It was two months ago, the visit of Michelle Obama & her daughters,Sasha & Malia & the most memorable visit of the three been lead around Glendalough, Co. Wicklow& the man who gave that tour, George McClafferty joins Kathryn on the line this morning. George tells of the surprise he got when a limo pulled up outside his office the other day.
In a few minutes we'll be talking to a former Taoiseach about his passion for Bob Dylan music but first in studio with Kathryn is Tony Clayton Lea who writes for the Irish Times.
'Aside from, possibly, the back catalogue of The Beatles, the songs of Bob Dylan have been squinted at & analysed more intensively than any others in pop music. It is testament to their enduring eloquence, wit and insight that much of Dylan’s 1960s material remains such a puzzle.'
Tony wrote that following the release on Dylan’s last album - The Bootleg Series No 9 & ‘The Bootleg Series, Vol 10 - Another Self Portrait’is released today. Tony joins Kathryn to review the album & look at Dylan’s enduring impact and appeal & we are also joined on the line by former Taoiseach, John Bruton, a big Dylan fan!
Earlier in the year we teamed up with Kazoo Independent PublishingServices & the RTE Guide to give you an opportunity to publish THATbook you may have written but could never get published.Kathryn is joined by the finalists on the line & in studio are two of the judges, author & Director, Ferdia Ferdia MacAnna & Bob Johnston, owner of the Gutter Book Shop.
On the line are finalists Yvonne Turner, Finian Coloe, Dave Graham & James Butler, four of the five five finalists selected.
Yesterday on programme you would have heard Sophie Fontanel talk about her book 'The Art of Sleeping Alone'& of her decision of taking a sabbatical from sex for 12 yearsafter a series of dissatisfactory encounters. We received a huge reaction toher & one woman who could relate to her experience was Marie, who joins Kahtyrn on the line.