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.

33 thoughts on “About

  1. lewis October 28, 2007 / 4:04 am

    Feel free to comment my site anytime you like. I can use some critique.

    Lewis Applequist

    PS: you don’t look so wee and small 🙂

  2. Gem April 20, 2008 / 2:21 pm

    U rock!!! 😉

  3. Anna May 14, 2008 / 11:43 pm

    Hi, I am a poet with a poetry blog and website. I would like to know if you would be interested in exchanging links? I have placed your link at:

    Free Poems.


    Poem Poem Poem

    Would you like to link back to my site and my blog?

    I have also created a blog where you can register and publish your own poems and stories. I would love to have your contributions if you are so inclined. The blog is

    Poems and Stories. I hope you’ll stop by.

  4. Monica June 27, 2008 / 5:56 pm

    Hey, Your everywhere!!!! Good for you. Talk soon.

  5. Julia July 30, 2008 / 5:51 pm

    I saw you and Scream Blue Murmur in a bookstore in Singapore in July 2008. You were wonderfully entertaining!! My friends and I loved the morning after the summer of love-1968 especially because it speaks a lot about our country!

    Talk soon and Peace, Julia

  6. Wordcrafter August 10, 2008 / 8:50 pm

    :)Smiling in anticipation, and… I haven’t even read your poetry yet, this introduction is pure Irish wit, love it, wee one.

  7. Dianne Ascroft October 1, 2008 / 8:48 am

    Hi Aisling,

    I’m trying to link my wordpress blog, Ascroft, eh?, to the Northern Irish bloggers ring – without success. I’m new to blogging and can’t figure out how to add it. I tried going into Links and putting the text from the ring into it but that didn’t work. Can you tell me how you added the Ringsurf link to your page?



  8. Pen Me A Poem October 5, 2008 / 4:30 pm

    I’ve been enjoying some of your old poetry posts. You’re very good. if you have time why not come and join in with my weekly poetry prompts in my own website? You’d be more than welcome.


  9. Paul O Colmain December 5, 2008 / 5:00 pm

    Hi, Aisling, as a big lump of a poet from down South, may I say that I like your site.Hope you like mine.Paul.

  10. Tomás Ó Cárthaigh January 15, 2009 / 7:42 pm

    I look forward to reading your work, throw an eye over mine when you get a chance…

  11. aisling doherty February 12, 2009 / 10:08 pm

    hi just lookin through ur file i have the same name as u and from steelstown in derry wat part u from

  12. Michael Tim February 28, 2009 / 6:15 pm

    I love your site! 🙂

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  13. Michael April 5, 2009 / 10:04 pm

    I am a Greek musician based in Dublin. I am looking to exchange links with other poets, musicians etc… I do not send that invitation to blogs that I don’t like but this one is good… If you are interested let me know, I would like to support you…

  14. Daniel April 16, 2009 / 8:57 am

    You can never have enough poets in Ireland, even small ones:0)


  15. Dave Dinning August 8, 2009 / 1:17 am

    Come to Chicago..The Green Mill home of the poerty slam…the place hasn’t changed sinse the 1920’s

  16. Mark February 8, 2010 / 12:48 pm


  17. Jaime May 31, 2010 / 12:49 pm

    wow your very popular!!!

    See yo soon 🙂

  18. Nicholas Lawson October 28, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    I was writing you to discover if I could write a poem for your website so that you have some guest writing on your blog and and so that your audience knows who i am in this world of poetry. i am working on a virtual promotion tour for my writing at http://www.writealot.us and thought that my writing a poem for you might be a fair exchange for letting me add a link to my website in the post?

    I dont know if you are interested in helping other bloggers but if you are , i could use the help.

  19. آژانس هواپیمایی October 30, 2011 / 2:06 am

    A very useful and helpful site with great articles for everyone and for me too. I discovered your website from a link posted on a forum. I will Come here regularly because i like your site.

  20. davidlandgrebe November 20, 2011 / 7:55 am

    Hi Aisling
    I am an Australian Landscaper that has found a new passion for poetry and would dearly love to have other poets to exchange appreciation for the written verse, if you could maybe read my poetry and subscribe to my blog that would breath new life in my work,
    many thanks

  21. spiderman games December 14, 2011 / 12:08 am

    You have to run move, to be resourceful, there are too many Reading which have no job at all! However you hard! keep up the good work

  22. Kurt Emami February 9, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful post! It has been very useful. I wish that you’ll carry on sharing your wisdom with us.

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  24. yan smith March 24, 2012 / 3:38 am

    All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe

  25. Mary Jo September 4, 2013 / 5:10 am

    Hi Aisling:
    I named my daughter Aisling 20 years ago so your name caught my eye on shewrites.com. Her father is from Co. Kerry and I spotted the name in a Maeve Binchy book and loved it.
    My Aisling has some funny stories about trying to get classmates, friends, teachers etc. to pronounce her name correctly. She grew up in NY and CT. We have yet to meet another Aisling!
    I love your blog and will be following it. Keep writing!!

    • aislingdoherty September 5, 2013 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks MaryJo, I’ve got a few tales myself about mispronunciations! I love my name though, and the meaning and wouldn’t change it for the world!
      Thanks for reading!

  26. Simone July 7, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Hi Aisling, I have just arrived in valencia to live and came across your name as a teacher at an international school here. I am a theatre maker and director and teacher and a million other things and I am looking to meet people who do what i do here and are into the same things, basically i’m looking for Valencian sub culture! I hope you don’t mind me contacting you direct, but if you are are around for a chat or can offer any advise I would be most grateful, I could do with meeting some likeminded people truth be told



    • aislingdoherty July 13, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      Oh a Valencian Sub Culture?! Count me in!
      (Have sent you an email!)

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