Heaney answers an accusation that he has side-stepped issues of the troubles in Northern Ireland
- Title Changes in Northern Ireland
- 1st Broadcast 13/04/1989
- ContributorMike Murphy (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:06:17
- Material Type Audio
- Series title The Arts Show
- Clip title Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
- Extended description
Heaney answers an accusation that he has side-stepped issues of the troubles in Northern Ireland and again sets out his position. He reads from 'Whatever You Say, Say Nothing' and discusses reading 'Requiem for the Croppies' to sixth-form Protestant students. He believes that there have been many changes in Northern Ireland during his lifetime.
‘The Arts Show’ was a radio arts programme presented by Mike Murphy. It was first broadcast on 13 September 1988. According to the RTÉ Guide, it was “a major commitment by RTÉ to the arts in Ireland”, with three programmes a week from Tuesday to Thursday RTÉ Radio 1. It intended to emphasise “enjoyment of the arts and celebrating the rich diversity of what is happening all over the country” (RTÉ Guide, 9 September 1988, p. 26). ‘The Arts Show’ ended when Mike Murphy retired from RTÉ. The last programme was broadcast on 2 June 2000.
The accompanying image shows a detail from the cover of 'North' by Seamus Heaney. Image with kind permission of Faber and Faber Ltd.
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Northern Ireland, Troubles, Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, Requiem for the Croppies, Mike Murphy
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1989
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA4915
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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