The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's has been home to some of the UK and Ireland’s foremost poets, novelists, scriptwriters and critics, since 2003.
This Podcast reveals some of what goes on in the Heaney Centre's unassuming houses on University Road, Belfast. Each episode features interviews, readings and performances from some of our writers, staff, students, visiting Fellows, alumni and friends.
It is produced in a back room by Ian Sansom, Stephen Sexton, Rachel Brown, and Conor McCafferty. With original music by Nicholas Boyle.
Episode 1: Saint Valentine's Day
In this amatory episode Ian Sansom talks love songs with Glenn Patterson, Shakespeare's Sonnets with Leontia Flynn, and black masses with Tim Loane. Caitlin Newby reads some love poems, and Ciaran Carson sings a song for a blue-eyed lassie. Produced in a back room by Stephen Sexton, Ian Sansom, Rachel Brown, and Conor McCafferty. With music by Nicholas Boyle.
Episode 2: Saint Patrick's Day
In this serpentine episode, Ian Sansom doesn't talk about snakes with Manuela Moser, Gail McConnell, and Jimmy McAleavey. As far as we can tell, Padraig Regan's poems do not contain snakes.
It was produced in a small back room by Ian Sansom, Stephen Sexton, Rachel Brown, and Chantal Ailsby, with original music and sounds by Nick Boyle and Chantal Ailsby.