Below is a list of recordings awaiting collation and upload onto the Seamus Heaney Centre Digital Archive (SHCDA). For the purposes of preparing the first version of the SHCDA, the cut-off date for inclusion of recordings was December 31st, 2008. However, anticipating that the archive might develop beyond the remit of a PhD project, the recording of poetry readings has continued.
The following will be incorporated into the SHCDA if funding can be found to secure the archive’s future. We believe the list lends weight to such an ambition.
In a limited number of instances (especially those of donated recordings), inclusion of the recording is subject to gaining the appropriate permissions.
GR.AbdulKalam. Readers: Maureen Boyle, Miriam Gamble, Paul Maddern, Eoghan Walls & Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (former President of India). G9, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast. June 10th, 2009.
GR.AbercrombieBroderick. Readers: Sonia Abercrombie & Olive Broderick. Lunchbox event for the Seamus Heaney Centre. Seamus Heaney Centre Seminar Room, Queen’s University Belfast. March 6th, 2009.
GR.BleakneyBourke. Readers: Jean Bleakney & Eva Bourke. Reading hosted by John Hewitt Society for the Ulster Bank Festival At Queen’s. John Hewitt Bar, Belfast. October 28th, 2009. (Colette Bryce unrecorded)
GR.BookFestival09. Readers: John McNamee, Mark Madden, Deirdre Maddern (plus open-mic readers). Belfast Book Festival 2009. Bookfinders Café, Belfast. 8.00pm, February 27th 2009.
GR.CampbellYangLian. Readers: Siobhan Campbell and Yang Lian. John Hewitt International Summer School 2009. Market Place Theatre, Armagh. July 29th, 2009.
GR.DerwentPamph09. Readers: Paul Maddern, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, David Morely, Dawn Wood. Winners of the 2009 Templar Poetry Pamphlet Competition, 2009. Masson Mills, Matlock Bath, UK. December 21st, 2009.
GR.Guildhall. Readers: Jenni Doherty, Garbhan Downey, Dave Duggan & Felicity McCall. 4 Guildhall Press Writers, Belfast Book Festival. Bookfinders Café, Belfast. February 28th, 2009.
GR.HeanSumSch09. Readers: Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian & Sinead Morrissey (with music from Padraigin Ni Ullachain). Reading for the Seamus Heaney Centre Summer School 2009. Harty Room, Queen’s University Belfast. July 22nd, 2009.
GR.HamiltonO’Driscoll. Readers: Hugo Hamilton & Dennis O’Driscoll. Between the Lines Festival, 2009, G9, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast. March 28th, 2009.
GR.Heaventree. Readers: Paul Casey, Michael McKimm, Jonathan Morley, Anthony Owen. Heaventree Press ‘Poets On Fire’ Tour. G9, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast. June 24th, 2009.
GR.HerbertWylie. Readers: Robert Herbert & Alex Wylie. Lunchbox event for the Seamus Heaney Centre. Seamus Heaney Centre Seminar Room, Queen’s University Belfast. October 9th, 2009.
GR.HewittWrkShp09. Readings by participants in the John Hewitt International Summer School 2009 writing workshops. Market Place Theatre, Armagh. July 31st, 2009.
GR.LaganPoets. Readings by 6 Lagan Poets: David Chambers, Moyra Donaldson, Leo Lavery, Francis O’Hare, Maria McManus (with cellist Tom Hughes) & Myra Vennard. John Hewitt International Summer School 2009. Market Place Theatre, Armagh. July 28th, 2009.
GR.LonelyPage1. Lonely Page Conference1st night. Readers included: Maureen Boyle, Miriam Gamble, Robert Herbert, Malachi O’Doherty, Jack Underwood, Eoghan Walls & Alex Wylie. Student’s Union, Queen’s University Belfast. March 6th, 2009.
GR.LonelyPage2. Lonely Page Conference 2nd night. Readers included: Cath Nicols, David Manderson, Micaela Mafetei,Barbara Morton, Karen Stevens, Cherry Smyth, Laura Tansley, Student’s Union, Queen’s University Belfast. March 7th, 2009.
GR.IrishPoetDay09. Readers: Maureen Boyle, Martin Mooney & Kate Newmann. Cardinal Thomas Ó Fiaich Memorial Library, Armagh. October 1st, 2009.
GR.MaddernWeir. Readers: Paul Maddern & Jane Weir. Maddern launching Keldpings (Templar Poetry); Weir launching prose issue of Iota Magazine. No Alibis, Belfast. December 2nd, 2009.
GR.MartinNikkel: Readers: Eilish Martin & Chris Nikkel. Lunchbox event for the Seamus Heaney Centre. Seamus Heaney centre Seminar Room, Queen’s University Belfast. November 6th, 2009.
GR.McLoughlinO’Dwyer. Readers: Nigel McLoughlin and Maggie O’Dwyer. Derwent Poetry Festival, Masson Mills, Matlock Bath, UK. December 21st, 2009.
GR.NagraSutphen. Readers: Daljit Nagra & Janet Sutphen. John Hewitt International Summer School 2009. Market Place theatre, Armagh. July 30th, 2009.
GR.ProfsandPoets09. Readers: Brian Caraher, Ciaran Carson, Emily DeDakis, Miriam Gamble, Eamonn Hughes, Lisa Keogh, Ed Larrissy, Leon Litvack, Medbh McGuckian, Sinead Morrissey. Reading of ENG1001 texts by members of the School of English and the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, G07, Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. October 14th, 2009.
GR.SchEngPostGrad. Readers: Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian & Sinead Morrissey. Reading for prospective MA students in the School of English, Queen’s University Belfast. School of Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast. April 15th, 2009.
GR.Salmon. Readers: Georgina Eddison, Janet Fitzpatrick-Simmons, David Gardner, Ben Howard, John Menaghan, & Shelia O’Hagan. Six Salmon Poetry Book Launches. Damer Hall, Dublin. June 9th, 2009.
GR.SHCNewWriting. Readers: Carlo Gebler, Leontia Flynn, Miriam Gamble, Glenn Patterson, & Ian Sansom. Belfast Book Festival 2009. Linen Hall Library. February 26th, 2009.
GR.WildGeese09. Readers: Maureen Boyle & Damian Smyth (plus musicians). The Church, Old Court, Strangford. February 7th, 2009.
GR.WriteDown09. Readers: Kate Newmann, Joan Newmann & Damian Smyth. ‘Turn Back Time’: readings to mark clocks being turned back an hour. Denvirs Hotel, Downpatrick. October 25th, 2009.
GR.Women'sDay09. Readings & music from: Jean Bleakney, Maureen Boyle, Geraldine Bradley, Yolande Carter, Natasha Cuddington, Moyra Donaldson, Pamela Greene, Claire Hackett, Lindsay Hodges, Kathleen McCracken, Shirley McMillan, Eilish Martin, Heather Newcombe, Kate Newmann, Eilis Rooney, Gráinne Tobin, Pat Turner, Geraldine Telford, Myra Vennard, Sally Wheeler, Ann Zell. Reading to celebrate International women’s Day, 2009. No Alibis Bookstore, Belfast. March 20th, 2009.
SR.PUB.Agee. Reader: Chris Agee. Book launch for Next to Nothing (Salt, 2009). Welcome Centre, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast. October 29th, 2009.
SR.CarsonPenInsula09. Reader: Ciaran Carson. Inaugural ‘Pen-Insula’ event. Barholm, Portaferry, Co. Down. November 16th, 2009.
SR.PUB.Dallet09. Reader: Cahal Dallet. John Hewitt Spring School 2009. Londonderry Arms Hotel. Carnlough. April 18th, 2009.
SR.Givans2. Reader: Ray Givans. Dedalus Press book launch: Tolstoy in Love. Black Box Theatre, Belfast. June 1st, 2009.
SR.PUB.Mahon. Reader Derek Mahon (interviewed by Kenneth Irvine). Aspects Festival 2009. Bangor Castle Council Chamber. September 25th, 2009.
SR.PUB.McAuliffe. Reader: John McAuliffe. Seamus Heaney Centre Spring 2009 Event. G9, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast. February 5th, 2009.
SR.PUB.Mooney3. Reader: Martin Mooney. Lunchbox event for the Seamus Heaney Centre. Seamus Heaney Centre seminar Room, Queen’s University Belfast. May 1st, 2009.
SR.PUB.Morrissey. Reader: Sinead Morrissey. Book launch for Through the Square Window (Carcanet, 2009). No Alibis , Belfast. November 19th, 2009.
SR.PUB.Ormsby09. Reader: Frank Ormsby. Book launch for Fireflies (Carcanet, 2009). Welcome Centre, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast. October 15th, 2009.
SR.PUB.Parini. Reader: Jay Parini. Seamus Heaney Centre Spring 2009 Event. Old Common Room, Queen’s University Belfast. March 24th, 2009.
SR.PUB.Vennard. Reader: Myra Vennard. Lagan Press Book Launch: Easter Saturday. Black Box Theatre, Belfast. April 15th, 2009.
SR.PRIV.Bleakney. Reader: Jean Bleakney. Recorded at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. April 30th , 2007.
SR.PRIV.Bourke. Reader Eva Bourke: Recorded in Bourke’s garden, Galway. April 26th, 2007. July 31st, 2007.
SR.PRIV.Higgins. Reader: Kevin Higgins. Recorded at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. July 31st, 2007.
SR.PRIV.Kirkham. Reader: Matt Kirkham. Recorded in Kirkham’s house, Strangford peninsula, Co. Down. April 6th, 2007.
SR.MillerDuMars. Redaer: Susan Miller Du Mars. Recorded at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. July 31st, 2007.
NOTE: These recordings will only be incorporated into the online archive if the parameters for online inclusion expand to include private (i.e. not publically performed) recordings of poetry readings. They are, however, available to listen to at the Seamus Heaney Centre.
OR.Torrans09. Ian Sansom Interviewing David Torrans, owner of No Alibis Bookstore, Belfast. Lunchbox event for the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. Seamus Heaney Centre Seminar Room. April 3rd, 2009.
With rare exceptions, Version 1 of the SHCDA includes recording made specifically for inclusion in the archive. If funding is secured, however, the archive hopes to include previously uncollated materials, such as those below.
Poet’s House, Donegal
Poet Janice Fitzpatrick-Simmons, widow of artist, poet and musician Jimmy Simmons, has donated recordings made at The Poets’ House, Donegal. These include the following:
|Date Rec.||Location of Recording||Temp. File Code||Format||Acquired|
|Readings at The Poets' House|
|David Craig||26/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.1||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Anthony Cronin||20/08/1992||Poets' House,||PH.2||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Theo Dorgan||19/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.3||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Paul Durcan||28/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.4||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Janice Fitzpatrick [Fitzpatrick-Simmons]||26/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.5||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Pamela Gillilan||16/08/1992||Poets' House,||PH.6||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Seamus Heaney||19/07/1991||Poets' House,||PH.7A & PH.7B||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Tom McCarthy||28/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.8||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Martin Mooney||25/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.9||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Frank Ormsby||27/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.8||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Peter Pegnall||25/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.9||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Carol Rumens||17/07/1992||Poets' House,||PH.10||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|Sherod Santos||27/07/1991||Poets' House,||PH.11||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|James Simmons Recordings|
|James Simmons: Songs||TBC||TBC||PH.14||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|James Simmons: Kavanagh Songs||13/04/1985||"Auditorium"||PH.15||Cassette||21/07/2008|
John Hughes &
|04/12/1986||QUB Common Room||PH.16||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|J.Simmons, Suzanne Qualls & David Lloyd||1998||Berkeley, California||PH.17||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|"Thoughtful Songs of James Simmons" [1?]||TBC||TBC||PH.18||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|"Thoughtful Songs of James Simmons:2"||TBC||TBC||PH.19||Cassette||21/07/2008|
|"What a Daft Title" [w/Simmons?]||24/06/1993||TBC||PH.21||Cassette||21/07/2008|
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