margot Jones to packed houses in last years Allingham Festival. She has read her work on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany.