Aoibhinn and Company

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    Aoibhinn and Company Sunday 3 November 2013


    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
      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
      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
      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
      Performer(s): Seamus Begley And Stephen Cooney
      Album: Begley and Cooney, Hummingbird Records, HBCD 0004
      Duration: 2:58

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