An introduction to Seamus Heaney given by fellow-poet Dennis O'Driscoll in 2004.
- Title Rattlebag: Seamus Heaney Public Interview
- 1st Broadcast 13/04/2004
- ContributorMyles Dungan (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:05:23
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Rattlebag
- Clip title "A Soul Fostered Alike by Beauty and by Fear"
- Extended description
The closest thing to a full-length biographical work of Heaney during his lifetime was "Stepping Stones", a collection of interviews conducted by his friend and fellow-poet Dennis O'Driscoll published in 2008. O'Driscoll died suddenly in 2012.
This is an introduction to Heaney and his work given by O'Driscoll at a reading at the Poetry Now festival in Dun Laoghaire in 2004. O'Driscoll humorously and lyrically sums up the main themes and elements of Heaney's poetry, from the Derry farmhouse to the republic of conscience.
‘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 Dennis O'Driscoll on RTÉ Television's 'The Poet's Eye' in 1988. The photographer was John Rowe. © RTÉ Archives 2331/096
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Stepping Stones, Dennis O'Driscoll, Poetry Now, Myles Dungan
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 2004
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 114375
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
Impromptu Gathering at Seamus Heaney's Grave
Broadcast - 04/09/2013
Clip Length - 00:04:41
"A Soul Fostered Alike by Beauty and by Fear"
Broadcast - 13/04/2004
Clip Length - 00:05:23