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Aidan Mathews - Writer & Broadcaster

A tribute to mark his retirement..

Aidan Mathews - Playwright, Essayist, Editor , Producer

A Tribute marking Aidan's retirement January 2021

A Pathetic Fallacy
Karen Ardiff in A Pathetic Fallacy  by Aidan Mathews, which Aidan wrote last year in response to our "Long Story Short" season - a series of dramatic reflections on lives lived through Covid 19. The producer was Kevin Reynolds.

Sound Effects in a Studio 
Sound Effects in a studio" is a poem by Aidan Mathews which neatly partners poetry and production. First broadcast in 2005, it is available in his 2018 collection "Strictly No Poetry"

 Strains of Eric Satie's music performed by Michel Legrand concluding Sound effects in a studio by Aidan Mathews which was originally broadcast in 2005. The producer was Siobhán Mannion. And listeners might like to know that this poem is among a gathering of 58 available in Aidan’s 2018 collection "Strictly No Poetry" , published by The Lilliput Press.

One Eye, One Finger
On the eve of his 88th birthday, One Eye, One Finger sees Ireland’s favourite Englishman, John Boorman , narrating his time in lockdown surrounded by the splendours of nature in County Wicklow. Cocooned in Annamoe and writing with one eye and one finger, John chronicles his daily walks in a world fallen silent. Featuring the music of Aoife Nic Cormaic,

John Boorman’s Nature Diary, was abridged for radio by Aidan Mathews. It is performed by the author.

Produced and Presented by Kevin Reynolds 

1st TX 17th January 2021