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Series 6
Audiovisual materials, 1994-2002
Boxes 94 - 95

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of a small number of audiocassettes, videocassettes, and compact discs from 1994-2002. These are primarily recordings of public appearances and readings by Heaney. Also included are miscellaneous recordings related to poetry which were sent to Heaney by acquaintances.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Audio cassettes
Box Folder Content
AV2 - "Goosebumps and Tingles," presenter: Seamus Caulfield, compiler: Sheila O'Callaghan, recorded from Ireland RTE Radio 1, includes a reading by Seamus Heaney of his poem, "Belderg," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - William Butler Yeats reading his own poetry, recorded from unknown source, sent to Seamus Heaney by Peter O'Shaughnessy, undated [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - Seamus Heaney reading at the University of Melbourne (Australia), October 1994 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - "Seamus Heaney at Melbourne Writer's Festival, side one: "Evening with Edna O'Brien," and discussion of religious poetry: "God Moves in Mysterious Metres," side two: continuation of side one discussion and "Poems Read on BBC Television broadcast presented by Melvyn Bragg, includes Seamus Heaney reading his poetry, 1994 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - "The Open Mind," BBC Radio, celebrating the achievement of Seamus Heaney in his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Includes broadcast of Heaney's opening address ["Words Alone"] to the World Congress of the International Reading Association (Dublin), 27 July 1982, taped from radio broadcast, 1995 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - "The Box Seat," second in the International Voices Poetry series, presented by David Britton, Australian Broadcasting Company, features Seamus Heaney, reading his poetry. Recorded at the 1994 Melbourne Writers Festival, broadcast ca. 1995 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - Meridian Radio documentary on Joseph Brodsky from the series Meridian Features, presenter: Elizabeth Robson; producer: Jenny Hargreaves; included is a statement read by Seamus Heaney, February 1996 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - Mediumwave, RTE Radio program regarding Irish journalism, includes Seamus Heaney on the art of poetry and journalism, 1 July 1996 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - Seeing Things," text by Seamus Heaney and music by Dario Marianelli [for the Rotterdamse Dansegroep], August 1996 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - "Farewell to Stromness," produced by Elizabeth Clark, music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davie. Six poets read their own specially commissioned tributes to George Mackay Brown who died in April 1996. Poets included are Seamus Heaney, Iain Crichton Smith, Liz Lochead, Stewart Conn, Edwina Morgan and Kenneth White, ca. 1997 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - "Through the Ear of a Raindrop," John Wolf Brennan heXtet, thirteen pieces for six musicians, eight poems and five echoes, includes two poems by Seamus Heaney, 1997 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - "Viewing the Century," Les Murray talks with Kevin Jackson about rationalism and the dream world, Australian writing and universities, and atrocity in the twentieth century, BBC Radio 3 interview, 13 September 1998 [original: audio cassette]
AV2 - Yeats Poetry, read by Peter O'Shaughnessy, undated [original: audio cassette]
Compact Discs
AV2 - "Birdsong," symphonic work by Dominic Crawford Collins, Birdsong Music Productions Ltd. (Wicklow, Ireland), 2000 [original: CD]
AV2 - "A Celtic Christian Year in Poetry, Prayer & Song," spoken word, accompanied by Irish Harp includes writings of St. Columcille, Patrick Kavanagh, St. Patrick, Seamus Heaney, John Shea, and Biblical Scriptures, produced and arranged by Mairead Doherty, Aham-chara Records, 2002 [original: CD]
AV2 - "Daedalus en Compostela," [in English], based on a story by Vinsente Risco, Formato: Universidade da Coruna, undated [original: VHS]
AV2 - "Vittorio Gassman Reading Dante, Inferno: Canto I-VII," reading in Italian, recorded from television, undated [original: VHS]
AV2 - "Professor Seamus Heaney, Honorary Graduate," University of Stirling, Scotland, ca. 28 June 1990 [original: VHS]
AV2 - "What Is to be Done? :Three Years of the Fatwa," arranged by Friends and Supporters of Salman Rushdie and produced by BBC Television. Includes live presentations by Tom Stoppard, Gunter Grass, Martin Amis, and Salman Rushdie and filmed presentations by Nadine Gordimer, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and Edward Said, 14 February 1992 [original: VHS]
AV2 - "Bobbie Hanvey Photo Exhibition," launched by David Hammond, recorded from television, Reverse Angle Productions, (Belfast), September 1995 [original: VHS]
AV2 - "St. Columb's College", (Derry, Northern Ireland), includes short segment on Seamus Heaney, RTE Nationwide (Belfast), 1995 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "The Live Experiences: Phil Coulter and His Orchestra," includes a tribute to Seamus Heaney [reading of The Mid Term Break by Coulter], live recording at University of Limerick Concert, K-Tel Video Products, (Dublin), 1995 [original: VHS]
AV1 - 1996 Commencement Video," University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Seamus Heaney commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient, 12 May 1996 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "The Darkest Days: Edward Daly Remembers," parts I and II, Bishop Edward Daly of Derry, relates his recollections of the turmoil in Northern Ireland from the late 1960s through the hunger strikes and violence of the 1980s. Includes film clips of the conflict, RTE news production 1996 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "The Interview: Bernard MacLaverty," Roisin McAuley talks to Irish writer, Bernard MacLaverty, BBC Northern Ireland [Belfast], 26 November 1997 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "The Interview: Brian Moore," Roisin McAuley talks to novelist Brian Moore, BBC Northern Ireland [Belfast], 13 December 1997 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "The Poetry of Seamus Heaney," program 2 from the series Poetry Backpack: Three Poets, narrated by John Hagley, BBC Television, ca. 1997 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "A Gift of Words: Video Poems from Distinguished New England Poets," presented by 2000 Bridges, Boston University: Hot house Productions, poets include Frank Bidart, Mary Oliver, Donald Hall, and Derek Walcott, 1998 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "The Edge of Europe," traces the movement of monastic orders to isolated sites in Ireland, produced by David Main, Riochta Productions, 1999 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "Degree Congregation," University of Birmingham, Seamus Heaney receiving honorary degree, 12 July 2000 [original: VHS]