Series 5
Audiovisual material, 1974-2010
Boxes AV1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of audiovisual materials about and collected by Rita Ann Higgins from 1974-2010. Audiovisual material about Rita Ann Higgins includes television and radio interviews on the BBC and Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, including the broadcast copy of the Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE "Would You Believe" feature on Higgins in 2002. There is also a recording of her appearance in Poetry Ireland's video series, "The Poets' Chair" (2008), the International Writers' Symposium at Hong Kong Baptist University (2006), and recordings of Higgins reading early drafts of Ireland is Changing Mother and Throw in the Vowels. Additional items of interest include an audio recording of Higgins' conversation with the Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies in Sweden (True to the Subversive) and a video recording of a tribute to the Irish politician and activist, Peadar O'Donnell, at the University College in 1986. Materials collected by Higgins include recordings about the Galway Traveller Movement, the lawsuit of journalist Bríd Cummins against Galway City Council, readings by poets Fred Bazler and Jack Mitchell, audio recordings of radio broadcasts on poetry and Irish politics, an unidentified recording of Dylan Thomas' radio drama, "Under Milk Wood," and commercial recordings by 57 Productions, including "Teeth" by Jackie Kay and "Hearsay: Performance Poems Plus" featuring poets including Higgins. There is also footage from theatre performances such as "My Roof is Not My Home" by the Galway Film and Video Coop and "Hatch 22" by the Galway Unemployed Community Arts Group.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
AV1 "25 years of This Week and Section 31," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Am I Depressed?" Galway Traveller Movement, Primary Healthcare for Travellers Project, undated [original: DVD]
AV1 "Am I Stressed?" Galway Traveller Movement, Primary Healthcare for Travellers Project, undated [original: DVD]
AV1 "Am I Stressed?" GTSG guided meditations, undated [DVD+R]
AV1 Aodha, Colette Nic, 2006 January 28 [original: MiniDisc]
AV1 "Black Box," 1997 January 15 and "Elaine Cursat," 1996 November [original: VHS]
AV1 Breathnach, Pádraic, "Taomanna," 1990 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "The Canterbury Tales, The Prologue and The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale, read in Middle English," Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, 1994 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Carr, Deirdre, "Sarita from Sara Sara," 2000 [original: CD] [inscribed to Rita Ann Higgins]
AV1 "Cathal Ó Searcaigh: An Bealach ina Bhaile,"1991 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Censorship, Section 31," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Clifden Arts Week, 2010 [original: CD-R]
AV1 Cummins, Bríd, "Prime Time," 2005 June 7 [original: VHS]
AV1 Cummins, Bríd, 2005 and Paul Durcan, 2004 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Dara Bán, Máire Rua, An Sean agus an Nua," 1990 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Essays for Jessie," 2010 [original: CD-R]
AV1 "The Farrell Program," 1994, and "Imprint," 2000 [original: VHS]
AV1 "Fine Lines, presented by Christopher Cook, with George Szirtes and Moniza Alvi," BBC Radio 4, 2001 [original: CD-R]
AV1 "Fine Lines, presented by Christopher Cook, with Rita Ann Higgins and Julie O'Callaghan," BBC Radio 4, 2001 [original: CD-R]
AV1 "Fine Lines, presented by Christopher Cook, with Rita Ann Higgins and Julie O'Callaghan," BBC Radio 4, 2001 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "A Fine Statement," Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE Lyric, 2009 [original: CD]
AV1 "For Rita Ann," undated [original: VHS]
AV1 "Four Men and a Dog and J Kelly," BBC Radio 4, undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Galway Bay FM, recording of radio programs, undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 God of the Hatch Man, play, two acts, first version, undated [original: VHS]
AV1 Gorski, "Relationships," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Hatch 22, performance by the Galway Unemployed Community Arts Group, undated [original: VHS]
AV1 "Hearsay: Performance Poems Plus," 57 Productions, 1994 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Ask the Concierge: Poems," 2009 October [original: CD-R]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Ask the Concierge: Poems," 2009 November [original: CD-R]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Booklines," undated [original: VHS]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, Cúirt, Easter Monday 2003 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Eight Poems," undated [original: CD-R]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Going Home with Brenda Donohue," 2002 January 8 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Imprint: Writers in Profile," Series 3, Program 11, 2000 [original: VHS]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "The Keith Finnye Show (?)" 2010 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "The Paperback Program," Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, 1989 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, photos, 2005 [original: CD]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Snapshots with Carrie Crowley," BBC, 2004 March 21 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, Throw in the Vowels, poetry reading, circa 2005 [original: DVD] [2 discs]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "True to the Subversive: Essays and Poems," 2009 [original: CD-R]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann with Brenda Power, 2005 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann with Brid Cummins and Jack Connelly, 2005 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, with Caitríona OReilly, "Poetry Off the Shelf," 2001 July 21 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, with Clár Calaíne, M. O'Conghaile and O' Mary Owens, 2005 [original: MiniDisc]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, with Colette Nic Aodha, 2006 April [original: MiniDisc] [1]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, with Colette Nic Aodha, 2006 April [original: MiniDisc] [2] [may be damaged]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, with Diarmuid de Faoite, 2006 March 27 [original: MiniDisc]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, with Moya Cannon, 1993 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann with others, "The Joe Duffy Show," 2005 [original: VHS]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, with Padraig O'Baoill, 2006 [original: MiniDisc]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann with Vincent Browne, Ulick O'Connor and Medbh McGuckian(?), "The Midnight Court," 2002 [original: VHS]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Would You Believe?" Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, 2002 [original: VHS]
AV1 Higgins, Rita Ann, "Would You Believe?" Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, 2002 [original: VHS] [broadcast master copy]
AV1 Hurting God, 2010 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Hypnosis for Health," Astra Hypnotherapy Clinic, 2003 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Hypnotic Relaxation," Astra Hypnotherapy Clinic, 2004 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 International Writers' Symposium, "Mother Nature and Human Nature," Hong Kong Baptist University, disc one and two, 2006 October 23 [original: CD-R]
AV1 International Writers' Symposium, welcoming reception and creative works recitals, Sheraton Hong Kong, 2006 October 19 [original DVD-R]
AV1 "Ireland's Nazis," Tile Films Ltd., 2007 [original: DVD] [box set of 2 DVDs]
AV1 Kay, Jackie, "Teeth," 57 Productions, 1988 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 MacDhonnagáin, Tadhg,"San Underground," 1993 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 MacDhonnagáin, Tadhg, "Solas Gorm," 1988 [original: audio cassette]
Meehan, Patricia, Jewel, 1997 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Mise, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Animo Television, undated [original: DVD] [with English subtitles]
AV1 Mitchell, Jack and Fred Bazler, "Responses: Poems about Ireland," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Mongan, Nora, 2005 and Rita Ann Higgins, 2007 [original: VHS]
AV1 "My Roof is Not My Home," Galway Film and Video Coop, 1990 [original: VHS]
AV1 "News Talk," Rita Ann Higgins interview with David Norris, 2008 [original: CD-R]
AV1 O'Conghaile, M, undated [original: MiniDisc]
AV1 Organ music (side A) and ambient bird song music (side B), undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Poems and information, Medbh McGuckian, Paula Meehan and Evan Boland," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Poetry in Performance," volume 1, 57 Productions, 2002 [original: CD]
AV1 "The Poets' Chair: Readings and interviews with Ireland's poets from the National Poetry Archive," Volume 1, Poetry Ireland, 2008 [original: VHS]
AV1 "The Poets' Chair: Readings and interviews with Ireland's poets from the National Poetry Archive," Volume 2, Poetry Ireland, 2008 [original: VHS]
AV1 "The Poets' Chair: Readings and interviews with Ireland's poets from the National Poetry Archive," Volume 3, Poetry Ireland, 2008 [original: VHS]
AV1 "The Poets' Chair: Readings and interviews with Ireland's poets from the National Poetry Archive," Volume 4, Poetry Ireland, 2008 [original: VHS]
AV1 "The Poets' Chair: Readings and interviews with Ireland's poets from the National Poetry Archive," Volume 5, Poetry Ireland, 2008 [original: VHS]
AV1 "Policing the Pollution," 2007 [original: DVD+R]
AV1 "Rita Ann Higgins reads 52 of her poems," 1994 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Ryan, Jerry, "The Tonight Show," 1995 [original: VHS]
AV1 "Saibhreas Nua: Aonaid Chluastuisceana 1-5," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Sonnets, 1-39" and "Sonnets 40-77," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Sonnets, 78-116" and "Sonnets, 117-154," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "The Sunday Show: The Brid Cummins controversy," 2004 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Tip of Africa Trek 3, Charity Challenge, as documented by Sean Bermingham," 2002 [original: VHS]
AV1 Thunderheart, Tristart Pictures, 1992 [original: VHS]
AV1 "Tribute to Peadar O'Donnell. Committee of Concerned University Staff," Cairnes Theatre, University College, Galway, 1986 [original: VHS]
AV1 "Tuesday File: Rita Ann Higgins Reading," 1994 [original: VHS]
AV1 "Twenty Poems: Live at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival," undated [original: DVD]
AV1 "Ulysses, page 151" and Ulysses, up to page 187," undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Under Milk Wood," I and II, undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 "Under Milk Wood," III and IV, undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Unidentified documentary and snooker tournament, undated [original: VHS]
AV1 Unidentified musical performance and Gaelic radio, undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Unidentified Swedish performance about unemployment, 1994 [original: VHS]
AV1 Unidentified television programs, Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, 2005 [original: VHS]
AV1 Unidentified television programs, Radio Telefís Eireann/RTE, undated [original: VHS]
AV1 Unidentified voice recording of Gaelic lessons(?) with Rita Ann Higgins and others, undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Unidentified voice recording of Rita Ann Higgins and others, undated [original: audio cassette]
AV1 Visiting writers, photos 1, 2006 [original: CD-R]
AV1 Visiting writers, photos 2, 2006 [original: CD-R]
AV1 Volance, Benny, "That's What I'm Talkin' About," 2006 [original: CD] [inscribed to Rita Ann Higgins]
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