Justin Grounds, musician and composer, talks about the transcendence of music and its powers of consolation and celebration in matters relating to death, dying and funeral ritual.
Tim Rowe, bee keeper and blogger, discusses the search for a Woodland Burial Site and other matters in this programme recorded at his smallholding in Bantry.
This week Sheelagh Broderick talks to teacher, author & playwright Kieran Doyle about his own experience of and views of death and dying.
John Keating talks frankly about his experiences of bereavement and how they have shaped his views on living.
This week Jennifer Sleeman shares her funeral playlist, and her views on death and dying gleaned from over eight decades of life experience. Hymns figure largely on the playlist as Jennifer is very keen on congregational singing.
This week writer Orla Murphy shares her funeral playlist, including a recitation of her own poem ‘Sestina’ recalling days spent in graveyards with her father, the sculptor Seamus Murphy.
This week Shiro Masuyama who describes himself as the only Japanese artist living in Northern Ireland discusses Buddhist funeral ritual, the death of his father, projects made for Halloween at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, and other matters. http://shiromasuyama.net/
This week activist and astrologer Anne Barr speaks of ‘the disappeared’ in Colombia, people who were killed as part of the decades long civil war there, the astrological north node and recites a self-penned lyric on her own funeral.
This week retired solicitor Reddy O’Regan shares his funeral playlist and discusses his own experiences of and attitudes to death and dying.
This week musician and choir director Katy Salvidge Music shares her funeral playlist and discusses her own experiences of and attitudes to death and dying. Katy performs with the The Vespertine Quintet and Barefoot Baroque as well as directing the Baltimore Singers and the girls choir Cucúin.
This week Welsh artist, performer and organiser Stephen Donnelly, shares his funeral playlist and discusses his art project How the Dead Live.
This week Sheelagh Broderick interviews Ellesse Innemee. Ellesse has selected a funereal playlist and talks about her four near death experiences and other related matters.
Sheelagh talks to Anne …Crossey of the The West Cork Philosophical Society and author of ‘The Book Of Unknowing, Part 1’ about the music she would like played at her funeral…