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IAC announces fall season

Seamus Heaney will be remembered at PoetryFest.

The 2019 Spirit of Ireland Gala will honor Elvis Costello on Oct. 18, the Irish Arts Center has announced.

That’s just one of a long list of highlights in the IAC’s 2019 Fall Program. Others include the 11th Annual PoetryFest, curated again this year by Nick Laird, on the weekend of Nov. 1-3, and featuring a special tribute to Seamus Heaney.

Nick Laird is the curator again for PoetryFest.

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From Oct. 22-25, David Keenan performs in residence with an eight-piece ensemble, while on Nov. 7, pianist Isabelle O’Connell will perform a repertoire of 20th and 21st century music by Irish composer.

County Clare-born novelist Edna O’Brien will be honored at Symphony Space in association with PEN America on Nov. 13.

From Nov. 14-16, Irish dance artist Colin Dunne’s solo performance from “Concert” is featured in a co-presentation with Baryshnikov Arts Center. Dunne dances to Tommie Potts’s fiddle playing on his 1972 Album “The Liffey Banks.”

Elvis Costello with fellow musician Conor O'Brien at the concert given during the Celebration of British and Irish Culture Concert in the Royal Albert Hall in London during President Higgins's official state visit to the United Kingdom in 2014. ROLLING NEWS IE/ARAS AN UACHTARAIN

And no fall season would be complete without the IAC’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, with Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, the Green Fields of America, and many special guests, from Dec. 11-15.