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    Brian Eno, composer

    Composer and producer Brian Eno talks about his background in art and popular music and how that has influenced his current work as an ambient composer

    Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com

    Official website:  www.facebook.com/brianenomusic  

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    Ben Okri, writer & poet

    British-Nigerian writer and poet Ben Okri talks about the things that inspire him   

    Festival website:  www.hayfestival.com

    Official website:  http://benokri.co.uk   

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    The role of the Ireland Chair of Poetry

    Paula Meehan, Michael Longley and Harry Clifton explain what the role involves when you are appointed Ireland Chair of Poetry

    Official website:  http://irelandchairofpoetry.org/ 

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    Celebrating 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats

    special programme celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, reflecting on the poet’s life and legacy with the current Irish Chair of Poetry Paula Meehan and poets Michael Longley and Harry Clifton. Themes addressed: Yeats’ early life, lyrical poetry, Maud Gonne, the occult, Irish politics, marriage, Nobel prize and his legacy

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    Daily arts and popular culture show; today is a special programme recorded in front of a live audience at the Manion House, Dublin. A discussion of the language in this year's "One City One Book" novel - The Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy Doyle 

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    Daily arts and popular culture show, today live from the Town Hall Theatre Galway as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Guests include writers Joseph O'Neill, Jon McGregor and Miranda Hill, poets Mícheál Ó Siadhail and Jane Hirshfield, the Cúirt Poetry Slam Champion and music from My Fellow Sponges

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    Ultan Conlon, singer/songwriter

    Chat with singer/songwriter Ultan Conlon about his latest album “Songs Of Love So Cruel”

    Official website:  www.ultanconlon.com 

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    Daily arts and popular culture show, today live from the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway

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