Aoibhinn and Company

Sunday, 10am

Aoibhinn and Company Sunday 3 November 2013

Aoibhinn & Company with Maeve Lewis and Prof Margaret Kelleher

Aoibhinn & Company with Maeve Lewis and Prof Margaret Kelleher

Aoibhinn interviews firm friends, Executive Director of One in Four, Maeve Lewis and Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD.

They recall meeting about twenty years ago when Margaret needed a home in Dublin on her return from Boston and Maeve needed someone to share her home.  They became firm friends.  They reflect on how their shared values, interest in family and feminism and their lives without partners or children have bonded the friendship.

Maeve discusses some of the issues facing her through her involvement with the organisation One in Four.  She also talks about the challenges of working abroad in post conflict situations, training people to deal with sexual violence.

Margaret talks about the enduring value of the humanities and of how students across the world respond to the themes treated in Anglo Irish literature as they explore issues relating to rapid social change.

Both women have travelled together and talk about the importance of their enduring friendship.  They talk about coming to terms with not having had children and living fulfilling lives.

They chose Joni Mitchell, Yellow Taxi;  Luke Kelly, The Ballad of Joe HillThe Girl from Ipanema and Seamus O Beaglaoich singing Beir Mo Dhuracht

About The Show

Starting on July 14th Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be joined each week by a guest will talk about their life, passions and influences, as well as choosing their favourite music.

Music Played on the Show

Ballad Of Joe Hill

Ballad Of Joe Hill

Luke Kelly

2:47

Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

Joni Mitchell

2:16

Girl From Ipanema

Girl From Ipanema

Astrud Gilberto

3:02

Beir Mo Dhuthracht

Beir Mo Dhuthracht

Seamus Begley And Stephen Cooney

2:58

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Producer: Eileen Heron
Researcher: Ger Philpott

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