Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney has died at the age of 74. He was born to a farming family at Mossbawn near Bellaghy in Co Derry on 13 April, 1939. Educated at St Columb's College Catholic boarding school, he later studied at Queen's University Belfast, before making his home in Dublin, with periods of teaching in the United States. The recipient of numerous prizes, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. At 6pm on Liz Nolan's Classic Drive to mark the passing of Seamus Heaney, a repeat of our programme “The Real and the Imaginary” presented by Eoin O’Kelly. This features Heaney’s work in light of his own public statements on the relationship between poetry and reality, and traces the evolution of his art since the publication of his first major collection Death of A Naturalist in the mid 1960s. The poet and his poetry in his own words.
Classic Drive Leeside once again on Wednesday March 4th
We said we'd go back soon and so we will. This Wednesday Liz and co. will be in RTÉ's Cork studios with all our regular features plus a sprinkling of the musical fayre that Cork has to offer. We'll be bringing you a report from City Hall where local institution the Cork Pops Orchestra will be playing one of their schools' concerts. Guitarist David Keating, who is tipped for great things by his teacher Craig Ogden, will be in studio. We'll also have a set from the Vanbrugh Quartet. Tune in the Wednesday from 4-7pm.