Shore Poets NOVEMBER – Open Night, Ian McDonough + Simmerdim

Once again, it’s our Open Night!

Sunday 25th November 2018
7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
The Outhouse, 12a Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY
Admission: £5 (concessions £3)

Yes, it’s time for Shore Poets’ Open Night, where much of the event is handed over to up-and-coming poets. The signup period has closed, and we’ll be drawing names out of our poetry hat and contacting everyone in due course. (If you have any questions or need to snatch your name back out of the hat, please contact us at shorepoetsedinburgh @


Ian McDonough was brought up in Brora on the East Coast of Sutherland. He has published four collections of poetry, most recently A Witch Among the Gooseberries published by Mariscat in 2014. His work has appeared widely, including Poetry Review, Times Educational Supplement, Physics Review, New Writing Scotland and The Scotsman.  A member of Shore Poets, Ian lives in Edinburgh with his partner and daughter. When not writing he works as a mediator and trainer.


Simmerdim is an Edinburgh-based a cappella trio; named after the long summer twilight in the far North of Scotland, when the sun briefly dips below the horizon and it’s never truly dark.  We sing mostly original arrangements of an eclectic mix of songs.  We’re currently working on a programme for house concerts; so if you have a big living room and want to fill it with a cappella music for an evening, here’s the website for more information:


The raffle provides us with much-needed funds, so we very much appreciate your support. Place your bets for our famous Lemon Cake. It’s truly delicious. (Occasionally, we also have poetry books in the raffle, and are very grateful to the donors thereof.)

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