A Sense of Menace

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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Heaney talks about 'District and Circle'.

  • Title
    District and Circle
  • 1st Broadcast
    07/04/2006
  • Contributor
    Myles Dungan (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:30
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Rattlebag
  • Clip title
    A Sense of Menace
  • Extended description

    Seamus Heaney talks to Myles Dungan about his 2006 collection 'District and Circle'. He describes the striking of an anvil in a blacksmith's forge to announce the new millennium and writing at a time when there is a sense of menace in the world.

  • Information

    ‘Rattlebag’ was a radio arts programme presented by Myles Dungan. It was first broadcast on 5 June 2000 and went out every weekday afternoon, with repeats at night. It ended on 29 September 2006.

    The accompanying image shows a detail from the cover of 'District and Circle' by Seamus Heaney. Image with kind permission of Faber and Faber Ltd.

  • Local keywords
    Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, District and Circle, Myles Dungan
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
  • Production year
    2006
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    242760
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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