Some of Ireland's finest musicians and writers took to the stage of the Barbican in London earlier this year, for a night celebrating and exploring the Irish experience in England.

Listen to Imagining Ireland below:

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Writers Joseph O'Connor and Timothy O'Grady, spoke of the here and now, while poet Martina Evans gave a very moving rendition of her poems about the older men in Arlington House. 

The show was curated by Martin Hayes, Gary Sheehan with Tim O’Grady, and two of Ireland's most acclaimed folk singers, Radie Peat and Lisa O'Neill, took to the stage with their musical responses, as well as Iarla O'Lionaird, Michael J Sheehy and whenyoung. 

BBC's Special Correspondent Fergal Keane read a poem in response to a Newsnight report on Brexit, and Melatu Uche Okorie gave an insight into direct provision in Ireland. 

Imagining Ireland, produced by the National Concert Hall and Serious, and supported by Culture Ireland, was originally broadcast on March 18th on RTÉ Radio 1.