RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

The Rough Field by John Montague

In Memory of John Montague..

The Rough Field  by John Montague

with Gerard McSorley, Barry Cassin and Fionnuala Flanagan

John Montague's masterwork is more than a landmark in 20th century Irish poetry. It is a landscape and a whole micro-climate; and, like all ecosystems, it has influenced the cultural well-being and the social weather of our human community over almost fifty years.

The only silver lining in the cloud-shape of the poet's recent death is the commemorative imperative to broadcast again, albeit in abridged form, his meditation on self and other in the tormented reflex of national history. 

The text is performed by fellow Tyrone artist and actor Gerard McSorley, who is befriended by two of the most celebrated members of the Abbey Theatre company, Barry Cassin and Fionnuala Flanagan.

Producer was Aidan Mathews.

Drama on One, Sunday 15th January at 8:02 PM

Duration 58m20s