after a summer sabbatical. Through words we visit New York, the city that never sleeps. Frances Browner is in a ‘New York State of Mind’ reminiscing on twenty years spent in the Big Apple. Roisin Bugler recounts the experiences of a ‘Harlem Lunch Hour’ that go deeper than just food. Wiltrud Dull looks to the ‘Banality of a Blue Sky’, notices the clouds and senses the bigger picture and Carol McNamara’s fiction piece ‘Ordinary Day’ becomes anything but. On the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 we salute New York, our friends and family there, those who died and those who survived. Never forget. With music by Billie Holiday, The Kilfenora Ceili Band and Niamh Regan. Mountshannon Arts is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Clare Co. Council.