Kevin Toolis Presents Wonders of the Wake


The Wonders of the Wake is a unique celebration of one of the oldest rites of humanity, the Irish Wake: in song, music, bardic poetry and story-telling. The Irish Wake still teaches us all how to live, love and die, and the Wonders of the Wake in keening, music, song and word celebrates the craic, the joy, the prumsái, and the haunting lament of a traditional Irish Wake.
Wonders of the Wake is based on acclaimed BAFTA winning writer Kevin Toolis’ bestselling book My Father’s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die and is an artistic collaboration with the beloved Monaghan-born Irish singer Mags Gallen, and harpist Freda Hatton, originally from Baylin, near Mount Temple.