Ben MacCaoilte is a bilingual poet writing in both Irish and English. Ben released his first poetry album on the Crannóg Media label in 2020 called Beyond the Apple Tree exploring people,places and lives that mattered.

Since its release Ben has been published in a number of journals including The Waxed Lemon and Much More Than Words. Ben has supported artists such as Declan O Rourke, Emma Langford and Stephen James Smith. In 2021 Ben was commissioned by the Waterford Gallery of Art as part of the Ekphrasis Project.

Ben has performed at many events such as The International Writers Festival, the centenary of the Royal Irish Regiment and the So Say So Sessions in Wexford Arts Centre curated by Stephen James Smith.

In 2022 Ben released his follow up album Lifting the Gate and in 2023 staged his poetry installation at Smock Alley Theatres Scene and Heard Festival.

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