Lighthouse Stories Sunday 9 September 2018
Presented by Luke Clancy, Lighthouse Stories is a compendium of memories of Irish Lighthouse Keepers, with sound recordings and sound design by world renowned recordist, Chris Watson. From stormy seas at Fastnet Rock to dazzling visions of nature at Inishtrahull; from the writings of the Lightkeeper poet, DJ O’Sullivan, to the workings of the paraffin light, as explained by Lighthouse Keeper, Gerald Butler.
Presenter: Luke Clancy
Lead Contributor: Gerald Butler
Sound Design and Sound Recordings: Chris Watson
Extra Recordings: Niall O'Sullivan, Guillaume Beauron, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde and John Brennan.
Sound Supervision: Damian Chennells
Research: Sharon Whooley of Harvest Films
Producer: Kevin Brew
Special thanks to the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Thanks also to RTE Lyric fm’s Culture File for recordings of keepers at Hook Head. ‘The Lightkeeper’ by Gerald Butler is available via www.thelightkeeper.ie
This programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.