Lighthouse Stories Sunday 22 November 2015
Presented by Luke Clancy, Lighthouse Stories is a compendium of memories of Irish Lighthouse Keepers, with sound recordings and sound design by world renowned recordist, Chris Watson. From stormy seas at Fastnet Rock to dazzling visions of nature at Inishtrahull; from the writings of the Lightkeeper poet, DJ O’Sullivan, to the workings of the paraffin light, as explained by Lighthouse Keeper, Gerald Butler.
Presented by Luke Clancy, this episode features two Lighthouse brothers, Donal and Eugene O’Sullivan who along with their brother Hugh (also a lighthouse keeper) have fond memories of lighthouse life. Donal and Eugene read the poetry of their father, DJ O’Sullivan whose poetry created a beautiful evocation of Lighthouse life.
The programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.
Featuring the recordings of Chris Watson
Producer: Kevin Brew.
Research was by Sharon Whooley of Harvest Films
Extra recordings by Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride and Guillaume Beauron
Sound Supervision by Damian Chennells.
‘The Lightkeeper’ by Gerald Butler is available via www.thelightkeeper.ie
Special thanks to The Commissioners of Irish Lights
To Pat Collins, Neil Clancy, Ann Power and Erik Threlfall.
The Programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.
Lighthouse Stories Ep.05
Taking a deeper look at the poetry of Lighthouse Keeper, DJ O'Sullivan in the company of his sons, Donal and Eugene O'Sullivan (also former lighthouse Keepers)
Presenter: Luke Clancy
Lead Contributor: Gerald Butler
Sound Design and Sound Recordings: Chris Watson
Extra Recordings: Niall O'Sullivan, Guillaume Beauron, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde and John Brennan.
Sound Supervision: Damian Chennells
Research: Sharon Whooley of Harvest Films
Producer: Kevin Brew
Special thanks to the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Thanks also to RTE Lyric fm’s Culture File for recordings of keepers at Hook Head. ‘The Lightkeeper’ by Gerald Butler is available via www.thelightkeeper.ie
This programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.