Doireann Ní Ghríofa joined John aboard the Mystery Train to talk with John Kelly about unusual college aspirations, her curious beginnings in poetry and a perhaps not-unrelated obsession with song lyrics. 

Her music choices include Bonnie Prince Billy, Nick Cave and Elvis Costello. Listen to the show in full above, and tune in this Sunday (September 30th) to hear the great Iarla Ó Lionáird's musical selections.

Mystery Train with John Kelly, RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm - listen back to previous episodes here.