Aoibhinn and Company

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


Title: Ballad Of Joe Hill

Composer: Robinson

Performer(s): Luke Kelly

Album: Luke Kelly - The Collection 36 Great Songs Chyme CHCD 1041

Duration: 2:47


Title: Big Yellow Taxi

Composer: Joni Mitchell

Performer(s): Joni Mitchell

Album: Ladies of the Canyon Reprise 244 085

Duration: 2:16


Title: Girl From Ipanema

Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim

Performer(s): Astrud Gilberto

Album: 20 Classic Summer Hits EMI records CDP 7968892

Duration: 3:02


Title: Beir Mo Dhuthracht

Composer: Padraid O Siochfhradha

Performer(s): Seamus Begley And Stephen Cooney

Album: Begley and Cooney Hummingbird Records HBCD 0004

Duration: 2:58



Contact the Show

Producer: Eileen Heron
Researcher: Ger Philpott


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