This morning’s programme was recorded last weekend in Drumcliff Church in Sligo as part of Tread Softly 2015.
New short essays:
The Wandering Childhood of WB Yeats by Brian Leyden
The Extra Second a poem by Rita Ann Higgins
Sitting down to breakfast with Yeats by Meg Harper
Mullagh na Sidhe by Joe McGowan
My Travels with WB by Dan Mulhall, who is Ireland’s ambassador to Britain
‘The Song of Wandering Aongus’ with music by Christy Moore sung by Mary McPartlan with Aidan Brennan on guitar
‘The Fisherman’s Lilt and the Humours of Lissadell’ played by Oisín MacDiarmada on fiddle and Damien Stenson on flute
The 2nd movement from ‘Some Vague Utopia’ composed by Neil Martin and performed by Niamh Crowley on violin and Anna Houston on cello
‘The Strayaway Child’ composed by Michael Gorman and played by Oisín Mac Diarmada and Damien Stenson.
‘Down by the Salley Gardens’ sung by Mary McPartlan with Aidan Brennan on guitar.
And next week’s programme will feature more from that special Yeats celebration which took place in Drumcliff Church in Sligo last weekend.