Aisling Doherty is a wee small poet from Derry. She has been wee and small most of her life, but has only been a poet for a few years. In Summer 2006 she was one of five mavericks from the Belfast Poets Collective to travel to Australia and have a fab time performing at six spoken word festivals all over the country. The same mavericks then performed across Ireland and instigated the International Love Poetry Hate Racism event. In Summer 2007 the same troop packed their gear and performed their poetry show ‘Pack Up Yer Troubles’ at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. In Summer 08 they changed their name to the soon to be iconic, Scream Blue Murmur and took their new show ‘The Morning After The Summer Of Love’ to New Zealand. In Summer 09 they returned to the Minnesota Fringe Festival and enjoyed catching up with old friends. In Summer 2010 Scream Blue Murmur took their new show “Something’s Gone Wrong in the Dreamhouse” to the Edmonton Fringe Festival. They also road tripped from MN all the way up to Edmonton, passing through Fargo, Brandon, Winnipeg, Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw but to name a few. As always they met a ton of interesting people along the way and are happy to say they are still in touch with most of them. Over time Scream’s style developed into a musical enterprise and each of the poets enjoyed developing their skills and talents to fit in with this new direction.
In Summer 2012 Aisling played her last gigs with Scream Blue Murmur and bade farewell to the weird and wonderful times they’ve had together. She is embarking on a new creative project with fellow ex Screamer Chelley McLear called The Plus Ones and cannot wait to bring you details of their exciting adventures.
Aisling has grown a lot poetically in the last year, though no actual physical growth has taken place….more’s the pity.