As a grand finale to the Yeats and Gonnes series of blog posts, we’ve lined up some readings from actress Fiona Shaw, author Edna O’Brien, singer and humanitarian, Bob Geldof  and finally, Mr WB Yeats himself. If you haven’t heard Yeats read before, prepare to be surprised.

  • Fiona Shaw and author Edna O’Brien with an unusual interpretation of “When You Are Old” here.



  • Fiona Shaw reads “The Cap And Bells” in this video.

William Butler Yeats – The Cap And Bells… by poetictouch

And finally,

  • Yeats reads a selection of his poems here: