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  1. Seamus Heaney reads from his translations at opening of International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Conference

    Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, who has had a long and profound engagement with the literature of medieval England and Ireland, read a selection of his translations at the recent opening of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Biennial Conference.

    Beginning with extracts from his version of Beowulf, Heaney read a selection of his translations of Old English and Medieval Irish poetry as well as poems on medieval topics.

    Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

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  2. Heaney Poetry Lectures

    Seamus Heaney “in conversation” with Michael Laskey, fellow poet and co-founder of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. This is an edited version of an interview recorded live at the Poetry Prom 2010 organised by The Poetry Trust. Enjoy more podcasts on The Poetry Channel

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  3. A History of the World in 100 Objects: Sutton Hoo helmet

    Helmet found in the grave of an Anglo-Saxon warrior king. Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum, travels to East Anglia to describe the sensational burial discovery that has been hailed as a "British Tutankhamen". He looks at the helmet, the world it inhabited and the imagination it has inspired. The poet Seamus Heaney reflects on it in the context of the great Anglo-Saxon epic poem, Beowulf, and archaeologist Angus Wainwright describes the discovery of the great grave ship where the helmet was found.

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  4. RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - Our Father, Seamus Ennis

    Samus Ennis is revered as one of Ireland’s best known Uilleann Pipers and Music Collectors who amassed thousands of tunes before his death in 1982. In this documentary he is remembered by his son Christopher and his daughter Catherine. (Broadcast 1988)

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